Adult Swim's Insane Switch / PC Game, Pool Panic, Gets New Trailer And Release Date

Pool Panic arrives on July 19.


Adult Swim Games has shared a new trailer for its ridiculous billiards game, Pool Panic. The video, which you can watch above, provides a closer look at how to play the game and shows off some of the outlandish challenges players will come across during the course of the adventure.

Described by developer Rekim as the "world's least realistic pool simulator," Pool Panic puts players in control of a "mischievous" pool ball. The object of the game is to aim your pool cue and shoot the ball into the other balls around the stage to sink them into pockets, but the title quickly introduces increasingly ridiculous permutations of that idea.

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Now Playing: Pool Panic - Official Gameplay Exclusive Trailer

There are more than 100 levels in Pool Panic, which are laid out on a large overworld that changes and expands as you complete stages. As demonstrated in the trailer, the theme and objective of the levels can vary wildly; one stage, for instance, has players trying to knock pool balls off of motorcycles while they're racing down a freeway, while another features zombie balls that chase players around the level.

In addition to the single-player campaign, the game features a multiplayer party mode, in which up to four players can compete against each other locally in various mini-games. The Nintendo Switch version of the game also allows two players to play together on one console using a single Joy-Con each.

Pool Panic is coming digitally to Switch and PC via Steam on July 19. We got a chance to check the title out at PAX East earlier this year and thought it was one of our favorite games from the show. If you'd like to see more footage of the game, you can watch us play 13 minutes of Pool Panic here.

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