iBasketball is a good concept and when it works properly, it can be fun; but due to a number of issues the app has in various situations, it is often more frustrating than it is rewarding. From freeze-ups when initially starting the app to pauses and freezes during the actual gameplay, combined with clunky interface buttons and dated graphics, the game is mired in performance issues that will keep most players from ever truly enjoying it.
After you start iBasketball for the first time, you're likely to run into some issues. In numerous tests on multiple devices we had different issues, but there were always issues, mostly involving the language selection menu and a freeze that stalled the app a couple of times before it loaded properly. Even when it did load properly, the buttons would often stick, so it took some time to reach the game proper. After reaching the game menu, things ran smoothly enough, allowing us to move the basketball on the court and select our shot position, but there were subsequent issues with the shooting menu; and the game, despite the pixelated, dated look, was often slow and choppy on the newest available devices.
iBasketball's core mechanics successfully capture the physics of a basketball shoot around, but the game, itself, fails in many other ways, resulting in a clunky, frustrating, and often unresponsive app that works only part of the time. Avoid this app for its technical issues.
From the makers of iBowl, one of the most popular games ever released for the iPhone and iPod touch, iBasketball lets you polish your game on the go. Perfect your swish, get on the court with other online players and play head-to-head in a timed shootout or with a game of Horse. iBasketball lets you compete in real-time, using lifelike shooting motions anytime, anyplace!FeaturesAccelerometer based ball control just swing your device and watch the ball fly!Half court shooting physics control the distance and angle of your shot, using the backboard for more difficult shots.Cool street court environment.Compete online in timed shootouts where speed and accuracy is key, or in a game of Horse where you can stump your opponent by sinking the most difficult shots.Compete with opponents in regions around the world with localized game play.Check your high score against our national leaderboard!Player Reviews:I cannot believe someone can make such a wonderful application and for free Great work!! Marcelinho CariocaIm a BIG basketball fan and I LOVE to play! Really awesome graphics! Benmen7550This game is so fun! Fungirl21Online reviews:A fun game the social features for iBasketball keeps things interesting -Social Times. Coming Soon! iBowl DeluxeGet our new bowling app! iBowl Deluxe is a more interactive and immersive iBowl application with all new features and content. If you liked playing the original iBowl, try Deluxe!Try Other SGN GamesF.A.S.T. - War is coming to your part of the world, will you be ready?! Get ready with F.A.S.T.: Fleet Air Superiority Training. Fly skirmishes against simulated pilots to build flying and dogfighting skills, and then put those skills to the test in live head-to-head combat against other pilots around the world over Wi-Fi Internet!(fluff)Friends - A free app that lets you adopt , feed and race (fluff) pets as well as decorate their habitat. With one of the most dedicated and loyal communities on the social web, (fluff)Friends is a favorite for all ages.SGN Golf: This app lets you swing your iPhone or iPod Touch like a golf club and then tells you how far your shot went. Your device gauges how fast you swing and how far your shot travels with its accelerometer. Its like having a driving range wherever you go.Agency Wars Play advanced scenarios based missions for the CIA, KGB, Mi6, Mossad or MSS and compete against the rival agencies. With an in-game economy to buy precious items, location-based gaming, and Facebook Connect, no other game stretches the iPhones technology so far.Mafia: Respect & Retaliation: The first of SGNs role playing games, players complete jobs to become the Don of Their city. With its Sin City like 2D graphics and clever location-based game play, players can immerse themselves in the mob world.Vampires vs. Werewolves: From SGN comes a howling experience that you can sink your teeth into. Vampires vs. Werewolves takes place in a gothic horror world where the two most fearsome creatures of the night fight for superiority and blood.