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NBA Ball Stars: Play with your Favorite NBA Stars

NBA Ball Stars: Play with your Favorite NBA Stars

Netmarble US, Inc.

Take charge of an NBA team and build your roster for success.

4.3 Ratings 35K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • Normally don’t write reviews. Apr 18, 2021

    By Luck hunter
    As the title says I normally don’t write reviews but, after reading the top few I just had to. This game is a wonderful mix of strategy and basketball . Even though it is a gem breaking game you can’t just go in randomly breaking every connection you see. Planning each move around what color your player is and the color of the opposing player is crucial. The execution of so many different animations on a cellular game such as this one is wonderful and the models are wonderful mix of real and cartoon that is honestly a pleasant change from the other hyper real games that seem to focus to heavy on appearance and not enough on game play. The rotating contests are fun and keep you on your toes through out the week. The use of different formations is also a wonderful change there is five formations in total and each has a formation it’s strong against and one it is weak against. The draft and level up systems are also wonderful as you not only level up players to increase overall but, you can raise equipment level for a huge boost and once you get enough of a single player you can promote them for another big stat boost. All and all this game is wonderful for people that love basketball strategy and a fun challenge. Can’t wait for season 3! Thanks for an outstanding game!
  • Good potential, hardgame Apr 15, 2021

    By Kane Martin
    So I downloaded this from KOT4Q’s sponsorship and it actually looked pretty cool. I downloaded the game and then started to do the tutorial. It was pretty easy getting me to learn the ropes and the first few games were pretty easy. Then I ran into a bad game. There was noting on the board, my players special meter wasn’t full, time was running out and I started at 17 percent shot rate. I ended out with 26. Then I was on defense and I realized that the opposing team’s player had their special meter almost full and they started out at 50 percent so I couldn’t even prevent the special. Next possession, same thing as last. Low starting shot %, nothing to put it up by a lot, and my players special meter was still low. This happens every game once you reach a certain point. The delay in between pressing the board and being able to press it again is painful. This game really has potential. There is the great crossover concept, the devs were able to strike a deal with one of the biggest 2k YouTubers ever, and it has good graphics, just in the wrong places. Focus more on the players for the graphics as oppose to the board. Reduce the board delay, make the board easier, make the progression faster, make the teams easier and allow players to pass the ball.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By bluesfan55
    I actually really enjoy the game, but at the moment I can't really improve my players. I bought equipment but the game isn't allowing me to apply it due to the stupid Assistant GM pointing it out to me and then forcing me to tap on a slot that I either have filled or don't have the equipment for. I can't exit out of the slot either so I have to close the game and then hope that the glitch has fixed, but it hasn't. Please fix this.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Team Satire ISWAMPYI
    Ok so I love the game but to get legends you literally have to be insanely lucky or spend a ridiculous amount of money! Why not reward those who log in everyday with a weekly legendary ticket instead of a duffle bag which I can get from just playing normally? Would love this game to do what other games do and that's appeal to the masses by making it fair and not just for those with deeper pockets!!!
  • Need More Opportunities Apr 17, 2021

    By Afarzone
    I absolutely am addicted to this game BUT it’s so bad at giving opportunity to upgrade your players. I’m currently stuck in the playoffs cause my opponent is so much higher than me. I spent 15$ just to try to get close and I’m still not able to get to get anywhere near the lvl. It would be amazing if you could lose in the playoffs and begin another season to get more rewards. The only other way to realistically increase is the showdown and versus which I played so much of already and STILL can’t get close also the time for showdown and versus ticket refresh is insane for the little reward you get. Legit to have fun in this game you have to spend so much money it’s insane. This is my first time writing a review and I’m doing it cause this game is what I been looking for. I’m ok with spending a few bucks here and there but not 15$-20$ a day to even complete a season. Please give more opportunities or be able to start a season over after losing in the playoffs.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Brian Vania
    The only real problem I have with this game is how heavy it is weighted in the CPU favor. The CPU always seems to get their skill move in short span but I struggle to get mine. That's the only thing where the creators screwed up.
  • Do shards not unlock a player? Apr 7, 2021

    By KTrain50
    I received some shards for Donovan Mitchell but he still isn’t unlocked after completing a showdown for what I thought was to unlock him. How does that work? Also I opened a pack and received 100 shards of Draymond Green but he still isn’t unlocked. What’s going on? Is there a difference between unlocking a player and getting shards for them? How is it possible to get shards of a player without unlocking them? Was this a glitch? If so I will settle for Allen Iverson maxed out. Lol 😅 ..... seriously though, could you please answer my first couple questions? Please and thank you.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Mike Hall
    It's a great fun game till you get to the point where you go to level up your players at tier 3 and the assistant gm comes on and tells you to pick a free slot in the equipment and you do it and it freezes. I spent a lot of money and now I can't even play anymore. Which sucks.
  • Game clearly cheats Apr 13, 2021

