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This is the first in a series of Bowling games for the PC sanctioned by the Professional Bowlers Association.

Game selections include: individual, practice, team and league style games. Players begin by selecting their bowler from one of the fully digitized male and female characters available. Adjustments can be made to whether they are left or right handed, the colour of clothes and skill level (beginner, intermediate or pro). The main game screen shows the bowler on the approach and uses several smaller windows to give a fine tune control over aiming, power and spin control. As with many bowling games, a close-up of the ball striking the pins is shown.

The game is able to be played alone or supports up to 4 players total.


PBA Bowling Windows A ball is bowled by clicking on the power meter to start the swing while a second click sets the power
PBA Bowling Windows Once the ball is released the player animation disappears so that it's trajectory can be observed
Demo version
PBA Bowling Windows The in-game help file opens in a separate window
PBA Bowling Windows The demo version is limited to just five frames

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Critic Reviews

Electric Games 1996 88 out of 100 88
GameSpot May 01, 1996 6.2 out of 10 62
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1996 6 out of 10 60
PC Joker Jun, 1996 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Jan, 1996 46 out of 100 46
PC Action May, 1996 35 out of 100 35
PC Games (Germany) May, 1996 31 out of 100 31


Topic # Posts Last Post
seems pretty clearly a w95 game 5 eXo (305)
Mar 25, 2015


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iShrek (3700) added PBA Bowling (Windows) on Mar 13, 2007
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