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Midnight Pool 3D

Prove Your Pool Skills in a Tournament, With a Friend, or in Tough Challenge Shots

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  • What's Free - Play game for 60 minutes.
  • File Size - 75 MB
  • Play It On - Win XP/Vista/7


DFG Exclusive Review Summary

A very good game, far above average & recommended.


  • 3 different types of pool games
  • Play against a friend on your computer
  • Excellent tutorial teaches you the basics and trick shots
  • Aiming lines help you make the perfect shots


  • No online play
  • Only a few pool game types
  • Annoying voice acting
  • Little difference between characters




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Game Description

Become a Pool Champion!

Enter a nation-wide pool tournament and prove your skills! Play as various characters, unlock new characters, travel the nation and beat everyone who challenges you!

Play Normal Pool, Challenges and More!

Start out small and increase your skills as you battle harder players. Play normal pool and tricky challenges like shooting two balls on opposite sides of the table into one pocket at the same time.


Also try Arcade mode for nonstop pool against the computer or a friend. Play Challenge mode to replay any challenges and build your skills. The better you do, the more characters you'll unlock.

Enjoy Wonderful Graphics and Addicting Gameplay!

With great 3D graphics and realistic physics, this game is a fun and useful way to practice pool. The unique challenges are an especially good way to work on your skills so you can deal with tricky situations in real games. With so much to do and the interesting characters and atmosphere you won't get bored of this addicting game!

Do you have what it takes to become a pool champion? Challenge yourself now with Midnight Pool 3D!

Midnight Pool 3D Review

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Review by Brandon

Midnight Pool 3D is an entertaining pool game that has you taking on a friend or computer opponents in games like 9-ball. Several modes of play add some variety, while a tutorial teaches you everything from the basics to the toughest trick shots. The ability to choose between 2D and 3D views while playing adds a great touch to a good pool game.

Character Selection Doesn't Make Much Difference

You start a game by selecting a character to play. Your choice is limited to only a few at first, but you can unlock more to use later in the game. The only difference between the characters is the way they look and sound. While this lets you select the one you like the most without any penalty, it also means your choice has little meaning. It could have been a great addition to have characters with different stats or abilities affecting how well they play pool.


After selecting your character, you select the type of pool you want to play (such as 9-ball). You place a bet on yourself to win, and a coin is flipped to determine who breaks. The game plays with the rules of the type of pool you picked. Once the game ends, you earn cash based on your performance and from your bet. You may also get the chance to perform a trick shot that you can bet on. If you accept the challenge, you can double your money or lose it all.

Popular Pool Games Here, But More Choice Would Be Nice

There are three modes of play as well as several types of pool you can play. Arcade mode lets you take on a computer opponent or a friend in a single match. Story mode has you traveling across the country to take on a variety of computer opponents. Each of these modes gives you a choice as to the type of pool you play. You can choose between 8-ball with US rules, 8-ball with UK rules, and 9-ball. While this choice is great, it is also a bit limited. More game types would have been an excellent addition.

Tutorial Teaches You Trick Shots

There's also a Challenge mode that gives you a series of difficult trick shots to attempt. One of the better features of the game is the tutorial that it includes. The tutorial takes you through the basics of taking shots, but also explains and has you perform several trick shots as well. The biggest issue with the modes is the lack of any sort of online play for more multiplayer action.

Difficulty Levels

Midnight Pool gives you several difficulty levels to select from ranging from easy to hard. The ability to change the difficulty gives you the ability to tune the challenge more towards your skill level, and change it later as you improve. The Challenge mode also provides a more difficult set of obstacles for the more experienced and skillful players to complete.

Easy Controls

The controls in the game are simple and easy for anyone to pick up quickly. The tutorial is also very useful in learning the controls. You need only the mouse to aim and shoot. The simple controls and play makes this a game anyone can easily play.

Average Graphics, Annoying Voice Overs

The presentation in Midnight Pool 3D has both its ups and downs. One downside is the voice acting in the game. You'll find yourself growing tired of it very quickly. The music isn't as bad, but doesn't really stand out in any way either. The graphics aren't top-notch either (especially for characters), but they are on par with other similar pool games.


One positive aspect is the ability to switch between a 2D and 3D view on the pool table. The 2D option gives you an overhead view of the pool table, allowing you to better see the whole table and your shots. The 3D view lets you view the table from the sides and zoom in to improve the accuracy of your shot. You can also see the computer character taking their shot in this view. While the overall presentation could use improvement, it doesn't really hinder the gameplay.

Conclusion - A Decent Pool Game That's Worth a Shot

Overall, Midnight Pool 3D is a great choice for any pool player or person looking for a simple and fun pool game to play. They are several modes and types of pool that bring variety to the game. You can take on computer opponents or a friend. An excellent tutorial will teach you everything you need to be successful. There are a few drawbacks, but they are outweighed by the positive elements in the game. If you're looking for a pool game, this one it definitely worth a try.

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Fast Facts

  1. Midnight Pool 3D's earliest release date was in late 2005.
  2. The game was developed and published by Gameloft.
  3. Midnight Pool 3D was the third iteration in the series, with the rest being the original game and Midnight Pool 2. Gameloft also released other games under the name of Midnight, like Midnight Bowling, Midnight Casino, and Midnight Hold'em Poker.
  4. Gameloft has developed other game series like Modern Combat, Might and Magic, Gangstar, Brothers in Arms, and Brain Challenge.
  5. Midnight Pool 3D was initially released for mobile phone platforms, but it was eventually ported to the PC, Wii, iPad, iPhone and the now defunct N-Gage.

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