8 Ball Slots
8 Ball Slots can take a great variety of shapes and forms, and more times than not the developers spend a lot of energy creating an original and visually memorable game universe.
8 Ball Slots games can take a great variety of shapes and forms, and more times than not the developers spend a lot of energy creating an original and visually memorable game universe.
Prepare to be thrown back into time as you discover the retro universe of 8-Ball Slots, and the best ways to win big in it, thanks to our complete review.
Simplicity is key
As we said, 8-Ball Slot is perhaps a textbook example of what a retro video slot game should look and feel like.
The game is entirely devoted to the game of pool, which perhaps many players also enjoy. As such, the entire game screen is made to look like a bright green pool table, with numbered pool balls in lieu of reel symbols.
You can also expect low-key sound effects and very basic gameplay options in 8-Ball Slots, which makes it a very accessible game for beginners – but also perhaps a little limited for other gamblers.
Aim for the big wins
8-Ball Slots keeps things really basic in terms of gameplay as well, and the developers at Playtech made sure that players had all what they needed to play right in front of their eyes.
That implies the game screen ends up being actually rather cluttered. Actually, the three spinning reels contain three symbols each, with a single payline drawn horizontally in the middle – also a very old-school design element. The paytable is on permanent display at the top of the screen, and the command bar below the reels. Cash rewards depend on whether you are betting one or two credits on the reels. You can switch between those settings either by clicking the corresponding column on the paytable, or by using the Bet One and Bet Max buttons down below. Use the (+) and (-) buttons to further adjust the total amount of your wager, and hit Spin to set the reels into motion.
Keep an eye on the paytable to check out what each combination is worth, and what will be automatically added to your credit total once the correct symbols line up on the payline. 8-Ball Slots really sticks to the basic principles of slot gaming, as you can see now.
Roll, roll the ball
8-Ball Slots contains two different categories of symbols: solid and striped pool balls, whose combinations are worth different amounts of credits.
Any combination of three solid or three striped balls pays a small rewards, followed by exclusive combinations of solid balls numbered either 2, 4 or 6.
As a matter of fact, striped balls are worth a little more than their solid counterparts. Stay alert and try to score combinations of striped 9, 11, 13 or 15. Each ball, solid or striped, comes in a specific colour in order to make symbol identification a little easier. This being said, all the icons look very similar and it can be a challenge to distinguish them from one another in the heat of the game.
One lonely special icon
Giving the present slot game its name, the 8 Ball icon is a bit of an outsider on the reels, for good reasons.
The 8 Ball is neither solid nor striped, but instead bears a star-shaped halo that clearly indicates that we are dealing with a special symbol here.
8 Ball combinations are not easy to come by, given that the symbols is the absolute rarest on the reels. But if you manage to line three of them on the payline, you will be rewarded with the game’s jackpot: up to 2000 credits, if your initial bet is high enough.
Go potty for 8-Ball
8-Ball Slots is a bit of an outsider in the modern video slot game universe. Nothing fancy about its atmosphere, the gameplay is very basic, and if the stakes are high it can be quite challenging to score any kind of winning combination, given the game’s own setup.
If you have read the previous paragraph thinking, “now that is a challenge I cannot wait to take on”, then you are exactly the type of player 8-Ball Slots was designed for. Go ahead and start your first game, you will not be disappointed. Otherwise, 8-Ball Slots might simply not be a slot game for you.