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Alan Fothergill
Sport: Action
ZX Spectrum 16K

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Chris Bourne

Producer: Bug-Byte, 16K £5.95
This version is unusual in that the cue ball cursor may be placed anywhere on the table, which allows for greater control over the shot. On the other hand this is not a very close copy of the real game. In addition to the cue ball, there are six other numbered balls (you score the value of the potted ball) and each of the two players takes it turn, playing through until all the balls have been potted or he has missed three consecutive pots, or potted the cue ball. In this sense the game is a bit limited. The graphics are clear although more use of colour could have been made - all the bells are red, but much bigger than in the Abrasco version. Practice probably makes perfect, for it isn't as easy to play as it looks.