If you're a fan of basketball like I am and you also like to play free online games like I do, it only comes natural to combine the two from time to time by playing basketball games online. A couple of years back, the selection of browser-based basketball games was limited but that has changed. With the development of Flash, you can now play a good number of games online, either as simulation or in arcade mode.
Here are my top 3 favorite basketball games:
1. Perfect Hoopz is a physics-based game in Flash format. Being based on the box2d physics games engine, it's a simulation game in which you can practice your aiming and ball shooting skills in 25 levels of basketball fun! If you like Perfect Hoopz, you can also try Ultra Mega Hoops and Blazing Hoops.
2. If you are ready for some 1 on 1 basketball action, World Basketball Challenge will take you to 15 basketball tournaments, challenges and play-offs around the globe after you design your character and shop around for outfits and basketball gear. If you find World Basketball Challenge preasurable, you can also play Backyard Basketball and BBall Shoot-Out.
3. Slime Basketball is an addicting basketball game based on a half-circle character called the Slime which is actually the star of many sports games called Slime Games. Most popular among college students in the UK and Australia, you can play the game against the computer or you can challenge a friend. The game
is only available in Java format so you need to have the Java plugin in order to play.
If you enjoyed the above 3 basketball games, there are many more left for you to discover and play online.