Basketball Arena is a pretty smart game of hoops with some interesting twists. It’s all about building up the best team, knowing when to swap your players and taking care not to exhaust them. There are also some pretty cool special powers you’re going to have to get to grips with.
And that’s why we’ve written this guide. We’ve broken down the game into a series of hints, tips and cheats that are going to show you everything you need to know to come out on top more often than not.
Even if you’ve been playing the game for a while, we reckon there’s going to be some information here that’s really going to help you out. So, without further ado, here are the six best hints, tips and cheats for Basketball Arena.
Use your special powers wisely
Your special powers can completely change the flow of a game, giving you an unassailable lead if you use them just right. Don’t just throw them out wily-nily, think about the best time to use them. We’d suggest, if you’ve got offensive powers, throwing them out after you’ve scored, hitting your opponent and getting the ball back instantly. Do this right and you’ll find yourself with a nine point lead.
Always be upgrading
Whenever you’ve got the chance to upgrade your players or your special move, you should take it. The better your players, the better chance you’ve got of winning a match. The stronger your special moves, the more useful they’re going to be. Whether it’s watching a video to earn more cards or speeding up a chest unlock, take whatever opportunity is offered to you.
Claim your rewards
Especially early on in your Basketball Arena career, the game is going to be giving up lots of rewards. To the point that it’s worth backing out to the main menu after every match to see if you’ve got anything new. Take advantage of everything you’re offered and you’ll soon see your team getting even better.
Don’t always shoot threes
You might get more points for shooting threes, but the energy cost is prohibitive. Three two points shots cost less than two three point shots, and you’ll be able to use other moves to help you out as well. The three point shot can come in super handy towards the end of a game or at the start, but in the middle you should focus on piling on the two point scores.
Watch your energy
You should always be keeping an eye on your player’s energy. If it’s getting low, swap out for someone else. Usually the team with the most energy is going to score, and you want to be doing everything to make sure that’s you. When you get the chance to add extra players to your team, always take it.
Pressure the other team
When you score, you want to be pressuring the other team straight away. Swoop in with a steal and you’re in with a chance of quickly adding to your score. Never back off, always get up in the face of the attacker and try and get the ball back. It’s a great way to build a big lead, and it could force them to waste special moves and energy as well.