Video Hustler (ビデオハスラー)
Released in 1981
(0 total votes)
Controls: 1 Joystick / Button(s)
224 x 256 Resolution
Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)
@ 3 Mhz
@ 1 Mhz
@ 1 Mhz
hustler, Video Hustler
billiard, The Billiards
hustlerb, Video Hustler (bootleg)
A very early pool game, you use a marker which slides around the cushions on the table to aim, and an automatic power meter (very crude) which advances in only 3 stages of hitting power, simply hit the button when the desired amount of power is shown.
Collision detection is very dodgy, the ball sliding is very unrealistic, and the balls consist of solid colour with numbers on so it all adds to the very artificial feel of the game.
But heck, I think it was the first attempt at a pool game and I really can't slate it for that :)
Runs on hardware similar to Frogger/Scramble/Galaxians, at least one bootleg exists on frogger hardware with incorrect colours..
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