Lightning Break is based on snooker. Each level has an objective you must complete in the time allowed. Pot red and color balls alternately to make a break. There is only one red so it will appear in the triangle again, once it has been potted. The color balls will re-appear on their spots when they have been potted. The dotted line around the balls shows which ball you need to pot next. For each pot you make, you score the value left on the countdown multiplied by the value of the ball. Red is worth 1 point, yellow 2 points, green 3 points, etc.. The game is controlled with your mouse.