While some free-to-play games try to go big with premium-like offerings,
Ball King smartly embraces simplicity: It’s the perfect minute-or-two-in-line time-filler. It’s a game about shooting hoops with a familiar pull-and-fling mechanism, challenging you to find the ideal arc to send the ball soaring the sky and through the net. That’s about it, but that’s plenty fun.
There’s plenty to unlock, of course, with a Crossy Road-esque rewards system that constantly tosses goodies your way. You’ll find loads and loads of balls (and substitutes—a muffin?), additional costumes, and new backdrops to unlock, plus there’s a 60-second timed mode beyond the endless, miss-and-you-lose main mode. Ball King does one thing, but does it very well, and we keep coming back to it.