Casual Challenge Players Club Review (PlayStation 5)

For our Casual Challenge Players Club Review, we have been given a chance to join a club of the country’s most prestigious and skilled pool players, but even with an invitation, the trials we will face for membership won’t be easy. Most candidates fail. We let anime girls be our guides and motivation as we try and overcome the odds!

Casual Challenge Players Club Review Pros:

  • Nice Anime style graphics.
  • 211.3MB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • You get the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions.
  • Pool gameplay.
  • Three game modes – Versus (local play), Blackball, and like a master.
  • The controls are aim your shot with the stick and then set the power by stopping the bar.
  • Combo counter for potting balls consecutively.
  • Aim line to help.
  • Use the shoulder buttons for slow movement.
  • No penalties for missing or potting the white.
  • Supports using both the d-pad and the analog stick for movement.
  • Easy trophy list.
  • How to play section.
  • End of round breakdown.
  • The goal of the game is to pot all the balls within the ball limit.
  • Story mode has 12 stages.

Casual Challenge Players Club Review Cons:

  • No tutorial initially instead you have to quit out and go to the how-to-play section.
  • The controls are not fantastic.
  • No penalties.
  • The balls don’t actually animate rolling instead, it’s a static image moving.
  • Music is bland and repetitive.
  • No way to increase or decrease the aiming line.
  • Each round is just potting the balls.
  • Doesn’t have any actual game settings.
  • Has a story but it’s just a few bits of dialogue every now and then.
  • Combos and scores mean absolutely nothing.
  • No online play.
  • Doesn’t support any leaderboards.
  • The gameplay is very flat.
  • No replay value.

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Casual Challenge Players Club.

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Developer: Yume Game Studio

Publisher: Eastasiasoft

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  • 6/10
    Graphics - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Sound - 5/10
  • 6/10
    Accessibility - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Length - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fun Factor - 6/10


I love pool games, nothing more relaxing than playing with my pool balls. Unfortunately here we have a very basic dumbed-down version of pool. The controls may be simple and you may only ever have to pot a few balls in a level but the presentation matched with the basic graphics make it a very flat and somber affair. It took like half an hour to finish the story mode and see everything the game had to offer, with no replay value and variation the game soon became obsolete. I don’t mean to bash it but it really doesn’t do much, I’ve seen more gameplay and mechanics in a mobile game. You play this for the trophies and they will take minutes to Platinum.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!