As if playing pool in two dimensions isn’t hard enough, there is now 3D Pool.
This is definitely a game that will test your mental acuity and give that redundant geometry knowledge a workout. As you can imagine from the title, the game is based around a regular pool table but it has been made into a 3D affair. Whilst this gives you more pockets to put the balls into it also gives you more options for sides to bounce the balls off. The initial learning curve is not too bad as there is a very helpful tutorial which I would strongly advise doing. Once you have finished that then you have the option to play one of 3 differing games- 8 Ball, 9 Ball or Straight Pool.
You have your cue strength as a slider on one side and on the other you have your cue ball. You can then use the the main screen area to line up your shot the best you can. Just remebr that you have a 3rd dimension to worry about this time. The rest of the game is fairly simple from then on as you would expect.
The things that really stand out about the game is the graphical richness. I was testing this game on a Nexus 7 (2013) and I was hugely impressed with the clarity and detail of the graphics all of which are rendered in 3D. It also has a a great soundtrack that keeps you plying away until you finish the game. Te view over the table can be modified by using the age old pinch and zoom method and you can even use a single viewpoint mode which makes the game inherently harder.
This is a great wee game that will stir up old memories of geometry and calculated pool moves from early arcade pool games, with the added twist of using the 3rd dimension.
It is currently in Beta testing and will be available on the Play Store on the 29th and is available now on iOS, so give it a try.
It is well worth a download and will certainly while away some time during the more boring parts of the upcoming festive period.
Cuebox introduces the whole new dimension of fun. Literally!
It is the first 3D pool game without gravity. Play Cuebox in beautiful HD graphics and discover the dimension of billiards you have never encountered before! Compete against a friend or in single player mode playing classic 8-ball and 9-ball games that are extended to three dimensions!
This new exceptional 3D billiard game will be available for iPhone,iPad and Android devices on November 28th, 2013.