Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free is a bowling game with automated scoring and several powerups to increase your bowling skills. There is a free version of the game, with a paid upgrade to add more features and options. The game installs cleanly.
The Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free interface allows you to choose from two different alleys (five different alleys in the paid version), each with their own attractive graphics. To bowl, you use the mouse or keyboard to launch the bowl and add spin, controlling velocity and direction. There's an audio commentary that can be amusing at times, as well as several graphics to enhance the experience. As you get more experience, you unlock new balls (with ever-better abilities) and learn more spin techniques to increase your score.
We had fun playing Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free. The market for bowling simulations is not huge, but of those available for the Mac, Gutterball Golden Pin Bowling Free is the best we tried. The game is solid and challenging, and you'll find yourself having just one more game quite a lot!