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Slam Dunk Basketball (iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch)

Written by funkyellowmonkey (GP) on . Posted in Video Games

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There are many titles of the same or similar genre to each other, in particular sport titles. One title that stands out is Slam Dunk Basketball.

As the title suggests, the game is about slam dunking basketballs. You are given a certain amount of time (90 secs) to get as much balls in as possible. With each successful dunk, your 'Fever' meter is gradually filled up, once full, you can attain extra time, and use power-ups to help you along the way. Once you have enough credits you can upgrade your power-ups and purchase new balls, there are many 'challenging goals' which when completed you will be rewarded with the relevant prize.

What's cool about this title is the way it is set out, as you get better you get more points. More points equates to credits which you can spend on upgrades, as you progress you'll be unlocking more challenges. With the 'challenging goals' system, you can get some goals and come back to that stage again without doing goals all over again, that's a nice touch and a great incentive to keep you going back to the game.

The visuals are detailed, slick and atmospheric, ball physics is nicely animated too. Along with cool visuals are well sampled environmental sounds.

Overall, Slam Dunk Basketball offers alot of play and variety to keep you coming back for more. With a cool goal system, purchasable upgrades, power-ups and such, it's definitely worth checking out!...

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8/10

Pros
+ Slick graphics and presentation
+ Easy controls
+ Cool sounds and effects
+ Global scoreboards and achievements

Cons
- Some of the goals are pretty tricky (but practice makes perfect)

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