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8 Ball Pool

Whether you're a real-life novice or a pro, 8 Ball Pool is a professional billiards app that has a lot of competitors to test your abilities against and a lot of replay value.

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Till I started playing 8 Ball Pool, I was a little worried that I wouldn’t have a lot of luck with the other opponents. I play the game as often as I go to the doctor in real situations, not that I don’t like it, but because it rarely comes up with a chance.

Luckily, I noticed that no matter how bad you are at the actual pool, it has little impact on how good you are going to be at this game. That’s because the app is so easy to understand that it will be challenging for casual players like me, but not discouraging. However, for more experienced games, the game includes advanced options, so they won’t get bored either.

The Basics

The game is made up of five stages, including London, Sydney, Moscow, Tokyo, and Las Vegas. Each player spends the entry fee in in-game currency to play one round; the rates have fees that become gradually higher.

When you win the game, you are going to win twice the amount you paid— essentially, you are going to win back your coins, plus the share of your opponent. You can lose coins if you lose a game, but you’re not going to drop below zero.

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Just change the position of your pool stick with your finger to play after the rack is hit by the cue ball. Then two lines will show up, one showing the ball’s trajectory you’re angling for, and the other displaying your cue ball’s flight path.

Pull back the power meter (initially located on the left but you can move it) to determine the strength of your strike once everything is adjusted to your liking. The further you pull and release, the harder you strike the cue ball.

The player has 30 seconds to set up and complete a shot to keep the game moving along. Not only will you lose your turn if you take longer than that, but your opponent can move the cue ball anywhere he or she likes (known as “ball in hand”). To attain victory, pot all of the solid or striped balls and eventually get the eight ball.

Advancing in the game

The app has a healthy community. There are usually from 1,000 to 4,000 online players on each of the five levels at any given time. Every game you play, whether you win or lose, will earn you experience points in addition to the in-game currency.

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Earn more points and you can level up (this is the number given to you on your badge star), allowing you to activate the game’s tougher levels.

You will quickly identify how strong another player is with the number on the stars of that player before a game begins.

If you want to understand more about your opposing player, you can always tap on his or her username to get more statistics, such as the number of games won, the number of games played, and the total number of balls potted. Opponents can also know the same data.

By using preconfigured words like “Oops” and the overtly patronizing “Nice try” you can also talk with your opponent to some extent.

Final Words

I was surprised to see how addicted I got to this game for a casual pool player. Because of the time limit, the games move very quickly, and I often found myself thinking, “Only one more game, and I can win back some of my cash.”

While the thought is not particularly healthy, every round of 8 Ball Pool never ceased to get me quite enthusiastic or nervous, especially when both my competitor and I had a shot on the 8 ball.

Whether you’re a real-life novice or a pro, 8 Ball Pool is a professional billiards app that has a lot of competitors to test your abilities against and a lot of replay value.