Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
Play 8-ball pool against computer or your friend.
The object of the game is to pocket your set of assigned balls (solid or striped) and finally pocket black ball to designated pocket.
- one or two players modes
- for left and right hands
- real 3D ball animation
- hint for precise aiming
Good luck and enjoy the game!
What's New in Version 2.1
MacBook Pro Retina support.
Many visual enhancements.
Fix for compatibility with SnowLeopard.
For FREE, it is an excellent value!
Just got through with my first full game. The graphics and the physics are very good! No help, and no score keeping, but it’s 8 Ball. The table tells it all. In 8 Ball, the player to get the first ball in determines stripes or solids. If you drop a striped ball, you are stripes. If you drop a solid ball, you are solids. If the computer drops one first, whatever he got, you are the opposite. On your turn, you must hit one of your balls first, but you can choose any ball to get in the pocket. Once all your balls are cleared, you must then make the 8 ball. You’ll have to call your pocket for the 8 ball.
A lot of people in different regions play 8 Ball a little differently, but the differences are usually minor rule changes. For that reason, my short appraisal may have missed a rule or two. But all in all, it plays well.
Use your right mouse button held down to adjust your aim. Aim can be fine tuned by the clockwise and counter-clockwise arrow buttons. Adjust the power with the meter on both the left and right. Shoot by pressing the Shoot button. Enjoy!
Ok, with the limitations built into it… nothing special
Funtionally as to graphics and physics, its good, and I’ll give three stars for that. But what has ruined 8 ball as an enjoyable pool game is the set of rules imposed by the plethora of coin-op bar tables where once any ball but the cue ball drops in a pocket, it stays there until the next game. No more calling of all shots and spotting a ball sunk after a foul. These are the rules that made 8 ball a challenge and a great game.
This game was written with bar table rules and it suffers for it… it simply allows for just shooting at a close together group of balls and if one of ‘yours’ goes in and the first ball you hit was one of yours, you get to keep going… it takes any and all finesse away from the game. Now its like fishing by throwing dynamite in the water… you get fish, right??!! You might as well sweep your stick over the table and push all the balls and wait to see what drops in a pocket…
So yeah, you can while away a few minutes with this, but I’d like to see someone write a real 8 ball app that adheres to the old rules.
Awsome Pool game!
This game plays very realistic. I don't know what game one of the other reviewers was playing when they said the "AI" (computer) cheats by takeing extra turns and not giving them the correct number of shots? I think they don't know how to play pool because this game was spot-on! When I played, I broke and didn't get balls in, so during the AI's turn they got a "solid" in and shot again but missed. They did not take any extra turns. Next during my turn, I shot at one of my "strips" and got it in, then shot again and missed. Then the AI shot but didn't have anything good to hit and missed, then it was my turn … etc. Both my shots and the AI's shots were VERY REALISTIC. And the ball banking, angling, rolling and striking were VERY REALISTIC. I have played "8-ball, last pocket" pool for a long, long time, and when I played this game - it made me feel just like I was in a pool hall playing a real game. Excellent!!!