A PC version of the board game Carrom, which mixes elements of pool and checkers.
Bob 3D is a remake of a little known board game, where the object is to hit a puck which ricochets your coloured tiles into holes in the corner of the board. It’s sort-of a cross between checkers and pool.
The game is alright, graphics wise, as the title says, it’s in 3D but it would have worked well as a 2D top-down game. In fact it probably would have been better, so you could aim more accurately, but nevertheless, as it stands, it gives the feel of actually playing the game and that’s a nice touch.
The game play is alright, the rules are pretty straight forward. You put the black puck anywhere on your line and hit it towards tiles of your colour, bouncing the tiles off each other/the walls; the aim is to “sink” them into the corner pockets. So with a little trial and error and some knowledge of pool, you should be able to figure it out easy enough.
There is no music, only the sounds of the pieces clinking together on the table. While this may be annoying to some, I feel it captures the original mood of the board game.
So in conclusion, it might be enjoyable for pool fans, and it definitely will be enjoyable for anyone who’s played the board game and it might be fun for someone who’s never played it before – possibly starting a new wave of Carrom players, who knows.
Ah, this game is one of the best board games I've played, although I played a Chinese version of Carrom in real life (only major differnces is the red and green thing is on the top and bottom side). But, never the less, this game was really fun. Everything is good in this board game. The only bad thing is unlike real life it's very hard to get 100% aim.
Used to play board game in India (born there); good to see it represented in the West.