Hand-drawn bowling

Doodle Bowling is a free, ad-supported, one-player bowling game with a cute, scribbled sketchbook aesthetic.

Doodle Bowling is a free, ad-supported, one-player bowling game with a cute, scribbled sketchbook aesthetic.

The interface is attractive but fairly limited: you're looking down a bowling alley with a scorecard in the foreground. You touch the ball to pick it up, and then flick to roll it down the lane, with your flick controlling the direction and speed. Once your ball is rolling, you can swipe right or left to spin it (and the more slowly you send your ball rolling, the more time you have to do this). The physics are fairly predictable, but at times the pins can seem reluctant to fall down or even interact with each other. Each game follows the standard 10-frame format, and the top ten scores are saved to your device.

Doodle Bowling's playful hand-drawn vibe is well executed and fun, but the game offers little else--with no multiplayer support and no options for different formats or even various balls or backdrops. You do get Facebook integration, but this mostly seems to exist to help market the game. If you like bowling games, though, this might be a worthwhile free download.

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