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Using the game engine from Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker, this game recreates pool in minute detail. A bold 3D graphics engine with realistic physics and millions of shot permutations (in terms of direction, speed and spin) is at the heart of it. Three versions of pool are offered - UK and US 8-ball as well as the fast-paced all-action 9-ball game.

There are 20 computer opponents, with the hardest of them being almost unbeatable, as well as two-player and trick-shot modes. Unlike the original release of Whirlwind Snooker, you can save more than one game on the disk at a time.


Archer Maclean's Pool DOS Title screen
Archer Maclean's Pool Atari ST Demo: computer breaks
Archer Maclean's Pool Game Boy Advance Title screen.
Archer Maclean's Pool DOS Alternate Title

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Archer Maclean's Pool Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "Pool Shark by Archer MacLean" -- Alternate title
  • "Archer Maclean's 3D Pool" -- PlayStation title

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Critic Reviews

ST Action Atari ST Feb, 1993 93 out of 100 93
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Oct, 1993 11 out of 12 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) DOS Oct, 1993 89 out of 100 89
Amiga Format Amiga Nov, 1992 89 out of 100 89
CU Amiga Amiga Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Amiga Joker Amiga Nov, 1992 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Games Amiga Jan, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Amiga Power Amiga Nov, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Play Time Amiga Feb, 1993 81 out of 100 81
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 75 out of 100 75


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