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The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« on: January 10, 2014, 21:23:59 PM »
Alright, let's have a look at another type of game and it has evolved over time.  This time we'll look at billiards (pool/snooker) and we'll start with what are essentially two versions of the same game...

[align=center:3mrtuczk][size=140]Atari 2600[/size][/align:3mrtuczk]

[align=center:3mrtuczk]Billiard
Billard for the Atari 2600

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Trick Shot for the Atari 2600[/align:3mrtuczk]

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2014, 01:51:51 AM »
I have Trick Shot and enjoyed it thoroughly way back when, but have never heard of Billiard for VCS.

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 01:58:18 AM »
Billiard and Trick Shot on the 2600 are essentially the same game with colors changed by two different publishers.  Trick Shot was published my Imagic and was the original version of the game. Billiard was some other minor publisher.  Now let's look at...

[align=center:10nxak21][size=140]Intellivision[/size]

Deep Pockets
Deep Pockets - Super Pro Pool & Billiards - Intellivision[/align:10nxak21]

Deep Pockets is the only billiards game for the Intellivision that I've seen.  It's a homebrew title by IntelligentVision.  It's not an easy one to find now. 

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2014, 02:22:52 AM »
I thought about posting Deep Pockets, but did not know if it technically was in the 'evolution' of retro billiards games. I think it was released only a few years ago, right? So, if a game, even for an oldie like Intellivision, released fairly recent, is it considered to have played a part in the evolutionary cycle for a particular genre of games?

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2014, 02:36:37 AM »
Quote from: "sloan"
I thought about posting Deep Pockets, but did not know if it technically was in the 'evolution' of retro billiards games. I think it was released only a few years ago, right? So, if a game, even for an oldie like Intellivision, released fairly recent, is it considered to have played a part in the evolutionary cycle for a particular genre of games?

Even though it is a recent release, it is still a release on a retro system, so I like to consider them as well.  After all, it does show the evolution of programming for that console.  :) 

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #6 on: January 14, 2014, 12:32:16 PM »

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #7 on: January 14, 2014, 12:56:07 PM »
Dang, that's a lot of versions on the ZX! 

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2014, 12:58:21 PM »
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Dang, that's a lot of versions on the ZX!

There are probably more, they are just the ones I found videos for!

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2014, 10:36:12 AM »
[align=center:38wwe0js]Old Commodore Amiga Games - Jimmy Whites Snooker - The 147[/align:38wwe0js]

This is the best, Jimmy Whites Snooker.. Spent months on this beauty lol.
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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2014, 11:58:45 AM »
That looks very good!  I can see why you'd spend lots of time playing it!

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2014, 12:03:34 PM »
Had the ST version of that back in the day and still do. I also own the Mega Drive version too, but it's best played with a mouse.

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2014, 17:12:05 PM »
[align=center:3ud8jq1a][size=180]Sega Genesis/MegaDrive[/size]

Minnesota Fats - Pool Legend
Minnesota Fats - Pool Legend (Sega Genesis / Mega Drive) Intro

Side Pocket
Side Pocket - Sega Genesis Longplay and Review (Retro Sunday)

Championship Pool
YBN Review: Pool Championship - Sega MegaDrive[/align:3ud8jq1a]

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Re: The Evolution of Retro Billiards/Pool/Snooker Games
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2014, 22:32:28 PM »
Cool to see those NES titles!  I guess you can only do pool so many ways, though. 

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