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  1. Jul 19, 2018
    4
    Pool Panic
    Just like your girlfriend – cute and annoying
    Pool panic is a super arcadey pool game where you play as a cue ball The game features a giant open world hub with over 100 levels for you to conquer Each of these levels are of course different and pose a different challenge though the task remains the same throughout.. You can freely aim and move around the table… your goal is
    Pool Panic
    Just like your girlfriend – cute and annoying
    Pool panic is a super arcadey pool game where you play as a cue ball
    The game features a giant open world hub with over 100 levels for you to conquer
    Each of these levels are of course different and pose a different challenge though the task remains the same throughout.. You can freely aim and move around the table… your goal is to knock every ball on the table in the various holes and then sink the 8 ball and move on... sounds simple enough... but it isn’t simple…
    These pool tables are alive, not only that the pool balls are alive as well, all having their own personalities and twist to them and I appreciate this so much… this is such a cute and colorful game with a charming cast of characters
    The thing is though that this game is just not fun… none of it..
    this is less of a pool game and more of a chase a bunch of balls around a table , hope you can line up a shot in time while they’re resting before they get up and run around again… the game starts decently fun at the start and then slowly introduces new characters with new stipulations.. These beginning moments of the game are the best... but the deeper you get you quickly start to realize that the developers equate annoying to challenge
    their only ideas seem to come down to how can we annoy the player in this situation, let’s have raccoon balls up un trees that only come down after you hit a grill, they only stick around for a couple of seconds, will instantly run back after you hit them and if you miss you chance in that brief window you have to do it all over again, all while moving insanely slow with aiming that feels stiff
    Let’s fill a table with characters that hope out of the way when you aim at them.. Its moments like these that ruin the charm of the game…
    I appreciate the gimmicks, but every level doesn’t need a new gimmick... it just doesn’t...
    especially when they gimmick just starts boiling down to making the player chase balls around
    I want to set up trick shots, I want to use skill.. Not play cat and mouse
    I give Pool Panic
    a 4/10
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Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Aug 24, 2020
    77
    Pool Panic is a fun and original game for Nintendo Switch and, although it can be frustrating at times; its humor and lively style make anyone want to approach the pool table.
  2. Nov 22, 2018
    75
    Pool Panic is an absurd puzzle game that breathes new life into the game of pool despite some control issues.
  3. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Oct 29, 2018
    80
    A great combination of open-world exploration, silly graphics and sillier humor. [Issue #36 – November/December 2018, p. 24]