Pocket Run PoolOfficial Waldo Score 7.9/10

7.9out of 10
Official Waldo Review

I was a big fan of "Really Bad Chess" a game that took ordinary chess and added a unique twist that made it feel fresh and exciting. When I heard the developer of that game did the same thing for 8-ball pool, I got really excited and I wasn't disappointed. The difference between this game and regular 8 ball is that each pocket represents a multiplier. So for example if you make the 10 ball into a 10x multipler pocket, you just earned 100 points. Each shot you make, forces the multiplier to move around forcing you to stategize each shot as well as your next shot. As a big fan of playing pool, both on my mobile device and at my local bar, I found this game to be perfectly challenging. The gameplay is smooth, the graphics are clean and the difficulty keeps you coming back. Give this game a download, you won't be disappointed. 

Rating Summary

UI Design
UX Design (UX)
Game Design
Learning Curve
Difficulty Progression
Playtime Longevity
Sound Design
Fun
Concept Originality
Post Production

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Pocket Run Pool
Pocket Run Pool
Pocket Run Pool
Pocket Run Pool

Game Description

The return of arcade pool from the creator of Really Bad Chess and Flipflop Solitaire.

Pocket-Run Pool combines 8-ball pool with the thrill of a chasing the perfect highscore.

In Pocket-Run, your goal is to sink all the balls, but where and when you sink them is what matters most! 

With each pocketed ball, you're awarded points based on the pocket you sunk. So sink carefully, but watch out, with each miss or scratch you lose a life — run out before you finish the table and it's game over.

Compete against yourself, the world, or the bank in a variety of thrilling game modes!

Can you make the perfect pocket-run?

Arcade pool is back!


Rating Breakdown

This game was given a score of 7.9/10 which is good. Anything above a 5.0 is considered a great game. Below is a breakdown of the elements that were factored into the rating for this game. Even though Waldo's reviews are based on personal opinion, each game's rating follows a strict confidential rubric system for fairness.

User Interface Design (UI)
Game displays some but not all of the following: clean layout design, smooth transitions, animation / motion, good use of a color palette, orginality.
User Experience Design (UX)
Game factored some but not all of the following: simple to use navigation, engaging layout, priority-based design, clear use of icons, internationality / language barriers.
Game Design
Game displays some but not all of the following: original character design, level design, object design, sequence / interaction animation, special effects.
Learning Curve
Game required no tutorials or instructions to play.
Difficulty Progression
Difficulty progression was smooth yet challenging.
Playtime Longevity
It is a game that you will want to play for a week, but nothing more.
Sound Design
Music and/or sound effects fit the theme, but did not add value to the game.
Fun
So much fun that you can not stop playing for hours, in fact when you do put it down, it is because of another reason (low battery, need to eat, use bathroom) all you can think about is how fun the game is.
Concept Originality
Uses a concept that has been seen or used before but adds a very unique twist to that concept that makes it original on its own.
Post Production
Post production contains a well written description, screenshots, video and icon design.
Pocket Run Pool
Arcade Style Pool
FREE
Version: 1.02

Download on App Store


Andrew "Waldo" Webster

  • Programmer, Creator, Designer
  • Lefty Games
  • From Savannah, Georgia

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