Or if you are searching for basketball system comparisons and reviews check out the comparison table below. Here I listed the top 10 best Basketball Arcade Games of 2018. There are both, double hoops and single hoop versions in the list available.
But what is the best basketball arcade game for your needs? That depends on what you want to do!
Do you want a double hoop, or a single hoop.
How much space do you have, as even folded up these things need lots of space.
What is your budget.
Or are you more into a basketball app? No, that is way too lazy… Better be the next Michael Jordan!
– Top 3 best double shot basketball games
Also called dual electronic basketball games. A lot of customers prefer double hoops, as a double hoop basketball arcade game is not that much more expensive than a single hoop game. Good options for double hoops are:
Lifetime Double Shot Arcade Basketball System
The official Pop-A-Shot Basketball Arcade Game
Spalding Dual Shot Electronic Basketball Game
Others: The Atomic double shootout arcade basketball game or the Carrom free throw duel basketball game.
– Top 3 best single hoop basketball arcade games
Single shot or single hoop basketball arcade games are sold less and less nowadays. As most kids can’t wait there turn and need to lose their energy a double hoop will do better. The price is not that much more too. But on the other hand the dimensions of a single hoop game are less so it will still be a good option for small spaces. Good options for single hoops are:
1) Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game
2) Spalding 4160 Single Shot Electronic Basketball Game
– Top 3 foldable basketball arcade games
For some of us space is important and the option to store their arcade game as small as possible by just using a fold out basketball game is the best option. Here are 3 folding electronic basketball games which stood out, mainly because of quality compared to easy of folding it away and space it will take when folded.
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Indoor basketball arcade game reviews
Below is a summary of the main cons and pros of the selected basketball arcade games.
1) Lifetime Double-Shot Arcade Basketball System
Pros of the Lifetime Double-Shot Arcade Basketball System:
The electronic scoreboard is not on batteries but on AC power. Assembly instructions are adequate. The goals are sturdy and, even when playing roughly, the unit doesn’t wobble.
Cons of the Lifetime Double-Shot Arcade Basketball System:
Some reviews said the electronic scoring was not always working. Others say if you are careful with assembly you should have no issues
2) Sport Squad Double Overtime Basketball Electronic Arcade Game
Though the reviews of the Sport Squad Double Overtime Basketball Electronic Arcade Game are not so positive, 3 stars out of 5 on average, this Basketball Arcade Game ends high on the bestsellers list so I included it here.
Pros of the Sport Squad Double Overtime Basketball Electronic Arcade Game:
Easy to read assembly instructions. Quickly fold-able to create more room. Solid enough if you use it for it’s purpose. Lots of game modes for hours of playing fun.
Cons of the Sport Squad Double Overtime Basketball Electronic Arcade Game:
Terrible load of assembly work, but it does seem they rearranged the packaging of all the parts. It seems most of the problems are worked out now.
3) Downtown-3 Indoor Basketball Arcade-Style Electronic Hoops Game
This basketball arcade game has a lower average rating by it’s customers. But the Downtown-3 Indoor Basketball Arcade Game is also on the bestseller list so here is the review summary.
Pros of the Downtown-3 Indoor Basketball Arcade-Style Electronic Hoops Game:
Keeps the fight down between your 2 kids as they can play at the same time. The system folds up OK, but still takes up a good bit of space. The customer service became good lately.
Cons of the Downtown-3 Indoor Basketball Arcade-Style Electronic Hoops Game:
According to some reviewers it only lasts for a short while. especially the electronic score board. The assembly is hard and the assembly instructions are bad.
4) Spalding Dual Shot Electronic Basketball Game
Pros of the Spalding Dual Shot Electronic Basketball Game:
The assembly is quick and pain free. This is a sturdy Basketball Arcade Game. It even stood up to an Alaskan youth center for a year. (which would mean about commercial usage)
Cons of the Spalding Dual Shot Electronic Basketball Game:
The This machine has loud sound effects which can be annoying. The electronic score board seems to die often within a year.
The rim is not sturdy enough to abuse it so only use it according its purpose. Finding replacement parts is not easy.
5) Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game
There are not a lot of reviews yet on the Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game.
Pros of the Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game:
Harvard customer service is good.
Cons of the Harvard Single Shootout Basketball Game:
Assembly instructions not to clear but it is easy to put together.
6) Spalding 4160 Single Shot Electronic Basketball Game
Pros of the Spalding 4160:
This system has a compact footprint, a nice ball return, solid rim and a decent mini basketballs. The scorekeeper plays music when you make a goal.
Cons of the Spalding 4160:
The holes for bolting the frame together seems misaligned.
7) Hathaway Hoops Dual Electronic Basketball Game
OK this one was on the bestseller list too. Strange that it has only one review.
Pros of the Hathaway Hoops Basketball Game:
The scoring system seems to work well. (at least for the one reviewer I found). The assembly is easy.
Cons of the Hathaway Basketball Game:
This baseball arcade system has no sound effects. And also no multiple gaming options. It only has a 30 second timer, which IMHO doesn’t make this a nice home baseball arcade game. Quite boring even.
8) Carrom 752.69 Free Throw Duel Electronic Basketball Game
Pros of the Carrom 752.69 Basketball Game:
The scoreboard of the Carrom 752.69 is accurate. Works on an AC adapter or on batteries.
Cons of the Carrom 752.69:
This system is cheaply build so the change that you need replacement part is big. Unfortunately those seem to be unavailable. So I would not recommend this one either.
9) Atomic Double Shootout Basketball Game
The Atomic Double Shootout Basketball Game is according to the reviews not earning his place in the bestseller list. The quality lacks so if you choose this one, be prepared to repair. The balls get stuck between the return. This one has a higher price tag but definitely doesn’t live up to that.
10) EastPoint Sports Multi-Player Arcade Basketball Game Set
The EastPoint Sports Multi-Player Arcade Basketball Game Set is terrible to assemble. There are pieces missing. The baseball system is smaller then expected but good for kids up to about ten years old.
Basketball arcade game buying guide
So what do you need to know about Basketball Arcade Games anno 2018? A few tips before you decide to buy one:
1 – single or a double hoop) Know if you are looking for a single or a double hoop. Are you playing mostly alone? Then a single will do. Are you playing together? With a single one you have to wait your turn while with a double hoop the game is way faster. So a double is nice for impatient kids or if you often play in bigger groups (or impatient grown ups).
2 – space) Before you buy, measure the space you have available. There are a lot of basketball arcade systems which fold up nowadays but even then they will take up space.
3 – costs) Amount of money you wish to spent. Do you expect to get a real arcade quality electronic basketball hoop? Then you need to expect to pay about $2000 up. These games are more priced between the $130 to $400, so you can get a baseball system way cheaper. But as always, sometimes it is just worth it to fork out a bit more (or a lot in this case) like if you intent to use it for more intensive usage. Like in a youth hostel or a cafe.