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App description: The power to create the ultimate basketball team is in your hands.

Rival Stars Basketball gives you the control. Draft extraordinary players, plan your strategy and unleash your team on real opponents from around the world in thrilling card battles. Make heat of the moment plays to gain the lead as tension builds. Then at pivotal moments get thrown into 3D on court action! Do you pass or do you go for the 3 pointer? Your choice can make or break your success.

There are tons of ways to win powerful rare players and a world of ever-evolving rivals to pit them against. Shoot for Stardom, with Rival Stars Basketball!

Rival Stars Basketball features:
Hundreds of fully-animated 3D player cards to draft, collect, and evolve. Intensify your team with special skills, bonuses, and more!
Immerse yourself in deep card management with infinite strategy and plays
On court action moments with steals, passes, shots, and dunks. Can you make the buzzer shot for the win?
Thrilling live global tournaments have you battling real-world opponents! Work your way up the ranks and challenge the very best for bigger rewards!
Heaps of other game modes with prizes galore!
Sweet achievement rewards for expanding your card collection and games well played!
Regular bonus events and promotions brought to you by the Rival Stars live team!

Rival Stars Basketball is free to play but offers some game items for purchase with real money.

We love to hear from our players!
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10-22-2014, 05:17 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Wellington
Posts: 873
Man, you guys are quick

10-22-2014, 05:49 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,172
I have to try this... Pik Pok always makes some amazing games. Though I wasn't too fond of the Maze runner. This looks cool, I would love if you made a game for all the sports like American Football and hockey, etc.

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10-22-2014, 06:21 AM
#4
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 2,540
Quote:
Originally Posted by PikPok View Post
Man, you guys are quick
pete is supey if u dont know

definitely gonna try this one. you guys always release fun games

Beta Testing : Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities, Sky Force 2014, Rush Rally 2

10-22-2014, 06:29 AM
#5
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,172
Just tried the tutorial. Actually seems really fun. The free card draw you get I don't think is very random so I don't recommend restarting your game.

Some bugs, I noticed that online, the game loads in about 5 seconds. Offline, the game takes about 30-40 seconds. I hope they fix this or I'll think they're "penalizing" for not using your data plan to play..

Oh TIMERS. Probably the worst part of this game. But I guess everyone expected that.

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / The World Ends With You / Kingdom Rush Series / Implosion
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10-22-2014, 06:39 AM
#6
Joined: May 2014
Location: Sweden
Posts: 356
Game Impressions

10-22-2014, 06:58 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Monster Hunter Island
Posts: 5,172
Sigh... at this point, sorry but I can't recommend this game. Maybe some people will enjoy it but the timers are pretty bad here.

First thing, the game is simple and fun. I love the collecting and leveling bball stars + the bonus mini games inbetween matches. The graphics are beautiful as expected from a game of Pik Pok.

That said, you start with 15 energy, an early level round costs 5 energy. So you can play 3 levels (roughly 2-3 minutes a piece). It gets worse, want to enter the tournament? My energy costs are ranging from 6-9 there. Awesome. If you look at the campaign, the game isn't even that long. But it WILL BE LONG because of those timers, you won't get that far.

It's a fun game. But you're barely going to get to play it. I could play Angry Birds Transformers longer and I deleted that in 30 minutes. I can see why they did this as it heavily makes you lean toward putting in money to keep playing. But that just isn't my thing. Sorry Pik Pok. 5/10 for me. That's a bit generous considering I'm probably not going to be playing it again. If you make a paid version I'll come back but I doubt that will happen.

TOP5: Chaos Rings 3 / Monster Hunter Freedom Unite / The World Ends With You / Kingdom Rush Series / Implosion
My Artwork: http://pixiv.me/raidriar
10-22-2014, 07:34 AM
#8
No GameCenter...
10-22-2014, 09:31 AM
#9
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 2,597
Pikpok.
This makes me sad.
10-22-2014, 09:46 AM
#10
Joined: Dec 2009
Posts: 156
This looks like a reskin of their football one which was plagued with terrible timers and premium currency shennigans.