Pool Paradise

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Pool Paradise
Pool Paradise.jpg
PAL region cover art for GameCube
Developer(s) Awesome Developments
Publisher(s) Ignition Entertainment
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) GameCube
  • PAL March 15, 2004
  • NA June 30, 2004
PlayStation 2 & Windows
  • PAL April 2, 2004
  • NA July 13, 2004
Pool Paradise:
International Edition

PlayStation 2
  • PAL July 7, 2006
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (2 players)
Distribution Nintendo optical disc, DVD

Pool Paradise is a series of multi-platform pocket billiards video games. The series includes two games.

Original edition[edit]

The first of the two games, Archer Maclean's Pool Paradise, or simply Pool Paradise, was released March 15, 2004 in Europe and on June 30, 2004 in North America for the GameCube. It was released April 2, 2004 in Europe and July 13, 2003 in North America on PC and PlayStation 2. It was also slated for release in Xbox format, but was canceled.[1]

The player controls a virtual pool player at a beach resort, who has to work his way up the tournament ladder in order to unlock features and complete the game.

Features[edit]

The game's features, according to Booners Interactive[2] include 30 unique computer characters, with highly-detailed hands, on an animated island with day and night cycles, and 8 virtual camera modes; 11 different game types and 5 modes of play, with 10 different tournament ladders, and 10 table sizes and shapes; and analog cueing, using a gamepad or a mouse. "Hidden features" throughout the game were also alluded to.[clarification needed]]]

International Edition[edit]

The original game was succeeded in 2006 by Pool Paradise: International Edition, only released in Europe.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pool Paradise Info". GameFAQs. Retrieved 2006-07-20. 
  2. ^ "Pool Paradise Company Line". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Pool Paradise: International Edition". GameSpot. Retrieved 2006-07-22. 

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