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Pool Paradise to launch at £19.99

Archer's clack clack requires less jingle jangle.

Archer Maclean's Pool Paradise will debut at a wallet-friendly price of £19.99 when it launches this April 2nd on PS2, Cube and PC, developer Ignition announced today. The game, for which Jimmy White provided exclusive consultancy, is generally thought to be rather good, and we'll be picking our way through it in the next few days now we've got our hands on some code.

As previously stated, the "Paradise" element of the title refers to an idyllic desert island where players arrive penniless and have to work their way up through the ranks by winning games and placing side bets. Of course none of this has prevented Ignition from including 11 variations on standard rules, five modes of play, and even ten different table sizes and shapes, which sounds fun. Oh, and you can read more about Mr. White's involvement here.

We'll let you know how we got on with PP soon. However we're really looking forward to the sequel, which will no doubt be in complete 3D and involve shots and angles of complexity we can barely start to envisage. Actually, why is it nobody's ever tried that? We get all sorts of random crap about bloody kangaroos and sodding bandicoots and nobody thought to make a game where snooker is played in zero gravity 3D arenas? Archer Maclean: hear my cries!

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