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By Jason Snell

Go Play: Pocket-Run Pool

Every iOS game Zach Gage releases is cause for excitement. What a run: Typeshift, Really Bad Chess, and Flipflop Solitaire are all excellent. His latest is Pocket-Run Pool, and as someone who’s never really liked pool, I am surprised just how fun it is.

The aiming and shooting mechanisms are solid—swipe to aim, tap the arrows, and then swipe from bottom to top to shoot. The faster you swipe, the harder you shoot. The sounds are solid—pool table sound effects and loungey background music. The graphics are impeccable—a simple 2-D art style with some adorable 3-D flourishes. And of course, in addition to the basic solo game there’s strong Game Center support, with ongoing tournaments, so you can match your best scores against the rest of the world.

But why tell you about Pocket-Run Pool when I can show you? Check out the video below.

Pocket-Run Pool is free on the App Store with a $4 in-app purchase to unlock everything.

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