We've seen a few decent Pool games for BlackBerry 10 and Pool 3D is yet another that deserves a mention. As well as the developer doing a good job of the game in general it is also free - which always goes down well. There is an option to remove the adverts from within the app if you desire, but it's certainly not necessary.
Once the game is open you'll notice three sections in the main menu. These are Exhibition, Skillshots and Supplies. The Supplies section is where the in-app purchases are found. Here you can not only remove the ads, but also purchase 'Unlock all Skillshots' and 'Rooms' - each at a cost of $0.99.
The Skillshots are fairly self explanatory. You will need to clear the balls on the table within a set number of shots for example. But, it's the Exhibition section where you get to play a proper game of pool. You can choose from easy, medium or hard and then it's time to battle the virtual opponent.
When you are ready to take a shot the camera will be set behind the que. You can move left, right, up and down to aim the que ball and when you are ready it's just a case of puling back on the que to select how much power you wish to use.
There are two on-screen tabs that you will want to utilize. On the left is que ball with a red dot in its center. Here you can add some spin to your shots if you need to. And over on the right is a video camera icon. Give this a press and the camera angle will switch from 3D to an overhead 2D view - perfect for double checking your aim before making the shot.
With some soft background music and bright, colorful graphics - Pool 3D is a great little game to have on your BlackBerry for when you have time to play. Due to the screen real estate, the game is only supported by the BlackBerry Z30 and Z10 at the time of publishing. If you are a big gamer then chances are you are going to go for the non-physical keyboard anyway.
- Intelligent Player AI
- Decent and Realistic 3D effects and Graphics
- Awesome 8 Ball Game
- 3 modes of Gameplay – Easy – Medium – Hard
- In-Game Achievements for a great challenge
- Flip around 4 Characters •Change Cam View