Bored with a buddy? Why not get it on with Pool Two Player for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 24 May 2013 01:52 pm EDT
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I've been pretty keen on playing pool on my smartphones over the years and there has been some decent and many not so good ones available. I recently found Pool Two Player in BlackBerry World and as the name suggests the game is designed for you and a friend to play together. Now, I'm not talking about two devices being connected - with this game you can just use the one BlackBerry 10 handset and take it in turns to pot your balls.

The rules are just plain old pool. You need to pocket your balls followed by the eight ball before your buddy does. Once you start a new game you and your friend need to enter your names so these will be displayed at the top of the screen while playing. Under the names is the table and below that are some circular icons which will store the balls that you pot.

Controlling the cue is simple - but you do need to take your time with it as it can move pretty quickly. Luckily you are also given white dots between the cue and the ball you are aiming at -  and then another set showing where the ball will end up. This certainly makes life a bit easier in terms if accuracy. Once you are ready to take your shot there is a power bar located on the right of the display which will allow you to either go in full pelt or take things easy.

Graphics wise the game is not bad. It's colorful and overall pretty smooth. The sound effects are spot on with no background music so it's just the balls hitting each other that make noise - but they sound really realistic.

For $0.99/£0.75 I'd say the game is good value for money. If you and a buddy are bored this is the perfect way of killing some time.

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Reader comments

Bored with a buddy? Why not get it on with Pool Two Player for BlackBerry 10

18 Comments

I love pool games. I got Pool Break Pro and want this one as well. Pool is fun and helps with mindfulness.

Posted via CB10 on a Q10 or a Z10, either way it's golden.

Yahoo's Pool was the best.

I played religiously online back in 2002-2005. It was the best thing I remember about Yahoo... Anyone else play pool on Yahoo?

Yup. Maybe "get it on" doesn't have the same connotation in the jolly old homeland as it does in North America... but James... no.

Installed just to find out it requires access to files and Internet. Why? I do not like apps that force access to files when the app has no need for it. Wish they would explain why BEFORE making the purchase.

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This game is actually called 8 ball Pool Quick Fire which is the free version... why would the same developer submit the same game under a different name? Is that allowed in blackberry world?... I know some games say they're free for a limited time, up to certain levels, etc and then you have to pay for the full version but they don't try to deceive you by giving it a different name...this is so shady.