Basket Battle is a game about throwing a ball through a hoop. You can throw the ball, dart towards it and catch it, then toss it again, all with a few swipes and taps. There’s another character on the court as well, and whoever scores three points first wins the challenge. It’s a lot of fun, but there are definitely ways you can get an edge on your AI opponent.
What sort of ways? Why, the sort of ways we’re going to present in this guide. We’ve played a decent chunk of Basket Battle and uncovered a series of strategies that are going to put you in the best position to succeed, time and time again. Follow these suggestions and you’ll be basket royalty in no time.
Whether you’re lining up your first shot or you’ve already pulled off some miraculous scoring hurls, you’re going to find something here that’ll take your skills to the next level. And maybe even the level after that. So here we go – these are the best hints, tips and tricks for Basket Battle.
Get above the basket
This one’s pretty obvious – it’s very difficult to score a point from below the basket, so you need to get above it. Tap when the ball is in a good place to make a shot, then slam it down. If you get things just right it’s possible to score a basket, have the ball bounce straight back into your hands and then score another.
You can hit your opponent
If your opponent is in a good position to make a shot, you can disrupt them by chucking your own ball in their face. You can even counter shots ball-to-ball, blasting a sure basket out of the way before it has a chance to go through. Keeping your opponent on the backfoot is a good way to buy yourself some time to score.
Use the bounce
If you’re in a tricky position, bounce the ball off one of the walls to right yourself. Sometimes you’ll be able to bounce the ball directly into the basket, but it’s unlikely. Be ready to tap quickly when the ball ends up somewhere you want to be – that way you’ll jump to it instantly and be able to get a much more useful shot off.
Don’t go full power
While it’s tempting to throw the ball as hard as you can – and in some situations it’s the right choice – more often than not you’re better off taking a bit of the pace off. That means if you do miss, your ball is less likely to fly off in an awkward direction. Try shooting more gently and you’ll be surprised how many more baskets you’re going to score. After all, as they say hausarbeit schreiben lassen, it is better to calculate your move and then walk.
What are the coins for?
As far as we can tell, they’re not actually for anything. There doesn’t seem to be a shop in the game where you can spend them and, while there are cosmetic items to unlock, you get them by watching videos when you’ve played enough games. In other words, there’s no point watching the ads to increase your coin haul, since there’s nowhere you can actually spend them.