Lightning Break
November 17, 2005 9:44 AM   Subscribe

Lightning Break! Fun flash snooker-based game. Make trick shots in the allotted time. The game also keeps a record of your stats.
posted by XQUZYPHYR (19 comments total)
 
The same authors make lightning pool, if you prefer a different game. The best straight pool game I've found is this one (uses Java).
posted by Daddio at 10:29 AM on November 17, 2005


For a snooker game this has pretty scary sound effects.
posted by swift at 10:36 AM on November 17, 2005



For a snooker game this has pretty scary sound effects.


Did anyone ever play a billiards game for the Mac Plus that had sound effects like a creeky haunted door opening every time you hit some balls?
posted by rxrfrx at 10:54 AM on November 17, 2005


I've been playing this for about the last month. I love it, but I find the lightning bolts make for too much of an arbitrary game sometimes...
posted by klangklangston at 11:46 AM on November 17, 2005


The game also keeps a record of your stats.

I'm sorry, but where is their privacy policy? How do I know that these records will not be turned over to the FBI under the USA PATRIOT Act? I cannot endorse a website that is blah blah blah.

Oh a more serious tip, this is fun! Can anyone actually explain to me how snooker or billiards is actually played? I know how to play 8 and 9 ball, plus Patriot/Cutthroat, etc. But how do you play those games where there's no pockets and the balls are all the same colors? I've never found a site that can explain the game to someone who's never played it.
posted by Eideteker at 11:47 AM on November 17, 2005


Start here, and follow the lessons to the end.
posted by weirdoactor at 11:51 AM on November 17, 2005


All the white screen flashes (when I 'foul') are giving me epilepsy! I'd probably be a better player if my pupils weren't scared to look at the screen...
posted by Lord Kinbote at 12:08 PM on November 17, 2005


Wow, I really suck at Flash-based snooker.
posted by cmonkey at 12:33 PM on November 17, 2005


Something else I find annoying is that you have to buy credits to win prizes, and that those prizes are only available in the UK.
On the other hand, seeing the well over 1 million high score does seem to imply that I'm not gonna win a damned thing, as my best best best high score was somewhere around 100k.
posted by klangklangston at 12:43 PM on November 17, 2005


I was helplessly and hopelessly addicted to that game for a while last year (Thanks to my then-12-year-old daughter who showed it to me). Now you've posted a new link. I must go and play. Oh dear...
posted by mmahaffie at 1:19 PM on November 17, 2005


great. a pool game where I can't get into the zone by downing a couple of pints. This reminds me of my favorite game I could get working on my C64.
posted by Busithoth at 2:28 PM on November 17, 2005


I really suck at Flash-based snooker

So do I, and this shows how realistic it is, because I suck at real pool, too.
posted by CynicalKnight at 3:06 PM on November 17, 2005


I wonder if I'll think about the time spent playing this game when I'm on my deathbed. I shudder at the thought.
posted by Pacheco at 5:26 PM on November 17, 2005


weirdoactor: "Ok, I will assume you have a very basic knowledge in the basic principles of play."

Nope. Thanks for the link, though. Still looking...
posted by Eideteker at 7:20 PM on November 17, 2005


Eideteker, are you just asking the basic course of snooker play? If so, 15 plain unmarked red balls are racked. Then there are numbered balls 2-7 placed on specific spots. You first attempt to pocket a red ball. If successful, then attempt to pocket a numbered ball. The numbered ball gets respotted , if pocketed. You score points equal to the number on the ball, or 1 for a red ball. Upon missing, switch turns, duh. Even if you are on a numbered ball, and miss, your opponent has to start with a red ball. Play till last of the reds is gone. Tally the scores. Well, that's how I was taught to play (it's been 4 years). I haven't obviously covered the technicalities.
posted by Gyan at 10:28 PM on November 17, 2005


I just realized that with RC 3 of Firefox, Flash is no longer broken when I scroll! Wooooooooo!!!1!

Fun game, but snooker is a lot less hilarious than its name sounds.
posted by anarcation at 11:13 PM on November 17, 2005


Wait; so if snooker has pockets, then what's the game where there are no pockets?
posted by Eideteker at 1:31 AM on November 18, 2005


That would be billiards...


And Damn, Level 7 has me beat
posted by Windopaene at 9:52 AM on November 18, 2005


The GUI is awful. It's so 90s!

But yeah it was fun. Cheers.
posted by sjvilla79 at 7:03 AM on November 22, 2005


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