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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 3.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (18 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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75 (Aug, 2012)
You can play by yourself, against a computer (not recommended), or with a friend (highly recommended). Despite the lack of game options, it might be the best game of pool on the NES and it’s even better when played on the moon.
The Game Hoard (May 14, 2020)
The table designs in Lunar Pool may not always be ambitious and are sometimes repeated, but the new considerations the different shapes and obstacles bring to the gameplay make for a challenging game of pool alone or with a friend. The laser focus on making sure the mini-golf approach to sinking balls feels good and works reliably ensures the game’s mechanics remain enjoyable. While it could use more style to spice things up, Lunar Pool still explores the potential of its concept well enough that you’ll wish it had kept going.
This is a sleeper worth playing for those looking for something outside the standard fare, although it’s a bit disappointing that the developers didn’t utilize the great future vibe from the cover art a little bit more.
There isn't too much more you can really say about Lunar Pool, except that it's a generally fun game. If you like pool-- or perhaps mini-golf-- then it's hard to go wrong with it, especially if you can find it cheap. It welcomes newcomers and pros alike, and for a pool game which dares to reach beyond the normal boundaries, it does its job well. What more can you ask for?
Player One (Jul, 1992)
Lunar Pool est un petit jeu bien sympa, en fin de compte. Mais il a un gros défaut : son manque de diversité. Il y a bien soixante tableaux, mais le but est toujours le même. Et il est loin d'être assez complet pour intéresser les vrais adeptes (on ne peut pas brosser la boule). Bref, à ranger dans la catégorie des « petits jeux ».
Play Time (Apr, 1992)
Die Steuerung und das Spielfeeling sind okay, trotzdem, der Name “Pool“ ist hier wohl nicht gerade angebracht. Mein Rat: Erstmal antesten!
Retro Game Reviews (May 25, 2016)
Lunar Pool is a ho-hum sports title that suffers from barebones gameplay, uninspired stage design and a severe lack of personality. If the tables had any thought put into them this might have made a good multiplayer game, but unfortunately there's little here to enjoy and it's really not worth more than a passing glance.
Video Games (Feb, 1992)
Mit Lunar Pool wird der Hersteller weder der klassischen Vorlage gerecht, noch werden zum Thema Billard innovative oder zumindest halbwegs intelligente Ideen auf den Tisch gebracht. Die Steuerung ist blödsinnig, die Anzeige, an der sich die Stoßstärke erraten läßt, eine Frechheit. Daß sich die meisten Kugeln durch Glück, Zufall oder unrealistische Bewegungsabläufe selbst versenken, war mir nach ein paar Spielminuten auch schon wieder wurscht. Ach ja: Grafik und Musik sind zum Davonlaufen.