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Strike Force Bowling (PlayStation 2)

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The game of ten-pin bowling sees players attempt to knock down an arrangement of 10 pins in a triangular shape, by bowling a ball down a gutter-lined path. You have two shots, and score for how many you knock down on each bowl. As a reward for knocking down all ten pins, you will also get the score from your next bowl doubled if this took 2 shots (known as a 'spare'), or your next two bowls if it took 2 shots (known as a 'Strike').

In this implementation, you can play in one of 8 different settings, including a tropical island, ancient Egypt or on a pirate ship. There are 8 different AI players, each with varied appearance and reaction, and variable bowling ability. A range of playing modes including Tournament Play, Skins and practice are featured. Controls are designed to be easy to use, and ball reactions incorporate physics, ball friction and delivery style.


Strike Force Bowling PlayStation 2 Bowling is a three stage affair. This is the final stage. A bar moves rapidly left/right along the power bar and right/left on the accuracy bar. The player presses CROSS as it nears the mark
Strike Force Bowling PlayStation 2 Bowling is a three stage affair. This is the first stage, L1/R1 adjust the spin of the ball while CIRCLE brings up the ball selection screen
Strike Force Bowling PlayStation 2 Only eight characters are allowed when creating a new character, this one's based on the supplied bowler 'Bambi'<br>Here we are about to bowl on the moon.
Strike Force Bowling PlayStation 2 There aren't many game customisation options

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Critic Reviews

Next Level Gaming Jun 05, 2004 73 out of 100 73
Game Chronicles Jun 09, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameZone May 07, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpot May 28, 2004 5.2 out of 10 52
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Digital Entertainment News (den) Aug 09, 2004 5 out of 10 50
IGN Apr 29, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Worth Playing Jun 18, 2004 3.5 out of 10 35


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Alex Shatsky (34) added Strike Force Bowling (PlayStation 2) on Apr 19, 2005
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