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Tips & Tricks to ‘8 Ball Pool’

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8 Ball Pool is an addictive billiards app, and one of the most famous online pool games is now available on Android. This application offers users the ability to play cue sports through Smartphone and challenge other player playing online. The gamer can also participate in global tournaments and be the best player. Another option enables to train while enhancing skills. Miniclip developed the game, and the game is optimized for iPhone 5; this billiards game lets you play with friends from both the Miniclip and Facebook communities.

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Tips And Tricks In The Game

  1. Choose your table wisely

When you’re just starting out, you don’t want to get hustled out of your meager coin collection by some shark! There are several tables initially available to play, but as you swipe sideways, you will notice that the tables have larger entry fees. In the beginning, stick to the Downtown London Pub until you get a good handle on your pool cue, and then try moving on to Sydney. As the entry fee increases, the pots grow accordingly, so you can earn money much faster as you go to more advanced tables, but wait until your skills are ready for the high-stakes tables.

  1. Open the apps every day

Even if you don’t have time to play a full round, it’s a good idea to open the app daily. Every day you get one free spin on the Spin and Win lever. Spins can earn you coins, cash or even mystery boxes which enable you to build better pool cues piece by piece. You can always purchase more spins and sometimes earn additional free spins, but this is an easy way to start building up your cash and coin collection without even playing a round of pool.

  1. Buy a better cue

This is a fast way to give for you an advantage right out of the gate. By using the few coins you initially earn to upgrade your cue, you will have more success at winning your matches. The first cues you will have access to purchase can give you slight advantages to make you shoot effectively with more power, improve your cue ball control, extend your aiming guides, or increase the amount of time you have to shoot. The more you play the more cues you can unlock for purchase

  1. Use a little English

English refers to the spin you put on the cue ball when taking your shot. At times, you will have a tricky shot where the ball you want to sink is dangerously close to the pocket. Instead of shooting with minimal power, tap on the cue ball button in the top right corner of the screen. From here you can cap on the spot you want to make contact with on the cue ball. Tapping near the bottom will add backspin, which is handy if the ball you are aiming for is close to the pocket. Tapping near the top adds front spin, propelling your ball forward even after it hits your target ball. Tapping the sides helps the cue ball move in the desired direction after you hit your target ball, setting you up for your next shot.

English can be a bit tricky to use, so you have to give it some practice. Experiment with different contact spots on the cue ball and different ratios of English to power on each shot until you become a full-on pool shark.

  1. Shoot faster

There is nothing worse in 8 Ball Pool than having your shot lined up just right then suddenly your turn is up before you have made your shot. Instead of a clock to time your shots, a little green square envelopes your avatar and starts counting down your time. 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 is positioned exactly where you want.

  1. Extend your aim

With the basic cue, once you line up your cue ball with the ball you are targeting, very short lines will appear to show you in what direction the target ball will roll. A simple cheat that gives you 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 so as to have a better idea if your aim is accurate. Just make sure to do this quickly because the clock is still ticking.

If you are a 8 Ball Pool beginner, these tips will hopefully help you out as you try and rack up the wins and the coins.

Pros and cons in the game


8 Ball Pool can be downloaded and played for free.

The multiplayer mode supports up to 8 players.

Challenging an online friend is accessible at any time.


Nothing special to report.

The game is fun, so if you like Pool, 8 Ball Pool game is as good place as any.

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