    By Airs. Sether
    I’ve seen a lot of comments on here about how the game is so fun but that it just flat out cheats. I’ll be a little more detailed for the devs to actually take a look at it. The abilities for the AI are very obviously broken/designed me to make you lose. I, the player, get one of my abilities to trigger a game where the AI gets FOUR in a row. You can’t win. It’s not about getting better as a player. It’s about possibly sinking money into it to get higher statted players. Cool. The board also very clearly plays against your chosen team. Don’t have a blue player out there? Be prepared to see SO MANY BLUE TILES DROP. and this is any player. While on the board let’s talk about the game dropping pieces that disable certain colors. Cool. An interesting mechanic. Except more often than not the game drops them in unsolvable locations. It’s not a puzzle if you can’t get rid of them. They get trapped in places that effectively end that color for the rest of the game and also effectively making you lose because, you guessed it, we cycle back to the AI getting 3 ability triggers in a row to cheat you. No matter how well you play Such a fun time this game is, honestly! There are F2P mechanics that make it so that you DONT have to put money in. I’ve felt like putting money in to support the devs because I’m having a good time! But I won’t because the game is just cheating a good portion of the time.
  • Dear, NBA Ball Stars Apr 11, 2021

    By Davon4524353
    The game is good but it could be great. This game is associated with the NBA right? So, use part of that money for better graphics. You probably have like 12 animations in total when your playing the game. So fix all 12 with better graphics & better animations. Make it look real, & make the cards look more clear in a way there body’s look funny. I get that it’s a small game but use the money for great things in the game & give us me customizations like jersey changes, court changes & locations, make some players hair move & the jersey. But like a workout mode so that’s other way to update your players & a practice shoot around. Also make your own commentary. Get brand deal to help you guys with the shoes such as Nike,Jordan,Adidas etc. maybe let us make our own custom card & crate what he looks like & use are skills & what not. Inclusion, just give us more options & better graphics
  • Normally don’t write reviews. Apr 18, 2021

    By Luck hunter
    As the title says I normally don’t write reviews but, after reading the top few I just had to. This game is a wonderful mix of strategy and basketball . Even though it is a gem breaking game you can’t just go in randomly breaking every connection you see. Planning each move around what color your player is and the color of the opposing player is crucial. The execution of so many different animations on a cellular game such as this one is wonderful and the models are wonderful mix of real and cartoon that is honestly a pleasant change from the other hyper real games that seem to focus to heavy on appearance and not enough on game play. The rotating contests are fun and keep you on your toes through out the week. The use of different formations is also a wonderful change there is five formations in total and each has a formation it’s strong against and one it is weak against. The draft and level up systems are also wonderful as you not only level up players to increase overall but, you can raise equipment level for a huge boost and once you get enough of a single player you can promote them for another big stat boost. All and all this game is wonderful for people that love basketball strategy and a fun challenge. Can’t wait for season 3! Thanks for an outstanding game!
  • Good potential, hardgame Apr 15, 2021

    By Kane Martin
    So I downloaded this from KOT4Q’s sponsorship and it actually looked pretty cool. I downloaded the game and then started to do the tutorial. It was pretty easy getting me to learn the ropes and the first few games were pretty easy. Then I ran into a bad game. There was noting on the board, my players special meter wasn’t full, time was running out and I started at 17 percent shot rate. I ended out with 26. Then I was on defense and I realized that the opposing team’s player had their special meter almost full and they started out at 50 percent so I couldn’t even prevent the special. Next possession, same thing as last. Low starting shot %, nothing to put it up by a lot, and my players special meter was still low. This happens every game once you reach a certain point. The delay in between pressing the board and being able to press it again is painful. This game really has potential. There is the great crossover concept, the devs were able to strike a deal with one of the biggest 2k YouTubers ever, and it has good graphics, just in the wrong places. Focus more on the players for the graphics as oppose to the board. Reduce the board delay, make the board easier, make the progression faster, make the teams easier and allow players to pass the ball.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By bluesfan55
    I actually really enjoy the game, but at the moment I can't really improve my players. I bought equipment but the game isn't allowing me to apply it due to the stupid Assistant GM pointing it out to me and then forcing me to tap on a slot that I either have filled or don't have the equipment for. I can't exit out of the slot either so I have to close the game and then hope that the glitch has fixed, but it hasn't. Please fix this.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Team Satire ISWAMPYI
    Ok so I love the game but to get legends you literally have to be insanely lucky or spend a ridiculous amount of money! Why not reward those who log in everyday with a weekly legendary ticket instead of a duffle bag which I can get from just playing normally? Would love this game to do what other games do and that's appeal to the masses by making it fair and not just for those with deeper pockets!!!
  • Need More Opportunities Apr 17, 2021

    By Afarzone
    I absolutely am addicted to this game BUT it’s so bad at giving opportunity to upgrade your players. I’m currently stuck in the playoffs cause my opponent is so much higher than me. I spent 15$ just to try to get close and I’m still not able to get to get anywhere near the lvl. It would be amazing if you could lose in the playoffs and begin another season to get more rewards. The only other way to realistically increase is the showdown and versus which I played so much of already and STILL can’t get close also the time for showdown and versus ticket refresh is insane for the little reward you get. Legit to have fun in this game you have to spend so much money it’s insane. This is my first time writing a review and I’m doing it cause this game is what I been looking for. I’m ok with spending a few bucks here and there but not 15$-20$ a day to even complete a season. Please give more opportunities or be able to start a season over after losing in the playoffs.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Brian Vania
    The only real problem I have with this game is how heavy it is weighted in the CPU favor. The CPU always seems to get their skill move in short span but I struggle to get mine. That's the only thing where the creators screwed up.
  • Do shards not unlock a player? Apr 7, 2021

