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December 19, 2009 5:41 PM   Subscribe

Flash Games Fun! This basketball game is a lot of fun, very addictive and lets you compete for a worldwide ranking against other players.
posted by Effigy2000 (42 comments total) 32 users marked this as a favorite

 
Finally I can tolerate basketball!! =D
posted by The Biggest Dreamer at 5:49 PM on December 19, 2009


Metafilter group.
posted by davey_darling at 6:05 PM on December 19, 2009 [2 favorites]


Wow... that's incredibly realistic.

And by that I mean I suck at it... just like in real life!
posted by the other side at 6:11 PM on December 19, 2009 [5 favorites]


Man, I suck at this game.
posted by quodlibet at 6:34 PM on December 19, 2009


The trick is just to imagine the dotted half-parabola mirrored over where your cursor will be. Draw that imagined half over and then drag up and down and around until it intersects with the basket. No reflexes or long clicks needed. Just spatial reasoning.
posted by jmhodges at 6:42 PM on December 19, 2009


I got 42nd out of 1154. Best I could hope for without actually plugging in a real mouse in my laptop.
posted by Burhanistan at 6:42 PM on December 19, 2009


I like how when they show the distribution of scores after every shot, the mode is always in the lowest bin for the first 30 seconds or so. It's hard to make a basket.
posted by haltingproblemsolved at 6:44 PM on December 19, 2009


I was doing really well, and then I just started to suck for ever and ever.

I enjoyed it, though. Will play again.
posted by Sys Rq at 6:44 PM on December 19, 2009


I'm confused, what's going on here with the distributions and rankings? I guess the "out of 64" denotes the Metafilter group, than they only show global rankings at the end?
posted by geoff. at 6:49 PM on December 19, 2009


Very fun. MetaFiilter group is pretty darn good at this. What a surprise, she said, as she ate her hamburger.
posted by bearwife at 6:58 PM on December 19, 2009


I'm not completely sure that this isn't rigged, or at least there aren't some bots running around. The same people consistently rank the exact same, and I don't recognize their usernames.
posted by geoff. at 7:00 PM on December 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


I always thought I was bad at shooting baskets because my depth perception was so poor. As it turns out, I'm equally bad at two-dimensional basketball. Thanks, Metafilter, for helping finally put to rest a hypothesis that had been unproven for over thirty years!
posted by ardgedee at 7:03 PM on December 19, 2009


For the first minute, I am Kareem Abdul-Fucking-Jabbar. Swish, swish, swish. The second minute I transform back into myself. Brick, brick.... airball.
posted by milarepa at 7:17 PM on December 19, 2009


Dear Mom and Dad,

Forcing me to play Pee Wee basketball in my formative years because my sister was good at it continues to not really help me with anything, not even on the internet. Just thought I'd let you know.
posted by MultiFaceted at 7:31 PM on December 19, 2009


Good god, do I suck so, so bad.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:37 PM on December 19, 2009


I was going to post this earlier today and talked myself out of it for some reason. I figured out the parabola arc thing and still miss at least half my shots.
posted by booksherpa at 8:41 PM on December 19, 2009


OMG, do I suck. I consistently rate among the bottom 10%. I Suck.
posted by five fresh fish at 8:51 PM on December 19, 2009


The opponents aren't always live. If they are, their name appears with [live] after their name.
posted by xorry at 9:05 PM on December 19, 2009


Even by cheating — running a dental floss across the screen at basket level so it's easier to judge the parabola — I suck. At best, I'm in the bottom 30%.

Good god, so this is what it feels like to be one of those tea party losers! Worse than almost everyone, and absolutely incapable of being better even when I cheat it. Pathetic!

Thanks, Effigy. I'ma hate myself.
posted by five fresh fish at 9:13 PM on December 19, 2009


geoff, they're showing the same scores because the ones shown at the end are the all-time high scores in the MeFi group.
posted by JauntyFedora at 9:23 PM on December 19, 2009


I wish [all time high scores] and [high scores this round] weren't munged together. And if shots are just random the all-time high score list is meaningless anyway.
posted by fleacircus at 9:25 PM on December 19, 2009


I like that its called "Basketball".
posted by RajahKing at 9:26 PM on December 19, 2009


Yay! I came back to try again and I STILL SUCK!!! And I totally don't get the parabola arc thing either. Good to reinforce those negative thoughts I have about myself from time to time.

