World Soccer Forever – Best Goal Contest

We’re having a Best Goal Contest in World Soccer Forever, with prizes for the best! We’re looking for a video of an outrageous display of free kick skill to put before a judging panel that including the game’s creators!

World Soccer Forever is all about hitting the back of the net, as you try to outscore performances recorded by other players from all around the world. To win this contest, you’ll need to show us your mastery of power, swerve and accuracy.

What will you win?

For the winner, there’s a grand prize of 400 Cash and 50,000 Coins!

Four runners-up will also get 60 Cash and 7,000 Coins each.

  • 1st 400 Cash 50000 Coins
  • 2nd 60 Cash 7000 Coins
  • 3rd 60 Cash 7000 Coins
  • 4th 60 Cash 7000 Coins
  • 5th 60 Cash 7000 Coins

How to win

Before you rush off and bend it like Beckham, remember you need to record a video of your shot to be in with a chance to win. Use screen-recording software like Bandicam or Camtasia. Just remember to hit the record button before you start.

You can upload your videos to YouTube and send them to us on Facebook or email them to us at social at miniclip.com. Don’t forget to tag your videos with #worldsoccerforever.

A stylish goal is the best goal!

What are the judges looking for?

You’ll be judged on:

  • Distance
  • Difficulty
  • Accuracy
  • Ball curve
  • Style
  • The Soccer Forever Factor

The crazier shots will have the best chance – things like outrageous curving free kicks from long range, or shots that smack in off the crossbar or post… or even a shot that flicks off the wall and into the net! Use your imagination to try and come up with the best goal.

A few hints

You can even use power-ups, don’t be afraid to be as flashy as you want. Send us as many videos as you want, we’ll pick the winning shot from the best of the bunch.

Take a look at the power-ups tutorial and see the kinds of shots you could be pulling off!

Now you know what you have to do, get on World Soccer Forever and get scoring!

Leaderboards and weekly competitions in 8 Ball Pool

We’re very excited to unveil a big new feature in 8 Ball Pool…  leaderboards

This is your chance to prove who’s the very best with a cue in their hand! Every week, you’ll be able to see how you compare to your friends, other players in your country, and every 8 Baller in the entire world.

But there’s not just pride at stake… finishing in the top 3 of the weekly competition leaderboards will win you some big prizes. Leaderboards are now live on mobile and will be coming to web in the future.

Climb the leaderboards to win big prizes!

Climb the leaderboards to win big prizes!

Win Pool Cash and more

As well as exclusive achievements, defeating your friends will win you bonus Pool Coins. But finish in the top 3 in your country and you’ll be looking at a massive Pool Cash prize! And, if you’ve got the skills to be number 1 in the world… there’s 1,500 Pool Cash waiting for you.

So how can you get to the top of the leaderboards? It’s all based on how many Pool Coins you can win in the week.

A few rules

There’s a few things that you need to know before you start climbing those leaderboards.

  • Winnings from All-In don’t count towards this, as this would give players with big coin balances a huge advantage in getting to the top. Tournaments, Friend Challenges and 1v1 wins are the way to go.
  • You can’t play the same user more than once. Only wins against unique players will count towards your leaderboard score.
  • Coins won in Spin & Win, Scratch & Win or Hi/Lo also don’t count towards your leaderboard score, nor do Coins purchased from the Pool Shop.
  • You need at least 1 friend in your Friends List in order to win a prize on the Friends Leaderboard.

You’ll need to check in to the game to collect your prize – so if you’ve had a good week, don’t miss out!

Play your friends

Weekly competitions with friends are a great way to show off your skills – especially if you finish ahead of them all!

You can only win a prize if you have at least 1 friend in your friends list – so invite some of your friends and play some pool!

When you win a match, you’ll get the glory of seeing yourself passing friends in the leaderboard… although you’ll also be told if your friends go past you 😉

Let’s Play Some Pool

These weekly competition leaderboards are out now to 8 Ball Pool on mobile, and will arrive on web after. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and the official @8ballpool Twitter account for all the latest details.

Think you’re the best 8 Ball Pool player in the world? Time to prove it!

