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Hoop Starsfor iOS

1.6.12

5

All dunk and no spunk

Hoop Stars keeps it fun and simple with this reverse basketball game. You're in control of the hoop, and your aim is to move it so that the static ball passes through it. It’s a race against the clock to score the most points against an AI opponent.

Anyone can play and win

Hoop Stars is a fun game, but it will only provide amusement for short periods of time.

The game is easy to pick up, and the controls are straightforward and intuitive. You tap on the left side of the screen to move the hoop left, and a tap to the right moves you that way. This makes the game a good option for keeping younger players entertained.

What makes the game particularly enjoyable is how smooth it is, your taps need to be timed, and you don’t need to hit the screen too hard to move. You’ll enjoy the competitive element of scoring points to earn gems, which can then be used to customize the game. This currency can be spent on skins for hoops and balls.

Once you get the hang of the main gameplay, though, there isn’t much more to do. There’s one objective to the game with no other challenges. What compounds this issue is that the game feels too easy. You hope that it will increase in difficulty, as it does with each level in games like Happy Glass, but this doesn’t happen, no matter how much you play.

Hoop Stars is missing a multiplayer function. The game would have more replayability and would be more challenging if you could play against friends or online opponents. The repetitive nature of the game, and the number of adverts between matches, soon becomes off-putting.

Where can you run this program?

Hoop Stars is available on iOS 10.0 or later. It also runs on Android devices.

Is there a better alternative?

Yes. A good game should hold your attention. For something a bit more challenging you can try Dunk Shot or Basketball Stars.

Our take

Hoop Stars is a fun but simple game; you’ll get tired of the adverts and winning so easily.

Should you download it?

No. If you want a game that keeps you entertained for more than half an hour, this app isn’t for you.

Highs

  • Smooth gameplay
  • Short bursts of fun
  • Customizable skins

Lows

  • One-dimensional
  • Too easy
  • No online opponents
  • Tons of ads

Hoop Starsfor iOS

1.6.12

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