|Posted by Jason on October 5, 2017 at 8:55 AM|
Bowling has its roots in Ancient Egypt with evidence found of bowling being played over 5000 years ago. Today bowling is one of America's most popular pastimes and as a result of this there has been many bowling video games released over recent years. Bowling games have found a new lease of life recently due to the popularity of mobile gaming, with games on both Android and ios being extremely popular. So, let's take a look at five of the best bowling games ever to grace both mobile devices and consoles.
Wii Sports Bowling - Nintendo Wii
With a range of of minigames making up the title it is suprising that they are all so well refined and 'complete'. The bowling aspect of Wii Sports would have done well as a standalone title thanks to its excellent throwing mechanics, ably recognising the strength of your throw as well as any spin you might want to add. Despite the cartoony graphics the games adheres to conventional bowling traditions and rules. There is also a challenge mode whereby you are tasked with knocking down as many pins as possible over ten rounds - round one featuring the standard nine pins, rapidly escalating into a near one-hundred pin finale.
Bowling King - Android
Being able to play with not only your friends and family, but also strangers located all around the world is synonymous with most games by Miniclip. Featuring an intuitive tap and swipe control system and a variety of artistically styled alleys based on famous cities around the world Bowling King is undoubtedly the best bowling app available out there today, with a variety of game modes including real-time matches and a variety of challenge tasks, there is something to suit all moods available, and with over 10 million downloads from the Google Play Store there is always someone out there waiting for a game!
Bowling - Atari 2600
The game that started it all, originally released on the Atari 2600 way back in 1979 Bowling was designed by the critically acclaimed Atari developer Larry Kaplan. With graphics that are simplistic by today's standards and a very siple game mechanism, Bowling doesn't stand up to modern competitors in terms of graphics and sophisticated game engines, but it still has an abundance of that one element that is crucial to a good video game - fun. With a variety of game modes that allow you to choose different game physics, Bowling is still a fun timewaster.