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  Bankshot Billiards 8-Ball

 

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Play Bankshot Billiards 8-Ball and enjoy these features:

 

 

 

·     Resize your window as large as you want -- the game actually gets bigger.

·     Play with your friends OR against the computer.

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·     Jump into a Quick Match game and we'll find players for you.

·     Play rated games and see how you stack up to other players!

 

 

 

  Bankshot Billiards 8-Ball Game Overview

 

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Bankshot Billiards 8-Ball game

 

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About this game...

 

8-Ball is the pool game everyone knows and loves. Players try to sink all the balls in their group (either stripes or solids) and then try to sink the 8-ball to win. Don't sink the 8-ball before you've sunk everything in your group, or you'll hand the victory to your opponent!

 

 

 

 

 

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  8-Ball Billiards Tips and Strategies

 

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Angles & English

 

 

 

·          Hitting the ball on one side (using English) will cause that ball to bounce in that direction once it hits a ball or wall.

 

 

 

·          Hitting high on the cue ball will cause the cue ball to follow the ball it hits.

 

 

 

·          Hitting low on the cue ball will cause the cue ball to retreat a bit after it hits another ball. Hit low when one of your balls is directly in front of a pocket to ensure that your cue ball does not end up in that pocket.

 

 

 

·          Using English on a shot can be very tricky. Make sure to practice before using it. A direct, clean shot without English is always the best bet for beginners.

 

 

 

·          If you do use English or increase the angle on a shot, you will lose power. Make sure to take that into account and boost the power of your shot if needed.

 

 

 

 

Strategy

 

 

 

·          Be aware of the 8-ball on every shot.

 

 

 

·          Consider every potential shot before choosing which shot to take. This is even easier to do when the shot radar is on.

 

 

 

·          If one of your balls is blocking a pocket, you might want to leave it where it is and try to sink another one of your balls. It's a sure shot and blocks your opponent from sinking one of their balls in that pocket.

 

 

 

·          If you're stuck with nothing but extremely difficult shots, you could always try to put the cue ball in a position so that your opponent is also left without a shot. Make your opponent do the hard work and your next shot might be easier.

 

 

 

·          When you're left with the 8-ball, pay attention to where the cue ball will go after you hit the 8-ball. If the cue ball ends up in a pocket, you will lose the game.