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World Soccer Forever – Everything You Need To Know

World Soccer Forever is a new game on Miniclip, putting your skills to the test in a series of player-versus-player challenges! There are tons of game modes, tournaments to win, coins to earn, trophies to unlock and customization options for your player and kit. We’ve put together this FAQ blog post to help you get the most out of the game.

Click the links below to head to a specific section, or scroll down for all the info you need on World Soccer Forever.

What is World Soccer Forever?

World Soccer Forever is a multiplayer free kick game where you can play against real players around the world. You can customize your player and equip them with special boosts to enhance your performance. Remember, you’re playing against the top scores recorded by REAL players – now go prove that you’re the best!

How do I play the game?

Hold the left mouse button and move your mouse to swipe the ball towards the target. Try it out and hone your skills to get a more accurate kick. The Player with the most goals wins and in the event of a tie-breaker, the highest score wins. You get more points for shots close to the corners – aim for perfection!

Use a short mouse movement to hit the ball along the ground, and a longer swipe to give the ball some height. Be careful not to shoot over the bar though!

The faster you move the mouse, the more speed is generated. Faster shots will be harder for the keeper to save… but also require more control to make sure you don’t miss the target.

Swipe the mouse to take your shot.

Swipe the mouse to take your shot.

Can I practice on my own before entering the multiplayer modes?

Yes, head over to Practice modes in the main menu where you can hone your skills at your own pace.

How do I play Free Kick Champ?

This mode is a tournament version of the standard free kick mode. You have to defeat three opponents to win the tournament. There is a 25 coin entry fee and the victor will win 200 coins.

How do I play Target Master?

Aim to hit the targets for maximum points! The more accurate your shots, the higher the points scored. Remember, the longer you swipe with the mouse, the higher your kick. Entry fee is 100 coins, and the prize is 500.

WSF air targetHow do I play Long Ball Legend?

Test your long ball accuracy by hitting distant targets. Aim for maximum points for a higher score. Entry fee is 100, and you earn 500 for a win.

How do I play Woodwork Wizard?

The aim of this mode is to try and hit the crossbar as many times as you can. Entry fee is 100, and the prize is 500.

How do I play Pass Pro?

In this mode you must get the ball to your teammate so they can score. The faster you can make the pass, the more points you will get. Entry fee is 100, and you earn 500 for a win.

How do I unlock/play Division 1 Star, World Beater, Best of the Best, WSF Winner and Ultimate Prize?

Only experienced players can play these modes! Level up to unlock more game modes.

How do I earn XP (Experience Points)?

You earn XP every time you play regardless if you win a game or not, however, you will earn more XP if you win. Gaining XP increases your rank and allows you to unlock special game modes later on.

Earn XP by playing matches. Win to get more XP and level up more quickly!

Earn XP by playing matches. Win to get more XP and level up more quickly!

How do I buy an Item in the Shop?

Click on Shop from the main menu or click any of the currency or shop buttons available in game. Then choose the item you would like to purchase. If you don’t have enough currency, you can continue playing to get some more or purchase more cash for real money.

How do I use the items I have bought?

The boost items will be used once the player has begun a match. Click the boost item before you take your kick to activate the boost or power up. You can select the Pitch and Ball items in the shop area once you have purchased the item and you will then see them once you are in-game.

What items can I buy?

There are many items in the shop. You can purchase Cash and Coins as well as new Kit and Stadium upgrades. In addition to these you can also buy Boosts listed here:

Item Description
Bet Doubles the score for one of your points
Power Shot Harder for the keeper to save
Wet Gloves Goalkeeper more likely to drop ball into net
Slow Motion Gives the player more time do his drag and so it could have more precision
Wall Minus Removes a member from the wall
Target Magnet Makes the ball move towards the center of the target when it’s in range, improving score.

The video below shows what the power ups look like being used in the game.

Do I need to use real money to buy items?

You can achieve all items in the game for free by playing through the game and earning coins, apart from boosts. All new players receive a few free boosts to start with. You can purchase additional World Soccer Forever cash for real money if you don’t have enough for that special upgrade or boost item.

What is the difference between Cash and Coins?

