|Release date:||21 May 2004|
Polish your virtual balls and chalk-up your cue; Jaleco's pool sim brings its online wares to PS2.
An essential purchase for fans of the sport, World Championship Pool 2004 brings all the tension and excitement of the game to life with accurate ball physics and ultra-realistic environments. Take on the world's best players, or challenge a friend online, compete in multiplayer games or hone your skills in coaching mode - with World Championship Pool 2004 you'll feel totally immersed in all the ball-potting action.
Some of the best-known players in the world of pool have been lined-up to appear, with German Champion Thorsten Hohmann, along with America's Earl "The Pearl" Strickland, and UK legends Steve Davis and Tony Drago amongst the top names available to play. There are six different modes to sample, including a scarily comprehensive career mode which allows you to start at the bottom rung of the competitive pool-playing ladder, and gradually work your way up to become Champion. Buff up your ball-potting skills with a personal coach in training mode, and take on the World's best players in a range of competitions. There are also multiplayer modes that'll pit you against other pool-mad mates, and online compatibility - a first for PS2 pool titles - means you can take your table-clearing skills to a wider audience.
On the table, you can make use of such helpful tools as the precise aiming aid and shot strength meter to improve your ball-sinking skills. You'll need to be at the top of your game too; winning matches in the game's range of real and fictitious venues will unlock new features and items, such as unique ball sets and world-class pool cues. This superb package is capped off by a dynamic camera system and match commentary, lending World Championship Pool 2004 a fantastic, TV-like feel.
- Go online and show-off your ball-sinking prowess with other pool fans
- Take on some legendary names from the worlds of pool and snooker, including Thorsten Hohmann, Earl "The Pearl" Strickland, and UK legends Steve Davis and Tony Drago
- Six different modes in which to show off your skills: 9-Ball, 8-Ball, Career Mode, Snooker, Trick Shots and Fun Games