If you're ever looking for me on a Saturday night, there's a good chance you'll find me cruising the tables of my local pool hall. Now it's not just Saturdays that I'll be chalking up since I became acquainted with the wonders of Pool Challenge.
The game represents one of the most realistic mobile simulations of the game I've ever seen. In fact it's as smartly turned-out as even the most well-kept baizes of the World Championships. From the opening video montage through to the pixel-perfect ball shadows and intelligent physics, you'll be blown away by the visuals of this one.
Luckily, Pool Challenge is good fun to play, too. The directional button, or keypad-based control system is pretty intuitive and the inclusion of a lockable cue makes the process of aiming the ball where you want to strike it all the easier.
There are two game modes to choose from: 8-ball or 9-ball pool, and you can plump for one or two-player options. There are quite a few game settings to tinker with as well, such as CPU opponent difficulty, table friction, and music volume. The latter of these is most welcome, since the in-game soundtrack is soundtrack is pretty unbearable.
If you're potty about potting then you certainly won't be disappointed by Pool Challenge.