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Pool Paradise by Ignition Entertainment

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Pool Paradise is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 1.
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  • Platform: Game Cube
  • Publisher: Ignition Entertainment
  • Developer: Awesome Studios
  • Category: Sports

Product Details:

Daylight come and you wanna play pool? Sure; but you've just been brought to the shore of an exotic South Pacific Island - with no cash. But wait! There's an animated loan shark underwater who's more than willing to lend you a little "green." He may come back to bite you, of course!

It's 6-Ball, 7-Ball, 8-Ball, bunch - a whole bunch more in Pool Paradise, the latest and greatest pool game from the world-renowned pool video game designer Archer Maclean and Ignition Entertainment Ltd.

Go ahead - play pool poolside in a panoramic paradise! It's an island getaway where you'll encounter 31 pool sharks, all of whom would love to lighten your wallet. If you can turn the tables on them, you'll win some coin for yourself. Win money in a league, cup, or championship, or make side bets on games or individual shots. Then use your earnings to go on a shopping spree in the pro shop hut to buy better cues, chalk, laser sights, view lines, coaching - even tables! Or maybe you'd just like to take a break and have a little fun with that cash ...


* Play 7-Ball, 8-Ball, 9-Ball, 15-Ball, 14-to-1 Continuous, Bowlliards, Killer and Rotation - Pool Paradise has them all! As you explore your island paradise you'll discover hidden challenges throughout the game such as darts and the classic Dropzone Hut (a beach hut housing a version of Archer Maclean's seminal 80's hit arcade game!).

* Five separate sub games, a trickshot mode with variable rate replay and record features, and eight camera modes - from close in action chase cams to static top-down.

* 11 different tables, seven different cues, ten types of tournaments, and 15 great audio tracks. Plus, there's this incredible island paradise to explore. Depth and quality are the benchmarks of Pool Paradise."
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Go Broke While Trying To Break This game starts out promising enough; pick a character and go play various billiards and pub games. And that's when you find out the game's filled with broken promises. You have to go to the 'loan shark' and get $200 before you can earn enough money to buy the mini games such as Darts or Skeeball. And you have to win matches against the computer to gain the money you'll need to buy the mini-games or special items. And when you run out of money from constantly losing to low level computer characters, you have to return to the loan shark for another $200 loan and start all over again. Character animations consist of a pair of hands 'walking' around the pool tables and setting up for shots. Opponents are distinguished by the different gloves each may wear, or how much filth and grime is on the character according to the profile pics. It's painfully slow when the computer character decides to take its shot by walking around the table. It's slow, especially when the 'character' stops halfway around the table and reverses direction all of a sudden and walks in the opposite direction around the table to get to where it was originally going to walk to in the first place. Sound effects are good. Gravity with the balls is excellent (you can even hop them over others if you take the shots right, which luckily in this game, doesn't send the pool hall owner to you with a warning and a bill for damaging his table). The music is nothing to write home about and in all honesty, is nothing you'd ever hear over an actual game of pool. I wouldn't have gone out and licensed country, pop, blues and classic rock hits for it, but I sure wouldn't have had the music department of the company make players feel like they're stuck in an elevator from the time they start playing until they get fed up and shut the game off, either. It's understandable to have different pool cues, tables, a helpful player HUD and table customizing felts requiring large sums of player cash, but locking out darts and charging the same amount as a custom table to unlock them is a bit much.
Date published: 2012-02-16
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