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iPhone: Best Bowling Game

View Poll Results: What is the best bowling game
Action Bowling 3 9.38%
Flick Bowling 7 21.88%
iBowl 4 12.50%
Midnight Bowling 15 46.88%
300 Bowl 3 9.38%
King Pin Bowling 0 0%
Bowling for Burgers 0 0%
FuguBowl 0 0%
Super Strike - Motion Bowl 0 0%
Voters: 32. You may not vote on this poll
02-02-2009, 12:13 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 307
Best Bowling Game

I have Flick Bowling, I had 300, now thinking of getting Action Bowling. Was curious what people thought is the best bowling game currently.
02-02-2009, 12:15 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,368
I thought downhill bowling was pretty fun even though its not an actual bowing game. I also like 300 for quick sessions.

Last edited by darkhorse; 02-02-2009 at 12:18 AM.

02-02-2009, 12:17 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 307
I am not really considering Downhill Bowling, since that is kinda in its own genre.
02-02-2009, 12:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1,368
Yeah I kinda edited my post plus I didn't see the poll when I clicked on the thread...
02-02-2009, 12:26 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Long Island, NY
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I have not tried King Pin Bowling but out of the 4 or 5 i tried -
Midnight Bowling stood out for me.

It was by far the best presentation (with a nice story mode too), the best physics (other games had problems connecting for tricky spares, and good gameplay with a little tilt thrown in.

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02-02-2009, 12:29 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 190
Flick bowling is going to win the poll by a large margin as it's quite popular (overrated imo). I find action bowling to be the best though, it has the most realistic pin action and it's kind of fun using the iPod like a wii controller if you feel brave. There is a free lite version out there now so check it out.
02-02-2009, 12:29 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,208
So far, i've only tried iBowl and it is decent.

btw, coconutbowling is the best.

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Last edited by coconutbowling; 02-02-2009 at 12:32 AM.
02-02-2009, 12:36 AM
Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Indiana, USA
Posts: 7,926
I am a fan of Freeverse, but now that I've been reminded, WHERE IS OUR UPDATE FOR PIN PHYSICS?????? Now that that is out of my system, 300 Bowl is an older App but awesome realism of ball and pin physics. However, Flick is the best overall presentation.
02-02-2009, 01:00 AM
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 2,145
Midnight Bowling

Good pin physics and good quick play. Great graphics.

I have yet to find a game that lets you curve the ball even remotely realistically.

Edit to add:
I tried a free demo recently...forget the name. I tlet you curve the ball by drawing the path with your finger. When I tried, it either didn't curve at all, or curved so damn much it guttered. And there was no speed control except in the option menu.

And, I do not like bowling games where I have to swing my phone. I want to be able to play without breaking my phone or looking like a weirdo.

Last edited by schplurg; 02-02-2009 at 01:04 AM.
02-02-2009, 02:15 AM
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: Door County
Posts: 309
Midnight bowling is the best that's available in the app. store