There are few things in the sporting world quite as satisfying as scoring a three pointer in basketball. That's coming from a Brit in a country where basketball has never quite taken off; however, years of NBA Jam has kept me enthralled by the sport. Slam Dunk Basketball taps into that satisfaction with its simple yet addictive style of gameplay - simply flick or tap to unleash the ball and try to throw it through the hoop.
Players are given 90 seconds to score as many points as possible with time added for scoring clean shots and scoring multiple shots in a row. Powerups are also unleashed with the more points scored adding an exciting new side to things. Slam Dunk Basketball is a freemium game so it's free to play but credits can be bought to unlock new levels and new ball types. A huge array of achievements also encourage players to keep playing.
Slam Dunk Basketball is a simple basketball game but at this price, that's exactly what anyone could want. It makes for the ideal game to play on a daily commute in short bursts and it's impressive how addictive it is to keep improving upon the high score.
Slam Dunk Basketball is out now as an Universal app and it's a free download with in-app purchases available.