While we still say pool is a game best played in reality, a virtual iteration can always be lots of fun.
As revealed over at the PlayStation Blog , King of Pool for the PSP will be released on the PSN this Thursday for the agreeable price of $9.99. Nordcurrent Managing Director Alex Bravve said they've "worked really hard to implement the whole variety of rules that exist in the world," and we can expect "one of the biggest collections of Pools and Snooker on PSP." We'll get the ever-popular Eight Ball, plus Snooker, Nine Ball, Four Ball, One Cushion Billiard, and more (I'm personally hoping for Straight Pool). But perhaps most intriguing is the addition of some very creative tables; tables you'd never find in a pool hall anywhere in the world. They were originally designed by the team's artists just for fun but when they realized how entertaining such tables could be, they decided to make them a highlight of the game. Also, don't forget that King of Pool supports turn-based multiplayer on a single PSP, and they've even tossed in three little mini-games for a nice change of pace.
Oh, there was a time back in college when I was quite good at pool. But seeing as how I basically haven't played since, I'd probably rip a hole in the felt…eh, maybe a game like this would be better for me.
Related Game(s): King of Pool