You can download Ultimate Rivals: The Court via Apple Arcade now

Ultimate Rivals Apple Arcade Art
Ultimate Rivals Apple Arcade Art (Image credit: Bit Fry Game Studios)

What you need to know

  • Ultimate Rivals: The Court brings some of the world's biggest sports stars to Apple Arcade for 3-on-3 extreme basketball.
  • Players can enjoy lush graphics and non-stop gameplay.

After teasing it just a few short days ago, Apple Arcade just made Ultimate Rivals: The Court available for download from the App Store. The arcade basketball title has gamers picking from some of the biggest sports names in the world and taking on friends and family as they go.

If you were a fan of NBA Jam back in the day, this might be for you! Ultimate Rivals: The Court can be played on iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV

Set in a digital world of the near future, Ultimate Rivals: The Court is the first basketball experience to gives fans the ability to play as their favorite athletes wherever and however they choose, with pros such as NBA's Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, and legendary athletes like Larry Bird, Julius Erving and Shaquille O'Neal; WNBA's Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins-Smith; USWNT's Alex Morgan; NFL's Juju Smith-Schuster; NHL's Alex Ovechkin and legend Wayne Gretzky.

Sound like something you'd enjoy? You can find Ultimate Rivals: The Court in the App Store now.

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Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too. Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.