Pools (Basic Software Services) Review | Sinclair User - Everygamegoing

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By Basic Services
Spectrum 48K

Published in Sinclair User #81

Pools and Fixed Odds

POOLS is a football pools prediction program supplied on a single cassette for the 128K version, or two cassettes - for a staggering £5 extra - if you want a 48K version. The two programs, though, are essentially the same. A series of plain text menus prompts you to enter the results for any number of teams, for any number of previous games. From all this info, the program calculates a set of odds and forecasts the results for future games - completely failing to take into account any factors such as weather, player changes, substitutions and so on.

If it was presented as an amusing entertainment for £1.99, POOLS might be worth a laugh. At £79.95, it's hard to judge whether tho author or any purchasers are the more barmy.

Label: Basic Software Services Author: Y. Douglas Price: £79.95/£84.95 Memory: 48K/128K Joystick: various Reviewer: Chris Jenkins

Overall Summary

Mediocre pools prediction program at an unbelievably insane price.

Chris Jenkins

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