Pocket Billiard: Funk the 9 Ball
No Alternate Title
|Released By||PR Translations|
|Patching Information||No Special Requirements|
|Game Date||19 February 2000|
|Release Date||14 Jan 2006|
|Last Modified||10 February 2016|
At first I thought this game would be yet another boring Side Pocket ripoff.
And it is, but it’s different enough that you don’t get bored with it.
So basically you play against other people in this game, right? But to make things fun, you can put monsters inside the billiard balls so they have some sort of effect if you hit them. The problem, of course, comes when your opponent hits the balls you wanted to use and well, uses them to his or her advantage.
But how do you win these monsters? By winning battles. It seems there are only twenty, but that’s not the only thing you can win. You can also win different music tracks (which ain’t that useful since you don’t hear music during play, only while you’re walking around the room), comics, shirts, and fake noses (the hell?).
This game isn’t for everybody, but you’ll warm up to it eventually.
So far Philip Reuben’s done a really good job at translating this game. There’s little space in the screen for text and it looks like it’s giving him a hard time, but there are literally no errors in the text and everything looks pretty neat so far. The readme states the stuff that isn’t translated, and while it is bothersome, it’s not anything that will stop you from being able to enjoy this game.
ROM / ISO Information:
- Pocket Billiards - Funk the 9 Ball (Japan).gbc - NOINTRO
- CRC32: 3B46E7C9
- MD5: 5B5F4BBEC087ABC00CE1F834A86BDAE3
- SHA-1: 24673A0D0C274D8EDA3B3952D63772C65778B8C3
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