When you play Squid Ball you're really playing basketball. Think of it as practicing your free shots in an empty basketball court. You'll have to progress through each level with a certain number of points. You'll get a number of tries to make your shots but if you run out of time and shots, your game is over. Use the mouse to decide at what angle you will through the ball and then hold it down to determine the power with which you'll throw it. You'll be doing shots from the free throw line but also from the three points line, the side, off the paint, and other various angles.