Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 67
    It might not hold a candle to a certain classic contender once Fall rolls around, HoopWorld is still good, arcade-y fun that particularly shines when you play with a friend.
  2. Unable to decide its own identity, Hoopworld feels both casual and complex, featuring mechanics that are too basic and unpolished for a modern game and a knotty control scheme that is sure to scare away grandma.
  3. Anyone who's played NBA Jam will feel right at home from the very beginning of HoopWorld. You'll be passing, shooting and making wild dunks, but with a few twists.
  4. 80
    It's a truly impressive alternative to the Jam experience that even excels beyond my nostalgia memories of that arcade classic in some respects.
  5. Although there are many "this could have been better" elements in Hoopworld, it contains short bursts of entertainment once the goofy control scheme is learned.
  6. HoopWorld is not a bad choice for a quick and cheap round of arcade basketball, and those blessed souls willing to overlook the flawed controls might find themselves having a pretty good time.
  7. Rattles off the backboard. [Oct 2010, p.95]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Sep 28, 2014
    9
    It was a surprise for me and my friends. It's the wii sports game we were looking for, it's fun to play matches with a friend (face-2-face,It was a surprise for me and my friends. It's the wii sports game we were looking for, it's fun to play matches with a friend (face-2-face, not on-line). Golden ball (5 points), black ball (-5 points), log shots of 4 points, items like mario kart... summarizing, better than expected. Full Review »