Championship Pool (NES)

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Championship Pool
Championship Pool - NES.jpg
Platform: NES
Year: 1993
Developer: Bitmasters, Inc.

Championship Pool is a 1993 sports simulation video game released for Nintendo Entertainment System, Super Nintendo Entertainment System, Game Boy, Mega Drive/Genesis, and MS-DOS. The pool (pocket billiards) game was developed by Bitmasters and released by Mindscape. The game was officially endorsed by the Billiard Congress of America.

The game is a straightforward, virtual version of pool, and includes several games: eight-ball, nine-ball, three-ball, ten-ball, fifteen-ball, straight pool (14.1 continuous), rotation, equal offense, and speed pool. The player may play against the computer or up to seven other players using the same console using the "Party Pool" (multiplayer) option. Other gameplay modes include "Tournament" (single-player, computer opponents), "Freestyle" (players make up own game rules), and "Challenge" (single-player, shot practice).

Championship Pool was designed and programmed by Franz Lanzinger and David O'Riva. The music was done by Jerry Gerber, who also composed music for The New Adventures of Gumby and Gumby: The Movie. The game was released in North America in October 1993 for the NES, and November 1993 for the SNES.


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The title screen.


For 1993, Jerry Gerber did a good job composing its own musical tracks. Gerber wrote MIDI files, and then it was translated by David O'Riva to be implemented into his own sound driver.


# Title ComposerArranger Length Listen Download
01 Title Screen Jerry GerberDavid O'Riva 2:04
02 Win Match Jerry GerberDavid O'Riva 0:15
03 Win Tournament Jerry GerberDavid O'Riva 3:00
04 You Lose Jerry GerberDavid O'Riva 0:07


(Source 1, Source 2)

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.





Audio Devices

The game uses the 2A03 of the NES, and uses David O'Riva's NES sound driver.


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Championship Pool - NES.jpg
Title: Championship Pool
Platform: NES
Released: 1993-11-??
Publisher: Mindscape