Dammit...where's my Feeling Good book?
posted by MultiFaceted at 9:59 PM on December 19, 2009


It runs way too jerky in fullscreen mode (about two frames per shot), but it won't let me use anything else -- every click sends it right back to it
posted by rollick at 10:13 PM on December 19, 2009


On my Mac Mini using Opera it runs smooth as silk on a 2048x1152 display. Yes, that is an ungodly resolution. A 23" or 24" Samsung something. Sadly, discontinued.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:16 PM on December 19, 2009


OK, I got #4 at 204 or something like that, which for me (based on the other games I played, I really do suck at this) is kind of like asking Megan Fox if she wants to go home with me on a dare and having her say yes. So I'm quitting right now.
posted by maxwelton at 10:51 PM on December 19, 2009 [1 favorite]


Sonofagun. I just pulled off #30, better than 95%. I played it that time by going with gut instinct, sometimes hitting shoot before the parabola was drawn. IOW, volume over accuracy.

So apparently missing doesnt count against you, and spending time on short-distance shorts is silly because they're low-score. If you're going to spend an extra moment, do it for a long shot.

Also, dental floss across the screen. Much easier.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:18 PM on December 19, 2009


Does my suckitude lower the MeFi overall score? Cause if it does, I'll just play with... um BY... by myself.
posted by Splunge at 11:19 PM on December 19, 2009


bah - got as high as 21 on the mefi board, but choked down the stretch.
posted by chrisamiller at 12:12 AM on December 20, 2009


W00t! Who is that nameless Canadian?
posted by team lowkey at 1:04 AM on December 20, 2009


It keeps going fullscreen every time I take a shot. I press escape, take another shot, it goes fullscreen again. Repeat.
posted by afx237vi at 6:18 AM on December 20, 2009


Glad I'm not the only one frustrated by the 'forces fullscreen' problem. Looks like it runs perfectly playably in the browser window but it won't let me play that way. Bah.
posted by motty at 6:58 AM on December 20, 2009


This must be a European game
European-style painted area, plus the top scorers are all Polish!

Plus, I suck
posted by jckll at 8:08 AM on December 20, 2009


This isn't basketball! Where's the loudmouth coach in the red plaid sportcoat tossing a chair across the floor?
posted by Thorzdad at 8:36 AM on December 20, 2009


Well, my son and I just killed an hour on this site and being able to rise no further in the ranking declared that it sucked. But if there is a MeFi group, well then, we'll have to give it another try. My son insists that I mention he got as high as 25 out of ~650. Thanks Effigy.
posted by cgk at 11:50 PM on December 20, 2009


Yes, well, an hour later we didn't manage to crack into the top half of the MeFi group, after being top quartile in the open group. So for all of the self-effacing comments the people here are ready to take on the world.
posted by cgk at 12:49 AM on December 21, 2009


RAIN DANCE!
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 12:22 PM on December 21, 2009


I think someone nuked our game group. :-(
posted by five fresh fish at 3:01 PM on December 21, 2009


I think someone nuked our game group. :-(

I think something's up with their network connector. I can't play any multiplayers on it now.
posted by Burhanistan at 3:08 PM on December 21, 2009


On my Mac Mini using Opera it runs smooth as silk on a 2048x1152 display.

Yeah, I was pretty shocked when I realized it was full-screen Flash on my 24" display and it actually works well.
posted by smackfu at 4:42 PM on December 21, 2009


If rim shots counted for anything, I'd be one helluva player.
posted by five fresh fish at 11:44 PM on December 21, 2009


...which I suppose is why I liked the tank games. Same game, but with explosives!
posted by five fresh fish at 11:45 PM on December 21, 2009


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