Dunk Star!: Walkthrough, Cheats, Tips, and Strategy Guide

Dunk Star is a new basket-shooting game for the iOS and Android platforms that adds a level-clearing aspect to the typical basketball-shooting gameplay. Your goal is to make it to the next level by shooting the ball into baskets of varying lengths and heights.

As you go on the baskets will get tougher and tougher to shoot, but with a good, accurate swipe, you can hit them all, even the moving ones.

Plus, you can unlock all sorts of skins that allow you to shoot everything from a donut to an acorn to a rubber duck into the basket. You can earn stars with which to purchase skins and other bonuses, as well.

Read on for some tips and tricks for Dunk Star!

For the most part, all that you have to do to shoot a basket is to do a short swipe. Don’t swipe too high or you’ll bounce the ball off of the top of the rim. Keep the swipes short in order to aim into the hoop.

Also, swipe as straight as possible, at least while you only have stationary baskets to deal with. Aim straight up with a quick swipe. You can also swipe slowly, as long as the swipe is steady. Don’t stutter swipe or you’ll miss.

You have all sorts of skins that you can unlock in this game. The first page of skins can be unlocked by beating certain levels. The first bonus ball unlocks when you beat level 1, while the last one unlocks after level 1,000.

The third page of skins is balls that can be unlocked by watching ad videos. The final page of skins can be purchased using the stars that you earn in the game. The third page can be unlocked by subscribing to VIP mode.

If you miss the shot on your first basket of the level, you’ll get a free do-over. If you miss any shot other than that, you’ll be able to watch an ad video for a second chance. Even if you miss the same shot multiple times in a row, you’ll get an ad video chance every time.

To get this, though, you will have to have an internet connection. If you don’t have any signal or internet connection, you won’t get any involuntary ads, but you won’t be able to use the ad video bonus, either.

If you want to get free stars, go to the skins menu and tap the +15 button to watch a commercial in exchange for free stars. Otherwise, stars can be earned via the levels themselves.

If you purchase VIP mode, you get three exclusive balls, plus you lose the involuntary ads, and you’ll double your stars for ever. The VIP mode is a one-time payment of $2.99 or whatever the equivalent is in your local currency. It’s certainly not required in order to play the game, though.

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