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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 Windows Throwing the ball
Ten Pin Alley PlayStation Bowler Setup
Ten Pin Alley Windows Forgot to release the ball
Ten Pin Alley Windows Scoresheet

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Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Bowling" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Feb, 1997 4.5 out of 5 90
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Feb, 1997 8.5 out of 10 85
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation Dec 01, 1996 7.9 out of 10 79
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Joker Windows Apr, 1997 61 out of 100 61
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr, 1997 58 out of 100 58
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Sep 14, 2000 C+ 58
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Aug, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Joypad PlayStation Feb, 1997 2.5 out of 100 2


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