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Virtual Pool (DOS)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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Description

Virtual Pool is the definitive pool simulation game that actually teaches novice players how to play and even promises to improve the game of the pool shark. Developed by a team of physicists and professional pool players, Virtual Pool brings the game to life with the highest degree of accuracy. Balls roll, skid, collide and move on a fully rendered 3D controlled pool table that mirrors reality.

Virtual Pool has revolutionary features that allow players to actually 'walk' around the table to check out their next shot, take a closer look, back away, look left or right and then line-up the shot like they would in a real game with a real table. This title also allows players to take an overhead view from above, something unavailable in a real pool game!

Taking game tips from World Champion pool player "Machine Gun" Lou Butera is guaranteed to improve the player's game. "Machine Gun" Lou will teach players over 30 famous trick shots the player can practice on their computer screen and then implement on a real table.

Screenshots

Virtual Pool DOS Setting up a game.
Virtual Pool DOS Getting ready to make a break.
Virtual Pool DOS The camera moves in all sorts of directions to follow the action and to help you aim.
Virtual Pool DOS Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Virtual Pool: Snooker" -- Brazilian title

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The Press Says

Entertainment Weekly Jun 02, 1995 A 100
PC Gamer Jul, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) Jun, 1995 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Power Play Jun, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Aug, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79

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Trivia

Pre-release versions of the 1995 PC version got leaked. The authorized production version of the game has the code marking ICD-120-0 through ICD-120-5 on each disc. The stolen version CD code is ICD-059-0. According to IPC the stolen version was "being offered for sale at some swap meets, computer fairs and small retail shops" and "contain a defective software program which will not operate properly."
Trixter (8740) added Virtual Pool (DOS) on Feb 10, 2002
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