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Jimmy White's 2: Cueball

aka: Billard Clubhouse, Billard Nights, Billares, Cueball, JWC2

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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.

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Credits (Windows version)

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In the magazine Retro Gamer (issue #22), Archer Maclean tells the story of an early milestone meeting with their old publisher in 1997: they showed off their hardware renderer by displaying a green polygon which eventually would become the snooker table. The publisher's manager proceeded to suggest changing said polygon to a field and making a soccer game instead. Because they disagreed with that proposition, they did not get paid for a few months until the publisher was bought by Electronic Arts.

Related Games

Jimmy White's Cueball
Released 2000 on Game Boy Color
Jimmy White's Cueball World
Released 2001 on Windows
Jimmy White's 'Whirlwind' Snooker
Released 1991 on DOS, Amiga, Genesis
Midnight Pool 2
Released 2009 on Windows Mobile, Android, BlackBerry
Live Billiards
Released 2002 on Windows
Jumpin' Jimmy
Released 1985 on Commodore 64
Jimmy Connors' Tennis
Released 1993 on Lynx
Jimmy Two-Shoes
Released 2009 on J2ME

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  • MobyGames ID: 8101


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Contributors to this Entry

Game added by paul cairey.

Additional contributors: Martin Smith, Patrick Bregger, BlaringCoder.

Last modified February 22nd, 2023.