Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker

DOS game, 1991

Genre:
Sports
Year:
1991
Developer:
Virgin Games
Publisher:
Virgin Games
Perspective:
1st-person
Theme:
Pool / Snooker

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If you're a fan of sports games, particularly snooker or pool, then this game might catch your attention. Named after the renowned snooker player Jimmy White, the game aims to provide a realistic portrayal of the physics and geometry involved in billiards. However, despite its attempt to mimic the real-life dynamics of snooker, the game falls short in terms of novelty and engagement. …read more

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If you're a fan of sports games, particularly snooker or pool, then this game might catch your attention. Named after the renowned snooker player Jimmy White, the game aims to provide a realistic portrayal of the physics and geometry involved in billiards. However, despite its attempt to mimic the real-life dynamics of snooker, the game falls short in terms of novelty and engagement.

One of the main criticisms of the game is its lack of innovation. It doesn't introduce any new features or gameplay mechanics that distinguish it from other snooker or pool games available at the time. As a result, players might find themselves losing interest relatively quickly. The game's realism in terms of ball movement and shot angles is commendable, but this alone isn't enough to keep players engaged for long periods.

Although the game serves as a decent simulation of the snooker experience, especially for fans of Jimmy White, it struggles to maintain the player's interest due to its repetitive nature. For those seeking a more exciting or varied billiards game, alternatives such as Sharkey's 3D Pool might offer a more enjoyable and engaging experience.

In conclusion, while Jimmy White's Whirlwind Snooker succeeds in creating a realistic snooker simulation with accurate physics, it falls short in delivering an entertaining and lasting gameplay experience. Its straightforward approach to the sport may appeal to purists, but players looking for dynamic features and fun elements might find the game lacking.

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