Basketball is one
of the most popular and widely viewed sports in the world.
Below is a collection of free online basketball games that can be
played in the comfort of your own home. Whether you are
interested in shooting some hoops a slam dunk, we've got what
Make your way past all the players of the opposing
team and then shoot the basketball into the hoop.
For in-game controls, use the arrow keys to move your player past all of the
opponents. If you run into any of your opponents on your way to the hoop,
you will lose possession of the basketball. Also be sure to mind the
boundary lines as you will be called for a penalty if you run out of bounds.
Remember that you can use two keys at once to run in a diagonal manner. So
if you press the up arrow and left arrow, you will run diagonally to the top
left of the court. When you are ready to shoot the ball, press the X key
to stop the arrow at the angle of your shot and then hold until you have reached
the desired level of power.
Your goal, as is typically with basketball games, is to score as many points as
possible. The first thing that you'll have to do is weave through your
opponents to reach the 3 point line. Once you've cut through their
defenses and reach this point, you'll have three chances to score a 3 pointer.
You can choose between two distinct game types - Stadium and Street. So
whether you are interested in playing indoors among cheering fans or outside on
the playground, the choice is yours. You will find that getting past all
of the defenders is a fairly easy task. You should be able to accomplish
this with little to no practice in the game. Making the three pointers
once you get past them all, however, is a different matter entirely. You
might find this to be very challenging when you first start to play Shootin
Hoops. Not to worry, with a little patience and a lot of practice you'll
be knocking down those shots with your eyes closed.