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Total Pool

icon A Spanish billiards (Carom billiards) game developed with DIV Games Studio in 2000, and now adapted for Dreamcast.

 

Total Pool screen 1


The objective of the game is to score more points than your opponent by 'caroming' (striking and rebounding) your cue ball off both your opponent's cue ball and the Red target ball. You will need to achieve this in a single shot to score a point and remain in play, if you fail to score, your opponent then takes control of the billiards table. Player one takes control of the White cue ball, and player two takes control of the Yellow cue ball. The game has options for a 7 points, 21 points, or 40 points game.

Total Pool was developed with DIV Games Studio by Daniel Navarro in 2000, replicating Carom billiards quite accurately, it was initially developed as a two player game (sharing the same controller) but can be played by a single player.

Total Pool screen 2


This release comprises of Total Pool along with DCEvolution's version of Chui's Fenix SDL Loader (FSL) from November 2004, edited to exclude the Fenix splash screen and jingle, so the game loads directly.

Total Pool has been compiled specifically for the Dreamcast, The Fenix port has slow movement mouse support with the Analog Stick, the mouse control remains with this release, but with tweaked settings within the game to simulate speed and power of the pool cue. The game seems to use a lot of the limited Dreamcast resources, and as a solution, the return to menu option has been removed and you will now be prompted to reboot in order to play another game.

Controls (Menu)

  • D-Pad Up/Down - Options
  • A - Select Option

Controls (Game)

  • Analog Stick - Vary Angle/Ball Effect
  • A - Set Angle/Ball Effect
  • Stick Up - Normal shot
  • Stick Down then Up - Vary speed for Lighter Shot
  • Hold B and Stick Up - Power Shot
  • Hold X and Stick Up - Full Power Shot
Total Pool screen 3

Credits

  • Total Pool: Daniel Navarro
  • Fenix Dreamcast Port and FSL: Chui
  • Total Pool adapted for Dreamcast and presented by DCEvolution

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