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American 3D Pool is a one or two player game featuring both pool and billiards.

The Pool simulation features one player, two player and tournament modes. In the two player mode the game offers a choice between player vs player, player vs computer, or computer vs computer. When playing against the computer the game allows the player to choose their opponents skill level from 'very bad, bad, medium, good and very good.

In the tournament mode the game allows eight players, at least one of which must be human, to take part in a knockout competition. Both two player and tournament matches can be either the best of 1, 3, 5, 7 or 13 frames. The Billiards simulation has the same features as the Pool simulation, the difference being in the scoring of the two player and tournament matches which can be the first to either 15, 25, 50, 100, or 200 points.

The game also features a Trick Shot feature. Nine trick shots are provided and the editor allows further shots to be constructed.


American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The game's menu screen. Text scrolls below the table giving credits, etc and inviting the player to select a controller (Sinclair is default). After a while the game gives a short demonstration
American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum This is the screen that's displayed when the trick shot option is selected from the game menu. It shows preset shot number one. The player can move to the next shot or create their own
American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum The demonstration has been interrupted, which is why the balls are out of position, to redefine the  action keys. The game does not echo back the chosen keys
American 3D Pool ZX Spectrum This is the game selection menu

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  • Commodore Format
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Sports

piltdown_man (115695) added American 3D Pool (ZX Spectrum) on Jan 17, 2011
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