There are a ton of new features in version 2.0 of Pool! Instead of playing single player against yourself, as in the previous version, you can now play Two-Player and Vs. Computer! These are both long awaited features that I am totally stoked to see them finally implemented!! Another sweet new feature is that the games are saved when you exit the app!! The next time you open the app, just select Load Last Game. There are also some new options in the Settings; you can choose to rotate the controls for the 2nd player, making it easier for two people to play at the same time, you can choose from three levels of difficulty and there are five options for match length (1, 3, 5, 10, 15). Once you select the number of players you will then get another menu. There are now two options for the type of game you would like to play; 8-ball and 9-ball. In this menu, it also displays how many games you have left for that day. Once inside the game…there are even more new features!
The best new feature (I think) is that you are now able to get back to the main menu by tapping the arrows in the upper left corner. You can even go to the main menu and then go back into the game right where you left off! The plus and minus buttons allow you to make fine adjustments to your cue direction. Once your cue direction is set…you can then tap the plus button to move your cue to the right and the minus button to move your cue to the left. If playing Two-Player, there is a green circle that displays which players turn it is. Which is nice!
Now, for the catch! The app is now a “demo” you have to donate to get the full version of the app which means there are a few restrictions on what you can use/do. If you have the free version of the app, you can only play seven games a day, you are not able to use the save feature and the match length is restricted to 1 (you can not do 3, 5, 10 or 15). Other than that…I really like this app. The new features are awesome, it is well built, reliable and just down right fun. Definitely one of those apps worthy of showing off to your friends. Pool is available through the Ste Packaging source.