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Subpar Pool lets you shoot balls into holes with quirky variables, out now on iOS and Android

Subpar Pool lets you shoot balls into holes with quirky variables, out now on iOS and Android

Subpar Pool, the charming golf-slash-pool game crafted by Martin Jonassan (of holedown, twofold inc, and rymdkapsel fame), is out now on iOS and Android. The lovely visuals add to the overall appeal of the game, as you take on each procedurally generated level trying to pocket adorable balls using limited shots.

In Subpar Pool, you can look forward to a strategic experience that will test your inner tactician when it comes to the best way to pocket the balls on the table. You'll pick cards from a deck to hit your objectives, and with balls that are sometimes just too cute to destroy.

While the visuals and the music add a meditative vibe to the game, you can raise the stakes and pressure yourself with the Fast Run mode - here, your time is limited while you're aiming, which spices up the gameplay and ups the unpredictability of the game.

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"Subpar Pool didn’t start out as a pool or a golf game. Initially, it was a game inspired by the wonderful Japanese movie genre of 'big monster attacks city', or Kaiju for short. The player was to fling themselves along city streets and wreak general havoc," says Martin. "However, as development went on the game changed shape, walls could no longer be destroyed and the more I approached traditional ball games, the better it became. Once I figured out the card-switching mechanic the combinatorics of that really opened up what the game could do."

Want more lovely games on your device? Check out our list of the best-looking titles on Android!

If you're eager to join in on all the fun and give the game a go yourself, you can do so by downloading Subpar Pool on the Google Play Store for Android devices and on the iOS App Store. You can also take a little sneak peek at the embedded clip above to get a feel of the game, or visit the official website to stay updated on all the latest developments.

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Catherine Dellosa
Catherine Dellosa
Catherine plays video games for a living, reads comics for inspiration, and writes because she’s in love with words. Her Young Adult fantasy novel, Of Myths And Men, has been published by Penguin Random House SEA and is her love letter to gamer geeks, mythological creatures, aliens, and epic quests to save the world. She one day hopes to soar the skies as a superhero, but for now, she strongly believes in saving lives through her works in fiction. Check out her books at, or follow her on FB/IG/Twitter at @thenoobwife.