    By KTrain50
    I received some shards for Donovan Mitchell but he still isn’t unlocked after completing a showdown for what I thought was to unlock him. How does that work? Also I opened a pack and received 100 shards of Draymond Green but he still isn’t unlocked. What’s going on? Is there a difference between unlocking a player and getting shards for them? How is it possible to get shards of a player without unlocking them? Was this a glitch? If so I will settle for Allen Iverson maxed out. Lol 😅 ..... seriously though, could you please answer my first couple questions? Please and thank you.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Mike Hall
    It's a great fun game till you get to the point where you go to level up your players at tier 3 and the assistant gm comes on and tells you to pick a free slot in the equipment and you do it and it freezes. I spent a lot of money and now I can't even play anymore. Which sucks.
  • Game clearly cheats Apr 13, 2021

    By Airs. Sether
    I’ve seen a lot of comments on here about how the game is so fun but that it just flat out cheats. I’ll be a little more detailed for the devs to actually take a look at it. The abilities for the AI are very obviously broken/designed me to make you lose. I, the player, get one of my abilities to trigger a game where the AI gets FOUR in a row. You can’t win. It’s not about getting better as a player. It’s about possibly sinking money into it to get higher statted players. Cool. The board also very clearly plays against your chosen team. Don’t have a blue player out there? Be prepared to see SO MANY BLUE TILES DROP. and this is any player. While on the board let’s talk about the game dropping pieces that disable certain colors. Cool. An interesting mechanic. Except more often than not the game drops them in unsolvable locations. It’s not a puzzle if you can’t get rid of them. They get trapped in places that effectively end that color for the rest of the game and also effectively making you lose because, you guessed it, we cycle back to the AI getting 3 ability triggers in a row to cheat you. No matter how well you play Such a fun time this game is, honestly! There are F2P mechanics that make it so that you DONT have to put money in. I’ve felt like putting money in to support the devs because I’m having a good time! But I won’t because the game is just cheating a good portion of the time.
  • Dear, NBA Ball Stars Apr 11, 2021

    By Davon4524353
    The game is good but it could be great. This game is associated with the NBA right? So, use part of that money for better graphics. You probably have like 12 animations in total when your playing the game. So fix all 12 with better graphics & better animations. Make it look real, & make the cards look more clear in a way there body’s look funny. I get that it’s a small game but use the money for great things in the game & give us me customizations like jersey changes, court changes & locations, make some players hair move & the jersey. But like a workout mode so that’s other way to update your players & a practice shoot around. Also make your own commentary. Get brand deal to help you guys with the shoes such as Nike,Jordan,Adidas etc. maybe let us make our own custom card & crate what he looks like & use are skills & what not. Inclusion, just give us more options & better graphics
  • Good then bad Apr 18, 2021

    By hulkstarz1
    I got this game on release excited cause of the adds then I played and saw that the game got more difficult which was good cause it made you have to be strategic about which gems to explode and so on. Then it got to the point about making your new players stronger after you used all available gears (tier 1-2). They fixed that which was great. Now that I played and beat both seasons and since showdown takes forever to fill up so I can play the actual challenging ones and arena takes a day off to do whatever I cannot even play the game right now which makes the game bad very bad. So during this time I can upgrade players cause I can’t play to get upgrade materials. I can’t do daily rewards cause it requires you to be able to play the game. But it’s ok it can all be fixed. Here’s how, make the showdown recovery timer lower like 50 in 8-10 hours, make the showdown entry fee less. Also make the showdown limit higher so you can accumulate more. Make more seasons and better season rewards and arena awards when you get to the next tier not at the end of an arena season so you can always play arena Even when everything else is out. Also take away arena tickets. Add more ways to get players like a tournament for certain players.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Elton Jaundice
    Make a new season already. I'm getting really bored of the other game modes. And why is the level cap 60? I can't level up anymore... New update is very glitchy. Can't use equipment anymore because of the stupid tutorial that pops up. It makes my game freeze every time.
  • Deleted After 3 Days Apr 16, 2021

    By orbitalbox
    A fun game when starting fresh. At about 49 wins into the season, the opponents’ OVR (the overall rating/power) takes a drastic increase. The game’s strategy and progression is actually pretty deep, and could be much more enjoyable if you can “win”. As you cruise through the season with a game play of popping color gems, beyond 50 wins, you start to lose game 3, 5, 10 games in a row. The same goes for Verus mode where you play with other players. The only way to advance your OVR and continue with the season is 1- SPEND REAL MONEY, 2- grind through daily activities where you consume tickets that will recharge over time. All of a sudden, the main game becomes a side game and the side game becomes the main. After 3 days, I felt no motivation since no amount of strategy can win a game, especially with AI being unbelievably tilted favoring your opponent, the fun and the deep strategy feeling diminished. What’s the point of continue on with the game?
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Dillon Ramsey Bain
    I was having fun with the game, very grinding, but that's fine, 4 stars. What's not fine is that the assistant GM keeps popping up any time I go to the player screen to upgrade. She wants to show me how to equip equipment, again, game freezes everytime making it no longer playable.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By brad layden
    Since the update, now when I click on a player to upgrade them, it brings up the equipment tutorial, forcing me to click on a slot, then it freezes.
  • May 2, 2021

    By William Wan
    You are always pitted against much stronger teams and your opponent can always beat you with their frequent special skills while it take you ages to build up your special skills power. I dun think anyone likes to play games only to lose. Uninstall and not recommended
  • One of the worst games I have ever played Apr 7, 2021

