5 of the freshest basketball games for Android and iOS
There are lots of sports games available for mobile devices, and basketball is no exception. From virtual recreations of real-life places, players, and events to arcade experiences for those with nimble fingers, Android and iOS have it all. Here, we've rounded up five fresh and varied basketball games that showcase the sport from many different angles. Feel free to try them out and see which ones you end up having the most fun with!
NBA LIVE Mobile Basketball
Build your team, beat your opponents in 5-on-5 action, and connect with the NBA in live events every day. In NBA LIVE, you can upgrade your roster, rain buckets, and rise up the ranks as you build your team of ballers out of superstars from the past and present. Win packs and coins as you play, unlocking special players and abilities to take your team to the elites. This is the most authentic basketball game on mobile, so if this type of experience is what you're after, EA Sports has you covered.
Real Basketball is designed for basketball fans with single player and multiplayer options, as well as six fun game modes that let you show off your virtual basketball skills. You can play online with people around the world, or live games with your friends and earn currency to be used towards in-app features. You are free to choose among tens of different characters, basketballs, uniforms and courts. You can also unlock various achievements to win tens of cups and gain access to extra features.
Bouncy Basketball is a one-button, 2D physics-based, pixel art basketball game. In it, you will score regular 3-pointers and 2-pointers, or buzzer beaters, steal the ball from your opponent, choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 quarters with a duration of 30, 60 or 90 seconds each, and play with as many as 30 teams. You can challenge your friends to basketball battles on a shared screen, or play against the computer.
This is a new arcade hoops game with next-gen graphics and easy to use controls that lets you shoot, flick, toss or swipe with one finger and score to prove that you’re the king of the court. You can use power-ups to maximize your score and defeat opponents, freeze time for extra seconds in a race against the clock, or clinch your shot by magnetizing the ball through the rim. There are thousands of 3D pro, retro and street customization combos with sport gear and uniforms like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and other pro NBA superstars. The game lets you play online as well, testing your skills against other real, live opponents across multiple platforms. It also features highly accurate ball physics and bounce, along with real-time cloth simulation.
Street Basketball Association
The Street Basketball Association game features Quick Game, League, Cups, Three-Point Contest, and Training Modes. There's Local Multiplayer via WiFi, Online Multiplayer to challenge your friends, 3 difficulty levels, simple yet powerful touch controls with timing control, and a replay feature to share your most spectacular dunks.