Both Cash and Coins can be used to buy consumable items or permanent upgrades. The coins will allow the user to purchase the Pitch upgrades and entering tournaments. The Cash will be used to purchase the Balls (Kit), and Boost items. The coins can be earned through match wins or purchased in currency bundles.

How can I check my Statistics?

You can check you player stats by clicking on your player profile picture wherever you see it. For easy access you can find it on the main game page in the top left corner.

Level up to unlock more tournaments.

Level up to unlock more tournaments.

Why is my country not available in the game?

Currently, only the teams who have qualified for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil are available. However, future updates will bring many more countries to choose from.

How do I use my left foot?

You can only use your right foot in the game. In World Soccer Forever’s multiplayer mode, you’re playing against top scores recorded by other players. As a result, the game may occasionally simulate your opponent as left-footed, using their data recorded when playing right-footed.

Hey, I scored more points than my opponent, but they still won!

Remember, the score is there as a tie-breaker. It’s all about who gets the most goals/hits out of five. If you score 5 out of 5 with 300 points, and your opponent scores 4 out of 5 with 350 points, you win as you scored 5 to their 4.

The score only comes into play in the event of a tie (for example, both players getting 5 out of 5). All the same, try to get as high a score as you can – you might need it!

How do I customize my Player?

From the Main Menu, click ‘Change Team’ or click on your players profile image and then click on ‘Customize’.

Customize your player!

Customize your player!

Can I make World Soccer Forever look even better?

World Soccer Forever has three graphical settings, high medium and low. The default setting is low, but you can change it by clicking on the little “star” icon in the bottom right corner. For the true WSF experience, bump it up to the highest setting!

The game doesn’t run in my browser, it’s asking me to install a plugin.

The game requires you to install a Unity Plugin. This plugin allows you to play awesome 3D Miniclip games in your browser.

I’ve got some great screenshots and videos from WSF that I want to share with the world! How should I do this?

You can post it in the comments, email social at miniclip.com, or tweet it! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #worldsoccerforever to see great content from other players – our @Miniclip Twitter account will retweet the best ones!

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Got another question that hasn’t been answered here? Hit the comments section!

8 Ball Pool: Everything You Need To Know

So maybe you’ve just started 8 Ball Pool for the first time or just want to learn a few new tricks to improve your game, well we’ve got you covered. We’ve also included some questions we get asked a lot on our Facebook pages and on Twitter.

We’ve even got tips from the best: M A G I C C U E, Kunal908 and G A R Y have sent us their advice on how to become a top 8 Ball Pool player.

Click the links below to go skip straight to the specific section.

Game Rules
Common Fouls
Game Mechanics
Mini Games
Commonly Asked Questions

 

PROTIP: G A R Y says “The safety side of things is very important also. It’s very easy to clear 5 or 6 balls after the break but sometimes you may run into trouble. That’s where frames are lost. If you’ve messed up after clearing the table of most of your balls and left your opponent a nice easy table. You can avoid this by identifying the balls in awkward positions early on and try to break them up so you can pot them easily or play a safety game to force your opponent to make an error and take advantage of it.

 

Game Rules

  • Calling pockets
    • To call a pocket all you need to do is click the pocket you want to pot the ball into. Some of the mid-ranked tables require you to call the pocket on the 8 Ball and the higher rank tables require you to call a pocket for every ball.

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Common fouls

  • Fouls that will result in a ball in hand for the other player
    • Running out of time: you have a short amount of time to take your shot, so don’t take too long or play passes to the other player. Your time gets a little shorter with every ball you pot in a game.
    • Cue ball not hitting your own balls: if the white doesn’t make contact with one of your own balls before hitting your opponent’s balls, or it misses altogether, this is a foul.
    • No ball hitting the rail: if neither the object ball nor the cue ball hit the rail around the edge of the table, this is a foul. This is to designed to prevent negative play
  • Potting the 8 Ball: the following situations are fouls, and result in the win being awarded to the other player.
    • Potting the 8 Ball before all your object balls have been potted.
    • Potting the cue ball and the 8 Ball on the same shot.
    • Potting any coloured ball before the 8 Ball on the same shot.
    • In a tier that requires calling pocket on the 8 Ball, potting the 8 Ball into an uncalled pocket.
    • NOTE: Potting the 8 Ball from the break off shot is not a foul. The 8 Ball will be respotted on the table, and play passes to the other player.

