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Y. Douglas
Gambling: Utilities
ZX Spectrum 48K

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Chris Jenkins
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POOLS is a football pools prediction program supplied on a single cassette for the 128K version, or two cassettes - for a staggering £5 extra - if you want a 48K version. The two programs, though, are essentially the same. A series of plain text menus prompts you to enter the results for any number of teams, for any number of previous games. From all this info, the program calculates a set of odds and forecasts the results for future games - completely failing to take into account any factors such as weather, player changes, substitutions and so on.

If it was presented as an amusing entertainment for £1.99, POOLS might be worth a laugh. At £79.95, it's hard to judge whether tho author or any purchasers are the more barmy.

Label: Basic Software Services
Author: Y. Douglas
Price: £79.95/£84.95
Memory: 48K/128K
Joystick: various
Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

Mediocre pools prediction program at an unbelievably insane price.