Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker

a game by Virgin, and Virgin Games, Ltd.
Genre: Sports
Platforms: Sega GenesisGenesis, PC
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 2 votes
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Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker

This is still the best snooker sim available for the pc. Actually, it's the only snooker sim for the pc. Just as well then that it's dead good. Jimmy White's Worldwind Snooker is the sort of game that you leave on your hard drive and come back to time and time again. There are numerous camera angles from which to view the action and the graphics are pretty good considering it's a comparatively old game, but the best thing about it is the gameplay. I've lost count of the times I loaded it up, kidding myself that I was just going to have a quick game and ended up playing it for hours (sometimes even days!). Admittedly, this is partially down to the fact that I play a lot of pool, so I'm bound to be a sucker for any half-decent snooker game on the pc, but this game is accessible enough for anyone with even a casual interest in snooker to get hooked on it. You can either play it against any one of three computer opponents (on the highest difficulty level, you're up against Jimmy White himself), or you can go for the two-player option and play it against a friend. There's a totally wicked demo mode where you get to see the computer potting all those seemingly impossible shots that you'll never get in a zillion years (well, I won't, anyway) and there's no end of game options. You can view the table from any angle, rotate and zoom in on any ball, use swerve or spin for any shot, and if you want to be really flash, you can even chalk the cue. At only $15, this is an absolute bargain.

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Genesis

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
  • Game modes: Single game mode

Player controls:

  • Up, Down, Left, Right - Arrow keys
  • Start - Enter (Pause, Menu select, Skip intro, Inventory)
  • "A" Gamepad button - Ctrl (usually Jump or Change weapon)
  • "B" button - Space (Jump, Fire, Menu select)
  • "C" button - Left Shift (Item select)

Use the F12 key to toggle mouse capture / release when using the mouse as a controller.

PC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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