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Description

Using the game engine from Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, this game recreates pool in minute detail. A bold 3D graphics engine with realistic physics and millions of shot permutations (in terms of direction, speed and spin) is at the heart of it. Three versions of pool are offered - UK and US 8-ball as well as the fast-paced all-action 9-ball game.

There are 20 computer opponents, with the hardest of them being almost unbeatable, as well as two-player and trick-shot modes. Unlike the original release of Whirlwind Snooker, you can save more than one game on the disk at a time.

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Archer Maclean's Pool Atari ST That last tip is right on!
Archer Maclean's Pool Atari ST Demo - computer completes a round
Archer Maclean's Pool Atari ST Demo - computer chases down the balls
Archer Maclean's Pool Game Boy Advance Not silly anymore.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Pool Shark by Archer MacLean" -- Alternate title
  • "Archer Maclean's 3D Pool" -- PlayStation title

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Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Feb, 1993 93 out of 100 93
Amiga Action Amiga Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1993 81 out of 100 81
Power Play DOS Dec, 1992 80 out of 100 80
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amiga Dec, 1992 9 out of 12 75
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 75 out of 100 75
PC Player (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 71 out of 100 71

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