Pool Paradise PC

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Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics What's this?

  • Summary: You arrive penniless on an idyllic South Pacific Desert Island, as it just so happens scattered around the beach an in varous huts (and some hidden locations) there are a variety of Pool tables and sub games to pass the time. On the beach sheltered under the palm trees there is a practiceYou arrive penniless on an idyllic South Pacific Desert Island, as it just so happens scattered around the beach an in varous huts (and some hidden locations) there are a variety of Pool tables and sub games to pass the time. On the beach sheltered under the palm trees there is a practice table where you can enhance your skills and what the waves rolling in. When you feel you ar good enough you can enter the Competition Hut and start climbing the Championship ladder. There are 11 sets of pool rules and no less than 30 different computer opponents for you to challenge. All represented by highly detailed charismatic animated hands that gesture their feelings as the games progress. [Ignition Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Pool Paradise is one of the best budget games in years. This is an addictive, near-faultless pool simulation, with the various games played in the surrounds of an idyllic tropical beach resort.
  2. The challenges offered in terms of beating your opponents were well tapered; the more you play the better you get and winning some dosh and opening the sub games, which were equally enjoyable, really topped the experience.
  3. In the greater scheme of things, this is not barrier-breaking software, but it is crisp, clean fun at a budget price.
  4. Edge Magazine
    80
    For console owners used to having to fiddle with power sliders in order to orchestrate their shots, it brings a nigh-on edible element of tangibility to the experience... An accomplished bundle. [May 2004, p.109]
  5. There may be those who will find Pool Paradise’s strange setting and overall eccentric nature in conflict with what they would consider a realistic or acceptable pool game experience. However, for those who don’t mind a bit of zaniness mixed in with their billiards fun, Pool Paradise is worth a look.
  6. Then there's the dodgy AI that produces identical breaks if you play the same character again, and super-aggressive play from the big boys with not even a nod to a safety game. All of which adds up to a rushed and amateurish job, albeit one that's surprisingly addictive.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. LoocaC.
    Apr 28, 2004
    10
    This is the best pool.
  2. Gbush
    May 23, 2004
    1
    Sh.t no control keys option.