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iPhone: Killer Pool price drop to $0.99

03-08-2009, 07:46 AM
#1
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 624
Killer Pool price drop to $0.99

Hi all,

Just a quick post to announce that Killer Pool will be on sale for two weeks at $0.99*

Killer Pool features; 8 Ball, 9 Ball, UK Black Ball (Eight Ball), Killer and OctoKiller,

We bill Killer Pool as the most realistic pool experience on the iPhone - but don't just take our word for it - here are what others say:

"one of the best games on the iPhone. 5/5 + Editors's Choice Award." Macworld.co.uk
"particularly impressive and realistic" toucharcade.com
"After looking at plenty of other pool applications, I will say this is my personal favorite. 4/5" appVee.com
"If you’re looking for a great pool experience, go with Killer Pool. 8/10" appcraver.com
"the best pool physics i've seen" iPhones.ru
"a great choice for your iPhone. 4/5 " appletell.com
"Killer Pool is not only one of the best pool games available on the App Store, it is also one of the best iPhone games that I have played." iPhoneHacks.com

Website:
http://www.ikillerpool.com

App Store:
http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=298835725

hope you enjoy it.

cheers

Morgan

Last edited by Sauce Digital; 03-08-2009 at 07:48 AM.
03-08-2009, 08:05 AM
#2
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 4,404
Which is the best pool game now?
Is it Virtual Pool, World Championship Pool or this one?

03-08-2009, 11:00 AM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
Posts: 2,404
Anyone who owns this game and can chime in?

VERY tempted as I want a good pool game!
03-08-2009, 11:06 AM
#4
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Posts: 2,326

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Gameplay video sold me on this purchasing now

Check out Randomness is green
some youtube comment:
Quote:
She's smart...
in a parallel universe, 100 billion years ago
03-08-2009, 11:11 AM
#5
My problem with it was that the balls loose speed unnaturally but otherwise I liked it.
03-08-2009, 11:24 AM
#6
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 2,326
quick question which is the normal pool? the one where player one hits the stripes and player two hits full color and whoever finishes first wins.
what game is that?

Check out Randomness is green
some youtube comment:
Quote:
She's smart...
in a parallel universe, 100 billion years ago
03-08-2009, 11:29 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by pablo19 View Post
quick question which is the normal pool? the one where player one hits the stripes and player two hits full color and whoever finishes first wins.
what game is that?
thats eightball pool.
the first player to pocket any ball type will have to pocket the rest of those, and the other player the opposite. then whoever pockets all of their ball types first has to pocket the 8ball for win
03-08-2009, 11:32 AM
#8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rhcpdrummer View Post
thats eightball pool.
the first player to pocket any ball type will have to pocket the rest of those, and the other player the opposite. then whoever pockets all of their ball types first has to pocket the 8ball for win
thanks!!!

Check out Randomness is green
some youtube comment:
Quote:
She's smart...
in a parallel universe, 100 billion years ago
03-08-2009, 02:39 PM
#9
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,143
I just played the lite version. here is a quick review.

First of all, I am an advanced pool shooter in real life, so I am looking at realism and am analyzing everything. The first thing I noticed is the ball slow-down speed. As others have said, it is not entirely realistic. Not only does it slow down too fast (too little friction), it slows down in strange "increments" as it approaches a stop. Lagging for break is totally unrealistic.

The physics are NOT entirely real. A huge problem is that you cannot "throw" a ball. To throw, in pool, is to put left or right English (spin) on the cue ball which in turn causes the object (target) ball to spin the opposite direction and to shoot off at a left or right angle when it is struck.

Example, if you aim straight dead-on at a ball and hit the cue with a lot of left spin, the object ball should move (be thrown) a bit to the right, rather than going straight ahead. In addition, when the object ball hits a cushion it should spin off dramatically in that direction as well.

Niether of these happen though in Killer Pool. This, in my opinion, is a big letdown, as Virtual Pool does incorporate "throw" into its physics. Adjustable table friction seems like a must-have in this game, although the quick slow-downs probably speed up the game a little.

I do like the pinch to zoom feature.

The graphics are average in quality. Tables are plain and the felt is basically non-textured looking. No background scenery. Not the end of the world, but backgrounds are a nice touch.

I'm playing as I write this. The friction is definitely a problem. It is waaay too slow. Hit a really hard lag shot and see what I mean. A ball should bounce across the length of the table several times.

In the Killer Pool description they claim to have realistic pocket sizes, however this does not appear to be the case. They are big, especially for the size of the table. Big tables usually have smaller pockets.

For realistic pool, Killer Pool does not cut it.

In contrast, Virtual Pool has the best physics of any pool game, be it PC, iPhone, or any other platform. It also has a career mode with unlockables, different table sizes (with different pocket sizes), different locations. It has more game types, including Straight Pool(cool!) and Rotation. There are dozens of players to shoot against. It just needs online play to be super-ultimate perfecto!.

VP also loads very fast, has a "ghost ball" for aiming help, as well as aiming lines. One thing VP does not have, however, is the ability to raise the butt of your stick to perform "Masse's" or legal jump shots. The PC version has this. Bit of a disappointment, though very minor for me.

Killer Pool could be better. As it stands now, Virtual Pool is still the king.

(Edited for clarification)

Last edited by schplurg; 03-08-2009 at 02:48 PM.
03-08-2009, 02:41 PM
#10
Thank you schplurg for that detailed and in depth review! Looks like I will go with Virtual pool