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10th Frame

MobyRank MobyScore
Atari ST
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3.0
Amstrad CPC
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...
Commodore 64
76
3.3
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Description

Leader Board authors Bruce and Roger Carver tried their hand at tenpin bowling, in one of the game's earliest recreations. The process of bowling the ball involves timing a succession of clicks to set the right angle, speed and curve, similarly to Leaderboard's system. Three skill levels are provided - Kids level sets the speed and hook automatically, while Amateur has more margin for error with hook/slice than professional. The game is played from a plan view, with four other (empty) lanes visible. Single matches or a league structure can be played.

Screenshots

10th Frame MSX Title and selection screen
10th Frame DOS Title screen and set game options
10th Frame Amstrad CPC Title screen
10th Frame Commodore 64 The scorecard...

Alternate Titles

  • "10th Frame: Pro Bowling Simulator" -- Commodore 64 title

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The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Atari ST May, 1987 17 out of 20 85
Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gamer Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 8.4 out of 12 70
Your Commodore Commodore 64 Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Apr, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

Boss key

In the DOS version, the boss key is 'F1' and will show a made-up static spreadsheet using ASCII characters only. Pressing 'F1' again will exit this screen and put you back into the game.

Printing Scores

The Atari ST version allows you to print out your scores (hardcopy).
Contributed to by Martin Smith (63054), Servo (55779) and koffiepad (10003)