Although it doesn?t really need one,
Pool Wars has a plot: a war has broken out between two formerly peaceful tribes of Pool Spirits when a sacred crown was stolen. As an army general of one tribe, your job is to lead your army to victory using a combination of pool skills, arcade reflexes, and strategic planning. Gameplay is similar to pool, except that each ball is an army unit. At the beginning, your troop consists of one king, three magicians, and six soldiers. The ultimate goal on each map (i.e. pool table) is protecting your king and killing the one your opponent's king. But before that, you often need to defeat your opponent?s magicians first because their powerful magic. The game plays just like any other 3D pool game: rotate your view to line up your ?shots,? i.e. where you want the unit to move. Then just hit the ball, and watch as ball soldiers/magicians/king bounce off each other or enemy balls, performing their attacks.
The game is fast, fun, and addictive, with plenty of new bonus items and surprises on each new map to keep the game interesting. The graphics are very sharp in 3D, and the animations are very smooth, with convincing ball physics. If you enjoy a pool game or arcade games in general, Pool Wars is well worth a look and in my opinion the registration price (the shareware version lets you play the game for 15 minutes, with one map available). Two thumbs up, way up!