8 Ball Pool was developed and released by Miniclip in 2008. 8 Ball Pool is an online and mobile-based billiard-themed pool game. In June 2015, 8 Ball Pool was ranked number one of in Miniclip’s top 100 list.
8 Ball Pool is a free gaming app and which can be played on any computer device, Android device, and iOS device. 8 Ball Pool is the largest multiplayer game of its genre, which attracts thousands of players daily.
8 Ball Pool takes place in game rooms where the player engages in competitive multiplayer matches in order to acquire pool coins which are spent on cues and other pool gear. Each game room has different rules, prizes, and entry fees. The players can earn experience points which are used to level up and unlock game rooms, cues, and other things.
There is no specific goal in the game other than winning in as many matches as possible. Players can set their own targets, goals, and objectives deciding which achievement to pursue. When in battle, players can communicate with chat packs which allow players to contact each other.
Before starting the game, you have the option to choose easy, medium and hard. The harder it is, the more accurate the opponent’s moves will be. You can aim your cue and set the power of a shot by holding the mouse button. Your goal is to pocket the colored pool balls of your type while preventing the opponent from doing the same. After you pocket all seven of your pool balls, you need to pocket the eight ball (black ball) to win. You must also pocket the black ball exactly into the pocket you choose. Hitting the black ball into the wrong pocket or pocketing the black ball before the other seven results in an instant loss.
8 ball Pool – Basic tips for beginners
Choose your tables wisely
When you are just starting out, you don’t want to get hustled out by some big players. There are several tables available to play but as you swipe sideways there are tables that have larger entry fees. At the beginning stick to London Pub untill you get a good handle on your pool cue. As the entry fee increases, the pots grow accordingly and you can earn more money much faster.
Open free game every day
It’s good for you to open the app daily as there you can get on free spin on the Spin and win lever everyday. Spins can earn you coins, cash or even mystery boxes which allow you to build better pool cues. You always have the option to purchase more spins but it will drain all your coins.
Buy a better cue
You can spend few coins to initially upgrade your cue to have more chances of winning your matches. The more you play, the more cues you can unlock for purchase. Initially the cues you can access are just okay, but as you log more hours and wins you can use the coins you earn in the game to buy cues with some really great benefits.
There’s nothing worse in 8 Ball Pool than having your shot lined up just right then suddenly your turn is over before you’ve made your shot. To line up your shots quicker, do so by tapping and dragging on the pool table surface in front of the tip of the cue, then make more precise shot adjustments by dragging from the cue’s handle until it’s positioned exactly where you want.
Extend your aim
With the basic cue, once you line up your cue ball with the ball your are targeting, very short lines will appear to show you in what direction the target ball will roll. A simple cheat to give yourself a little better aim is to have a small piece of paper, Post-it note, or anything with a straight edge nearby. Once your shot is lined up, hold the straight edge between the aiming lines and the pocket you want to sink, to have a better idea if your aim is accurate. Just make sure to do this quickly because the clock is still ticking.