To master the jump shot, you need to practice as much as possible. But basketball gym hours are limited. Depending on where you live, practicing outdoors leads to very frigid fingers.
It won’t be to scale but having an arcade basketball option that’s always available can come in very handy. We’ll discuss the best indoor basketball arcade games that are a lot of fun to play but will also put your shooting skills to the test.
Adding An Indoor Basketball Arcade Game To Your Home Or Business
You might think you don’t have enough spare space in your garage, game room, or business to have a basketball arcade game always set up. For easy storage, the following games are all foldable (to some extent):
- Pop-a-Shot Dual Shot Sport
- Lifetime Double Shot Deluxe
- ESPN EZ Fold
Dual Shot Sport - Pop-a-Shot
In 1981, the first arcade basketball game came from Pop-a-Shot and Ken Cochran, a college basketball coach who came up with the idea while he was in the hospital recovering from heart bypass surgery. The original version of the game placed three hoops side-by-side with a volleyball net below to return the balls.
Over the years, Pop-a-Shot has evolved, adding exciting features, like whistles, scoreboards, timers, music, shooting sensors, and different game modes.
Their Dual Shot Sport game allows two players to face off in a head-to-head shootout. But there are other game modes, like Sudden Death, Criss Cross, and Skeet Shooting, where each player gets 3 seconds to score a basket.
Double Shot Deluxe - Lifetime
The feature that sets the Lifetime Double Shot Deluxe apart is that its height is adjustable. That includes adjustable hoops as well as the front lower bar. If you have a low ceiling or a young player, these features are really helpful.
The machine includes a sturdy steel frame and an extremely accurate scoring system that utilizes an infrared optics system. And the Double Shot Deluxe features 12 different built-in games.
EZ Fold - ESPN
ESPN has become synonymous with sports of all kinds, including indoor basketball arcade games. Like the name suggests, the ESPN EZ Fold is very easy to fold up, disassemble, and move. But it’s also lockable. This added safety feature means you won’t have to worry about the machine tipping over or falling in on itself.
The EZ Fold offers 8 games, including beat the time clock, horse, and around the world.
Foldable Electronic Indoor Basketball - Giantex
The Giantex machine has a strong construction, made from top-quality materials. This electronic basketball arcade game comes with a powder coated steel frame, polyester ramp material, and polyester nets that won’t wear away in a hurry. And Giantex offers 8 game options.
NBA Game Time - ICE
NBA Game Time has smaller dimensions than the other games listed here. And it can be customized to include the licensed logo of any of the 30 NBA teams.
This game is made with top-quality materials, and it comes with adjustable settings. As an extra challenge, you can set the basket to move side-to-side while you’re shooting.
If you run an arcade or sports bar, and you have multiple NBA Game Time machines — the machines have the same dimensions, making them easy to place side-by-side. And you can even add an overhead marquee to the games.
Whether you’re looking to get indoor hoops for your business or home, check out our selection of new and used arcade basketball machines at M&P Amusement. We also carry some of the best sports arcade games. Give us a call at (717)-887-5293 with questions about games or equipment!