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App description: Bowl against PBA® stars in this 3D game that includes tournaments, a spare challenge, online high scores, unlocked special bowling balls and much more! PBA Bowling 2 is a universal app that supports the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

The biggest name in bowling, PBA, brings internationally recognized players, such as Walter Ray Williams Jr., and locations, including newly added Detroit, from the Lumber Liquidators PBA Tour directly to your device! Play against your favorite PBA stars or friends! You can access online leaderboards directly from the app to see the top scores from around the world. Enjoy a full 3D bowling experience, interactive atmosphere, the ability to customize your bowling ball, and much more.

It doesnt matter if youre a beginner or an expert, with three difficulty levels, this game caters to you! Do you like to put a spin on your ball? No problem! Use the accelerometer by tilting your phone to spin the ball just the way you want it! So, polish those bowling shoes and prepare yourself for the most realistic bowling experience short of league night at the local bowling center!

FEATURES

Online leaderboards
Tracks stats and scoring for tournaments
Customize bowling balls with weight, graphics, textures and special effects.
May use accelerometer or touch screen.
Play single game, tournament, or spare challenge.
New Lumber Liquidator PBA Tour locations: Las Vegas, Tokyo, Detroit, Indianapolis, and Reno.
Five lane types: Shark, Cheetah, Chameleon, Scorpion, and Viper.
Unlock special effects, bowling ball textures and patterns.
View oil pattern on lane.
Easy, Medium, and Hard Difficulties.
Dynamic menus and cutting edge graphics.
Pin count and frame number displayed in 3D bowling alley for up-to-date information.
Scoreboard slides in and out for optimal screen use.
Play real PBA players:

Walter Ray Williams Jr.
Wes Malott
Pete Weber
Norm Duke
Chris Barnes
Sean Rash
Tommy Jones
Bill O'Neill
Jason Belmonte
Rhino Page
Mike Fagan
Parker Bohn III

SUPPORT

- Concrete Software is dedicated to providing you with quality apps- including support. Please visit our support forums at http://www.concretesoftware.com/forum/ for help, suggestions or feedback.

UPCOMING

- We will continue to add updates and are open to new ideas!

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goiMot's comments:
This game came out 10 days ago, I could not find a thread about it, looks very polished, have anybody tried it?



04-24-2010, 05:21 AM
#2
Why are there 10 screenshots? 5 for iPad I presume.

04-24-2010, 05:25 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
Quote:
Originally Posted by WunDaii View Post
Why are there 10 screenshots? 5 for iPad I presume.
Yup. Its a universal app with iPad version bundled with the iPhone version.
04-24-2010, 07:45 AM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Ma
Posts: 515
Quote:
Originally Posted by ScottColbert View Post
I picked it up because I was looking for another bowling game. I'd finished Flick Bowling2, and loved it, and gave this a try.

It was dreadful.

The ball moves down the lane so slow, it's almost slow motion. The physics of the pins are so unrealistic, it's laughable. My first time playing I got 3 spares and 7 strikes. The AI bowled a perfect game. Sometimes the ball would roll right through a pin as if it didn't exist.

The only good point I can think of, is it didn't crash.

I'm going back to flick bowling.
The video alone should have been enough to tell you the game was crap.
04-28-2010, 04:05 PM
#5
Sorry to hear you guys did not like the game. There were a few issues with the first release that shouldn't have gone out - have you tried updating to the latest version? We have another update coming out as well that is being submitted now with some very cool updates.

Also, the ball speed has 3 settings in the options and depending on how you roll the ball (there are 3 options on how to roll it) you can vary how fast the ball goes down the lane as well.

Derochea72, if you don't mind me asking what did you not like about the video? Anything in particular you'd like to see changed in the game to make it better? On that same note if you guys have any more suggestions, we'd love to hear it.

Thanks everyone!
Concrete Software
04-28-2010, 04:16 PM
#6
I've been eyeing this game, I personally appreciate your participation here on TA Concrete, and will probably pick up this app soon. Cheers

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04-29-2010, 11:32 AM
#7
OK, I downloaded this game a couple of hours ago and I've honestly been enjoying it since.

Here is my observation: at first I found the ball physics sluggish and difficult to control. Then when I figured out the one minor thing I was doing wrong it all became fun. So, you drag your ball to where you'd like to throw from then flick it down the lane in your desired angle, simple enough. What I was doing wrong: dragging my ball and immediately trying to launch it down the lane. Corrected solution: drag the ball to where you want to throw from, take your finger off the screen, then flick it down the lane.

Sorry to ramble about that one element, but I can see where many have probably made this mistake compromising the rest of this great bowling arcade romp.

As for the game as a whole; where I find Brunswick Pro Bowling to be the best bowling sim on iTunes, I certainly find PBA Bowling 2 to be the best arcade bowler.

To be honest, whereas Scott intonated earlier that the pin physics are unrealistic, I see that yes the pins are a bit exaggerated in their explosions, I've found each individual pin to be consistant and broad-ranging in their physics. Like I said ^, this is moreso an arcade experience.

As I said, I really like Brunswick Pro Bowling, but it is lacking in sheer speed and personality. PBA Bowling 2, for me, shines on both fronts.

Obviously, being a licensed PBA game, this has the namesakes and likenesses of pro players. One of my favorite aspects of the game is that it has a complete bowling ball editor with unlockable designs and going along with arcade gameplay, there are unlockable ball abilities that you can apply as well.

There's three modes of play; single game, tournament, and spare challenge. The first two, I hope are self explanatory. Spare mode give you frames with "spare scenario" set-ups. Splits, single pins and such are presented for you to tackle in the assumed second throw of a spare frame.

I'm done now if you like bowling game or arcade games, pick this one up, there are also global leaderboards as an added incentive.

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Last edited by rich_952000; 04-29-2010 at 11:47 AM.
06-03-2010, 09:05 PM
#8
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version 2.0.4 is out:
What's new

• 2.0.4:
1) New, more realistic pins.
2) Improved pin physics.
3) Option to turn off the ball bounce animation.
4) Added option to control the spin sensitivity.
5) New setting to control whether to slide to the pins or slide straight when rolling the ball.
6) Improved tutorials with images.
7) Links to help text.
8) Fixed other known bugs.

• 2.0.3:
1) Added option to be able to throw the ball at 3 different speeds.
2) Optimized for running under low memory.
3) Added Feedback & More.
4) Fixed Spare Challenge scoring issue.
5) The last High Score entered is now highlighted.
6) Improve ball animation.
7) Improved gutters.
8) Fixed an issue where the bouncy ball would go through the pins.

• 2.0.2 -- Fixed an issue with saving/loading with Spare Challenge.

• 2.0.1 -- Fixed disappearing pin bug in iPad version. Fixed issues on edit ball screen for iPhone. Fixed issue with choose ball screen for iPhone.
06-03-2010, 09:15 PM
#9
Yep, updating now via EDGE, this could take awhile.

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06-03-2010, 09:28 PM
#10
Joined: Sep 2009
Posts: 2,328
How is the launch and loading time of the game? I also enjoyed the Brunswick offering but the launch time was long - over 40 seconds to get bowling and that's on a 3gs.

Currently playing 10 Pin Shuffle. While not strictly a bowling game, it loads in a snap, has AMAZING physics, and offers variations that are all fun. There's a lite to try as well.

Ok, sales pitch off. I am open to a straight bowling game but it has to be good and load fast. Could this be it?