10th Frame

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ZX Spectrum
Atari ST
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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.


10th Frame Amstrad CPC There are a variety of game options to set up first
10th Frame MSX Bowling...
10th Frame ZX Spectrum Title screen and select game options
10th Frame Commodore 64 Bowling...

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 9 out of 10 90
Zzap! Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 85 out of 100 85
Computer Gamer ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 83 out of 100 83
Commodore User Commodore 64 Mar, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Happy Computer Commodore 64 Feb, 1987 70 out of 100 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Apr, 1987 7 out of 10 70
Tilt Commodore 64 May, 1987 12 out of 20 60
Crash! ZX Spectrum Mar, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Computer Gamer Amstrad CPC Apr, 1987 55 out of 100 55
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jan, 1989 5 out of 10 50


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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).
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