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Game #2659
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Alex Higgins World Snooker    View all Top Dogs in this genre
Sport   Pool or Snooker

Rating: 9.05 (51 votes)

Alex Higgins World Snooker box cover

Alex Higgins World Snooker screenshot
Alex Higgins' World Snooker is an excellent PC port of one of the best early snooker games on the Spectrum and Commodore 64 computers. The game was revolutionary for its time-- offering mouse support, practice options, reasonable ball physics, and excellent control interface-- all in 1988. One glaring omission, however, is the complete lack of computer player: you have to either play both players yourself, or find a human friend to play against. This disappointment aside, Alex Higgins offers a smooth snooker game that will please all fans of the sport. Hitting the ball is done via an elegant four-step procedure: select the location to place the cue ball, shot direction, force, and finally spin direction and strength. The top-down view makes judging spin difficult, but a few rounds of practice are enough to allow you to line up perfect shots.

Overall, Alex Higgins is a great snooker game that would have been near-perfect with an addition of computer players. As it stands, though, it is an excellent PC port of a Spectrum classic that is well worth a look. Thumbs up!

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: John Line & Chris Hunt
Developer: Lindensoft
Publisher: Lindensoft
Year: 1988
Software Copyright: Amstrad
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Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Virtual Pool, Rack 'Em, Sharkey's 3D Pool

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