- Estimated trophy difficulty: 10/10 (Platinum Difficulty Rating)
- Offline trophies: 37 (19, 16, 2)
- Online trophies: 8 (7, 1) exclusive to online but many can be boosted.
- Approximate amount of time to Platinum: 150+ Hours (Estimated Time to Platinum)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1, it's all open ended.
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: Possibly the career mode and rank trophies
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No
- Do trophies stack?: No, accolades don't either
Warning: The career mode trophies are very likely to be glitched. Some people are getting the trophies, some aren't. Due to the game needing you to be level 126 to get the Platinum, I'd advise just waiting it out and hoping it'll pop randomly if you don't get the trophies. A good bit of advice here thanks to xxRC85xx:
I would advise everyone to back their save up before any of the longer trophies (like winning a career or reaching a certain rank) are due to pop in case they don't.
Glossary and terminology:
Break – The first shot in the game and tends to breaks the pack of balls.
Cue Ball – The white ball that you use to hit the others.
Ball-in-Hand – When a player fouls, the opponent has an opportunity to place the cue ball wherever they want, this is known as ball in hand.
Foul – An illegal shot.
Scratch/In off – When a player pots the cue ball it is known as a scratch or an in off.
Spin – When you hit the cue ball off centre, this causes it to spin causing it to react in different ways to hitting an object.
Corner Pocket – The four corners of the table each have a pocket named a corner pocket.
Side/Middle Pockets – On the longest side cushions there are two pockets, often known as the side or middle pockets.
Plant – Where you play one object ball into another and pot it.
Double – Where you play an object ball off the cushion and pot it.
Bank Shot – Where you play the white onto the cushion before hitting the object ball and potting it.
Snooker – Where it is physically impossible for a player to hit an object ball and must swerve around the ball or come off a cushion to hit it.
Do you like Hustle Kings, Pure Chess and Big Sky Infinity? Well if you do then you’re in luck because Pure Pool is made by the same people! Once again like all these other games made by VooFoo Studios, Pure Pool is going to be a ridiculously long platinum. They claim career mode when played properly will take over 40 hours and then you have to win 100 online matches, 9 of which have to be in a row (see the Trophy Boosting Thread for a boosting partner).
Pure Pool is a simulation pool game, where an immersive career mode will keep you playing through many different type of pool modes and challenge modes including:
- 8 Ball Pool – Your usual Spots vs Stripes (or reds vs yellows in the UK) game mode which anybody who is familiar with pool will know. You have to sink all of your balls and the 8 ball before the opponent does to win. However if you pot the 8 ball illegally then you lose, no second chances.
- 9 Ball Pool – Another well known style of pool, this game is where you have 9 balls on the table and you have to pot the number 1 first and go in numerical order until the number 9 is potted and whoever pots the 9 ball wins, no matter how many other balls they have potted before. You may pot the 9 before the table is cleared, however it must be a legal shot like planting another ball into it.
- Killer – Killer is not so well known, you take shots in turn and each get 3 lives and for every miss you do you lose a life, so you can miss twice, a third time and you’re gone. It’s not that simple though, whoever breaks doesn’t lose a life and if you pot two or more balls in one shot you gain extra lives (however many balls you potted minus one to be precise) and similarly if you pot the black, you also get an extra life.
- Accumulator – Sometimes known as Rotation Pool but with a bit of a twist. You have to go from number 1 to number 15 earning points for every ball you pot, the number 1 being worth one point, number 2 worth two, all the way to number 15 being worth fifteen. You may not pot any ball in any circumstance which isn’t the ball that you’re currently trying to pot, even if it’s legal in other game modes, it will add that much points to the opponents score!
- Speed Pot – You have to pot all the balls on the table within a certain time limit, it's you against the clock as you have no A.I to go up against and it's all about potting. For each foul you commit, you lose 5 seconds on the time limit.
- Checkpoint – Similar to Speed Pot you have to pot balls as quickly as possible, you have a set number of balls you have to pot in a certain time limit, however you gain 7 seconds for every ball that you pot, so there’s often a time pressure.
- Perfect Potter – The real skill challenge. You have to pot as many balls as you can without missing. Unlike the previous challenges, there is no time limit and you can take however long you want to take a shot. The challenge ends as soon as you miss or commit a foul.
- Royal Rumble – You have to clear the table as quickly as possible, however every 20 seconds there will be another ball that gets put on the table. If there are more than 15 balls on the table you automatically fail and if you commit a foul then you add 5 seconds onto your time.
Alongside this career mode, there is also online mode where you can play against anybody in the world over the four game modes said above (the top four as the bottom four are only one player). Online modes can be quick games for a random online partner, or a league match, where you set your own lobby up for friends to join you, you have to set up your own league and win a league for a trophy too.
While you are playing any game mode, you can press options to bring up all the menus while the game is still playing (dead space esque) so you don't lose the immersion (or you can’t stand watching the A.I play) while playing the game.
Step 1 – Tutorial
As soon as the game loads, it will ask if you want to play the tutorial, even if you're a pool veteran you will want to say yes because there is a trophy involved! The tutorial, as you would expect, teaches you the basics of the game and will be done in less than five minutes. If you said no for some reason or another press options at any time of the game and go to the "Players" sub-menu and choose "Tutorial Opponent", this way you can play the tutorial again at any time.
Step 2 – Career Mode
Career mode is what is going to take up most of your time playing this game. There are six levels you can play – Amateur/Pro/Master 8-Ball pool and Amateur/Pro/Master 9-Ball pool. Each of these have five tournaments which are sub divided into between seven and fifteen games of pool! While this doesn't sound like it will take as long as the Roadmap says, you must be in mind you have to get 3 stars on each separate game in every level and tournament. You earn stars by different means in each game but they are generally win a game and two miscellaneous skills involving (but not limiting to) snookering your opponent or potting balls into certain pockets. See Amateur 9-Ball Champ and Amateur 8-Ball Champ for more details of what you need to do for each star.
Step 3 – Online
You should now have the hang of the game and this means you can show everyone up online. While it's not a trophy by itself, you have to win 100 online games for an accolade and you have to collect all the accolades to get the Platinum. You also have to win 9 online games in a row. They don’t have to be of the same game type and they don't have to be against the same player, all that matters is you don't lose while you are going for 9 wins in a row. You also need to start your own league and win a league match, see In a different League for details. See the Trophy Boosting Thread for a boosting partner.
Step 4 – Collecting all accolades
While it is likely you have got most of the accolades after you have completed career mode and online, there may be one or two that you have missed such as End an opponents 7-game win streak. If you have collected all of the accolades then obviously move onto the next step.
Step 5 – Miscellaneous trophies
Similar to the above Step, you will now want to collect the trophies that you may have missed. Bear in mind that you cannot get trophies or accolades in free play and you will have to play against a second player or A.I to earn them.
[PST Would Like to Thank iamQmai for this Roadmap]