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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.

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Virtual Pool DOS Getting ready to make a break.
Virtual Pool PlayStation Top view of the table
Virtual Pool PlayStation CGI explanation of the trick shot.
Virtual Pool PlayStation Straight pool

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Alternate Titles

  • "Virtual Pool: Snooker" -- Brazilian title

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

Critic Reviews

PC Gamer DOS Jul, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Joystick (French) DOS Jun, 1995 90 out of 100 90
Video Games PlayStation Mar, 1997 85 out of 100 85
High Score DOS Aug, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) Macintosh Feb, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Aug, 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Feb, 1997 7.3 out of 10 73
IGN PlayStation Feb 10, 1997 7 out of 10 70
Play Magazine PlayStation 1997 68 out of 100 68
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 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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