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Total Pool

by Friendly Monster
Rated: All Ages
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)

Price: $1.29
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.3.6
  • - reworked menus
  • - bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B007PF22WC
  • Release Date: March 28, 2012
  • Rated: All Ages
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (145 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,594 Paid in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Paid in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Realistic ball physics
  • 4 levels of difficulty against which to play
  • Intuitive touch controls; apply spin and swerve with ease
  • 80 challenges to beat, with more coming soon
  • World Rules, Black Ball, Eight Ball, Nine Ball, Ten Ball, Straight Pool and One Pocket accurate rule sets
  • True-to-life American and British style tables
  • 30 unlockable alternate tables and balls to play with

Product Description

Pool on your Android device. Compete against friends, the computer, or master the challenges. Simply the best touchscreen pool game in the world.

Technical Details

  • Size: 15MB
  • Version: 1.3.6
  • Developed By: Friendly Monster (Privacy Policy Click to see complete result in a new window)
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Write to external storage
    • Access the vibration feature
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 2.1
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good pool game with no invasive permissions! October 17, 2012
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Game play:

The game has a fairly good tutorial and it was easy to follow. I did like how the cue ball has a targeting line shown on the table and the further you pull back the cue the harder the shot and the darker the targeting line. The game physics are pretty good and the game was played by the AI in a fair manner. I did not understand some of the rule differences like the AI using my balls in 8 ball for combinations but I guess once you learned how this game was programed you can use the same rules.

Home screen:
* Exit
* Play
* Pages of paper icon lists the Unlocks and the Rules (Rules does not work)
* Setup - allows you to set up the controls, graphics and audio.

What I like:

The game has very good graphics and the pool table is large and easy to see on the Kindle Fire. The game physics were good and the game was able to be played with some skill on your behalf. The game permissions were minimal and there are no permissions that allowed excessive access to your device or network.

What I don't like:

Odd rules during the game:
* I would make a shot in 8 ball and the AI would take the next turn.
* I would make a ball on the break and the AI would take the color that I was shooting.
* Being able to place the cue ball anywhere on the table after a scratch, we always put it behind the break line.

The force of shooting the ball is only shown by the darkness of the targeting line. I would like to see a scale of one to ten also shown as I shot many times too softly because I was unable to properly determine the shooting force I was using.

Summary:

Overall this is a good game and it plays well on the Kindle Fire.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair enough! October 17, 2012
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Yes! - I have played Pool games on PCs before and I did enjoy them as it had some good arcade style kick to it.

Having said, there is really no comparison to the 'actual pool' table as the rules really do not apply to a game by the book and also there are some few 'quirks' in controls and the game's Artificial intelligence has some unfair advantages when it decides on the colors it shoots next.

EDIT OCT 17,2012: - Gets a 3 star rating!
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See comments from the developer "You can call balls and pockets by tapping on them". - This makes the game-play fair to some extent. I never knew you could call balls! on a pool game WOW! - I guess I need to read the official rule book :D

Upped the rating from 2 stars to 3 stars - Kudos to developer for actively participating and commenting providing fast constructive feedback, I have never seen this before. - Thanks! for that!

While game look cool graphically on Kindle Fire it does not really tell you clearly how hard you need to hit the ball as the interface feedback is poor. Most of the time I ended up hitting too softly and lost my patience. Total Pool game while it utilizes the full real estate of the screen (Thanks for that thoughtfulness) but it is not easy to play as you do end up frustrated at most times. Heck! I could not get past the tutorial till I tried several times to get my moves correct.

The controls do work okay to some extent after getting used to it after about hour of fiddle-de-do but honestly I did not like the interface that much and I am forced to give 3 stars and a 'So-and-So' rating for the game play and still learning master the controls.

It is free and there are no evasive permission issues.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ok game but flawed October 17, 2012
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The game wasn't that bad but it has a few flaws.

Pro's
- It was free.
- Has a few different modes

Con's
- It feels like a kid game more then a pool game.
- Although the cpu didn't win it seemed to never miss unless the ball was blocked by one of mine.
- After I made a shot it gave the turn over to the cpu.

Not much else to say about this game except it needs a few bugs worked out.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very well done! October 17, 2012
By DeKaWar
The physics of the game play very well. If you go through the tutorial, and pay close attention, you will understand how to spin and adjust cue elevation. You don't have to pull back on the stick from where the cue ball is located, but from anywhere in the board.

Adjusting your stroke is easy enough by simply adjusting how far you pull from the starting point on the board.

The only small challenge was figuring out how to get out of the tutorial and into game play. Using the LEFT arrow at the bottom left of the screen solves that and then you get to choose your style of play with challenge or match play. I pressed forward with challenges which was helpful in learning the board controls.

I would recommend only two improvements. 1) Add a help file to explain the board navigation. 2) Improve the drain on battery life as passing through 15 challenges and the tutorial session used about 35% of my battery and my Galaxy S3 got warm in my hand.

With those changes, this would get 5 stars.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really Nice Billiards Sim October 17, 2012
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Amazing graphics, great physics, plenty of setting options, many game options, challenges, unlocks, fantastic app permissions, and a reasonable price. I took off one star because there is another pool simply called "Pool Break Pro" that has everything this title has and online multiplayer. While this title has pass and play, it lacks an online component.

However, if you have no interest in online multiplayer and want something that does not need network permissions, then this app is exactly what you are looking for in a billiards game.

Thank you Dev/Amazon.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
good app
Published 6 days ago by 2WYCE
5.0 out of 5 stars would love to play this on my device but i need more coins. but play...
would love to play this on my device but i need more coins. but play it on my friends and we love it!!!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Barbie Jean
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars It's fun to play
Ok, now I can't vouch for the physics of this game but I like them none the less. I'm not much good at pool but I have fun with this game and I'm looking forward to playing on a... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Victor Kohnke
1.0 out of 5 stars not really...
Worse control logic I have seen in a pool game ....would get money back if I could ..don't waist your time ..
Published 15 months ago by 0u812
2.0 out of 5 stars Pool Game
I was very disappointed with this game after I ordered it. The playing of it is very difficult to do. Read more
Published 16 months ago by JJ1
4.0 out of 5 stars Need to remove "internet to run" requirement
I've played this game from time to time on my BIONIC and had no issues. I just recently bought a tablet and installed the game on the Wifi Only device. Read more
Published 18 months ago by DROIDIAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't get enough
very easy to play, yet hard enough to have a good time. All the different games are awesome and the controls are very well designed.
Published 18 months ago by jorge de luis
1.0 out of 5 stars this is a terrible pool game.
This game is useless. It is impossible to control the movement of the cue ball! Pool Mania by runner games is a much better choice. I Will uninstall Total Pool.
Published 19 months ago by dmommybird
5.0 out of 5 stars Very fun game!
I got this when it was free on Amazon, so I'm pretty cheap, and I don't know how much it costs! But it's a great pool game if you're looking for a good one, so it's probably worth... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Jon
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