Ronnie O’Sullivan’s Snooker

Ronnie O'Sullivan's Snooker

I’m a sucker for Snooker. I play both this and International Snooker and, at some point, I should do a head-to-head comparison. The most obvious thing when booting this up for the first time is that the engine is really slick. You actually see the Snooker balls drop in the holes, instead of just magically popping out of existence, like most other iPhone pool games. The core concept of Snooker is like pool, but the strategy and scoring is much different. You must alternate between potting one of the many red balls, with the other colored balls, each of which has a different scoring value. This game does a great job of showing which category of ball you have to hit next, with a colored ball at the top-left. It’s not a swipe-to-hit game; instead, you move your view around until you get the line-up you want and then set the strength of the hit, by a gauge on the side. I know it sounds a little lame, but you get used to it. I prefer International Snooker’s granularity of aim control, but this game offers some other benefits. One is a number of different and beautifully rendered backgrounds. The other is that you get to play against the famous Snooker champ, Ronnie O’Sullivan, at various points in his career. This part of the game really makes no sense to. Am I him, playing against a 7-year old version of myself, 40 years ago?!? WTF, dumb. Good game though.

Rating: ★★★★☆ icon


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