Are you ready to play the very 8 ball pool game there is?
8 Ball Pool is a game for Android, IOS, Windows Phone. The player is aiming to pocket balls in numerical order. It is based on the the popular pub game eight-ball and three-ball billiards, with most balls numbered 1 through 15 but some 16s and 18s are included in the game.
The 8 ball pool game as 3 modes:
8 Ball Pool is also available for computer via their website. The player selects a ball to pocket, and then the cue ball using the mouse or touchscreen chooses a power and angle on a green circular area. A slider allows players to change the amount of power used during this shot. Once finished, the player presses ‘shoot’, and if successful will hear either an applause sound effect or a whooping cheering sound effect, depending on whether you have won or lost. Additionally, once done with all 15 balls in order and last ball successfully potted there is another set of applause effects which remain until the score screen appears where there are various animations (depending on your level), such as jumping into water, jumping out of water, or jumping.
Tournaments can be played with groups of one to three players at different difficulty levels (Novice, Amateur and Professional are available in the online game). The tournament is played over three rounds of eight-ball pool, each won by achieving a higher score than the other opponents in that round.
Players may choose any free table they want, but there are some that cost Coins to play on. If a player wins a tournament they get Prize Tokens which can be used to buy Pool Balls and Leagues, but if a player loses all 3 games then they will lose all their Prize Tokens for that Tournament.
8 Ball Pool Game Mission & Task
Missions are tasks given out from time to time during an update event offering rewards upon completion.
Awards are given out periodically for accomplishments such as entering the Hall of Fame or reaching a certain milestone in playing time. You can claim an award by clicking it on your profile page.
The Online Multiplayer arena is where players play against other players from around the world, with one to three people per game, but only 8 Ball Pool Pro members (premium) are able to create Private/Public games and invite friends. There are five match types available and two tables which can be used:
A player must first choose a username before being able to interact with anyone else online or chat in the lobby through typing text messages that appear on their display screen instead of speaking like most multiplayer voice chat enabled gaming titles have today.
There is also a feature that allows friends to make Group Chats with up to 20 people at once. The wall of the group chat can be changed and posts from player’s feeds can be added as well.
The leader board on both versions (web and mobile) has been updated, showing the best players by region/country (in web version), while in the mobile version it shows the global top 200 players with their rank, country flag, name, highest pool ball pocketed and total “7” balls potted. In addition to this, there are various tournaments hosted amongst different groups of countries where players compete against each other for a cash prize which in turn increases your ranking on the worldwide leader boards too. Now when you play in a tournament, you are only allowed to earn maximum of 12 trophies.
This game has over 2 million monthly players and 1 billion matches played (as of October 2017). It is currently the number one game for smartphones in 47 countries including Germany, Korea, Italy, Poland and France. The Android app alone on Google Play Store has reached 10 Million installs as of July 2018.
In addition to this game being available on iOS and Android devices, it can also be accessed via web browser which eliminates the need to download any program onto your PC or Mac computer. This version does not require Flash Player to play unlike the mobile versions do; instead IOS users use Safari (now with Adobe Flash Player support) while Windows/Mac users must use Google Chrome to access the game.
On May 15, 2017, “8 Ball Pool” for Android received a major update that introduced China as a playable country in the game and also added an entirely new pool table called “The Great Wall Table”. The table is based upon the famous Chinese landmark, with each 8 ball pocket being colored red (with 5 yellow rings around them), black spots appearing on all 4 corners of each pocket, and also having 2 white stripes going from one side to the other at different lengths depending on what angle you are looking at it from. There is also a special feature which allows players who successfully pot any ball into any of these pockets to trigger a unique animation where they can then recreate the scene of people climbing up the Great Wall of China by interacting with them (tapping on their hands) to climb up that ball’s corresponding ladder.
On June 14, 2017, “8 Ball Pool” received a major update which added a new pool table called “The Jurassic Table”. It is based upon real life events from the movie , where players must pot balls into 3 small green spots on each side of the table in order to recreate scenes from the movie using CGI effects similar to those seen when you play on The Great Wall Table. Also introduced was a new feature where you can also trigger another animation by successfully potted any ball into one of these green pockets, this time showing an underground dinosaur skeleton digging up your ball and crossing over it before placing it into your pocket with the ball then vanishing out of sight.
The game also has a single player mode called “Pro Pool Tournament”. Once you have reached rank 40, you can participate in this tournament and play against 9 virtual opponents on various pool tables (depending on what country event you are playing). Each match has 8 rounds where each round consists of you trying to pot balls into different pockets while being timed, which will result in gaining more points for those particular pockets if they were potted before time runs out. Depending how many points you gathered from all matched played throughout an event, determines your final ranking position – where 1st place overall is awarded a special prize such as coins or tokens. The events available are USA Qualifiers (where the pool table is based upon a famous American city), UK Qualifiers (where the pool table is based upon a famous English city), France Qualifiers, Germany Qualifiers, Japan Qualifiers and China Qualifiers. Each country gives various amount of points towards your overall final ranking position depending on how well you did compared to your virtual opponents in each round – with USA events being worth more points than China ones for example.
On June 22, 2017, the game received another update which introduced 2 new tournaments: The “Pool Legends” event and the “The Champions Cup” event. The first one features 10 levels where you must play against 9 other fictional professional pool players from around the world on their own customized tables (which are actually just the normal tables with different colors) and must accumulate the highest amount of points possible over all rounds played in order to rank on the global leaderboards. The number of turns you receive each match depends upon which pool table you are playing on, but regardless you will always have 5 minutes to complete them. Once you have completed a certain amount of these matches, you can then unlock the next event called “The Champions Cup” where players must compete against 10 other fictional professional pool players from around the world again, this time being based off real life athletes who played/play pool professionally such as Mark Gray (the 1999 WPA World Nine-ball Champion) and Ralph Eckert (a Dutch 9-ball player who ranked 4th overall at the European Pool Championships). The amount of turns you receive depends upon which pool table you are playing on, but regardless they will always have 5 minutes to complete them. You must then accumulate the highest amount of points possible over all rounds played in order to rank on the global leader boards.
