DescriptionVirtual 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.
- "Virtual Pool: Snooker" -- Brazilian title
Part of the Following Group
|Rack 'em up......||Windows||Chris Martin (1094)|
|Entertainment Weekly||DOS||Jun 02, 1995||A||100|
|PC Gamer||DOS||Jul, 1995||93 out of 100||93|
|Gameplay (Benelux)||DOS||Aug, 1995||88 out of 100||88|
|Gamezilla||Windows||1996||85 out of 100||85|
|Joystick (French)||Macintosh||Feb, 1997||80 out of 100||80|
|GameSpot||PlayStation||Jan 03, 1997||7.4 out of 10||74|
|Mega Fun||PlayStation||Mar, 1997||63 out of 100||63|
|All Game Guide||PlayStation||1998||40|
|GamePro (US)||PlayStation||Jan 01, 2000||2 out of 5||40|
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Pre-release versionPre-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."