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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 Candi profile
Ten Pin Alley Windows Two points hit
Ten Pin Alley PlayStation Game Meter
Ten Pin Alley Windows Head shot

Promo Images

Ten Pin Alley Magazine Advertisement p. 58

Alternate Titles

  • "Virtua Bowling" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews PlayStation Jul, 2006 10 out of 10 100
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Feb, 1997 17 out of 20 85
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Dec, 1996 8 out of 10 80
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 Player (Germany) Windows Apr, 1997 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 07, 1997 6 out of 10 60
PC Action Windows Apr, 1997 40 out of 100 40
Mega Fun PlayStation Apr, 1997 25 out of 100 25
Joypad PlayStation Feb, 1997 2.5 out of 100 2


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