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Overview:
  • Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10 (Personal Estimate) (Trophy Difficulty Rating)
  • Offline trophies: 14 (11, 2, 1)
  • Online trophies: 0
  • Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10-15 hours (Personal Estimate) (Estimated Time to 100%)
  • Minimum number of playthroughs: 4 career mode playthroughs + several extra matches
  • Number of missable trophies: 0
  • Glitched trophies: Some trophies have been reported as glitched, but it’s hard to tell due to the obscurity of the game and small sample size
  • Does difficulty affect trophies?: No selectable difficulty
  • Do trophies stack?: Yes, the PS4 and PS4 versions have their own lists.
  • Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes known
  • Additional peripherals required?: No

Introduction:

This game is a shocking attempt at a pool & snooker simulator. I am still not sure as to what the actual name of the game is - it says “3D Pool: Billiards and Snooker” on the title screen but appears as “3D Billiards” on the PS Store and on the trophy list. It also retails in physical form as “3D Billiards: Billiards & Snooker” and in some instances is also known as “3D Billiard”.

The one thing required of a game like this is good physics so that the balls move as you’d expect. This game has some of the worst physics I’ve ever seen. There are too many problems in general with this game to list, but in brief:
  • Sometimes the cushions are like bowling alley gutters (the balls stick to them when touched) and sometimes it’s as if they are coated in Flubber and the ball pings everywhere.
  • Adding any spin other than topspin or backspin means the cue ball goes wherever it wants.
  • You are the only one who will ever break - the AI never breaks. Also, the AI is absolutely abysmal.
  • The game calls fouls whenever it feels like it. For the most part, anything that would be a foul in real life is a foul in the game, but perfectly legitimate shots are called as a foul about 5-10% of the time. Also, there are really no repercussions from fouling, other than when the game says you fouled when you potted the black, in which case, you lose the match.
  • The geometry of the pockets in snooker particularly is atrocious. If the balls are on the rail, there is zero chance of potting them.
  • The rules of snooker are completely messed up. The game lets you put the white wherever you want on the table after a foul, the colours aren’t respotted when potted via a foul when only the colours remain, and there is no way to concede or for the AI to concede even when way ahead in a frame. Points aren’t awarded correctly in the event of a foul either.

In short, this game is simply awful; do not play it unless you really crave some shoddy pool action.

The trophies are easy but there is a grind involved for potting 1,000 balls. Some of them are reportedly glitched, however I could not reproduce these glitches when testing, so it is assumed that the few reports of glitched trophies are due to user error.


Walkthrough:


Step 1: Play through all 4 single player career modes.

The first thing to do is defeat all of the opponents in the game in every game mode. There are 4 modes (8-ball, 9-ball, 10-ball and snooker) and 10 opponents in each - you unlock the next opponent by beating the previous one. Set the number of rounds to 1 to make this step as short as possible. The game alleges that the opponents get harder the further you progress, however the reality is that the AI is poor and easily beatable unless the game is being super cheap and glitchy and robbing you of a win by calling a foul when there was none. You should also ensure that you switch to the next avatar after each completed match - assuming you played through the whole 8-ball career first and won every game, the trophy for beating all 8-ball opponents will unlock at the same time as the trophy for completing a match with each avatar.

After this step you will have:

The Beginning
8-Ball Master
9-Ball Master
10-Ball Master
Snooker Master
Master of All Classes
100 Potter
Multiple Personalities

There are also a few miscellaneous trophies here that are virtually guaranteed to unlock within the first few matches of the game:

Two In One
Threesome
Perfect Start


Step 2: Easy multiplayer trophies.

The next step is to enter the multiplayer mode and win a match in every room. You’ll only need one controller for this and the multiplayer is local only, so it really is a breeze.

This will net you 2 more trophies:

Victory is Human
Throughout the House


Step 3: Grind to 1,000 balls potted.

The last trophy will likely not come naturally unless you have lost a considerable amount of matches. You need to pot 1,000 balls over the course of playing the game. The quickest way of doing so is to play 8-ball matches until you have sunk 1,000 balls. When this is done you’ll have:

1,000 Potter

...and therefore, 100%. If you manage to get this far, I salute you.

3D Billiards: Pool & Snooker (PS4) Trophy Guide

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14 trophies ( 11  2  )

  • Win your first game

    This trophy is unlocked by winning your first game in any mode. It doesn’t matter if it’s single player or multiplayer, your first victory will pop the trophy.
  • Defeat all 8-Ball opponents

    From the main menu, select Start Game and choose Match Type = Single Player, Game Type = Pool (8-Ball), No. of Rounds = 1 Round. There will be one opponent available, to unlock the next opponent you have to defeat the previous one. Select the first opponent and then choose any balls/table (although it is recommended to choose any table other than the green cloth as it’s hard to see the aid that circles eligible balls). Pick any avatar and cue, and win the match. Repeat this 9 more times to defeat all 10 8-ball opponents and unlock the trophy.
  • Defeat all 9-Ball opponents

    From the main menu, select Start Game and choose Match Type = Single Player, Game Type = Pool (9-Ball), No. of Rounds = 1 Round. There will be one opponent available, to unlock the next opponent you have to defeat the previous one. Select the first opponent and then choose any balls/table (although it is recommended to choose any table other than the green cloth as it’s hard to see the aid that circles eligible balls). Pick any avatar and cue, and win the match. Repeat this 9 more times to defeat all 10 9-ball opponents and unlock the trophy.
  • Defeat all 10-Ball opponents

