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Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (Amiga)

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Description

A 3D snooker simulator. The table and cue can be turned through almost any angle, with shot strength and spin as required too. An on-screen dotted white line shows the path of your ball, including the next bounce.

There is also a "trick-shot" mode, allowing you to recreate classic snooker trick shots (well, not the one with the basket. Or with the cues lying on the table. Or the one with the girl lying on her back with the pink ball in her mouth. But you know).

And if you dawdle too long, the balls pull faces at you. Honest!

Screenshots

Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Title screen
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Some sort of screensaver
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Game setup
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Game start

Alternate Titles

  • "147 3D Snooker" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A new dimension in recreating snooker on computer Martin Smith (63162) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Amiga Action Sep, 1991 95 out of 100 95
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 10 out of 12 83
Amiga Joker Oct, 1991 82 out of 100 82
Top Secret Jun, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Power Play Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80

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Trivia

3D engine

The 3D engine was originally written for the Acorn Archimedes system in 1988, although that version probably was never finished.

Demo mode

There is a hidden mode in this game in which you can watch the computer compile breaks of 147 (the most that's possible in normal circumstances, and something of a Holy Grail among professional snooker players - coincidentally White became just the second player to achieve this during the World Championships in 1992, though several other players have achieved it since - Ronnie O'Sullivan has the record with three). Go into Trick Shot Mode and press F7, F4 and then F1, and it will now be available on the Demo Mode Menu

Original idea

The idea for Jimmy White to license the game actually came from TV Presenter Jeremy Beadle, when he met Archer MacLean at a trade show.

Version differences

An updated Amiga version was made in 1994, adding accelerator card compatibility and multiple game-save slots.

Some early Amiga copies weren't fully compatible with Kickstart 2 either, and produced black blocks on the screen (although it was basically still playable)

Awards

  • ST Format
    • January 1993 (issue #42) - #7 in '50 finest Atari ST games of all time' list

Famine3h (298) added Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (Amiga) on Oct 18, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Tibes80 (1495), NGC 5194 (17258) and Martin Smith (63162)