 

Game mechanics

  • Breaking off
    • If you get to break off, you can move the cue ball anywhere in the space to the left of the white line.
    • If you pot one of more balls during your break you get another turn. However, the table will remain “open” so you can choose if you want pot the spots or stripes.
    • However, any spotted or striped balls potted during the break won’t count until you pot either pattern during your next turn.
    • If you pot the cue ball on your break, the opponent gets a ball in hand.
    • If the 8 Ball is potted on the break, if it will be placed back onto the table.
  • Having a ball in hand
    • You will be able to move the cue ball anywhere on the table. Hover the mouse over the cue ball and it will change to a hand symbol for you to pick the ball up.
    • On Mobile just swipe to drag the ball around the table.
  • Using spin
    • Spin can help you better position the cue ball after you’ve taken a shot, setting you up for your next one. You can also use it to snooker your opponent or stop you from potting the cue ball on your turn.
    • You can put spin on the ball by moving the red symbol on the cue ball with your mouse or using the arrow keys. That will cause the ball to spin in that direction after it’s hit a ball.
    • On Mobile, all you need to do is tap the cue ball in the top right of the screen and move the red circle to apply spin in that direction.

PROTIP: M A G I C C U E says “The key to being a great 8 Ball Pool player is positioning. Positioning of the cue ball is key and keeping a tight control on where that cue ball is at all times. Don’t smack the balls like your life depends on it. Use all of the time given to you and think about not just your first shot, but the very last shot you want to play.”

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  • Challenging/adding friends
    • You can challenge your Facebook friends if you’ve linked your Facebook and Miniclip accounts. Check our knowledge base to see how.
    • You can search for a user if you know their player name. NOTE: players will only show up in search if they are online.
    • You can search using user IDs (Mobile only).
    • You can add a player by clicking the “plus” sign on their profile picture.
  • How do I earn coins/cash for free
    • You can earn 25 coins every 30 mins on Web and 1 hour on Mobile. Tap of the Free Coins button to get the coins.
    • You can also watch short adverts to earn coins.
    • You earn 1 Pool Cash each time you level up.
    • If you get to play against Big Rob during Beat the Boss you could win 50 Pool Cash!
  • Experience points, levels and ranks

 

Mini games

    • Spin & Win
      • Spin the wheel to win a variety of prizes. The top prizes are pretty rare, but thousands of Lucky Cues are won each day! You get one free spin each day you log in.
    • Scratch & Win
      • Scratch the cards to match 3 and win big. Not every card is a winner, but the prizes tend to be higher than Spin & Win.
    • Hi-Lo
      • Guess if the next number will higher or lower – you can win up to 250k coins! You can cash out anytime over 500 coins.

PROTIP: Kunal908 says “The amount of power you use in your shot is always very important. If the ball is closer to the pocket, using a low power shot will be a better solution. Don’t try for longer shots with lot of power, otherwise there’s a higher chance the ball won’t go in. Practicing will make you perfect in deciding how much power you need to use in a shot”

 

Commonly Asked Questions

  • If your issue requires more help you can contact our super-friendly Support team
    • Support also have an extensive knowledge base where you’ll probably be able to find a solution to your issue.
    • You can also contact Support directly and submit a ticket here or email support@miniclip.com.
  • Using the Pool Shop
    • You can buy Pool cues, table frames, colours, patterns and chat phrases and Pool cash.
    • You can also buy Pool Coins and Cash.
    • Cues do not have any effect on gameplay – they’re just for showing off!

