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In this bowling game, you must choose from one of eight very different characters. Choose power and accuracy from a meter that is very similar to the Links golf games - let go and watch the action.

The game consists of single game, league and tournament (amateur and pro) modes. Selected player may be edited by changing shirt, hair, pants and skin color and is described by four factors: power, release, spin and hand usage. Each strike consists of choosing lane arrow , setting bowler position and operating on bowling meter. Operating on bowling meter includes specifying spin velocity, power of the strike and release point. The game shows the release animation, ball track and the moment of impact in bowling. After two strikes next player takes his position. The results are presented in the table after every completed round.

Windows version of the game allows to play up to ten human or CPU players on a single computer (hot seat mode) or via internet connection.


Ten Pin Alley PlayStation Bowler Setup
Ten Pin Alley PlayStation Game Meter
Ten Pin Alley PlayStation Main interface
Ten Pin Alley PlayStation Ball rolling on lane

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Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Bowling" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews Jul, 2006 10 out of 10 100
GamePro (US) Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
Absolute Playstation Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Dec 01, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Video Games Mar, 1997 64 out of 100 64
NowGamer Mar 07, 1997 6 out of 10 60
The Video Game Critic Sep 14, 2000 C+ 58
Mega Fun Apr, 1997 25 out of 100 25
Joypad Feb, 1997 2.5 out of 100 2


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Alex Shatsky (37) added Ten Pin Alley (PlayStation) on Aug 30, 2001
Other platforms contributed by NGC 5194 (17586), Sciere (632349), Foxhack (30196) and Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2419)