There some great combinations in history whether it’s peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, macaroni and cheese, Bert and Ernie, Simon and Garfunkel, Bonny and Clyde, shoes and socks, pencil and paper, or bread and butter. Is billiards and mini-golf the next great combination? The developers of Super Paper Pool are hoping so with 70 unique table layouts trying to offer the best of both worlds. Billiards and mini-golf do share a few similarities, as you’re trying to knock balls into holes. In terms of Super Paper Pool each level has a mini-golf style layout, with a billiards style of knocking the cue ball into the different billiard balls scattered about.
It’s an extremely neat idea that is executed very well giving you some unique puzzle action. The first few levels are about bouncing a single billiard ball against the walls to try to reach the hole at the end. As you advance, there are more billiards and holes to hit in one table, and there are varying shapes as well. The shapes include triangles, crosses, “L” shapes, and octagons, with each one changing the physics as they collide with each other, and the walls. Each level offers a different challenge, and through the three different environments you come across spikes, keys, and multiple pieces at once.
The game lets you see the underlying physics puzzle action of both mini-golf and billiards, and how seamlessly they can overlay. It’s simply an enjoyable challenge from start to finish as you swipe to shoot, and compete for par scores. There’s also a neat set-up as each level is created in the constellations of the stars, and the table layouts are formed from construction paper. It’s quite a deluxe overall package that exemplifies the creativity and polish that iOS developers can provide.
Super Paper Pool ($1.99, Universal) is a should buy for a brand new form of fun.