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8-Ball

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8-Ball
8-Ball
Year 1983
Publisher Anteco Software
Author Charles J. Roslund and B.M. Cook
Media tape & disk / 8-Ball.BIN
Requires Color Computer 1,2,3, 16K RAM, tape or disk.
8-Ball Intro

8-Ball is the solids and stripes variation of table pool. It is a two player only game, and requires joysticks. I believe that this was also one of the few games by a non-Radio Shack company that was actually available in cartridge form. You can control the spin on the ball, and the amount of force that you hit the ball with. As with regular pool, you must sink the 8-Ball last.

Charles J Roslund, one of the authors, also used to write an machine language tutorial column called 'Charlie's Machine' for Rainbow magazine during the early 1980's. The publishing company, Anteco Software, was also one of the few companies that actually showed off Coco wares at Comdex during the early 1980's (Radio Shack/Tandy, Datasoft, and Kraft (for joysticks) were some of the others).

Special Instructions: (spacebar) - switch players