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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:33 am

This one?
http://www.worldofspectrum.org/infoseek ... id=0003824

Same company, a rehash/rework of the same engine to give similar gameplay. It was one of the best around at the time, so not surprising.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:33 am

Yes, it was on that Speccy facebook page, I had a proper razz on it too LOL

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by Bub&Bob » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:49 am

Its utterly lame now but I have a soft spot for Hustler as it was the first pool game I ever played.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by psj3809 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:01 am

Got a decent snooker game on my iphone. Problem is when you win the first two games or so and advance the second you make a mistake the computer player really is like a 'computer' and rarely misses a shot. So one mistake and the computer has a break of 100 and its frame over. Repeat on the next frame. Not even one mistake in later levels, gets a bit frustrating.

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:02 am

I tried a snooker game on my Nexus a few weeks back, it was OK but not really LOL

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by psj3809 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:10 am

koopa42 wrote:I tried a snooker game on my Nexus a few weeks back, it was OK but not really LOL
When i play a snooker game on a PC/mobile etc i always have 'snooker tourettes'. Eg i cant help myself but when i break i just have to welly it with as much power as possible, the balls go everywhere (ooh-er) and often the computer then gets a huge break. But i cant help it, i have to go on full power and welly it into the pack

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by Hiro » Mon Jan 12, 2015 8:22 am

The C16 was my first computer and one of my favourite games for it is the previously mentioned Hustler, it was one of the games I loaded more often as a kid. Nice music (not common on the C16) too.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by koopa42 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:22 am

Most important bit on a snooker/pool game? being able to strike the ball in different areas, gotta love those spin shots. The system in pocket gal is a bit more complex then your first realise, when you start using masse shots and stuff.

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by Darran@Retro Gamer » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:29 am

I personally love side pocket, it has terribly ridiculous physics, but that's all part of the fun.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by joefish » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:00 am

We had to write a 3-ball billiards sim as part of a uni project (what the fudge that has to do with Aeronautics I don't know). It's not as easy as you might think, particularly on a slow old machine. Equations of motion to handle what happens in a collision are one thing; working out if and when things collide is a pain in the *rse. Never mind spin, or the sort of wobble where a ball skims the edge of a pocket or rebounds out before falling in. And then the simple fact that if you render a full-size table to scale, the balls are tiny. And if you scale the balls up, you have to make the pockets proportionally bigger, and that looks ridiculous.

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by ArchaicKoala » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:04 am

Another vote for Side Pocket here, great fun! Love being able to chip the cue ball although getting the accuracy right so you don't send it off the table is another story altogether :lol:

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by flatapex » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:05 am

paranoid marvin wrote:
thingonaspring wrote:Team17 Arcade Pool On the Amiga was pretty good fun, too.
http://instagram.com/p/vyI4lhuuk5/

Arcade Pool 2 on PC tops it. Unbelievably addictive game.

I've played most pool/snooker games, the above is easily the best pool game. As for snooker , Jimmy White on the 'miggy has never been bettered.
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by thingonaspring » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:08 am

i don't think i'm aware of a follow up to the amiga version :? :shock:

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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by flatapex » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:12 am

thingonaspring wrote:i don't think i'm aware of a follow up to the amiga version :? :shock:
The pc version was the one I was talking about dude
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Re: Snooker/pool games

Post by thingonaspring » Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:13 am

yeah, sorry that's what i mean. i didn't know there was an arcade pool 2 from team 17 at all, on any platform. :lol: :oops:
completely missed that, and the original amiga version was one of my favourite games :D

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