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Pool Panic

Rating Summary

Based on 24 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

46%

Critics Recommend

Based on 24 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PCJul 19, 2018
Nintendo SwitchJul 19, 2018

Developer: Rekim

Publisher: Adult Swim Games

Genres: Action, Sports

Pool Panic is the world’s least realistic pool simulator. Play as a mischievous, and dare we say, oblivious cue ball in a giant game of pool that sprawls across a colorful cartoon overworld with more than 100 levels. Explore jungles, deserts, carnivals, cities and more while knocking around a peculiar cast of billiard balls, most of which won’t appreciate being pocketed.Every level of Pool Panic has an 8-ball, but he won't be standing around waiting to be potted. While you seek him out, you'll be occupied by plenty of strange activities involving balls:

Ride a Ferris Wheel! Knock off other balls for your own gain!
Explore caves where even the bats are balls!
Play nine holes of mini-golf with a pool cue!
Flee the zombie horde! But careful, they're contagious!
Go skiing and mountain climbing! With balls!
Hunt boy scouts in the woods! Steal their hats! Wait...



Explore a colorful overworld with more than 100 levels. Shoot pool in deserts, gardens, cities, the carnival, the woods, and more
Get mad at balls that dash away from you, think strategically about when to hit toothy balls that can unleash stomp attacks, and line up the perfect shot.
Take down bosses and join a motorcycle gang chase.
Unlock higher levels of the central tower as you travel the world. What awaits you at the top?
Challenge up to four of your friends in local multiplayer.
Hats. This game has hats.

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TheSixthAxis

8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

With an off-the-wall sense of humour and style, Pool Panic is a very different pocket to sink your balls into. There are plenty of high points here that help to counteract the occasional camera issues and make for an entertaining experience all round. The multiplayer will probably drag plenty of your friends into this strange world too and there's no reason not to enjoy that. Pool Panic excels at being exactly what it is, a weird puzzle adventure game with a lot of personality and plenty to do.

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God is a Geek

7.5 / 10.0
God is a Geek

With its creativity in the pool ball variety and levels spread across a massive open-esque world, Pool Panic manages to be interesting all the way through.

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GamingTrend

75 / 100
GamingTrend

Pool Panic is an unexpected take on the classic game of pool. Combining the weird and silliness of Adult Swim with a sports puzzler type game makes for fun and enjoyable gameplay. The art style and attention to detail work nicely, and adds an unexpected depth to this wacky game!

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COGconnected

75 / 100
COGconnected

Nevertheless, I enjoyed playing Pool Panic and I was impressed with its fresh and original vibe.

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Recent News

Pool Panic PS4 and Xbox One Release Date: Is Pool Panic a Switch Exclusive?

Pool Panic PS4 and Xbox One Release Date: Is Pool Panic a Switch Exclusive?

Is a Pool Panic PS4 and Xbox One release on its way? The game was recently released on Nintendo Switch and PC, though thus far a Pool Panic PS4 and Xbox One release date hasn't been announced.

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