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Jimmy White's 2: Cueball

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Licensed by snooker player Jimmy White, this game is a simulation of not only the British game of snooker, but also of the three main variations of pool.

The game is viewed in detailed 3D, allowing you to rotate the table at all angles, either from overhead or using the cue position as a base. Taking a shot involves setting the exact pace and spin of it, and considering what each contact will do to the position of the cue ball, and any balls you may wish to pot afterwards. In the snooker mode playing accurate 'safety' shots (to prevent your opponent scoring) becomes important as well).

In each mode there are 10 computer opponents, and matches can consist of up to 9 frames. A trick-shot editor is also included, allowing you to practice shots and set up challenges. Replays and an undo mode are also included.

Bonus games are included as well - darts, draughts, a fruit machine, and even a remake of Dropzone, a Commodore 64 game from the same programmer.


Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows He potted the 8 off the break, so he gets the first chance.
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows Making a jump, although I'm still losing.
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows A straightforward pot
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows Darts

Alternate Titles

  • "JWC2" -- informal/slang
  • "Jimmy White's Cueball World" -- French title

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User Reviews

A great value combination of games, with all the important features spot on Windows Martin Smith (63130)
Rack 'em, lads Windows paul cairey (321)

The Press Says

Power Unlimited Dreamcast Jan, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 02, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84
Power Unlimited Windows Oct, 1998 8 out of 10 80
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 2000 75 out of 100 75 Dreamcast Jan 18, 2000 14 out of 20 70
PSX Nation PlayStation Jan 16, 2001 66 out of 100 66
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jul, 1999 62 out of 100 62
NowGamer Dreamcast Sep 24, 1998 5.9 out of 10 59
IGN PlayStation Dec 18, 2000 2.5 out of 10 25


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