25 best sports games ever

We’re training for the Olympics with this selection of classic video games that take the sweat out of sport

Jimmy White’s ‘Whirlwind’ Snooker (1991)

Amiga, Atari ST, PC, Mega Drive

Although its makers had gone to great lengths to make Jimmy White’s ‘Whirlwind’ Snooker as true to playing on the green baize as possible, it wasn’t without quirks. Even gin-soaked Jimmy might have raised a quizzical eyebrow as a red ball started taunting him for taking too long over a shot. Thankfully Chas ‘n’ Dave’s Snooker Loopy was omitted from the soundtrack.

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