Hoops

Hoops is one of Poptropica’s multiplayer games. It’s a basketball game where the objective is to shoot five hoops, before your opponent beats you to it. Here’s an example of what the Hoops game card looks like:

hoops-gamecard

Starting the Game

To start a game of Hoops, first head over to the nearest multiplayer room. Click on the person you wish to battle. Choose the option “Battle”, and a list of games will show up. Click on “Hoops”, which is the sixth game listed, between Sky Dive and Sudoku. The other player will be given the choices “Sure!” or “No, thank you!”. If they choose “Sure!”, the game will begin, but if they say “No, thank you!” or don’t answer you, you’ll need to find someone else to play with you.

How to Play

Use your mouse to aim and power your shot, then click to throw. The first player to make five shots wins!

hoops-instructions1

Video Guide

For more Poptropica videos, please check out our YouTube channel, Poptropica Help Videos (PHV).

Gameplay

There will be a basket in the middle. Each player has a basketball in their hands and are trying to throw their ball into the basket (that’s the objective of this game!). Every time you shoot, whether it gets in the hoop or not, a new ball will fall into your hands for you to continue throwing. Whenever one of the players scores a point, the basket will move a little bit up or a little bit down.

Point System

Points are awarded during the game. Whenever one of your shots make it in, you score a point. The winner is the one who scores 5 points first.

hoops-gameplay

Player Tips

  • By Serious Spider: I used to be really bad at this game but I figured if you don’t move the angle of your pointer all over the place it helps…..At least it helped me…..
  • By Tall Horse: When you’re shooting, aim high, so the ball is at its highest about halfway between you and the hoop. You may need to adjust your aim a bit, but it usually falls right into the hoop.
  • By Isabella: The higher the hoop is the more narrow your arrow needs to be.
  • By Silverwolf1: Aim so your arrow is the longest it can be and slightly pointed at the hoop.
  • By StaraptorXD: When shooting, click the lower-right corner of the border of the scoreboard. Then, just adjust the power of the shot according to where the hoop is.

If you have any questions, feedback, or comments to add, feel free to comment below. Any tips for the game of Hoops would be greatly appreciated, too, and if we add your tip on this page, we will acknowledge you. 😀

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51 thoughts on “Hoops

  1. serious spider says:

    (yay Second to comment I think)
    I used to be really bad at this game but I figured if you don’t move the angle of your pointer all over the place it helps…..At least it helped me…..

  2. tall horse says:

    Here’s a tip: when you’re shooting, aim high, so the ball is at its highest about halfway between you and the hoop. You may need to adjust your aim a bit, but it usually falls right into the hoop.
    I kept losing until my friend told me to try it this way, and it works!
    This is one of my favorite games! 😀

  3. Isabella says:

    So Scary Tomato what’s the credit? yo put my tip on the page and I only 8! cool! 8)
    Yeah yo (I got everything I wanted plus 5 stars on poptropica! B)

    Scary Tomato: The credit is having your name up there with your tip. That’s it. 😉

  4. xcreepykidx says:

    This may be another difficult game on Poptropica,here’s a tip,if you were playing this in real life,where would you aim it?

    Hope I helped!

    Kyle(xcreepykidx)

  5. Zany Dragon says:

    I’m not great at this game, but I have a tip that might help: Before clicking to shoot, trace you finger along the angle you have and keep tracing to see where the angle MIGHT go. It’s crucial to make sure you don’t keep throwing at the wrong angle. You lose time that way.

  6. Barefoot Sun says:

    I keep asking everyone to play this game with me because I love it and I know it is a popular game that a lot of poptropicans like to play this game and here is my status.

    Wins: 3
    Losses: 20

    While I’m at it I have a tip. Always try to aim your ball to where the basket is. If you do that it is more likely you will win.

  7. Strange Clown says:

    I have a tip.Aim it as close as possible and move it slightly ’till you get it.Aim it as high as possible and don’t move,it should work.When I used this,I got
    Wins:65
    Losses:25
    Hope I helped!

  8. StaraptorXD says:

    1. Hoops cheat

    Credit goes to me

    Log on your Poptropica account
    Play the hoops game against another player
    When shooting, click the lower right corner of the border of the scoreboard
    Then, just adjust the power of the shot according to where the hoop is
    Ta-Da! You will just make every shot, 90% of the time

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