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Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:31 pm

It's Masters time baby! I love my snooker and I love watching it. I also loving playing various snookers games! the best (so far) being the 360 ones, very good indeed but I find there are a lot of others throughout gaming. Which are your favourite snooker games on what systems?

I like the MAME pool (pocket gals :oops: ) and a few others but were there any good ones on the older systems? I remember one on the Speccy and was reminded of it just the other day on a spectrum facebook page

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ3MOkx ... tu.be&t=6s

Top game indeed. What other games were there on the older systems? I'd deffo try them out

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Post by merman » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:35 pm

I enjoyed American 3D Pool and Championship 3D Snooker on the C64.

Of course, there's Archer Maclean's excellent games on various formats, and Nick Pelling's 3D Pool (looks great on the BBC Micro).
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Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:38 pm

merman wrote:I enjoyed American 3D Pool and Championship 3D Snooker on the C64.
Oh come on Merms! As if I'm going to go with a C64 suggestion :D I might relook at Archers stuff

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by Megamixer » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:39 pm

Pocket Gal II DX (Arcade/MAME) - sequel to Pool Gal but with more 'realistic' imagery...)

Side Pocket (Mega Drive) - Plays great and has amazing, super cool music.

International Cue Club (PS2) - Plays solidly, has great music but the CPU opponents can get stupidly tough later on.

I also need to recommend the pool mini-game in Yakuza 3. I seem to remember the GTA IV version being quite good too. Oh and pool in Wii Play.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:40 pm

Megamixer wrote: but with more 'realistic' imagery...)
I laughed. Then booted up my cab :D

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by aztecca » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:48 pm

Loved jimmy whites on the ps1 was well ace.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by RodimusPrime » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:52 pm

I recently got Sidepocket 1 and 2 for the saturn in a bundle recently and really enjoyed them.

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:58 pm

The 3D pool game on the Oreo website is brilliant

other than that, Steve Davis on the CPC was my favourite
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:59 pm

Jimmy Whites on the DC was meant to be ace but I never got on with the controls ..... mainly because I was used to 1 button 8 way games, I should probably revisit it.

Steve Davis games?
Ronnie O'Sullivan Games?
I can't say I remember a Hendry game (odd as that would be)

I might have to have a google for snooker games. I wonder if John Virgo had one.

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Steve Davis on the CPC? what is with the CPC these days on here! :lol: Of late it seems to be everywhere!

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:04 pm

Its the Lazarus of computers.
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Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:11 pm

After a quick google? It looks as if neither Ronnie OR Hendry ever put their name to a game? Steve Davis has and the search throws up a CPC screeny!

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:13 pm

Thats the swine. Although I have only ever seen in in greeny hues
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:15 pm

Do we think the players have any input to the games? I played 2 of the modern games on the 360 and if the players had any input? it would have been 'yeah, make me awesome and never play safe' seeing as even tactical players just played mega attacking every shot.

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by The Hardest of All Freds » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:18 pm

There should be Quinton Hann Snooker, with power ups and special moves
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:20 pm

The Hardest of All Freds wrote:There should be Quinton Hann Snooker, with power ups and special moves
And betting scams. No sex attack claims though, that would be inappropriate.

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