    By Sheplandoffical
    The game is terrible, when you play online it’s impossible to win you always go up against better players. You need a system to make it more fun. When playing “season” if it can be called that the AI gets special plays so easily but it is impossible for the real player to get it. The players are the most unrealistic things ever they look terrible. Upgrades make no sense I draft a player level him up and he barely gets better. I had Bam leveled him up and he only went up 2-3 overalls and was worse than most of my other players. I don’t get why people are giving the game 5-stars major updates need to come and they don’t know what they are talking about. People aren’t giving reasons so someone needs to tell me why you people think this game is good. Just please update if not I will bring my review down to 1-star.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Nathan Mims Sr.
    Game keeps freezing up. It makes me try to upgrade equipment and then gets stuck. I really liked this game except for the glitches.
  • This game is not worth it Apr 12, 2021

    By asapalex_1
    It takes you the whole game to be able to use your abilities on your players which is a guaranteed stop on defense or bucket on offense and your opponent no matter the level will get there ability in one hand which gives them more points or turnovers on defense leading to fast breaks. Which is funny I didn’t even know they were in the game till the enemy got 4 steals and 4 fast breaks in one 4 hand seriously every time I got the ball back from them scoring I came down and they took it back and scored about idk how this was possible but it sucked. The enemy hit shots that were 5% chance of going in and I can’t hit anything that’s not 100%. Kid you not I got a 97% and I missed this game is beyond terrible makes no sense how your overall is 3 times the enemy but they still win I had a 80 and overall was 20 but I low three times makes no sense
  • Laggy buggy mess Apr 10, 2021

    By cjaicob
    I just downloaded this game today and I was looking forward to playing it. But however lags just slapped me in the face. First it said that I have a slow internet connection but I have 5g internet from Verizon and when I picked my team and was on the court the game froze and kicked me out. Net marble you cant make a good game if it slaps you in the face. That’s why your putting 5 star game in your reviews because they’re bots and you know it. Your a sellout company that is washed up. Your just like Ea. You don’t listen to your reviews. Every dev that made this game or thought of it should be fired. I will never play one of your games ever again. And one day people I’ll realize that your a horrible company that will never be that popular ever again you menaces to society. I would rather drink hand sanitizer than play one of your games. I hope you get sued one day for being this stupid.

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  • Normally don’t write reviews. Apr 18, 2021

    By Luck hunter
    As the title says I normally don’t write reviews but, after reading the top few I just had to. This game is a wonderful mix of strategy and basketball . Even though it is a gem breaking game you can’t just go in randomly breaking every connection you see. Planning each move around what color your player is and the color of the opposing player is crucial. The execution of so many different animations on a cellular game such as this one is wonderful and the models are wonderful mix of real and cartoon that is honestly a pleasant change from the other hyper real games that seem to focus to heavy on appearance and not enough on game play. The rotating contests are fun and keep you on your toes through out the week. The use of different formations is also a wonderful change there is five formations in total and each has a formation it’s strong against and one it is weak against. The draft and level up systems are also wonderful as you not only level up players to increase overall but, you can raise equipment level for a huge boost and once you get enough of a single player you can promote them for another big stat boost. All and all this game is wonderful for people that love basketball strategy and a fun challenge. Can’t wait for season 3! Thanks for an outstanding game!
  • Do shards not unlock a player? Apr 7, 2021

    By KTrain50
    I received some shards for Donovan Mitchell but he still isn’t unlocked after completing a showdown for what I thought was to unlock him. How does that work? Also I opened a pack and received 100 shards of Draymond Green but he still isn’t unlocked. What’s going on? Is there a difference between unlocking a player and getting shards for them? How is it possible to get shards of a player without unlocking them? Was this a glitch? If so I will settle for Allen Iverson maxed out. Lol 😅 ..... seriously though, could you please answer my first couple questions? Please and thank you.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Mike Hall
    It's a great fun game till you get to the point where you go to level up your players at tier 3 and the assistant gm comes on and tells you to pick a free slot in the equipment and you do it and it freezes. I spent a lot of money and now I can't even play anymore. Which sucks.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Christopher Wong
    Appears that existing players now have to go through "tutorial" on equipping items, which then hangs...
  • Whoa!!! Apr 11, 2021

    By Tr3vRyan
    This game... is insane. If you’re an NBA fanatic, but simply don’t have the time to grind 8 hours on a mobile game, you’re going to really vibe with this. First off, the graphics are way better than I anticipated. Controls are minimalistic, which is definitely what you want. And the layout... wow. Very thorough as far as league involvement. Tons of things to do. Player selection is FANTASTIC! I can’t wait for the clubs feature to open up. Seriously, an absolute bop of a game for killing time if you’re a basketball fan. #MavNation #LongLiveLuka #seventyseven
  • May 1, 2021

    By Brandon Hamilton
    Really good game , would love a mode where u can play an entire game instead of last few min.
  • AWESOME GAME!!!! Apr 6, 2021

    By jeosjabwi
    This game is soooo fun it reminds me of Wwe Champions but an NBA version (and wee champions is rated at the most player out off all week games till date) I really love the moves but in the future you guys should definitely add more. Also add a like chat where global people can talk and clubs like crews or something and like a profile where I can see my stats and stuff, but all around this game is amazing for something that just came out can’t wait for the future updates.
  • Revenge Games Apr 24, 2021

