The simulation itself is quite good, with a smooth interface and complete control over the cue speed, angle, and ball english (yes, you can even attempt the infamous "Masse" shot). Well-modeled ball physics result in a game that feels "right". There are eight game variations offered. Role-playing elements are well implemented, and creates a solid career mode feel that is missing in most pool games. The game could use more character voices to enhance the atmosphere, although the silence isnt particularly annoying. All in all, Pool Champion is a solid pool sim that may not offer the elegant interface of Virtual Pool, but more than makes up for it with well-integrated RPG elements. What really gives Pool Champion a flavor all its own is the need to learn new games and beat a series of increasingly skilled opponents. Definitely well worth a look, especially if you wish pool games had more character and long-term play value. Thumbs up!
|Average Rating:||8.19 [127 votes]|
|More Info:||Mobygames | The Web|
|System Requirements:||Windows 95/98|
|If you like this game, try:||Virtual Pool, Rack 'Em, Tennis Elbow|
|Technical Notes:||CD-rip version|
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