It’s pool plain and simple, choose from ‘Make 8’, ‘Make 15’, ‘Solids first’, ‘In order’, we could go on… Suffice it to say there’s a huge number of gameplay options to choose from in this simple, but neatly executed pool sim. Play on your own, or pit your skills against the might of Android with five levels of difficulty to choose from.
The latest update drops in a skull motif table, as well as paper, wood and textured surfaces, and a number of cue colours and shapes, including a crooked cue, wand, and several other ‘pimped out’ cue options that Snoop Dogg would be particularly partial to.
Pick your preferred baize colour – purple is always a winner – and you’re all set. You can turn off the penalty shots for a variety of pool-based sins and even alter ‘table friction’ and ‘ball restitution’ should you feel you know better than the laws of physics.
Then there are a host of pure gameplay options. Choose from flick-to-shoot or use the cue position to determine shot power; use aim help or choose to calculate the angles yourself with nothing but your keen eye for company. Trust us, the latter is more satisfying when you sink a particularly tricky shot.
Now it was certainly never written into the Android spec, but it appears Google’s mobile OS is a particularly keen pool player. Even on the easiest level, beginners will find themselves hard-pushed to beat the ‘computer’ player. Still, there are a whole host of single player options with which to hone your craft before you take on the master.
And if all else fails to whet your appetite, pick one of the one-player challenges from flicking every ball on the table into a pocket (minus cue) in 10 seconds to clearing the whole table without missing a shot.
The Bottom Line
Cracking pool sim. The only criticism is its longevity, but if you love pool…
Version tested: 2.9.9
All Android versions
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