3D Pool - Rerelease
Copyright/Publisher: Firebird Software/Aardvark Software, Program & Design:
Orlando, Release Year: 1989, Genre: Snooker/Pool, Number Of Players: 1 or 2

It's not fair. I'd got my water-wings and trunks on, and was just diving off my wardrobe when I realised that 3D Pool wasn't a large bath filled with chlorinated water and baby wee.

No it's a slatebedded table with coloured balls on it. And it's terribly painful when you dive onto it. Anyway, you can swing your viewing angle around until you're happy with your shot.

Then hold down the fire button and away your cue-ball flies. Sounds fun? Well actually it's slow, dreary, appalling-looking and as boring as watching Panorama.

The adjustable view of the table is not just for effect. You actually need to swivel around to fire the ball in the right direction. This is rather a sad system, because it means that you rely on chugging around the table in big leaps to play the finest of cuts. I'm afraid it just doesn't work.

Pool isnt' as much fun to play as snooker, and when it's as quirky and jerky as this, you're not going to have a ball.


INTRO SCREEN

FRAME RATE 36%
It's slow, jerky and the computer always beats you. Better to spend your money on a terrapin, than pelt it with Rice Krispies when it arrives.

Roger to Houston - I am landing on the surface of the green planet. Some Spherical life forms are cannoning off the cushions towards me. I'm setting my cue-ball to stun.

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