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Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker (Amiga)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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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!


Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Title screen
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Main menu
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Game start
Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker Amiga Game setup

Alternate Titles

  • "147 3D Snooker" -- Working title

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User Reviews

A new dimension in recreating snooker on computer Martin Smith (63198) 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
Power Play Dec, 1991 80 out of 100 80
Top Secret Jun, 1992 4 out of 5 80


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3D engine

The 3D engine was originally written for the Acorn Archimedes system in 1988, although I don't think that version was ever finished.

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.


  • 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 (17267) and Martin Smith (63198)