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8 Ball Pool
What is this game about?
The objective is to pocket the 8 ball (black) once you pocket all the other balls from the shape you chose (full or striped).
How do I control the game?
Use the mouse cursor to aim the pool stick, then hold the left mouse button to control the strength of the shot by sliding the mouse left or right, then finally release the left mouse button to shoot.
How do I play?
You begin by shooting the white ball against the triangle stack and try to pocket any ball. Once you one pocket of the balls, you can only play the ones that are highlighted as either full or striped. Every time you pocket a legal ball, you are given another turn. If you hit and pocket other balls or pocket the white ball by accident, you will get a foul and lose your turn.
What is the best way to play?
The best way to play is to make sure that you position your chosen balls in a way that prevents the other player from making his shots without pocketing or touching them first, this provides an edge, while impairing your opponent's upcoming turns and slowing down his rate of success.
What happens in the endgame?
The endgame is primarily to close the game by shooting at the 8 ball, but it is also means of losing the game, if you are not careful. Please study the shot well and make sure that you pocket the 8 Ball in the hole you have chosen. If you pocket the 8 ball before you clear all your other balls; pocket the white ball right after pocketing the 8 ball; or pocket the 8 ball in any other hole than the one selected in the endgame, you lose.
Gameplay tips:
1) Watch possible angles and survey the table carefully by using the mouse cursor. Some shots that may not appear possible, might in fact be achieved by precision;
2) Be wary of the strength at which you shoot. Near a pocket, a strong shot at an angle may ruin the play, while a weak shot in a wide angle play may be insufficient;
3) Some players may attempt to corner the white ball with illegal balls (or the black ball before the endgame), to force a foul out of your next turn. Gauge the angles correctly and get to know the table physics so that you may avert being trapped in a corner and perform the perfect escape plan. It is usually possible.
8 Ball Pool