Netmarble has partnered with various other brands and franchises that include superheroes, anime, and even other video games. Their latest collaboration in their long list of popular mobile games is none other than the NBA. Both the league and the players’ association helped bring NBA Ball Stars to life.
The title combines fast paced puzzle gameplay and franchise-building skills into a strategic team-based game that can cater to sports fans, casual gamers, and die hards. Players will take control of their favorite NBA team and assemble a roster that can win the championship. There’s an extensive pool of real-life superstars to draft and match and burst sequences of gems in order to unleash power ups that execute special shots, steals, dunks and so much more. The cover athlete is last year’s Rookie of the Year, Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Some of the full franchise controls that are featured are:
- Collecting and Managing NBA Stars – Gamers can create customized lineups from a large selection of the NBA’s ongoing athlete roster. Strengthening their team’s talent enables players to compete for a chance to attain rare rewards and move up the leaderboard to gain trophies.
- Powering Up Players Through Gem-Bursting Success – Successful puzzle gameplay powers up players, increases offensive and defensive skills, and unlocks signature moves. Strategically clear any defensive “Blocker Gems” placed by opponents on the board and generate electrifying, board-clearing effects to bring home victory.
- Strategizing Lineups to Succeed in the Playoffs – By increasing their OVR (overall rating), gamers will train their favorite players over time, use the Formations System to strategize ideal line-ups, and utilize their athletes’ unique skillsets to take a shot at winning the championship.
NBA Ball Stars is free to download from the App Store and Google Play.