Pocket-Run Pool, from the developer behind Really Bad Chess, has arrived on Android
Smart, inventive, and fun
As first pointed out by a member of our App Army, developer Zach Gage’s acclaimed arcade game Pocket-Run Pool has quietly made its way to Android. With this being an 8-ball pool game, you’d be forgiven for thinking that all you need to do is pot all the balls. In reality, where you sink the balls matters most, as every hole is worth a different number of points depending on a few factors.
The points you earn are based on the number of the ball x the pocket multiplier, and the multiplier rotates around the table once a ball is sunk. According to the listed rules on the game’s App Store page, you’ll also have to worry about losing a life every time you scratch your ball or miss a shot.
There are also different modes for you to try out, including High Stakes and Insta-Tournament, and you can even play against yourself if you want to. For rabid collectors out there, High Stakes mode lets you amass neat new pool cues and striking colour schemes.
We reviewed Pocket-Run Pool when it first launched last year, praising it for being ‘a brilliantly judged single-player reimagining of everyone's favourite pub game’, before going on to award it a gold rating. We’ve also really enjoyed developer Zach Gage’s previous games, including Flipflop Solitaire and Really Bad Chess.
If you missed out on this one when it first arrived on iOS, it sounds like it’s absolutely worth checking out now that’s it’s popped up on Android. It’s worth noting that the game’s free to play with IAPs available for purchase. You can download Pocket-Run Pool now over on both the App Store and Google Play.Check out our news section to discover the latest, and greatest, games.