Following the initial soft launch in Canada, NBA Live Mobile is now available worldwide. The game, which is available free for Android and iOS devices, features five-on-five gameplay and card-based team building, similar to Ultimate Team in the console versions of NBA Live. Not unlike Ultimate Team, NBA Live Mobile does feature microtransactions, for anyone who wishes to spend real money on immediate boosts.
Gameplay consists of Live Events, which are skills challenges that are inspired by what’s happening in the real NBA, as well as a two minute quarter in-game scenarios. Modes include Head-to-Head games, Season Mode, Friends Matches, and League play. Star players from yesterday and today are included in NBA Live Mobile, with Special Abilities providing enhanced versions of players that will give your team an extra boost.
Once again, NBA Live Mobile is available through the Play Store for Android, and the App Store for iOS. A console version of NBA Live 17 is currently slated for release in early 2017; we’ll try to get some more information on that as soon as we can. In the meantime, we’ll be discussing NBA Live Mobile in this week’s NLSC Podcast, but if you pick up the game yourself, be sure to join in the discussion here in the NLSC Forum. For a breakdown of the key features of NBA Live Mobile, please see below.
Key Features of NBA Live Mobile
Live Events: Regularly updated short session challenges that reflect day-to-day events in the NBA
Head-To-Head Games: Play competitive, ranked games against other users in your division. As you climb the divisional leader boards you’ll progress to higher tiers, earning greater rewards and legendary status.
Season Mode: Start a season whenever you want and play all the way to the finals for great rewards. Complete multiple seasons for super rare rewards.
Friends Matches: Invite friends and play against them for fun. Earn special “Friend Collectibles” to redeem rare prizes from Friend Sets.
Leagues: Create or join a league (clan) for friendly intra-league matches and competitive tournaments with other leagues.
Team Management: Review and edit your line-ups to fine-tune your team.
Set Collection: Collectible items also form a large part of the reward system in NBA Mobile. Players will use these to complete a range of collection sets to redeem great prizes.
The Store and Auction House: Buy items in the store and join the excitement of the Auction House to sell or bid on rare players.