    From the main menu, select Start Game and choose Match Type = Single Player, Game Type = Pool (10-Ball), No. of Rounds = 1 Round. There will be one opponent available, to unlock the next opponent you have to defeat the previous one. Select the first opponent and then choose any balls/table (although it is recommended to choose any table other than the green cloth as it’s hard to see the aid that circles eligible balls). Pick any avatar and cue, and win the match. Repeat this 9 more times to defeat all 10, 10-ball opponents and unlock the trophy.
  • Defeat all Snooker opponents

    From the main menu, select Start Game and choose Match Type = Single Player, Game Type = Snooker, No. of Rounds = 1 Round. There will be one opponent available, to unlock the next opponent you have to defeat the previous one. Select the first opponent and then choose any table (although it is recommended to choose any table other than the green cloth as it’s hard to see the aid that circles eligible balls). Pick any avatar and cue, and win the match. Repeat this 9 more times to defeat all 10 snooker opponents and unlock the trophy.
  • Defeat all opponents across all disciplines

    This trophy acts as a sort of mini-platinum for 8-Ball Master, 9-Ball Master, 10-Ball Master and Snooker Master. Once you have defeated the final opponent from the final game type you have remaining, you will unlock this trophy at the same time.
  • Win against a human opponent

    This is one of the 2 very simple multiplayer trophies in the game. Multiplayer is local only and you only need one controller so there is absolutely nothing to worry about here. Go to the main menu and choose Start Game, then select Match type = Multiplayer, Game Type = any (Pool (8-Ball) is recommended for speed), No. of Rounds = 1 Round. Select any room (but be mindful that you need to win in each room anyway for Throughout the House), balls, table, avatar and cue.

    Once in the game, all you need to do is win. You can either do this legit or just go ahead and pot the black with the second account as this will result in an automatic win for you too. The trophy will unlock immediately after the victory.
  • Sink 100 balls

    This trophy is guaranteed to come at some point during progress for Master of All Classes. If you do all the game types in the order that they appear in game, then it will likely unlock during the early rounds of 9-Ball. The game counts every pot across all game types, although unfortunately there is no actual way to tell how many you have potted. Simply keep potting and this will come naturally.
  • Sink 1,000 balls

    This trophy will likely be your last unless you lost quite a lot of matches or genuinely played the game for fun before unlocking any of the other trophies. The game counts every pot across all game types, although unfortunately there is no actual way to tell how many you have potted. The most efficient way I found of grinding out the remaining pots was to play a Single Player 8-Ball match against the first opponent Florence (as she has the worst 8-Ball stats). Change No. of Rounds to 7 Rounds and choose any balls, table, avatar and cue. Now simply keep playing her, potting as many balls as you can. It doesn’t matter whether you win or lose, as long as you are potting balls.

    There is a thread over on PSNP that mentions that this trophy is potentially glitched. Unfortunately, I was unable to test this as a mishap meant I lost my save when this was the only trophy remaining. I used the above method of playing against Florence for around 30 matches which took around 8 hours, however I couldn’t do it in one sitting so I did put the PS4 in rest mode between sessions. The trophy unlocked exactly when I calculated that it would, as losing my save meant I could count every ball.
  • Pot two balls with one shot

    This trophy is highly likely to come naturally - see Threesome for further information.
  • Pot three balls with one shot

    To unlock this trophy you will need to pot 3 balls on one shot. The best place to do this by far is on the break (in the pool modes), and since you take every break-off, you’ll get a lot of opportunities to do this. There’s no real set way to go about it, I usually simply applied full top spin with and and full power on the shot, and I’d often pot between 1 and 3 balls on the break. It’s entirely down to luck and it will happen eventually.

    Note that Two In One will also unlock if you meet the requirements for this trophy. It doesn’t have to be 3 balls of the same type - I personally potted 2 solids and 1 stripe, for example.
  • Pot a ball on your first shot

    For this trophy you need to pot a ball on the break. In the pool modes, you are aiming to do this anyway in order to keep your turn. See Threesome for more information.
 

Secret trophies

  • Win in every room

    This is a trophy that was allegedly glitched for some, however it may be down to an incorrect description that this was thought to be the case. In my opinion, the description should read “Win a multiplayer match in every room”, as when I tried this, the trophy unlocked without issue. This was verified on multiple accounts.

    What you need to do is start a game of Multiplayer, Game Type = Pool (8-Ball), No. of Rounds = 1 Round. Now, go through each room and win a match. There are 4 rooms in total, they don’t have names but their descriptions are as follows:
    • Room with bright lights with lampshades in the background
    • Purple room with black and white floor
    • Room with bar in the background
    • Room with bunting/fairy lights in the background

    Once you have won a match in each, the trophy will pop. You can achieve the wins legit or just go ahead and pot the black with the second account as this will result in an automatic win for you too.
  • Finish a game with each avatar

    There are 10 avatars in the game and you simply need to finish a match with each one. These 10 avatars are also the 10 opponents for each game type so the best way to remember who you have played with is to play against Florence with Florence, for example. This will ensure you don’t miss anyone. Alternatively, go through each avatar one at a time making sure that you don’t miss any. The trophy will unlock when you have finished a match with the last avatar that you need.

    This trophy was also reportedly glitched, however upon testing on multiple accounts it unlocked as expected every time. I can only assume that avatars were missed by those who thought it to be glitched.

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