Snooker (video game)

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Developer(s) Tim Bell
Publisher(s) Visions Software Factory
Platform(s) Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum
Release 1983
Genre(s) Sports simulationsnooker
Mode(s) One or Two-player

Snooker is a 1983 sports simulation video game published by Visions Software Factory.


This video game simulates the game of snooker on the major home computers of that era, including Commodore 64, Commodore VIC-20, ZX Spectrum, Acorn Electron, and BBC Micro.

The players take turns to hit a white cue ball against the reds or colours following the rules of snooker. The strength of the shot and the spin can be selected using the space bar and cursor keys respectively.

The limited colour selections of the home computers of the time (often limited to 8 colours) along with the memory sizes (the VIC-20 version ran in less than 6K of RAM) meant the user experience was limited compared to more modern implementations.


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