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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 Disembodied hands do the toss.
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows The snooker room in hi-res
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows Foul
Jimmy White's 2: Cueball Windows The aim line makes these easy.

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 (63162)
Rack 'em, lads Windows paul cairey (321)

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 1999 86 out of 100 86
Power Unlimited Dreamcast Jan, 2000 8.4 out of 10 84
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Nov, 1999 84 out of 100 84 Windows Jan 08, 2002 84 out of 100 84
PC Games (Germany) Windows Feb 02, 2002 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2002 78 out of 100 78
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Apr, 2000 75 out of 100 75
PSX Nation PlayStation Jan 16, 2001 66 out of 100 66
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jul, 1999 62 out of 100 62
IGN PlayStation Dec 18, 2000 2.5 out of 10 25


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