Dunk shot is one of the latest “shoot a round object into some kind of hole” games and although it can be fun at first it loses some bite after prolonged gaming.
Although it’s presented as a sports game it’s really more of a puzzle, and a frustrating one at that. The goal is simple, shoot (not dunk) your ball into a basket and use the walls and the magic of bounciness to get around obstacles impeding your ball. So what makes this game so frustrating then? That would be the onslaught of ads that impede you from playing more when you are finally getting into the game.
On top of the usual banner ads, that are an annoying but acceptable part of free to play games, this game also prevents you from playing further once you reach certain areas unless you watch even more ads! And these ads that lock you out from the next stage are long, annoying, and impossible to escape. Once you click on that “watch an ad button” you are in for the long haul unless you close the app entirely.
It’s a shame because the actual game can be pretty enjoyable in short bursts and the challenges are just tricky enough to keep you coming back. But once you beat that first challenge you either need to watch that extra long ad or go do something else for a while. For those with short attention spans, such as myself, this is just unacceptable. Ooh look something shiny!
Overall Score: 3/5