The new Cyber Hoop takes the everyday game of basketball to a whole new level. Allowing the user to become a star NBA player right in their own homes.
By simply buying the hoop and downloading the iOS app players are set to play. The app records the shots made and will produce highlight reels and slow motion videos.
These videos and other pictures will build up the players profile and will also become part of the background on the app looking almost like the ESPN sports channel.
There are several different game modes:
• Quick play, where the player has to score as many baskets as possible.
• Dunk contest, this records the player dunking the ball and allows their friends to score them.
• Head to head, this allows two different hoops to connect at the same time so players can compete.
• Online, where players can challenge their Facebook friends.
• Rapid Fire, this is similar to the quick play mode but the player competes against a component.
It can even be played in a stand alone mode using only the Cyber Hoop without the app and the iOS device (tablet or phone). In this mode players can just shoot hoops and the hoop will call out encouragement when they shoot a basket.
The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop retails starting from $49.99 through 3 sellers on Amazon. The other prices are $64.99 and $83. Only one is fulfilled by Amazon. The other two will ship direct.
These prices seem to reflect the popularity of this game which was first came to market in 2013. Now it has a 4 star Amazon rating from 264 reviews which is indicative of how much it is wanted.
Who Would Buy The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop?
The great thing about this Cyber Hoop is that it can really appeal to people of all ages. While mainly aimed at teenage boys Nerf basketball has been seen in homes, schools and offices across the country.
So although the Cyber Hoop may be bought for a teenage son it’s likely that the whole family will end up playing.
Things We Like About The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop
What makes this game unique is its ability to allow the player to play with other players wherever they are. The Cyber Hoop keeps score by having a lever in the middle of the hoop that registers the ball going past.
When you shoot a basket it shouts encouragement at you and cheers you on with catchy phrases. Just like a real announcer. The hoop can ‘contact’ the iPad or iPhone by playing inaudible sounds that the device on which the app is running can detect.
This saves power when compared to regular ways of pairing devices with methods such as Bluetooth and WiFi.
Players can use their profiles to keep track of challenges, to make movie-like video reels with them as the star and track high scores between them and their friends.
There are a few downsides to the Cyber Hoop.
The biggest being no mute button. The game can be rather loud although this may change after some customer feedback.
Next, the hoop connects to the iPad and iPhone devices via sound. This means a player has to keep the hoop close to the device. It could also potentially confuse background noises with the hoop’s inaudible sound signal.
One final thing is that the Cyber Hoop registers a basket when the ball hits the lever inside the hoop. This means that on line players have the ability to cheat which cannot be sensed by the game or remote players.
The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop was released August 2013. Hasbro are a reputable company so should stand by their product. If purchased through Amazon their normal conditions will apply.
Is The Nerf N-Sport Cyberhoop Worth The Money?
At $49.99 for the hoop it’s a reasonable price seeing how popular the game appears to be. The app for your device being free. With all its different game modes and the ability to play against online friends it has the potential for hours of fun.
It would be hard to go wrong with this purchase. We say it’s certainly worth the money.
The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop is available in all big toy stores such as Walmart and Toys R Us as well as online at Amazon. The app is available to download via any iOS device.
Customer Reviews For The Nerf N-Sport Cyber Hoop
Back in 2013 some folk were lucky enough to try a pre-release version. Most seemed impressed at the time. While aimed at teenage boys there are more comments from adults than any other age group. One person saying that it would be “the perfect gift for the man-child in your life”
This popularity continues with a 4 star rating on Amazon from 264 reviews.
With its modern twist on a classic game and its social sharing features both the younger and older generation are sure to enjoy it.
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