8 Ball Pool™ Review – Nothing special
App Type: Uncategorized
Version #: 1.0.1
Date Released: 2013-02-27
Developer: Miniclip SA
Price: 0.99User Rating:
There are many cue sport simulators out there, and most of them function in a similar manner. Drag your finger backwards much like a catapult, then release to send the cue flying forwards to strike the ball. 8 Ball Pool by Miniclip included.
It was a real disappointment to find that Miniclip barely had any distinctive features in their rendition of a cue sport simulator to distinguish it from similar games in the app store. I was expecting something greater given the great repute of the developer but it seems like the biggest draw of the app lies in the multiplayer function, which again can be found in lots of other simulators available for download.
But to assess it as an individual app on its own, I must say that 8 Ball Pool does what it was designed for very well. There’s hardly much to gripe about. Visuals are clear, with the table and balls clearly drawn and marked without fanciful effects that more often than not worsen things. Control were great too, with the standard pull back and aim method working fairly accurately, though I would say an iPad user will most definitely have an easier time aiming compared to one on the smaller screens found on iPhones and iPod Touches.
However, what upset me most about this game was the inherent urge for players to get themselves in-app purchases to advance well in the game. Despite being a paid app for download, 8 Ball Pool charges players further for unlockable perks and whatnot.
To be honest, similar apps with standards on par with if not better than this one can be found for free on the app store.
Would I Buy Again:No
Learning Curve:Simple, pull and release
Who Is It For:Cue sport fans
What I Like:The actual gameplay and interface are pretty decent
What I Don't Like:The game decides to charge for advancement despite being a paid app
Final Statement:There are better cue apps in the market
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PLAY WITH FRIENDS & POOL PLAYERS 1-ON-1
?Play 1 on 1 matches against your friends or try your luck in a match against another player. Enjoy the thrill of playing 1-vs-1 matches, will you win?
8 Ball Pool by Miniclip’s level and ranking system means you’re always facing a challenge. Play matches to increase your level and get access to more exclusive match locations, where you play against only the best Pool players.
PLAY FOR POOL COINS
?In every competitive 1 on 1 match you play, there’ll be Pool Coins at stake. Pool Coins are the game’s virtual currency which you can win by playing matches. You can then spend these on entering higher ranked matches with higher stakes or buying new cues and powers in the Pool Shop.
CHALLENGE YOUR FRIENDS
?Sign in with your Miniclip or Facebook accounts and you’ll be able to challenge your friends straight from the game. Challenge your friends anytime, anywhere and show off your skills by playing against them, 1-on-1 in Pool by Miniclip.
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*This game requires internet connection.
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Article By Eng Wei Jie
A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.
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