Following the release of this update, players began reporting numerous issues and that their coins were not being added on the new tables (despite having enough room in their coin storage) – with some even losing a large portion of their available coin (enough for 2x or 3x purchases) despite never initiating any purchases. This has meant users have been unable to unlock both tournaments completely unless they use real money and/or play matches against players who can no longer finish one round due to this bug.
Before the game was released, users who had purchased VIP packages were supposed to receive certain benefits available in-game such as having no ads displayed and not requiring any coins or tokens (or at least a reduced amount) in order to play on these tables – however, after the update occurred people started receiving large amounts of notifications about purchasing things with their coins every time they played. CueMob then responded privately informing them that there is an issue with their database storing all information for which tables are rewarded as VIP ones and also informed players that they will not be able to purchase any purchases until it is fixed.
On July 5, 2017, approximately 2 weeks after the update occurred, CueMob has released another update stating “We have now resolved this issue and players should now be able to purchase upgrades on the tables that they had before.
They took a further 2 weeks to fix this bug, with their latest update from July 20th stating “We have now fixed an issue where some players had no ads after purchasing coins. You should now see an ad for roughly every 6 matches or so.” These statements would suggest that CueMob directly caused this problem themselves, however as of the latest game version available (version 1.4) – people are still having issues with receiving these benefits despite never purchasing any purchases themselves without being forced to watch advertisements first. This is especially important due to users who were VIPs before the update started experiencing similar problems in regards to being unable to purchase anything with their coins rather than being unable to receive the benefits for doing so.
On July 26, 2017, CueMob released yet another update claiming that they had fixed a bug which was causing some users purchasing an excessive amount of tables directly after unlocking every available table (with no additional purchases made whatsoever) in order to crash the ending screen – resulting in them needing to close and restart the app each time this occurred. After this last update, CueMob has announced that they will no longer be working on updates for Hustle Kings VR anymore and have only stated “We are moving onto new projects :)” in regards to the bugs still occurring within the game. While it wouldn’t necessarily be impossible for them to fix these issues themselves despite stating they are moving onto new projects, it’s more than likely that they will no longer be fixing issues within the game since they have decided to move on.
On August 8th, 2017 CueMob released a final update which included the ability for users to join or create private matches with other players in-game – however, despite their claims of “pressing and holding down on your pool cue icon again will open your friends list” – there is currently no way to do so as pressing and holding does nothing at all. Furthermore, when trying to invite other users directly from their friend list (or vice versa) through Facebook Messenger – there isn’t even an option anymore because this feature has been removed without any explanation why this was done.
The only way to receive a match request from another user is by directly messaging them on Facebook Messenger or asking friends in real life to give you one.
Players who purchased any tablepacks worth over $10 USD are being forced to refund, with no warning at all given before they did so when there was absolutely no reason why users could not keep their purchases they made. The refunds have been sent back to PayPal and/or Google Play which is where the purchase was originally made from, but multiple players have stated that they would like a full refund due to this issue occurring as well as not receiving anything they paid for out of the app (with some people making over $100 purchases) – however CueMob has refused these claims completely stating “No Refunds” despite the fact they directly sent users’ money to a different account. On top of this, CueMob has also installed a newsfeed inside-game which is displaying multiple advertisements (which are being brought from their Facebook page) – however these ads are impossible to close in order to close them without having them reappear again less than 5 seconds later.
This update was released on August 20th, 2017 and it included some new tables as well as not working with Samsung Gear VR whatsoever. Using an emulator or disconnecting your phone after starting the app/getting into the game would completely prevent you from connecting with any matches at all making it impossible for many users to play the game they paid for unless they own a PC version of Oculus or Vive. After this update, users who played before would have to purchase tables again which is required for them to play – while many people were able to get the first couple of tables unlocked (as they had no issues paying for the app) and then start a match in order to unlock most of the content they paid for previously; other players were not so lucky and therefore spent money on something they did not receive.
On September 12th, 2017, an update was released including “server maintenance” with no details given about what exactly this could be. However, on September 14th, 2017 another server-maintenance release was pushed live after bugs with the game’s servers occurred yet again (with some of the features from previous updates removed entirely) and players still were not able to play at all. On September 14th, 2017 it was released that the app would be getting an update on September 19th, 2017 – which included a broken new “Friends List” feature without any way of receiving matches from friends in real life or other users online; instead forcing you to use Facebook Messenger (which is currently unavailable due to the app’s own servers being down again).
On September 20th, 2017 an update was pushed live with the ability to download tables separately which allows for users to finally play pool again and move onto new projects as well as removing their newsfeed on-game as many people disliked this idea since they believed it took up too much room. This update also removed support for Oculus/Vive on PC where users now need to use an emulator in order to play the game.
On September 27th, 2017, another update was pushed live (on both iOS and Android) introducing multiple new tables (which includes re-releases of previous table packs with no explanation why they are being released again). However, this update has made it impossible for any matches to actually be joined regardless of whether or not friends invite you via Facebook Messenger or your own friends list is filled up with other players who want to play pool together – making it impossible for anyone to play at all now as well as having their news feed still in the game. Users are unable to receive matches that have been sent from other people’s friends and can only use Facebook Messenger to invite them directly which doesn’t work either.
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