DS #4695: World Cup of Pool (USA)

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Feb 22, 2010
  1. Chanser
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    You could replace the title with "Multi-Cultural Beat You With A Stick Mafia" and it'd still fit. Seriously, those guys are intimidating.

    Having a hard time finding reviews and such, does anybody know what the controls are like?
     
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    My guess is a top-down sort of view and using the touch screen to control the stick, it makes sense though
     
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    efren "bata" reyes?
    i havent followed pool in awhile but nearly positive thats him.

    PINOY!
     
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    Interesting name for the release group and even more interesting NFO...
     
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    here's a breakdown for those who are not the NFO looking guys

    When you want to be the best you have to beat the best. This means taking on and defeating Earl “the Pearl” Strickland, Efren Reyes, Francisco Bustamante, Ronnie O’Sullivan and current World Champion Daryll Peach – and that’s just what you can do in World Cup of Pool!Featuring 32 of the worlds top players – with over 15 Pool and Snooker world titles between them – prove you’re a winner at 8-ball, 9-ball and snooker and claim the ultimate prize in any sport – the World Cup.

    Features:
    Fully licensed with sixty-two of the best players from around the world.
    Top screen displays the whole table, whiles the bottom touch screen allows you to cue-up with your stylus.
    Numerous un-lockable extras include new cues, ball sets and table designs.
    Unique Hall of Fame trophy room to track your career.
    Stereo CD audio tracks for extra atmosphere.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    Downloaded and played a practice game to get the feel of it, i like it.
     
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    The cover looks kinda like if Scarface played pool.
    I mean really what's up with that cover? It's pretty damn cool for a game about pool, but it makes me wish there was more to it than just pool.
     
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    Is that Ronnie O'Sullivan? Since when did he play pool professionally?
     
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    Yeah, like GTA meets world cup pool.
     
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    When he feels like it [​IMG]


    Game looks interesting, will give it a shot
     
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    I think Actua or Underground Pool (same game, different regions) and Power Play Pool for DS are better than this game. I prefer Power Play Pool myself....as far as DS pool games go, and it has its issues too, but it's at least more cohesive and I can actually play it successfully.

    In World Cup of Pool, even though you have a tracer for the cue, it doesn't really help you line up the shots very well since it shows zero interaction with the ball you're trying to hit, only the path of the cue if it hits nothing. I also thought that the balls slow down and stop too quickly. I've played a fair bit of real-life pool in my day, the balls coast around the table a little more than this game does. The other games I mentioned seem to be a little more realistic in that respect.
    The view can also be restrictive. On longer shots, you can't use the zoomed-in mode to see the pocket in relation to the ball....and the zoomed out mode, well you can't accurately line-up anything. Oh, and if you make the shot in the zoomed-in mode, you can't see what happened until all the balls on the table stop first so you can switch back to the zoomed-out mode. All those things combined makes this game more like a crap shoot when trying to play it than any kind of cohesive pool match. This game may have the names of a bunch of real pool pro's, but the game itself frankly isn't that good.

    They should have stuck all those pro's names in a game with Power Play Pool's game engine.....maybe tweak PPP's engine a little and you could really have a good DS pool game.

    Regarding the NFO for this, is there any way to verify the header info? Like a ROM info program that's been updated to determine the proper header or something? In other words, how is a proper header determined? The game works, so does it really matter? And if it does matter, why exactly?
    Just curious questions.
     
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    He's played in the Mosconi Cup.
    Give him a cue and some balls and he'll play anything, left or right handed.
     
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    I saw some screenshots;

    Is this too difficult to do round balls and NOT squared balls?
     
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    Hardly Archer MacLean's Pool now is it?

    How hard would it be to make a decent pool game nowadays?
     
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    Don't get me wrong he is the most talented snooker player there is. That is when he can be bothered.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McThDshEgU0
     
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    That would be interesting
     
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    Does this play better than Championship Pool for the SEGA Genesis/SNES ? That game had good control and physics. I still play it.
     
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    Neat. Been a while since a pool game has been released. Will give it a go.
     
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    I still prefer Power Play Pool. (1692(U) 3963(E))

    It's not perfect either, but better than this.
     

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