Copyright/Publisher: MAD (Mastertronic's Added Dimension), Programmed By: Barney, |
Release Year: 1987, Genre: Snooker/Pool, Number Of Players: 1 or 2
You are first shown the option screen, here you can select from solo play, play
against the computer or two player options. There is also an option to alter the
control and a frame designer. Select from these using the numbers on the balls.
You can play solo, in which case the aim is to amass as many points as possible or against
an opponent, which is played as first to five frames.
The object of the game is to clear the balls, as in pool you may clear the coloured
balls in any order, but you must leave the black eight ball till last.
At the start of each game you will be asked to chalk up, i.e. enter your name. Do
this using the keyboard, and then press enter. If you play solo you will be offered the
option of starting at frame 1, 4, 8, 12, 16 or 20.
Joystick in port 2 or keyboard
: = Up
S = Right
/ = DOWN
R = LEFT
Space to fire.
The screen shows the table, underneath this to left there is the frame number and name.
This is the number of the frame layout, not a count of the frames played, though in
the solo option these may be the same thing.
At the top right of the screen is player one's name, with on his frame score and
the number of misses, in the solo game the total score is printed above the frame score,
in two player games the number of frames won is given in the big blue box beneath
the frame score.
Player two has a similar display at the bottom of the screen, but this is the other
way up. At the far top right of the screen there is the spin indicator, with the strength
indicator below this.
Included is a frame designer, enabling your to tailor frames to your own requirement,
you can make them as easy or as hard as you like. Play through the two player options
a few times first, as these give you random screen, and will allow you to judge quite how
hard you wish to make the frames.
You have the option of saving your altered frame, or discarding it and returning to
the original. When you have finished you will be given the opportunity to save your
frames to tape or disk to preserve them to future use.