With Really Bad Chess and Flipflop Solitaire, Zach Gage took a familiar game and created something addicting and unique with a simple variation on the formula. That approach continues when Pocket-Run Pool releases later this week, adding an high-scoring arcade touch to pool.
In Pocket-Run Pool, each pocketed ball causes the score multiplier of the holes to shift around the table, while misses and scratches cost you a life; these rules promise a precise physics-based puzzler where every sink must be carefully planned and precisely placed. Unlike many other pool games, Pocket-Run Pool is designed with single player in mind, with a focus on encouraging skillfully angled shots to earn the highest scores.
The 8-ball action is divided among several modes: Standard, Insta-Tournament against global players, and High Stakes featuring game modifiers such as the tricky Cuewall challenge. Victory and high scores let you unlock alternate pool cues and color schemes to cosmetically display your pocket-run superiority.
Pocket-Run Pool is slated to release on iOS this Thursday as a free download, with a $2.99 in-app purchase that unlocks "Break of The Week", alternate backgrounds, and removes Insta-Tournament buy-ins.