NBA All Stars Top Trumps is a basketball game for the Nintendo 3DS that uses cards from players on NBA teams. Each card tells you the height, points, rebounds, assists, free throws, and how many playoffs the player has won. Basically, during game play, you choose an attribute of the player, and that attribute goes against your opponent's attribute. The resulting action depends on the attribute; if your player is taller than your opponent, you will block the shot and move up on the court. If your opponent has more points than you, your opponent will pass you and move up the court. This process continues until you make it all the way up the court and score a basket. At the end of the four halves, whoever has the highest points wins. Before you play every game, you have eight players on your roster, two in reserve, and five players in your line up. You can switch players before you start every game. At the end of every half, you can make two substitutions. During every game, once you use an attribute a certain amount of times, it gets grayed out, so you have to make a good choice when choosing what attribute to use. There are also four mini games: tip-off, foul shot, spin the ball, and match it. In tip-off, you practice getting the ball during the tip-off of a game. Timing is key to this mini-game, so correct timing will make you win the game every time. In the foul shot mini-game, you see how many foul shots you could make in thirty seconds. To shoot the ball, you flick the bottom screen with the stylus. It takes some practice with flicking to get the shots in, but once you get good at it, you could drain shot after shot. In spin the ball, you see how long you could spin the ball on the finger on the top screen. This mini-game is okay, but not that fun. The match it mini-game is similar to the memory game, where you have to use your memory skills to match up cards of basketball teams. You have thirty seconds to see how many cards you could match. The cards increase after each level, so you have to be quick to see how far you could make it. This game is fun to play and some games can be quite challenging to beat and require good strategy. So go ahead and use your strategy skills and see how far you could make it in the season.
September 13, 2013