Virtual Pool

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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 PlayStation Top view of the table
Virtual Pool PlayStation Game start
Virtual Pool DOS The camera moves in all sorts of directions to follow the action and to help you aim.
Virtual Pool PlayStation Pool table

Alternate Titles

  • "Virtual Pool: Snooker" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Rack 'em up...... Windows Chris Martin (1094)

Critic Reviews

Entertainment Weekly DOS Jun 02, 1995 A 100
macHOME Macintosh 1997 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Gamezilla Windows 1996 85 out of 100 85
All Game Guide DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) DOS Jun, 1995 79 out of 100 79
GameSpot PlayStation Jan 03, 1997 7.4 out of 10 74
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 01, 2000 2 out of 5 40

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Trivia

Pre-release version

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."
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