If you’re looking for a game that you can just pick up and play for a few minutes at a time then iBasket may be right up your alley! iBasket is a game that allows to see how many baskets you can make within a limited period of time. It comes in two different versions: a free ad-supported version, and an ad-free one for just $0.99!
When you open up iBasket the first thing you see is a menu with several basic options. There is a “Settings” screen where you can turn the sounds and vibration on or off. You can also change your name here. Whatever you set your name to is what will be posted to the high score lists.
Gameplay is simple. Just touch the Play button and you’ll be taken to a screen with a basket on the left and a basketball randomly placed on the screen. When you take your first shot the timer will start ticking. All you have to do to shoot is touch the screen where you want to the shoot to head towards.
While the concept of this game sounds very simple, I can assure you that it is much more difficult to master than it may sound! It definitely takes a while to get used to and long distance shots are extremely hard to judge at first. I found that the easiest way to make shots was to aim for the center of the backboard!
The ads in the free version are not all that intrusive. They stain mainly at the bottom of the screen and are not in the way of basic gameplay. Something I noticed that is really nice is that this app already has support for the fast app switching feature in iOS 4. This makes it extremely easy to cut out somewhere in the middle of a game and then jump right back into it!
Overall this game is really a lot of fun, and the free version is one of the best free apps I’ve seen in quite a while! Whether you enjoy basketball or not I think you’ll find this app and its arcade style engaging. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and grab your free copy of iBasket in the App Store today!