Marketplace Spotlight: Vegas Pool Sharks
Billiards anyone? RESETgame is offering a free version of Vegas Pool Sharks over at the Windows Marketplace for Mobile. In taking it out for a test drive, we found the graphics to be really good, the game motion nice but the controls were a little on the sensitive side.
Pool Sharks offers straight pool, eight ball, nine ball and a practice setting. You also have the option to play against a computer opponent. Game play is simply in that you tap and drag the pool cue around to aim, drag back to set the cue and slide forward to strike the ball. The pool cue is tough to aim and overshooting your striking point often occurs.
Additionally, when you pull back on the pool cue you often loose your alignment. You also have a timing issue in striking the cue ball. If you maintain contact with the screen during your forward motion for too long, the cue won't make contact. You have to release contact with the screen at the moment of impact.
One more downside to Pool Sharks is that you are limited to the first three points with the free version. You can buy the full version for $6.99 from the Marketplace that will allow you to play the full game. However, with the control issues I would recommend taking full advantage of the free version first.
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George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.
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