    By ramennoodles304
    This game is wonderful. I’ve had plenty of fun playing, but my only complaint is, you should be able to immediately play a revenge game in the versus game mode. So many times I’ve wanted to get revenge right away but I couldn’t because it says, “This GM has recently been challenged in a versus game and is currently unavailable.” Other than that, I love this game and keep it up :)
  • Offense for defensive players. Apr 10, 2021

    By hsshshehevvevebej
    Defensive blocks/gems or whatever they’re called shouldn’t give offensive shot %. Also there should be a help section that has all the tips and explains everything. What happens when u promote somebody? Why can’t I play pascal siakam at SF which is his natural position? In the 5 spread formation I can’t play him at SF. So instead I gave him at PF and Aaron Gordon at SF???? Huh???????
  • Good game for NBA fans May 2, 2021

    By M 3011
    The only issue I’m having is from the heavy-battery depletion. Playing on iPhone 12 Pro with graphics on low and still eating up battery life very quickly. An option to turn off animations during game action would be ideal.
  • Need More Opportunities Apr 17, 2021

    By Afarzone
    I absolutely am addicted to this game BUT it’s so bad at giving opportunity to upgrade your players. I’m currently stuck in the playoffs cause my opponent is so much higher than me. I spent 15$ just to try to get close and I’m still not able to get to get anywhere near the lvl. It would be amazing if you could lose in the playoffs and begin another season to get more rewards. The only other way to realistically increase is the showdown and versus which I played so much of already and STILL can’t get close also the time for showdown and versus ticket refresh is insane for the little reward you get. Legit to have fun in this game you have to spend so much money it’s insane. This is my first time writing a review and I’m doing it cause this game is what I been looking for. I’m ok with spending a few bucks here and there but not 15$-20$ a day to even complete a season. Please give more opportunities or be able to start a season over after losing in the playoffs.
  • A Game Changer - If you know, you know. Apr 8, 2021

    By MsLinaChen
    A little slow at first but with any game that’s a given at the beginning. Like it overall and how it switches up on you with the Grey blocks and the switching of the board from time to time. I’ll admit though some of the stuff still needs a little bit of an explanation cause I’m not sure what I’m doing sometimes and I think the other players do better which probably means it’s getting harder and harder. Just doesn’t makes sense when some of the players look like they’re at a lower level but doing better? Anyways, that just means I have to be more strategic in what I do in the game. Definitely a Game Changer (did you see what I did there? LOL). If you know, you know. 💕
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Kuba Owczarczak
    I would give the game a 5 star, but the game freezes and kicks me out while Im equipping equipment. Fix it.
  • Great game but... Apr 30, 2021

    By Curran529
    This is a great game but I think that it is too difficult to progress. I mean $100 for a chance at Allen Iverson and 100 contract shards that aren’t enough to promote him ? Like cmon that’s ridiculous. Contract shards are too hard to get and so are the things you need to buy packs. You need to make it easier to get. And there’s a new glitch that I got while playing. Whenevr I go to upgrade a player it gives me a tutorial makes me click the equipment and whenever I click one of the the equipment my game freezes and it doesn’t let me exit out. I love this game and now I can’t even upgrade my players because of a glitch. It makes no sense
  • Difficulty level Apr 9, 2021

    By Nelson Black
    I like this game, really good concept but my big problem with it is that it gets too hard way too fast. The opponents’ overalls are higher than mine and my team can’t keep up plus they keep getting power ups right away while I struggle to get mine the whole 4th quarter. If you guys want to make the opponents harder for us players make sure that we have a chance too. Give us different ways of getting better players. I’m not saying I wanna destroy the cpu everytime because I like challenges, just let us keep up. Also I never get the colors I need. Hopefully you guys find a solution for this.
  • Pretty good but... Apr 24, 2021

    By caribe400
    I’ve been playing this game for some time now i and I have to admit this is a really really fun game. However it clearly seems that the drops and the way you get players in this game are al most ridiculous. I had saved up or 1000 coins that help you get top tier players like Giannis, Lebron, Beal just to name a few. What I got was players that i already have and now big name players. I feel cheated everytime I go to get new players I feel disappointed and dissatisfied with my picks and I feels so wrong. This game is good but should at least spread the wealth when I come so top tier players
  • Insanely Addictive Apr 16, 2021

    By melvin kipp
    It’s extremely addictive, I’ve played it non stop every time I get the chance. Only thing keeping it from getting 5 stars is I’m confident the percentages in between 33-90 mean absolutely nothing. I consistently shoot the same percentage in the 80s as the AI does if it’s at like a 35 and the AI has unlimited special abilities it feels like sometimes which doesn’t matter in the season mode as much but in versus it makes all the difference. These problems aren’t that big of a deal though, it can just be annoying but the game is a must if you like match games and basketball.
  • Fun game, upgrade gear and you’ll have no problem Apr 21, 2021

    By clbean11230
    Really fun game, I see others complaining it gets harder halfway through the first season and they quit. They’re probably not upgrading players and gear. If they did they’d have no problem. I’ve spent no money and went 82-0 both seasons and won the championship both times. Only downside is after 2 season I’m left with just versus and the challenger stuff to play which is fun but I prefer the seasons over both
  • Great Game but a Battery Drain Apr 14, 2021