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  • How to turn chat phrases on/off, reorder phrases
    • Go into the settings menu, you can choose to ignore all chat phrases or not.
    • In the settings menu you can move your favourite chat phrases to the top of the list for easy selection during a match.
  • Beat the Boss
    • Open to all users. They can challenge Big Rob, the Miniclip CEO! If they win they get a special award and 50 Pool Cash. We will announce the event on our Facebook page so keep an eye out.
    • Check our FAQ to find out all about Beat the Boss.
  • Can I practice alone?
    • If you’re playing on Mobile you can practice for 25 coins.
    • There is no practice mode on Web but you can play our other pool game, Quick Fire Pool.
  • Can I send you a trickshot video?
    • Yes, you can attach it to a Facebook message, send us a YouTube video or email us at social@miniclip.com.
    • Check out the trickshot masterclass videos on our YouTube channel to see the best.
    • Check out our blog post on making trickshot videos.

  • Will you add free chat?
    • Sorry, but we won’t be adding unrestricted chat to our game. This is why.
  • I’m playing on PC, can I play my friend on Mobile?
    • Unfortunately not. You can only play against people using the same device e.g. both on PC or using iOS and Android devices. Note that you don’t need to have the same device: an iPhone user can play an Android user, for example.
  • Will you release 8 Ball Pool on Windows Phone?
    • There are currently no plans to release 8 Ball Pool on Windows Phone.

We hope that this has given you a great start to your 8 Ball Pool career, we’re looking forward to seeing you joining the ranks of the best players in the game. We’ll be continually updating this guide with new info about 8 Ball Pool. If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments section or tell us on Facebook.

Let’s play some Pool!

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Soccer Stars Tips

Want to become a Soccer Star? Here are some of our top tips to help give you the edge over your opponent, in our new mobile game. Haven’t played Soccer Stars yet? You can download it on Android and iOS.

Two-touch control

Using one finger to control a player near the sides of the pitch can be difficult on smaller screens – so use a second finger! Tap and hold on the player you want to use, and then tap and drag with another finger to control aim and power. You can practice this in the Tutorial, which you can find in the Settings menu.

Use multi-touch control when using a player near the side of the field.

Use multi-touch control when using a player near the side of the field.

Don’t cross the line!

If a player crosses the goal line, they get automatically repositioned a little distance from goal. This is to stop players simply packing the goalmouth with players and stopping the action. So, if you’re repositioning your players, judge the power carefully so you don’t send them over the line and leave an open goal.

On the other hand, if your opponent has everyone on the line, send one of your own players smashing into them to clear them out!

You can put players on the goal line... but if they cross it, they'll be repositioned away from goal.

You can put players on the goal line… but if they cross it, they’ll be repositioned away from goal.

Don’t just blast it

A mistake that new players make is going for a max power shot, every single time. This can really work against you: the harder you hit the ball, the more difficult it is to judge where it’ll end up. Going “full power” could mean that the ball ends up running free and giving the other team an easy tap-in.

Unless you’re sure that full power is the only answer, try to gauge your move carefully instead.

Full power can cause you to lose control and give the other team a chance.

Full power can cause you to lose control and give the other team a chance.

Good positioning can win you the game

Just like real soccer, keeping your players in useful positions can be the difference between winning or losing. Soccer Stars is all about balancing attack and defence – and having your players bunched in one place, out on the side of the pitch, is going to lead to a quick goal for the opposition.

Here's what happens when you leave your goal completely undefended.

Here’s what happens when you leave your goal completely undefended.

You don’t always have to play the ball

Just because you can hit the ball doesn’t mean you have to. In some cases, the smartest move will actually be away from the ball, as you can use your turn to shift a defender into a good blocking position or bump an opposition player out of the way.

If the ball is safe, it sometimes makes sense to leave it there.

If the ball is safe, it sometimes makes sense to leave it there.

Kick-offs are important

You can’t score straight from the kick-off – it’s a foul, and your opponent gets the turn instead. However, you can get the ball very close to goal, and make it awkward for the other team to dig it out.

One thing to remember though: a match of Soccer Stars can be lost with a bad kick-off. If you play a poor shot, it can leave the other team with a clear line to your goal and you could be 1-0 down before you’ve even really got started.

There are lots of good ways to kick-off... but also some bad ones.

There are lots of good ways to kick-off… but also some bad ones.

Practice!

Soccer Stars combines strategy with physics-based play… and the best way to up your skills is to play lots of matches. Get used to the way the ball bounces off the side of the pitch, and experiment with different formations until you find one you’re most comfortable with. Practice won’t make you perfect… but it’ll certainly make you a lot better.

