Posted by: macintoshsisters | August 14, 2007

The Sims Pool: Rack ‘Em Up

The Sims Pool: Rack ‘Em Up
By Brad Cook

What does pool have in common with the seminal first-person shooter Doom? Id Software co-founder John Carmack once told an interviewer about his inspiration for the game’s name: “There is a scene in ‘The Color of Money’ where Tom Cruise shows up at a pool hall with a custom pool cue in a case,” the programmer recalled. “‘What do you have in there?’ asks someone. ‘Doom,’ replies Cruise with a cocky grin.”

You too can hope to carry doom in a pool cue case while defeating your opponents in The Sims Pool. As in The Sims Bowling, you can play one-off matches, engage in a pass-and-play contest with a human opponent, or create your own Sim and improve his friendship aspiration through victories against Sim opponents. Choose from 8-ball (sink all of the solids or stripes and finish with the 8-ball) or 9-ball (sink nine balls in numerical order), with the opportunity to practice either one any time.

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