    By KidJoven
    I enjoy playing the game so far. Unlike other games of the same style, I can earn/genérate enough coins/energy to play all day if I wanted to. Playing this game for at least 15-20 minutes makes my phone very hot and drains my battery from 80% to 62%. I would really like to see more missions added to the game. Also like other commenters have stated there are too many reparative animation and not enough skill charged differences.
  • Good NBA b ball puzzle game Apr 8, 2021

    By JarMD80
    I’ve just started playing this game and like another reviewer I’m impressed with the graphics and the puzzle/match 3 gameplay. My only suggestion so far would be please let me play a full 4 quarter game and since the clock ticks down with every match a player makes I’d like the quarter length to be a little more realistic to the real world so I have more playing time and more opportunities to win or loose. Keep up the good work developers.
  • Good potential, hardgame Apr 15, 2021

    By Kane Martin
    So I downloaded this from KOT4Q’s sponsorship and it actually looked pretty cool. I downloaded the game and then started to do the tutorial. It was pretty easy getting me to learn the ropes and the first few games were pretty easy. Then I ran into a bad game. There was noting on the board, my players special meter wasn’t full, time was running out and I started at 17 percent shot rate. I ended out with 26. Then I was on defense and I realized that the opposing team’s player had their special meter almost full and they started out at 50 percent so I couldn’t even prevent the special. Next possession, same thing as last. Low starting shot %, nothing to put it up by a lot, and my players special meter was still low. This happens every game once you reach a certain point. The delay in between pressing the board and being able to press it again is painful. This game really has potential. There is the great crossover concept, the devs were able to strike a deal with one of the biggest 2k YouTubers ever, and it has good graphics, just in the wrong places. Focus more on the players for the graphics as oppose to the board. Reduce the board delay, make the board easier, make the progression faster, make the teams easier and allow players to pass the ball.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By bluesfan55
    I actually really enjoy the game, but at the moment I can't really improve my players. I bought equipment but the game isn't allowing me to apply it due to the stupid Assistant GM pointing it out to me and then forcing me to tap on a slot that I either have filled or don't have the equipment for. I can't exit out of the slot either so I have to close the game and then hope that the glitch has fixed, but it hasn't. Please fix this.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Team Satire ISWAMPYI
    Ok so I love the game but to get legends you literally have to be insanely lucky or spend a ridiculous amount of money! Why not reward those who log in everyday with a weekly legendary ticket instead of a duffle bag which I can get from just playing normally? Would love this game to do what other games do and that's appeal to the masses by making it fair and not just for those with deeper pockets!!!
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Brian Vania
    The only real problem I have with this game is how heavy it is weighted in the CPU favor. The CPU always seems to get their skill move in short span but I struggle to get mine. That's the only thing where the creators screwed up.
  • Game clearly cheats Apr 13, 2021

    By Airs. Sether
    I’ve seen a lot of comments on here about how the game is so fun but that it just flat out cheats. I’ll be a little more detailed for the devs to actually take a look at it. The abilities for the AI are very obviously broken/designed me to make you lose. I, the player, get one of my abilities to trigger a game where the AI gets FOUR in a row. You can’t win. It’s not about getting better as a player. It’s about possibly sinking money into it to get higher statted players. Cool. The board also very clearly plays against your chosen team. Don’t have a blue player out there? Be prepared to see SO MANY BLUE TILES DROP. and this is any player. While on the board let’s talk about the game dropping pieces that disable certain colors. Cool. An interesting mechanic. Except more often than not the game drops them in unsolvable locations. It’s not a puzzle if you can’t get rid of them. They get trapped in places that effectively end that color for the rest of the game and also effectively making you lose because, you guessed it, we cycle back to the AI getting 3 ability triggers in a row to cheat you. No matter how well you play Such a fun time this game is, honestly! There are F2P mechanics that make it so that you DONT have to put money in. I’ve felt like putting money in to support the devs because I’m having a good time! But I won’t because the game is just cheating a good portion of the time.
  • Dear, NBA Ball Stars Apr 11, 2021

    By Davon4524353
    The game is good but it could be great. This game is associated with the NBA right? So, use part of that money for better graphics. You probably have like 12 animations in total when your playing the game. So fix all 12 with better graphics & better animations. Make it look real, & make the cards look more clear in a way there body’s look funny. I get that it’s a small game but use the money for great things in the game & give us me customizations like jersey changes, court changes & locations, make some players hair move & the jersey. But like a workout mode so that’s other way to update your players & a practice shoot around. Also make your own commentary. Get brand deal to help you guys with the shoes such as Nike,Jordan,Adidas etc. maybe let us make our own custom card & crate what he looks like & use are skills & what not. Inclusion, just give us more options & better graphics
  • Decent product, needs better balancing Apr 9, 2021

    By Baseer
    I think the concept of the game is interesting, but there seems to be a lack of balance. The CPU gets their power ups very easily, while it takes forever to build up enough energy for your own. I also think the puzzle board doesn't have enough going on, making it very easy to get stuck with too many tiny clusters which drain the match of their fun. The level up/rating system also seems a little uneven, as it's not entirely clear how they determine some players are better when they are the same level. Also every team you play in versus and in season seems to have the same collection of players. I'm hoping the diversity of the player pool increases over time. The player models also look ok, but I get that they're limited with what they can do in a tiny mobile game.
  • May 2, 2021