Got another Soccer Stars tip that you think should be in here? Add it to the Comments below!

Don’t forget to follow the official Soccer Stars Facebook page for all the latest news and tips on the game.

Download Soccer Stars now for Android and iOS

Brazil win this match... but who will win the World Cup?

Brazil win this match… but who will win the World Cup?

New soccer games on Miniclip

Countdown to kick-off!

The World Cup is finally here, so it’s time to pull on our nation’s colors, lace our boots, do a quick warm-up and then lift the lid on the great multiplayer soccer games we’ve got lined up for you over the next few weeks!

Let’s get things started with our new mobile game, Soccer Stars

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Soccer Stars, out now!

Get Soccer Stars on iOS

Get Soccer Stars on Android

Get ready to hit the back of the net with Soccer Stars, our new multiplayer title that hits the App Store and Google Play on the eve of the World Cup! Soccer Stars has addictive physics-based gameplay: 5-a-side football with the simple aim of outscoring your opponent.

It sounds easy enough, but the challenge comes in taking on your friends or players from all over the world in real-time multiplayer battles. Compete in tournaments to win fans and level up – have you got the skills to become a Soccer Stars Legend?

You’ll unlock new tiers to play in – with bigger prizes – and collect the 32 teams that are appearing in Brazil. Get your nation’s flag on your team and take them all the way to the trophy in Brazil!

Soccer Stars is free to play and lands this Wednesday. Don’t forget to follow the official Soccer Stars Facebook page for all the latest news and tips to make you a Soccer Star!

Take on players from all over the globe in World Soccer Forever – climb that leaderboard!

Take on players from all over the globe in World Soccer Forever – climb that leaderboard!

World Soccer Forever (Miniclip.com)

World Soccer Forever is a brand new multiplayer game, putting your soccer skills to the test across five different game modes. There’s a free kick contest, plus skill modes to show off your abilities at hitting air targets, playing perfect passes, lofting long balls, and the classic cross bar challenge.

But it’s not the game AI that you’ll be taking on… it’s real players from across the globe. Whenever you enter a match, you’ll be paired-up with another player from around the world… and then it’s you vs them, head-to-head, best score wins!

There’s global leaderboards to climb, plus in-game prizes to earn. You can customize your player, your pitch and even the ball you use – and enter special tournaments to win bigger prizes!

World Soccer Forever is coming real soon to Miniclip.com – get ready to take on the world!

MiniSoccer is six-player fun!

MiniSoccer is six-player fun!

MiniSoccer (Miniclip.com)

MiniSoccer is the new name for what we were originally calling Super Soccer Stars – and it’s coming soon with fast and frantic three-a-side fun! Yup, that’s right: up to SIX players can be playing a game… simultaneously!

You control one player, and up to five other players can join the action on the same pitch. Are you a team player or are you going to be trying to score wondergoals on your own? It’s all down to how you want to play!

We’ll have some more news on MiniSoccer soon – we’re having crazy amounts of fun playtesting it, by the way – so look out for more news on this blog, and on our official Twitter and Facebook pages.

Get your hands on these all-new awards!

Get your hands on these all-new awards!

New Awards to win!

Three great new games, and we’re not done yet… we’ve also got a new award series to complete, in some of our classic Miniclip soccer games!

These six awards are all about getting ready to play: each award is a piece of kit. You’ll earn a shirt, shorts, goalie gloves, golden boots and – safety first – shinpads. Once you’ve won all five pieces of kit, you’ll get the golden ball Super Award!

Here’s where to get the awards… good luck!

UPDATE: This award series has now finished. Thanks to everyone who picked up the Super Award!

And finally

We can’t wait for the World Cup at Miniclip… in between foosball championships, FIFA tournaments, and heated debates about whether Messi is better than Ronaldo (Ronaldo, right?), we’ve also decorated our offices. Looking good, huh?

Finally, we’ve put all our soccer games – new and classic – into one handy category page for you. Don’t miss out!

We’ll have tons more soccer stuff lined up for you during the World Cup… keep an eye on our Facebook page and Twitter for more news!

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