1. Q: How do I get a Combo?
A: If a basket is made using a trick shot, the Combo will be increased by one. However, Combos will be reset following a basket made by a normal shot.
2. How many shot attempts do I have?
A: When you begin a game, you will see three basketballs in the bottom left corner which represent your chances to continue playing if you lose a ball. Next to the balls is a shot clock which will reset after a basket is made or a ball is lost. Each basket made with the same ball will result in the shot clock running down faster until reaching a minimum of 4 seconds. When the shot clock runs out you will lose control the ball, however, baskets made within 3 seconds after the shot clock runs out will be counted.
3. Q: Why does the hoop begin moving?
A: When your score reaches 800 points, the basket will begin moving to increase the game difficulty.
4. Q: How are baskets scored?
A: Points scored for each basket depend on the type of shot and Combo multiplier.
a) Baskets from normal shots: +2 points
b) Baskets from trick shots: Each basket made= trick shot value * Combo multiplier If more than one type of shot is present at the same time, the trick shot value is calculated as the sum of shot type. (For example, a basket made from a simultaneous High Throw, Swish, and Buzzer Beater would result in a trick shot value of 6+4+4=14 points.)
c) Scoring example:
c-1. High Throw= 6 points; Buzzer Beater= 4 points; x3 Combo. Shot value: (6+4)x3=30.
c-2. Bounce Shot= 6 points; Bank Shot= 6 points; x1 Combo. Shot value: (6+6)x1=12.
5. Q: What are the different types of trick shots?
A: Here is a list of trick shots for you.
Throw: A shot made by tapping the ball until it is much higher than the basket.
High Throw: A shot made by tapping the ball until it is extremely higher than the basket.
Bank Shot: A shot in which the ball bounces off the backboard and goes directly into the hoop. Swish: A shot in which the ball goes through the hoop without touching the rim or backboard. Buzzer Beater: A shot in which the ball goes through the hoop after the time has expired.
Bounce Shot: A shot that is made by allowing the ball to fall to the floor and bounce up to make the basket without any additional tapping.
*A shot that does not fit any of the above conditions is considered to be a Normal Shot.
6. Q: How are different shots scored?
Normal Shot: +2 points
Throw: +6 points
High Throw: +4 points
Bank Shot: +4 points
Swish: +4 points
Buzzer Beater: +4 points
Bounce Shot: +4 points