Time your jumps, stick the landings, and then bring it all home with a powerful dunk. That is as simple as it seems in Mascot Dunk for iOS. The thing is that it really isn't that simple. The game does take only one finger to play as you'll be timing your tapping on the screen, but the thing is that as you advance through the game, you're going to try to achieve the high score all in one shot, the speed changes as well as the placement and size of the trampolines.
If you play the game long enough, you'll start to unlock additional fun dunks with time. You'll also gain coins through your playthroughs. If you get enough coins you can unlock a random mascot to give you more of a personalized feel. When you unlock a mascot you can change the colors for that specific character to add enough more personalization to it. I do wish that each mascot had a signature dunk that would distinguish one from another, sadly each mascot is just a skin change and the same set of dunks. Speaking of dunks you're going to be unlocking them with time, however that doesn't mean that you have any control over what dunk you're going to be attempting on each basket, that is randomly selected for you as well.
This game suffers that same issue that many free to play games suffer and that is the desire to get you to watch ads. The biggest problem is that at the end of a playthrough you're allowed to restart where you left off once by watching an ad, however, if you decide to try again from scratch by going back to the main menu there's a very good chance you're going to be hit by an ad anyways. I'm all for having ads, if it rewards the player, but pulling a fast one and placing an ad in a place that the player isn't expecting is only going to serve pissing off the gamer.
In the end this game is fun, definitely has some challenge to it, with a free-to-play tag it definitely is worth a look. The problem for this game ends up being the fact that there really isn't all that much customize control for the player and the shiny look and feel will fade and when that's over I'm not sure how many players will continue to stick around. This game gets a 7.9 out of 10.