Before you actually start to play, you also choose the ball you want to play with. For this, you can select one of 15 balls provided in the game. But you have also the ability to import balls, either from your harddisk, or directly from the Internet.
The 15 balls consist of: 5 different Wacky Balls, 4 different Retro Balls, Highway, Skunk Ball, and 4 Cosmic Balls (including Earth, Jupiter, Neptune, and Mercury).
Each ball has its own characteristics (weight, speed, and spin), so each ball plays different. Once again, you have the chance to customize your ball, changing those characteristics. But you need “power” to change them. You get the “power” either by decreasing characteristics (like slowing it down), or through cumulating strikes while playing.
You aren’t forced to play Retro Balls in the Retro Bowl-lane, actually you have the full choice to play which ball in which lane. So you can even play the Earth Ball in the Wacky Alley, making the gameplay much crazier.
Once you start a game, all you need to do is to shift you ball to the position, you want to start from. Then left click and the ball begins rolling. Now you can control in which direction the ball is rolling through movement with your mouse. But be careful, if you move to fast, the ball ends in the gutter…
In addition to the local highscore, the game also offers a worldwide highscore.