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  • Publisher: Nipe
  • Genre: Sports
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 16.3 MB
  • Version: 1.1.2
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 5 (1)
App description: Through the Hoop is a unique 2D basketball physics puzzle game with some revolutionary features - unlike anything else on the market.

"Through the Hoop is definitely unique. I haven't seen anything this well done on the App Store that involves 2D basketball." -- Beta tester

Check out the official trailer with lots of gameplay footage on Youtube: http://youtu.be/T_ganof3cR4 (can be also found with keywords: "Through the Hoop official trailer").

Your job is to throw trick shots in order to complete the wide variety of carefully crafted levels. Each level is a problem to be solved with trick shots. The better you are, the more stars and points you get!

You throw the shots with a revolutionary, game-changing, throwing mechanism that is both intuitive and accurate.

Unlike in other basketball games, the revolutionary throwing mechanism allows you to throw spinning shots, which adds a whole new dimension to the game. You know, a spinning ball bounces very differently than a ball with no spin!

With 85 levels in 6 level packs, and free updates coming up, you have a lot of trick shots to throw! Score as much points as you possibly can and see yourself at the top of the Game Center leaderboards!

IN A NUTSHELL

A game you DO NOT want to miss!
Revolutionary throwing mechanism that allows throwing spinning shots
Extremely realistic physics (powered by a full-blown physics engine)
85 carefully crafted levels in 6 level packs, and free updates coming up (25 playable for free, rest unlockable with a single IAP)
Game Center leaderboards
100% skill, 0% luck
60 FPS
Retina graphics
Realistic sound effects
Excellent replay value
Universal app - Play on iPad, iPhone or iPod
No virtual money or in-game item shops

Rivernos's comments:


The official trailer:

10-09-2013, 01:39 PM
#2
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Last edited by zooom18; 04-21-2014 at 07:17 PM.

10-09-2013, 03:03 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by zooom18 View Post
graphics are eh, but its a fun game. physics seem normal and its easy to get the hang of it.
Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to hear you found the game itself fun even though the graphics maybe a bit divisive

I'd like to hear more honest opinions, please do share!
10-09-2013, 07:44 PM
#4
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,778
Any plans to add achievements via Game Center?
10-09-2013, 11:38 PM
#5
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Snooptalian View Post
Any plans to add achievements via Game Center?
Absolutely! We have quite many new features on our backlog, including achievements and turn-based multiplayer, for example

Last edited by Rivernos; 10-09-2013 at 11:42 PM. Reason: Fixing typos
10-10-2013, 03:17 PM
#6
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10-10-2013, 03:24 PM
#7
Free download so I'm giving it a try now. Thanks, impressions a little later.
10-11-2013, 07:48 AM
#8
I've been playing this game and I find it fun and original. The ball physics are excellent. The controls take some getting used to, but that's part of the challenge. This lite version is free, there's a link to buy the full version for $2.99 USD but when I search the AppStore there's no results for a full version. Does that mean the full is dlc or in app purchase? Very fun if you are a physics fanatic like myself.
10-12-2013, 03:06 PM
#9
Joined: Aug 2013
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by zooom18 View Post
It not that the textures are bad, its just they seem static and forced.

Like you have a wood wall just placed on the ground flat. I think if you added supports and depth they would look much better. It's also that because the background looks 3d and the ball too, but the wood posts, backboard and net are very 2d and it looks unfinished.
Hmm.. I guess you might have a point. I could probably add some shadows etc. to make the objects look more 3D-ish... I'll do that in an update, thanks!


Quote:
Originally Posted by rich_952000 View Post
I've been playing this game and I find it fun and original. The ball physics are excellent. The controls take some getting used to, but that's part of the challenge. This lite version is free, there's a link to buy the full version for $2.99 USD but when I search the AppStore there's no results for a full version. Does that mean the full is dlc or in app purchase? Very fun if you are a physics fanatic like myself.
Thanks for the feedback There is no separate paid version at all. It's just the free version which can be upgraded to the full version with a single IAP.

I guess most of the games still have separate free and paid versions, but I though it would make more sense to have just a single version on the App Store and use the IAP for upgrading. That way you won't lose all the progress that you've already made...

But now I'm starting to wonder if I should also add a paid version to the App Store, if that's what people are used to. I mean, it would be identical with the free version that is upgraded with the IAP. Any opinions?
10-12-2013, 03:35 PM
#10
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,520
Probably better to keep it as an inapp so you only have to do one version I would figure.