Summary: I BOUGHT THIS GAME TO GET SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM THE WII PLAY VERSION. THIS VERSION IS VERY HARD TO PLAY AND WASN'T FUN. I PLAYED IT FOR A SHORT PERIOD THEN WENT BACK TO THE WII PLAY VERSION.
Summary: Thank goodness we bought this game for cheap. I wasn't expecting a Wii pool equivalent but was certainly hoping for something better than what it is. Clunky, sometimes awkward controls. Poor graphics. Although the Wii version is simple and doesn't allow "realistic" play, it's still better than this game.
Summary: Because we just got Wii, I thought I would get some games that interested all of our family members. I should have read the reviews for this game first. I learned my lesson. this game is so boring & tedious. I definitely do not recommend it for anyone. I'll be more careful next time.
Summary: The controls for the game are horrendous. It's as if someone just threw this game together. But the worst part is, the controller accessory that was designed for it must never have been tested before selling it; the manufacturer would have noticed the IR transmitter gets blocked by pieces inside the pool cue stick. Nintendo is allowing too many mistakes by third party companies and needs to tighten down these problems.
This game is a less than 1 star game, don't waste your money
E. McCreary, Amazon
31 May 2008
Summary: If you like the pool game that came on the Wii Play, then don't bother. This game sucks! I only paid [...] for it and I wish I hadn't. It is way too hard to figure out how to play and it is nothing but frustrating. Don't be tempted to buy it because it is the only pool game out there. Even then it is a complete waste of your time and money!
Do NOT buy this game - stick with Wii Play's Billiards
Michael Gummelt "Game Programmer", Amazon
15 January 2008
Summary: This is truly a horrible game. I own Wii Play and have played their Billiards game quite a bit. After a while of playing that, I got tired of the single game type (kind of like Rotation with only 9 balls) and decided I'd buy the only other Pool game on the Wii (which, in itself, is quite baffling since the controls make it a natural for pool games!): Pool Party.
Summary: I have to say I was looking forward to this game for months. I became totally addicted to the pool game in the Wii games pack. This is a poor quality Gamecube style game. How can a company make a game for the Wii that uses NONE of the wii's human interface advantages? Dont buy this game and expect to be able to stroke the cue with a realistic action. This game makes you choose your power level first and then trigger the shot...
Pros: Has the ability with the right programming of being quite an AWESOME game but .....
Cons: Can't seem to save your character and environment preferences. Can't keep playing with the same player after the game is done - makes you start over. Sounds and music are awful and you are unable to turn off some of the sounds. Using the cue stick to hit is awkward and not precise. You can actually get dizzy on this game and if you've had a drink or two, you'd probably would get sick.
Cons: Just about everything, including the "pros". Bad control, non-utilization of Wii sensors, horrible sounds (immersive my backside), bad graphics, lame cookie-cutter characters, too many intro credits.... I think you get it.