Jelly Mania – Power-up Guide

Using Power-ups in Jelly Mania

Jelly Mania is our brand new match-3 game. Play through hundreds of levels and match 3 or more jellies, but remember you have limited moves to make! To help you complete each level, you have several power-ups at your disposal. We’ve put together this guide to help you get the most out of them.

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The magic spoon will scoop up any jelly, or free jellies from ice. You can also use it to free cookies, although you’ll have to use multiple spoons.

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The cross rainbow will shoot cross-shaped rainbow beams across the screen collecting any jellies in its path. Pick the best place to use it for maximum effect!

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Combining sad and happy jellies makes them all sad and they won’t add to your collected jellies. This makes sad jellies happy so they add to your total when you collect them.

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Using this makes the jellies worth more so they add more to your total saved jellies. It’s really useful when you have a few moves left and need to make the most of the jellies you collect.

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This power allows you to swap two jellies without creating a match. Use this to get yourself into a better position to save some jellies with your next move.

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This is one of the most powerful boosts at your disposal as not only can it be used to save tons of jellies in one move, you may also trigger a chain-reaction of other jelly matches!

Protip: The more moves you have left at the end of a level, the longer Mania Time will be. So try to use as fewer moves as possible to complete a level.

Don’t forget – all the power-ups recharge over time, or you can use gold to get them more quickly.

Okay, you’re now armed with everything you need to know in order to be a superstar at Jelly Mania. Let’s play now now on iOS and Android!

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Jelly Mania – play now on your mobile or tablet!

Jelly_Mania_web_1200x627 Help, these jellies need to be rescued! Only YOU can save them and get them on the road to adventure in Jelly Mania, a mobile game for Android and iOS devices.

Match three jellies together to save them. Match four or five or more jellies for awesome jelly-rescuing power-ups!

Jelly Mania is a match-three game with a few twists… you’ll come across tons of new game modes as you travel through the levels: jumping out of the fridge, escaping the cat, and bursting forth into the world! It’s time to show off your jelly-saving skills!

Jelly Mania is available on Android and iOS, and we’ve got a huge new update to the game. What’s new in the update, you ask? How about…

  • 3 new level packs, stuffed with adorable jellies and new game modes
  • See where your Facebook friends are up to on each level
  • Leaderboards on each level, showing how you compare to your friends
  • Send and receive lives from friends to keep the jelly mania going!

Jelly Mania is out now, and free to download.

Get it and join the fun!

Download free on iOS

Download free on Android

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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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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Bike Rivals: see it in action

Bike Rivals: see it in action!

We’ve been fine-tuning Bike Rivals over the last few weeks, and it’s getting ready to hit your mobile device – so we thought this would be a great time show you the game in action for the very first time with our brand new and exclusive trailer!

Bike Rivals is all about extreme speed, insane stunts, and wild crashes. It’s a race to the finish line across tons of tracks, each with their own distinct layout and hazards. In our next blog we’ll be taking a closer look at the tracks – but in the meantime take a look at the game in action now in our exclusive trailer!

Bike Rivals is planned for release this summer on iOS, Android, and Miniclip.com. Got a question about the game? Hit the comment button!

Bike Rivals Launch Blog Post

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?