Last night I decided it was about time I downloaded some new games for my iPhone. I tend not to pay for apps unless they have a particularly good use, so I limit myself to free games 99% of the time.
I came across iBasket in the free apps listing and thought it looked addictive… and I wasn’t wrong! I obviously went for the free version, which has ads at the bottom of the screen, but they don’t get in the way of the game play.
Basically the idea of the game is to shoot hoops… you have 90 seconds and score points each time you get the ball in the basket.
Tap the screen with your finger, drag the line where you want it to go and let go. The longer the line, the faster the throw. The higher the line, the higher the throw. It’s really easy to get the hang of aiming the ball, and I was getting the ball in the basket in no time… but not every time!
Watch out when you’re playing coz the balls you’ve already thrown might get in your way!
And with a little bit of skill you can score points. Normally it’s 50 points per basket (score on the top left). However if you get a few baskets in a row you get 2x and then 3x multipliers which help the points mount up:
After your 90 seconds (or more if you get a few clean baskets which add a few seconds to the count-down) the game ends and you’re taken to your stats screen.
As you can see on this go I managed to beat my own record with 1775 points, and I got 50% of the balls in the basket (so still a lot of room for improvement!). Oh, and I’m ranked 219,927th… which is where the addiction comes in!
If you want a quick and easy game to fill some time, then download iBasket free… and let me know your score/rank so I can try and beat you!