Basketball isn’t a very complicated sport. You have a ball, you take it to your own goal, shoot it. It’s mostly the same as any other ball based sport. So then, here comes a developer asking, how can we make a basketball game, which is already a simple game, even simpler and make it easy for even kids to play it? BAM! Basket Champs!
Basket Champs is a basketball game that takes off all of the running and rules and keeps in just the one thing you do in basketball, which is to shoot the ball into the basket, and that’s it. It’s a simplified version of the sport, and it’s so easy to play. The game will start off with you choosing a country that you will be playing for, and you will start a round robin tournament. Each round of the tournament will have you facing off one of the countries on a 1 on 1 battle. The winner will receive 2 tournament points, and the loser gets 1 point. At the end of the round robin, the team with the most points will move on to the single-elimination finals games. In this part of the game, you just do your best because losing means losing the whole game, as in, game over. Basket Champs is played with just your mouse. When a game starts, the screen will show a basket and a ball. The ball will be floating in random points of the screen. What you have to do is click and hold on the ball, then aim your shot. Both you and your opponent will have 5 shots, and the one with the most shots successfully sent to the basket will win the round. If you are tied with your opponent, you will go to sudden death. It plays the same, except now, you don’t have the 5 ball limit. You will keep alternating in shooting a ball to the goal until you are up by one point or down by one point.
Basket Champs is a really simple game, but that doesn’t have to mean it’s not fun. The game is so fun that I played through the game around 3 times, not including the times I lost in the finals games. If you’re looking for a basketball game that is easy to learn and easy to play, then Basket Chumps is a good game to play!