    By rob mota
    My biggest issue is that I cant really play as much as i'd like because the season mode only has 2 seasons and versus mode only lets you play 5 games before you have to wait, it says new season is coming but when?
  • May 1, 2021

    By Ryho Immanuel
    Need a lot of things to develop... Some bug... I buy a a couple of time bag tier 3... The equipment token decrease but the item never came..
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Renny Cheung
    After the update, the game is stuck when I go to players in my team as the equip tutorial is forced on and makes me tap to equip but doesn't let me actually equip anything.
  • Good then bad Apr 18, 2021

    By hulkstarz1
    I got this game on release excited cause of the adds then I played and saw that the game got more difficult which was good cause it made you have to be strategic about which gems to explode and so on. Then it got to the point about making your new players stronger after you used all available gears (tier 1-2). They fixed that which was great. Now that I played and beat both seasons and since showdown takes forever to fill up so I can play the actual challenging ones and arena takes a day off to do whatever I cannot even play the game right now which makes the game bad very bad. So during this time I can upgrade players cause I can’t play to get upgrade materials. I can’t do daily rewards cause it requires you to be able to play the game. But it’s ok it can all be fixed. Here’s how, make the showdown recovery timer lower like 50 in 8-10 hours, make the showdown entry fee less. Also make the showdown limit higher so you can accumulate more. Make more seasons and better season rewards and arena awards when you get to the next tier not at the end of an arena season so you can always play arena Even when everything else is out. Also take away arena tickets. Add more ways to get players like a tournament for certain players.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Elton Jaundice
    Make a new season already. I'm getting really bored of the other game modes. And why is the level cap 60? I can't level up anymore... New update is very glitchy. Can't use equipment anymore because of the stupid tutorial that pops up. It makes my game freeze every time.
  • Deleted After 3 Days Apr 16, 2021

    By orbitalbox
    A fun game when starting fresh. At about 49 wins into the season, the opponents’ OVR (the overall rating/power) takes a drastic increase. The game’s strategy and progression is actually pretty deep, and could be much more enjoyable if you can “win”. As you cruise through the season with a game play of popping color gems, beyond 50 wins, you start to lose game 3, 5, 10 games in a row. The same goes for Verus mode where you play with other players. The only way to advance your OVR and continue with the season is 1- SPEND REAL MONEY, 2- grind through daily activities where you consume tickets that will recharge over time. All of a sudden, the main game becomes a side game and the side game becomes the main. After 3 days, I felt no motivation since no amount of strategy can win a game, especially with AI being unbelievably tilted favoring your opponent, the fun and the deep strategy feeling diminished. What’s the point of continue on with the game?
  • One of the worst games I have ever played Apr 7, 2021

    By Sheplandoffical
    The game is terrible, when you play online it’s impossible to win you always go up against better players. You need a system to make it more fun. When playing “season” if it can be called that the AI gets special plays so easily but it is impossible for the real player to get it. The players are the most unrealistic things ever they look terrible. Upgrades make no sense I draft a player level him up and he barely gets better. I had Bam leveled him up and he only went up 2-3 overalls and was worse than most of my other players. I don’t get why people are giving the game 5-stars major updates need to come and they don’t know what they are talking about. People aren’t giving reasons so someone needs to tell me why you people think this game is good. Just please update if not I will bring my review down to 1-star.
  • Apr 20, 2021

    By Seahawks Fan
    This game started off fun but as you play more it gets really dumb. The other team gets a powerup every time they get the ball. While I can go an entire game without getting one. Also it is way to hard to upgrade your players and it cost way to much to level them up. Lastly it is extremely hard to get knew players, so your just stuck not able to get any better. S o the only way you can continue to even win a season game is to pay money.
  • Online pay to win Apr 25, 2021

    By Dougas2
    This game is fun when playing the AI. There’s just enough strategy involved with choosing which gems to pop in order to power up your players. However, once you play against real opponents the fun factor drops to zero. Why? Because the game becomes pay to win. If your opponent is higher ranked than you - you have zero chance of winning. How do you rank up? By buying packs with a chance to get cards you need to level up your players. This is akin to the gambling systems that brought down battlefront and other big budget titles. If you’re playing offline the game is fine - online is another beast.
  • Unbalanced and boring Apr 12, 2021

    By Jtgamenut
    I tried to like this game, I wanted to actually, but it just isn’t it. As others have said, playing against the AI is very unbalanced. You have virtually zero control over the bored and can never rack up more than one or two bombs a game. The CPU gets their abilities several times a game where I went 4 without getting a single one. Despite having vastly superior players I barely win games. A second thing is the animations, or the lack there of. You are going to see the exact same move and animation a BUNCH. You are also going to play against Julius Randle on basically every team...
  • CPU needs to be nerfed Apr 12, 2021

    By Trxhan
    This is my first time writing a review for any application on my phone and tbh I am not happy with how the cpu can just use their power ups after power ups after power ups. Currently I am in the finals of the postseason and wanting to get 3 star kyrie. I have won one after 2 days of trying everything and god knows how I did it. It is literally frustrating when you’re down 4 or 5 points and need a win while cpu just hits 3 pts power ups. I am currently on the third day and stuck because I can’t level up my players. Please do something about this asap.
  • Good concept, but $$ drain Apr 11, 2021

