There are loads of simulators in the video game market. Although they lure in all sorts of users, they're usually focused on gamers that will never be able to enjoy that real-life experience (such as piloting a Boeing 777) or on users that are really quite clumsy, as is the case of the Guitar Hero masters that have never played real guitar before. So, in the virtual world, you can become an expert in football, singing or gymnastics, even if you haven't really got a clue. Even if you don't know how to hold a pool cue, with Billiards City for Android, you can become the best player in the world, displaying all your accuracy and concentration (that's why it's usually played down the pub).
It makes use of start-of-the-art technology to create the most exciting and realistic pool simulator.
How to play
Once you've managed to download and install the APK file, the rest is child's play. The first time you open the game, you'll be offered a really intuitive tutorial that teaches you all the basic touchscreen controls, which are basically three:
- Turn your cue to aim in the direction in which you want to take your shot.
- With the right-hand-side bar, you can calculate the spin of the ball very accurately.
- Use the left-hand-side bar to hit the ball with more or less strength depending on the kind of shot to be taken.
Touchscreen controls to use your cue.
Once you've configured your shot, choose the force, and the rest is history. Whilst you're preparing the shot, a small beam of light will project on the ball you intend to hit so that you can guess how it will behave once you hit it. On each map, you'll find a series of levels that you have to complete to continue playing. In turn, each one of them will reward you with lives that you'll use up with each shot you miss. The controls are very gentle and the 3D environment is very realistic. If you're into billiards, you should definitely check this game out.