Review by Doug Jackson



Graphics: 9

Sound: 10

Gameplay: 9

Overall: 9


billiards1ps1.jpg (30039 bytes)I bought a copy of this game for the sole fact that it was another cheesy Agetec game with one of their famous generic names. I got home figuring it would give me some good laughs, and to my surprise I started playing. I was amazed with how good it actually is.

You'll load the game up and be treated to the standard options menu. You'll get to choose an opponent to play against and choose a few different table styles along with several versions of Billiards, 8 ball, 9 ball, rotation, and several more.

Once the game started I was amazed with the crisp graphics, with as big as the balls, table, and backgrounds are they are surprisingly smooth. You can choose between either a green blue or red table. Each background looks great and feels like a bar or a basement and the red table looks like it's set in a place of royalty.

The balls and table are very large and all of the angles work properly. The aiming has a targeting system that greatly helps determine the best way to hit a ball. You use a very basic power meter for how hard you hit the ball which is easier than most I have seen. The meter goes up and down from 0-100 for how hard you want to hit it and you press the square button when it's on the right spot. It will then switch to a meter from 101-200 that is usually used for breaking. The only flaw I notice is that sometimes you have to take a shot that may be hard to find a proper angle to see what your doing, but it is seldom.

The best part of this game is the music. I was impressed and surprised to find that it was not cheesy elevator music. Some tracks are standard mellow background jazz and others sound like bar style blue grass mixed with techno. All are incredible and fit the mood amazingly

All around everything about this game works incredibly and who'd guess it was from Agetec. If you are into billiards get this game! It's one of my favorite Playstation games, and if you can't find any friends to drag to the pool hall then this game will work wonders.


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