    By Jdenyoung
    I love the idea behind it and the play format is vastly different from Marvel Future Fight, however they kept one thing from that game and that is its design to try to make you spend as much real world currency as possible. In versus mode they match you up against people that are significantly higher in order to make you pay in game currency to switch out your opponent. That same currency is used to upgrade your players. It’s a fun game until you hit that wall of doing nothing but lose in every mode.
  • Pay to win May 1, 2021

    By Aleon.55
    I normally don’t write reviews but I thought people should know that this game definitely has a play to win system. I spent around $10 and I blew by the first 20 games or so in the season mode but after that the games got significantly more difficult. You earn credits way too slowly to level up your players and you rarely get enough tokens to buy a new character and even then they are generally a one star. If you are ok with paying upwards of $20 then this is the game for you.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Dillon Ramsey Bain
    I was having fun with the game, very grinding, but that's fine, 4 stars. What's not fine is that the assistant GM keeps popping up any time I go to the player screen to upgrade. She wants to show me how to equip equipment, again, game freezes everytime making it no longer playable.
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By brad layden
    Since the update, now when I click on a player to upgrade them, it brings up the equipment tutorial, forcing me to click on a slot, then it freezes.
  • May 2, 2021

    By William Wan
    You are always pitted against much stronger teams and your opponent can always beat you with their frequent special skills while it take you ages to build up your special skills power. I dun think anyone likes to play games only to lose. Uninstall and not recommended
  • Apr 30, 2021

    By Nathan Mims Sr.
    Game keeps freezing up. It makes me try to upgrade equipment and then gets stuck. I really liked this game except for the glitches.
  • This game is not worth it Apr 12, 2021

    By asapalex_1
    It takes you the whole game to be able to use your abilities on your players which is a guaranteed stop on defense or bucket on offense and your opponent no matter the level will get there ability in one hand which gives them more points or turnovers on defense leading to fast breaks. Which is funny I didn’t even know they were in the game till the enemy got 4 steals and 4 fast breaks in one 4 hand seriously every time I got the ball back from them scoring I came down and they took it back and scored about idk how this was possible but it sucked. The enemy hit shots that were 5% chance of going in and I can’t hit anything that’s not 100%. Kid you not I got a 97% and I missed this game is beyond terrible makes no sense how your overall is 3 times the enemy but they still win I had a 80 and overall was 20 but I low three times makes no sense
  • Laggy buggy mess Apr 10, 2021

    By cjaicob
    I just downloaded this game today and I was looking forward to playing it. But however lags just slapped me in the face. First it said that I have a slow internet connection but I have 5g internet from Verizon and when I picked my team and was on the court the game froze and kicked me out. Net marble you cant make a good game if it slaps you in the face. That’s why your putting 5 star game in your reviews because they’re bots and you know it. Your a sellout company that is washed up. Your just like Ea. You don’t listen to your reviews. Every dev that made this game or thought of it should be fired. I will never play one of your games ever again. And one day people I’ll realize that your a horrible company that will never be that popular ever again you menaces to society. I would rather drink hand sanitizer than play one of your games. I hope you get sued one day for being this stupid.
  • Apr 26, 2021

    By Chris Jones
    This game is a huge cash grab. Impossible to win this rigged game. And every game mode is repetitive so you might get bored easily. My biggest issue is the CPU hitting the special like every possession. Very unfair. Another down side is games like this are always pay 2 win. In one day of playing you will see that spending money is the only way to ultimately enjoy this game. But I have to uninstall you will definitely have to spend once you reach a certain level. There is no grind for this game.
  • DO NOT BUY Apr 8, 2021

    By Flappy gayyyyy
    I first downloaded this game thinking that this might be fun because I am I diehard 76ers fan. I bought a small amount of cash in-game so I could get Dwight Howard. I started noticing that there were small changes on my credit card that added up to over 100 dollars in three weeks after I had made my in-app purchases. My wife and I contacted the bank about this and they told us that these transactions were coming from South Korea (the same place netmarble headquarters are). Once I delete the game and change my credit card I have not had this problem since. Note I did not download any other apps or give my credit out to any other company that I have not given money to before after I made the in-app purchases.
  • Pay to play Apr 15, 2021

    By JFace2.8
    This game was fun and addicting at first until you get far enough where the rewards are crazy far and few in between. It becomes really difficult to even level up your players to even compete against computer. Not just that but then getting the tickets to pull new players is even harder. You’ll also have to pull shards and the better players require more shards so you want a lebron, you’ll need like 1000 of his shards. Also the RNG is pretty dumb. Depending on how strong your team is, you’ll either start with an advantage or disadvantage. There are modes where you play to 11 and your opponent is so much stronger that you’ll start with 0 points to their 9. How do you win in that scenario? Cmon man. Give us a fighting chance.
  • Game is broken Apr 21, 2021

    By Matt637826388
    I start off with a 5 percent chance of making the shot I click 7 red spaces on my guy who has red power up and I get 0.7 percent added to my shot chance. So I went from a 5 percent to and got a 5.7 percent now. Ended the first possessions with a 7 percent chance of making the shot. Then my opponent goes down first possession and has his power up already and is now up 8-0 nothing after 1 shot because he starts off up 5 because my team is a 67 and the guy I’m versing has a 128 overall team. Long story short this game is broken and needs lots of work.

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