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10 Best Basketball Games for Android

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by Khaled Shariar

These are the best basketball games on mobiles for an immersive experience!

Best basketball games for Android

Basketball is one of the most played and beloved sports around the globe, and kids who have grown up with this sport have shown their interest in basketball video games. This is the reason why NBA’s video games have been a major hit, but not everyone can play those games on consoles. Developers have been more than active nowadays in bringing basketball games on mobile phones. Android smartphones are now capable of providing the same quality of gaming experience that you get from a console.

What are the best basketball games for Android?

If you’re looking forward to killing free time by playing some basketball games on an android phone, then try the following top free basketball games for Android.

Basketball Stars: Multiplayer

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP form $0.99

Starting off the list with Basketball Stars that has been developed by Miniclip.com who are famously known for their one of the best pool games 8 Ball Pool. This game is relatively easy and simple to play in comparison to other basketball games out there. It has two different game modes, the first one being the classic 1v1 matches and the second one being 1v1 shootouts. The biggest takeaway for me regarding this game has to be its 3D graphics that add a lot to the game play. The only downside to this game that I have experienced are the bugs that occur sometimes, especially when playing online with others.

Street Basketball

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99
Screenshot of Street Basketball Association game android
Screenshot of Street Basketball Association game android

Talk about a game that takes you on a ride to the 1990s. Street Basketball Association is another beautiful looking game that lets you go through different game modes and options. Players can use different modes like’ Training’ and ‘League’ in the application. The game lets you play online with others as well, and unlike other basketball games there aren’t many glitches present in this one. You can get more satisfaction out of this as it also allows you to replay, watch, and share the game you have just played. The absence of 1v1 mode is felt in this but it’s just a minor complaint.

Bouncy Basketball

Price: Free with ads

If you’re a fan of the old arcade games that most of us have grown up with, then this one is definitely made for you. Bouncy Basketball is one of the better arcade-style basketball games which is simple yet a fun game to play on Android phones and tablets. There aren’t many controls in this game, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the game is bad as it is super easy to play. The duration of the game can range from thirty to ninety seconds which is why it fits right in the arcade genre, and it also won’t be taking much of the player’s time. The only drawback of the game that I have experienced is the number of ads it displays time and time again, other than that it’s free to download.

Dude Perfect 2

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99
Screenshot of Dude Perfect android basketball game
Screenshot of Dude Perfect android basketball game

Basketball games are fun and all, but it’s more fun when there are many obstacles included in it. Dude Perfect 2 is the best example of that, as the player has to shoot through various obstacles to get the perfect shot. The more stages you go through, the tougher the game would get and that is what makes this game all the more special. There are about 200 levels in this game, giving more reasons that you won’t get bored with it anytime soon. I feel that the game might not truly be called a basketball game, but it still is and it appeals to all ages.

Head Basketball

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99
Screenshot of Head Basketball mobile game
Screenshot of Head Basketball mobile game

If a traditional basketball game isn’t your cup of tea, then this game should really give you a great experience. Imagine this game as if you’re a superhero that is battling all the odds in order to make a shot. This game also features popular fantasy stories such as ‘The Ghost Captain of Great Britain’. This game allows the user to use different supernatural powers, and also lets them play in unique situations. The only gripe that I have with this game is that it might feel a little bit imaginary but this is not a flaw by any means as it is still enjoyable. It’s free to download and it includes over 37 characters a player can choose.

Dunk Shot

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99

Are you one of those individuals that isn’t a big fan of basketball, but would still enjoy a much lighter game when you want to spend some free time? Then this is the game to download as Dunk Shot is a game that is all about shooting basketballs through many hoops. With more hoops you pass through, the more points you would gain. This is one of those casual games that a person would play when he wants to relieve some stress off his shoulders. The only problem with this game is the multiple ads it displays, but that doesn’t take any fun away from it.

ESPN Fantasy Sports

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $4.99
Screenshot of ESPN Fantasy Sports Basketball app
Screenshot of ESPN Fantasy Sports Basketball app

Believe it or not, there’s a huge proportion of people that are obsessed with fantasy sports games, and just like any other sport, there too exists a fantasy sports game for basketball. This is the biggest fantasy basketball game that lets you do everything, whether it’s creating a new league, adding and dropping players from the team, or joining random leagues with strangers, this game has it all. ESPN Fantasy Sports not only lets you customize your entire team, but it also allows you to communicate with other managers in your league as well. The problems associated with this game are a few bugs, but the main one is that this game is only meant to be for the people that would spend their time on a fantasy sports game, and the average user might not like this game.

Mascot Dunks

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99

Speaking of dunk shots, this game would appeal to a much younger audience for all the right reasons. All a user has to do is choose a mascot of his liking, dribble the ball, and perform dunk shots by jumping from a spring track. This game is highly popular within a much younger demographic, and after trying out the game, I truly believe this would become more popular as this year goes by.

Ketchapp Basketball

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99
Screenshot of Ketchapp Basketball game
Screenshot of Ketchapp Basketball game

This list would have been incomplete without the addition of a basketball game that would have a compilation of different versions of this sport’s game. This Android game includes several of the basketball arcade games like dunk shot and dunk line. Overall, I believe that there’s not a lot to get excited over, but the overall compilation of this game is something that should be given a try. 

NBA 2K20

Price: Free with ads/ Offers IAP from $0.99
Screenshot of NBA 2K20 android game
Screenshot of NBA 2K20 android game

Last but not the very least, this might be the absolute best basketball game an Android smartphone a user can download right now. This is the closest a person can come to experiencing what a basketball game might be like on consoles. High-end graphics of this game adds a great level of realism for players to drive satisfaction from. This is not a free game as it costs $7.99 or higher depending upon the place you live, but trust me, as every single penny is worth it.

When it comes to mobile phone games, the ones that involve this sport has come a long way, and the number of basketball games would continue to skyrocket. Let us know any great basketball games for Android you have enjoyed inthe comments.

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Khaled is using Android OS since the very first Google Phone. Back in 2008, he started getandroidstuff.com to help other Android users to find the right Applications/ Games and solving issues with their phone. Khaled also works in Creative Media Design.

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