Basketball Stars – Ever dreamed of going from an unknown rookie to global hoops icon? In Basketball Stars, you can live out that journey to hardwood immortality through an in-depth career mode spanning high school courts to the brightest NBA marquees.
Create and customize your own baller – select everything from aesthetics like height and position down to skill attributes like shooting, dribbling and defense. Then guide your player through four distinct seasons, earning sponsorships and fans along the way.
The road to superstardom includes crucial decisions during key games that impact your popularity and team chemistry. Will you demand the ball to stat pad…or make the extra pass for the win? Off court, balance training, media obligations and personal life.
With smooth graphics and controls, plus NBA endorsement deals and mini-games like rap battles or eating contests, Basketball Stars creates an engrossing hoops life simulation. Now lace up those signature sneakers and show the world your signature skills en route to being the next BIG thing in basketball!
- Move player: Arrow keys or WADS
- Shoot: Spacebar
- Sprint: Shift
- Pump fake: E
- Pass: Q
- Steal: F
- Develop balanced attributes instead of maxing out specific skills early on. Being well-rounded helps.
- Know when to shoot, pass, or drive to the basket based on the defense and game situation. Don’t force bad shots.
- Use pump fakes and dribble moves to throw off defenders before attacking the rim or pulling up for a jumper.
- Master timing on shot releases for bonuses. Let go of shoot at the ideal animation point.
- Set good screens on offense to lose your defender, then call for the ball using the pass button.
- Play tight on-ball defense and go for steals and blocks by properly timing the F and E buttons.
- Increase endurance through training so you don’t get tired as quickly during games. Maintain maximum hustle.
Stay patient, play team basketball and develop all aspects of your player evenly for the best chance at achieving megastar status in Basketball Stars!
How to play Basketball Stars:
- Customize your own player including aesthetics, attributes, position, etc. Develop strengths that fit your desired playstyle.
- Play through season modes spanning high school, college, NBA draft combine, the big league and more.
- Make crucial choices during games and events that impact your popularity, sponsorships and team chemistry. Be a ball hog or pass for the win?
- Train your skills in various drills to improve shooting, dribbling, blocks, stamina and other key basketball abilities over time.
- Manage off-court activities carefully between training, media obligations and personal life events. Too much may cause fatigue.
- Perform well consistently to earn lucrative endorsement deals, fans and nickname titles like “The Future” on your journey to global stardom.
- Enjoy fun side activities like rap battles with other NBA stars or eating contests for bonuses.
Keep grinding towards becoming the biggest basketball icon across all aspects of the sport and celebrity lifestyle in this hoops RPG!