8 Ball Pool

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8 Ball Pool

Billiard is so hard to play right. Of course it’s not easy to spin the balls with your queue, but to direct the white Ball exactly where you want it to go, and to sink all the balls it takes a lot of precision, geometry skills and knowledge. So it’s a good thing that you can test your skills on your mobile devices. 8 ball pool might be the right choice for you.


Billiards has fascinated me ever since I was a child. I can remember watching the black widow take out one opponent after another with skillful shots with her legendary pool cue.

Although I've been a fan of the sport for quite some time now, I haven't always been the best competitor when it comes to shooting pool. It's for this reason that I typically stick with watching the sport or playing the game on the screen of my phone.

It's much less likely to embarrass yourself if you download 8 Ball Pool on your phone then if you went out to a bar with your friends. The controls are flawless when lining up your shot with the various cues in the game, so you don't have to worry about nailing any tricky maneuvers in order to call a shot in 8 Ball Pool.


Table Designs

I always wanted to have a beautiful billiards table in a fancy game room, but I would much rather download 8 Ball Pool for free than purchase a table I would be afraid to play on.

There are a plethora of table design options when you play 8 Ball Pool, so the interface never becomes dull and boring. The developers seem to have perfected the overhead view by detailing the felt-top table to perfection. Each one has a different wooden base with intricate designs from many different genres and styles. One of my favorites looks like it belongs in a tiki bar with island-themed markings and decorations.


Choose A Cue

Probably one of the most interesting features in 8 Ball Pool is the cue selection screen. All of the other mobile billiard games I've played in the past have not included any special cues, other than ones that might be for decoration only.

However, when you install 8 Ball Pool it's as if you're unlocking an armory of cues for yourself! Not only will you have tons of designs to choose between, but you'll also want to consider the specific abilities that each cue contains. Some might tap the balls more gently for a careful nudge, and others might shoot like lightning to deliver a more precise shot.

As you level your account and progress through the game you'll be able to enhance each of your cues and make them even more formidable against your opponents.


Invite Your Friends

I couldn't wait to invite all of my social media friends to play 8 Ball Pool with me, as most of the games I've played in the past have not offered any form of social interaction with other players.

Typically, you have to contend with computer players who don't play fairly, so it's refreshing to be able to play against a real person in real-time. Not only can you invite your friends to play along with you, but you can keep yourself immersed in the gameplay by using the available chat box to keep the conversation going.


The only significant issue I found when playing 8 Ball Pool is that there doesn't seem to be an algorithm to keep like-leveled players teamed up against one another. I have seen far too many match-ups between a lower level player and someone who can clear a table without ever letting the other make a move.

There is a lot of potential in 8 Ball Pool, but as long as the development team allows this mismatch of players to occur, they are only going to chase away players who would otherwise spend a lot of time enjoying the game.

If you love to play pool but don't have a table of your own, then start playing 8 Ball Pool to get your billiards fix!



8 Ball Pool Pros & Cons

Pros

Cool tables to choose from

Cons

Unfair pairing of differntly experienced playes in online mode

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8 Ball Pool Download & Details

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Free
Version
4.4.0
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