Pool Pro Online
Another pool game for your cell phone...but this one sinks the eight nicely.
Pool games have all of a sudden found a following on mobile phones. Earlier this year, Midnight Pool got released and attracted a lot of attention with its wonderful format and controls. And now here's Pool Pro Online, Namco's take on the legendary sport of billiards. And what a doozy it is.
The game allows you to choose from the basics, like 8 ball or 9 ball, or even a practice mode, and then puts you right to work into your game. The controls are wonderful, letting you do all sorts of trick like English and precise shots. The graphics, from a top-down perspective, look good, although detail is a bit minimal.
Where the game really shines is with its online play. Yes, you can jump right into a lobby and get right to work on taking on an opponent through the server for your phone. It takes a little bit for a connection, but once you're hooked up, it's a true piece of work. The challenges are endless (there's more players than you think), and the gameplay remains just as smooth online as it does off.
Kudos to Namco for producing a superb delight with Pool Pro Online. If you're any kind of billiard fanatic or you just want to shoot a quick game, it's just the ticket. Its inclusion of online options make it a must-download.
What's Hot: Well-playing, with lots of features.
What's Not: Detail is a bit shallow.