Are you snooker loopy? Check out International Snooker HD for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 9 May 2013 02:20 pm EDT

Whether you like snooker or not International Snooker HD for BlackBerry 10 is a little gem. I'm not even sure of the rules of snooker but I've been playing the game for a couple of days and its a bunch of fun. The graphics are beautifully smooth and the sound effects are super realistic.

Controlling your shots is a piece of cake. You can pan around the screen at any point by just swiping the display. Over on the right is the power bar to control how hard or soft you wish to make the shot and below that is circular button for actually making the shot.

You can even add some spin to the ball which is a great feature. This happens over on the left of the display where you have four arrows to add the spin. Above them is a picture of a ball and depending on the spin will dictate where a small black dot will be on the ball - just to ensure you get things right.

Priced at £2.00/$2.99 International Snooker HD is worth the money if you ask me. It's a great example of how wonderful a native BlackBerry 10 app can be.

Features of the game include:

  • Single and two player quick games
  • Tournament mode with 8 rounds against the world's best, competing for a place on the podium and the coveted IS Gold Cup.
  • Super smooth and intuitive camera and cue control.
  • Realistic ball physics including top, back and side spin.
  • Accurate power control, not swipe and hope.
  • Ball path guide lines including object and cue ball paths enhance game play over it's rivals. Guides shorten according to difficulty setting.
  • Difficulty settings that truly make a difference.
  • Stats page holds wins, losses, cup wins and highest breaks.
  • Full Rules and Instructions.
  • Game auto saves after each ball is potted - never lose your game to an interruption!

More information/Download International Snooker HD for BlackBerry 10

Reader comments

Are you snooker loopy? Check out International Snooker HD for BlackBerry 10


I've played this and wasn't a big fan of it personally. To me, it was very choppy trying to shoot the ball.

lol no that's not much to ask for, and hopefully you guys down in the US get the Q10 within a few weeks. I'm hearing before Memorial day weekend you guys should have it.

Had a chance to interact with the Q again yesterday. I initially didn't like the look of it when it was unveiled several weeks ago, but the first time I had it in my hands I was awed. It's and awesome device.

lol you haven't read Bla1ze's posting rules? Post "first" or "1st" or "murst" on his articles and he deletes it and bans you....

Someone is being nice to you...

just chill on the first thing, and all is good... there is no achievement for posting first except annoying now even the admin staff not just me or a few others.

Actually, what most people seem to really mind is the constant bitching about it. (Personally I love to hear you complain as well!) More importantly, why ban a "first", but not people calling others losers, retards etc (I don't mean you quicksilver; you actualy complain with reasonable civility). Sorry, but that's just poor mentality on the censorer's part... Gratuitous, unnecessary censorship... Smh. Tell people to be adults and ignore first if it bothers them that much. End of story.

There's absolutely nothing with posting "first". The issue is when it comes with absolutely no comment on the blog post. It lacks "etiquette". End of story.

I understand. Just one minor modification: "the issue" [for some of us].

For many of us, it's simply not an issue. We. Just. Don't. Care. It does bother me when anybody calls anybody else names, for any reason. Not that you don't have the right: you do. I just think it's not cool, that's all. I don't believe you should be banned for it.

For the few like Quick who have helped to build this community to what it is today they deserve a bit more respect than the peckerwoods have shown to date. I'm sure even CBK could sound off on the number of times my account has been suspended. We all make mistakes and deserve the sin bin for those mistakes. Regardless what it boils down to is we are all passionate to a certain extent.

you mean bothering Bla1ze? he seems to have a short temper these days.

now if they can just police the forums with all the trolling and duplicate postings just as much as the comments section. I personally find the hilarity refreshing in the article comments section after getting stressed out in the forums tbh. the only reason first posters actually gained popularity is because of the whining involved afterwards. which makes it a lot funnier. just saying.

This is an excellent game the only fame I've bought on all platforms. And it doesn't disappoint on my amazing z10

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Just a quick question, but isn't like 5 people commenting on the 'first' just as or sometimes even more annoying than the first itself? Just asking..

This Quick guy seems to be obsessed,he definitely should spend his energy on something that could make him a few bucks.Could you see the potential?All that effort ,pity isn't it?

Talk about the game people.don't you feel ridiculous complaining about it every single time someone says first. This game is amazing.!!!! Best pool game out there. Hands down

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I had a pool table in my basement when I was young and was really good ,the sounds are authentic and the table is awesome,This app brings back memories.