Big Head Games are very proud to announce the return of the original, classic edition of International Snooker, rebuilt and re-mastered for the latest iOS devices.

Originally featured by Apple in their iPhone 3G "On Call" TV Ad campaign. International Snooker is regarded as one of the most pioneering touch based sport games of it's time.

After several years away from the AppStore. We have lovingly brought this title back in it's original untouched form to work on the latest generation of iOS devices. Superb game play, controls and TV style visuals make this still one of the most compelling sports games on the app store today. Now available free to play with no in-app purchases.

*** Winner of the GOLD AWARD!!! Scoring an amazing 95% for Graphics, and 93% for Playability ***

√ 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.
√ Accurate power control, not 'swipe and hope'.
√ Realistic ball physics including top, back and side spin.
√ Play your own music or listen to the high quality sound fx and theme tune.
√ Ball path guide lines including object and cue ball paths help and enhance gameplay.
√ Difficulty settings that truly make a difference.
√ Stats page to review and compare.
√ Game autosaves after each ball is potted - never lose your game to an interruption!
√ Adjustable Cloth Speed.

********* IMPORTANT TIP! *********
FINE TUNE SHOTS: When lining up shots, stroke across the top of the screen for faster movement, and across the bottom of the screen for fine movement!
» Higher Strokes = Faster Movement
» Lower Strokes = Slower Movement

Save Games: This application saves after every shot played. In tournament mode you have the opportunity to play a match again if you lose up until the Qtr finals where you must play and win straight through to the final.

Version History:

+ Added Toggle Guides option to the in-game menu (not for the faint of heart!).
+ Improved AI: Einstein has been removed from the equation...opponents are now human!
+ Fixed rare Yellow ball re-spotting bug.
+ Fixed Black ball re-spotting, where a frame is tied.
+ Improved ball in hand placement. Now positioned by dragging anywhere across the screen for relative movement.
+ Optimised physics
+ Improved Physics, and cloth speed option
+ Re-released as Classic edition to support the latest generation of devices and iOS

What's New

Version 1.82

- Bug fixes and optimisations

Ratings and Reviews

International Snooker costs too much

Quantum k

At $5 this game needs work! There are many pool game variants to choose from in the appstore so why choose international snooker? The graphics in this game are not as good as other iphone pool games (2/5). The sound is terrible compared to other iphone pool games (1/5). The physics feel right and could be perfected (4/5) but are really let down by the lack of graphical detail. The control mechanism is also almost perfect (4/5). It's very easy to control cue ball accuracy and spin. However, there needs to be a zoom-to-behind the object ball perspective for checking the angles. You can look from above with the top-down perspective, but the graphics, again, are not very impressive. Developers need to get on top of the graphics from the baize right through to the background; and definately the sound too. If the game was released at .99c as is, and with developments in progress, I'd be happy. But, I feel I've spent too much here. The good news is that the game will be amazing if the developers decide it's worth the effort.

Solid and enjoyable.


This is a very solid and thoroughly enjoyable snooker game. It's a niche (in America) so I can understand the $4.99 price point, the hope is that the game keeps improving with updates. What it lacks in final presentation and polish it certainly makes up for in the core gameplay.

Controls are excellent and the feel of the table and the ball physics are nicely done. With practice you'll soon be playing cool positional shots and making large breaks. The 3D table visuals are good, as are the sound effects of the clunk of the balls and the pockets. Shot aiming, spin and power are all very intuitive and make the gameplay experience feel very smooth. Opponent AI is a bit wonky at times but it's not a huge deal. If you enjoy snooker, this is a really very good handheld game and comes recommended.

Wish List/Fixes: (*) denotes really needs.

Help text is truncated(*).
Force play-again after a foul(*).
Nominate colour.
Deliberate miss.
Implement spider, rest and difficult/restricted cueing(*).
Chalk degradation.
Random kicks.
Best-Of Frames setting(*).
WiFi or Bluetooth matches.
More stats.
3D Free-cam(*).
Crowd atmosphere/applause etc.



Beatifully rendered snooker table. Very nice ball physics, and, what appears to be a nice set of snooker rules. The only item that appears to missing is a very fine control for aiming the shot, it seems a bit course. Overall initial impression is very, very positive.
I've been playing this constantly since it became available. In my opinion, It has surpassed Virtual Pool for playability. Once I found the fine tune control, I was off and running. I now have 3 bronze cups and 1 gold.
I love the camera movement, where it zooms in on your object ball and, if needed, other viewing options are readily available....very dynamic!
I've downloaded all the billiard apps, and this is the one that draws me back in......time after time.
I'm going from 4 to 5 stars.


Big Head Games Ltd.
15.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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