PAL region cover art for GameCube
|Platform(s)||GameCube, PlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer (2 players)|
Pool Paradise is a multi-platform pocket billiards video game.
Archer Maclean's Pool Paradise, or simply Pool Paradise, was released on 15 March 2004 in Europe and on 30 June 2004 in North America for the GameCube. It was released 2 April 2004 in Europe and 13 July 2004 in North America on PC and PlayStation 2. It was also slated for release in Xbox format, but was cancelled.
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.
The game's features, according to Booners Interactive 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]
The game was re-released in 2006 under the new title Pool Paradise: International Edition, only in Europe for the PlayStation 2.
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