Hardcore Pool offers billiards for both expert and novice players. As one of eight different characters, you can improve your shots on a variety of pool tables, each featuring different speeds. The balls, which feature shadows and real-time rendered graphics, move realistically along the different surfaces. The game includes five game modes: Arcade, Tournament, 8-ball, 9-ball, and Time Challenge. Features also include a dynamic menu system, custom game options, and a level passcode system, which lets you resume play at the same status.