Review Pool Billiards Pro
A decent top-down pool game
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 06 Apr 2015, tested on HTC One M8
Features several multiplayer options, lots of game modes, solid gameplay
There is only one viewpoint, you can’t move the cue ball when breaking
Pool is one of my favorite games to play with friends when I’m drinking at a bar. I’m the type who always thinks he’s better when he’s drunk, and that might actually be true to a very tiny extent. Pool Billiards Pro for Android takes that same bar game and puts it into an enjoyable mobile form.
So this is your basic pool game that features a few different mods and a few ways to play multiplayer with friends. Rules are pretty much set and you can’t do anything to change that in the options, which is a bit of a bummer because bar pool is way different that true billiards.
The first issue I saw when I jumped in was the inability to move the cue ball when you break. This meant that the beginning of every game started of with a huge cluster of balls just hanging out right in the middle of the table with no real way to disperse them.
It’s kind of odd because when a player fouls you’re able to move the ball anywhere you want, as normal. Regardless, the rest of the game is really fun and works incredibly well. I didn’t find too many issues with the game’s physics and the framerate was great.
Overall, there isn’t really too much to say about Pool Billiards Pro other than to give it a good recommendation. I do believe there are a few other billiard games out there that offer a bit more player perspectives and feel better, but for a free game, this is pretty functional as a whole. If you’re a pool fan then check this game out while you’re away from the table.