Welcome to a new era of Hoops. If you like Pokémon GO and basketball, there’s a new free mobile app you’ve got to check out that’s basically an augmented reality basketball game. NBA All-World, a new mobile basketball game app launched by Pokémon GO developer Niantic, along with the NBA, NBPA, and NBPA’s innovation arm, THINK450, takes hoopers on an adventure to develop an elite team and crush challenges.
In the game, players are tasked with recruiting NBA stars, collecting fresh swag, ruling the court, and staking their claim in special arena tournaments en route to solidifying their legacy as the All-World baller. Find out more about the free app and why it’s worth downloading! Plus, see how to download it.
The new free-to-play game has three big components hoopers will enjoy:
While some users say it’s the best basketball mobile game ever, others report they’d like more moves within the one-on-one games and more character customization. Also there have been freezing issues reported, and overall it’s a bit light on content since it’s brand new. We’d love to see WNBA players added.
“Our version of an NBA basketball game starts with exciting one-on-one gameplay and expands from there to include the major elements of basketball culture, including music, fashion, sneakers, and more, all of which are integrated into real-world locations,” Niantic Founder and CEO John Hanke said in a statement.
Niantic plans to make money by selling “boosts” for player stats like offense and defense, which improve performance in the mini-games reports TechCrunch. So players who shell out can advance through certain aspects of All-World faster, but players don’t need to fork over cash if they play relatively often.
“We look forward to our fans fully immersing themselves in NBA All-World as they develop deeper connections with players, the league, and each other,” said Matt Holt, head of consumer products at the NBA, in a press release. “Through our collaboration with Niantic and the NBPA, this game helps expand the world of the NBA and its culture into virtually every neighborhood around the globe.”
See a full preview of the app in this video:
You might also be interested in the new Jr NBA Leagues.