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Championship Bowling (NES)

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Championship Bowling plays like a standard 10 frame ten-pin bowling game with the objective to knock down as many pins with the bowling ball as possible.

After picking a lane (5 different designs), a character (4 different characters), and the weight of the bowling ball they will be using, the player is placed on the lane. To bowl the player first picks the location that the bower will bowl from and then, using the ‘Control’ panel, the player must time it correctly to stop the ball at the desired angle and finally, time it correctly to stop the ‘Power’ bar at the desired power. The power, and the weight of the ball determine how much effect the control has. Up to four players can play using the NES Four Score accessory with all players taking turns to bowl.


Championship Bowling NES … it’s a Strike. The man jumps up and down in joy.
Championship Bowling NES 2nd shot wasn’t as good with the number 10 pin still standing, as indicated by the display above the pins.
Championship Bowling NES The character on lane 1. They always do there little wave at the start of the game.
Championship Bowling NES And finally the ‘Power’ bar that I also need to time correctly to get my desired power.

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User Reviews

Good for 20 minutes, tedious after that Hayden Hawkins (2) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library 2016 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Jun, 2011 C- 42
All Game Guide 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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beetle120 (2422) added Championship Bowling (NES) on Jan 15, 2008