Conclusion: In the end it comes down to this; Pocket Pool is a substandard, accessory free billiards game accented with sophomoric sexual innuendo and a ridiculous amount of pictures of half naked women. If you consider playing a 15 minute match, which loses its freshness fairly quick, in order to unlock two non-pornographic images of women to be a worthy investment of your time, this is the title for you. For everyone else, please get your billiards fix elsewhere.
Summary: Eidos' billiards simulation video game Pocket Pool, developed by Hyper Devbox, features advanced AI, real world physics, 13 scintillating pool games including 9 ball, 8 ball Rotation, Black Jack and Snooker.
Excerpt: When I first received Pocket Pool for the PSP I felt as if I should be concealing the game from my wife when I arrived home. You see, the cover graces a stunning brunette bent over making a pool shot with her, shall we say, best assets staring right at you. Don’t get me wrong the cover is arguably a great feature of the game, however it almost gives you the sense you are getting into something a little naughty.
Excerpt: One glance at the front cover of the jewel case for Eidos Interactive's latest "Pocket Pool" game featuring a hot babe bent over a pool table with some serious cleavage exposed and you know that nothing short of naughty is going to come from a title like this. I find the moral side of my self tearing at me saying, "It's just not right J-man. It's just not right.
Excerpt: You can't find too much fault with any game that features video and still images of beautiful ladies. Considering the expanding demographics of gaming, it may be anachronistic to assume that Pocket Pool will sell on T&A alone. There aren't a wide array of pool games on the market for PSP right now, so you may find yourself attracted by the ladies, but enthralled by the pool.
The girls are half naked, and the game is half-assed
Cheat Code Central
6 June 2007
Conclusion: There isn't much to get excited about with Pocket Pool. Not even the models and their cheesy videos are likely to scintillate you. The two-player Wi-Fi mode is decent but there's no reason that there couldn't be a pass-the-game-around mode. Everything about this game, from the presentation to the mechanics, is at best average. In all, it seems like little more than a sampling of mini-games.
Excerpt: Quick, can you think of anything dumber than Paris Hilton, Britney Spears and the 42nd president of the United States combined ? Okay, so Pocket Pool isn't that bad, not even as dumb as George. Still, you have to admit that the idea of combining pictures of bikini-suited women, and even more provocative at times, with pool is a dumb idea. It at least ranks up there with spam (the food, not the e-mails), Vanilla Coke and the Dead or Alive movie.