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Virtual Pool 3

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Dec 15, 2021

Virtual Pool 3 is a 3D, first-personsportssimulationvideo game, developed and released for Windows and PlayStation by Celeris.

2000 video game
Virtual Pool 3

North American Windows box art
Developer(s) Celeris
Publisher(s) Interplay Entertainment
Global Star Software
Series Virtual Pool
Platform(s) Windows
PlayStation
Release Windows

  • NA: November 14, 2000

PlayStation

  • NA: August 11, 2003

PlayStation Network

  • NA: November 02, 2010
Genre(s) Sports (cue sports)
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

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The Virtual Pool series made its debut in 1995 with the release of Virtual Pool. From there, Interplay went on to release Virtual Pool 2 in November 1997, adding a wealth of improvements including enhanced physics modelling and a handful of new game types. Virtual Pool Hall soon followed in December 1999, bringing with it the introduction of snooker to the series. It wasn’t a perfect break though, as Virtual Pool Hall suffered from poor opponent AI and a lack of a pool hall atmosphere, ironic considering its name.

Initially, Virtual Pool 3 was released as a retail boxed version endorsed by Jeanette Lee, the successful Korean-American professional pool player. Currently the latest version is available on the Celeris site as a download and is still supported via downloadable patches.[1]

Nine-ball in Virtual Pool 3 single-player mode

The game can be played in single-player mode against the computer (Career Mode, Tournament or Quick Play), or against other human opponents on the Internet or locally through a LAN.

The game features eight billiard venues the player can choose from, which include six pool tables, a snooker table, and a carom table for cushion caroms or three-cushion billiards. There are three preset table configurations available for all games (Championship, Professional or Amateur), but any table can be customized for roll speed and pocket dimensions.

Twenty-one variations are featured in the game, and while most players stick to pool favorites such as nine-ball, eight-ball and straight pool, as well as snooker, the inclusion of less common variations such as cowboy pool, honolulu and bowliards may be of interest to some, especially since finding real-life players of them can be difficult.

The games featured in Virtual Pool 3 are as it follows:

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