The Double Shot Arcade Dual Electronic Basketball Game by Lifetime Products is a straightforward indoor basketball game that can be used for your place of business or right in your home. Perfect for your rec room, this is a game that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Designed for one or two players, this model includes two hoops, a timer, seven mini basketballs, and a pump. Basically, it comes with everything you need for a round of ball.
Our Verdict: This two-player basketball game system can be a great way to get active on a rainy day, plus it’s also a perfect family bonding activity. This set comes with everything you need to get started, including balls, backboard, nets, pump and needle, and a couple of solid steel basketball rims. It’s also reasonably priced and comes with a great manufacturer warranty.
Continue reading to learn more about how this model rated when it was put to the test, its space requirements, the extra accessories it comes with, and more.
Overview and Features
Playing basketball outdoors isn’t always possible, especially during the colder months of the year. Additionally, if you don’t have a large driveway, then hanging a hoop really isn’t an option. That’s when models like the Double Shot come in handy. Not only will it allow you to perfect your shooting, but it’s a great way to challenge a family member or friend to a fun game of b-ball shootout.
This innovative arcade style basketball setup is perfect for both one and two player use. During a two-player game, two players can compete to score the most points and have plenty of space to shoot at the same time, up to eight feet away. This set comes with everything you need to get a shootout up and running in no time.
Additional features include:
- Infrared optics scorekeeping board
- Two solid steel rims
- Canvas ball run
- Spring flex rims
- Sound effects
- Foldable design
- Seven rubber basketballs
- Needle and pump
The Double Shot indoor basketball game can be used for fundraisers, birthday parties or even for those rainy days when outdoor basketball is pretty impossible.
This model can also make a great addition to any rec room.
Equipped with adjustable legs, with a height that can go from eighty-two inches to ninety inches, it can fit in medium height or high ceilinged rooms easily. Be sure to take careful measurements of the available space in your home. Keep in mind you’ll need extra ceiling space to ensure that the balls won’t hit the roof when you take a shot. For best use, place the game in a room that features eight-foot high ceilings.
Game Design and Setup
This game comes with a couple of twelve-inch rims for a side by side shootout competition. The seven rubber basketballs are much smaller than the standard size, measuring in at seven inches. A pump and needle are included for ball inflation. Weighing in at eighty-five pounds, the design of this model can be best described as bulky, however, it can be easily stored when not in use by folding the legs down.
The game’s electronic features are very eye-catching. To use, simply plug the unit into an outlet. You can automatically activate the game by taking a shot. The model’s backboard features an infrared sensor and will keep track of points. There are also a number of sound effects including a buzzer.
The backboard measures in at fifty-inches wide and is made out of a high-density fiberboard, which makes it pretty hard to damage. The legs are made out of steel and can be described as both sturdy and stable. The ball ramp itself is made from sturdy canvas with straps attached underneath in order to prevent any sagging.
Advantages & Disadvantages
- Height adjustable
- Foldable design
- Comes with plenty of extra accessories
- Electronic backboard
- Low maintenance
- Requires a lot of space in order to allow players to move around
This two player basketball system gives users the ability to enjoy a one or two player game indoors, any time of the day or night, rain or shine. Despite the fact that it features a foldable design, the basketball system is surprisingly sturdy and won’t rock or move during an intense game. However, keep in mind that it does have space requirements in terms of the recommended amount of space during gameplay. The manufacturer recommends at least four feet of space on each side and four feet in front of the system.
The included features such as the electronic scoreboard and the sound effects really add to the user’s experience and add to the eye-catching design.
Just like the other arcade games, user feedback was mainly positive. Easy to set up or store, this game doesn’t require much maintenance and can be returned within ninety days if the buyer isn’t satisfied. Because of the large bulky size of the game, it may not be a good fit in homes with low ceilings, and you should consider the space needs of the shooter.
Does This Arcade Game Take Up A Lot of Space?
Yes and no. If you plan on leaving it out, it can take up quite a bit of floor space. Fortunately, it can easily fold down into a compact bundle that’s easy to move and store. However, in terms of space, you’ll also need to determine whether or not the dedicated space will have adequate room for one or two players to move around.
Is This Basketball System a Good Option for Kids and Teens?
It is. Since the system is highly adjustable, your child will not quickly outgrow it. In fact, it’s a great option for teens and adults as well. Double Shot remains one of the most popular basketball shoot out games in today’s modern arcades. To learn more about arcade games or if you want to learn how to improve your gaming skills, click here to read our article on how to win at arcade games.
What Other Arcade Style Games can I add to My Family Room?
If you’re looking for a new addition to your family game room that can really add that vintage arcade look and feel, we recommend the Namco Pacman Party Cocktail Home Arcade Game, which comes with a total of thirteen classic games. This is a somewhat large arcade game, which means it may not be the best choice if you don’t have much room to work with in the home, in which case, you’ll be better off choosing an upright model. To learn more about the different arcade games to choose from, click here to read our buyer’s guide.
Conclusion and Rating
Arcade Game Roundup Rating:
The Double Shot Arcade Dual electronic basketball game system is a great way to get both kids and adults active indoors. Perfect for rainy day fun this one and two player basketball system can provide hours of entertainment. The foldable design also makes is a good option if you don’t have a permanent dedicated space for it. We gave this model a rating of four and a half stars out of five.