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iBowl for iPhone for iPad

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    Jul. 24, 2010
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Editors' Review


The iPhone is a perfect device for a wide range of games, bowling first and foremost among them. With a touch interface, realistic physics, and plenty of engaging features, a game like iBowl for iPhone is immediately addictive for many of its players. But with a handful of drawbacks, trial restrictions, and limited interaction beyond the core game, is it worth a download? Here is a closer look to help you decide.

The iBowl for iPhone app has been around for quite some time, so it has been refined several times over to work more or less flawlessly on newer devices. The interface is cluttered to start and there are too many reminders to upgrade, but the actual game plays smoothly. Feature-wise the game is everything you could expect from a free bowling app. Three lanes to choose from and limited upgrades notwithstanding, the actual bowling mechanics work very well and are quite entertaining on a touch screen. There are some issues with the touch mechanics when you're starting, but once you understand the basics of the game it works quite well.

Compared to many free games, the trial restrictions are not too glaring for iBowl, but the premium version of the game does contain some very important game components including physics upgrades and better interface tools. Nonetheless, for basic bowling and to kill some time on your phone, this is a solid, enjoyable, free app.

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2 stars

"At least the old version was fun..."

January 11, 2009  |  By sam1174

2009-01-11 20:11:28  |  By sam1174

 |  Version: iBowl 1.0


The old version was great. Unfortunately they forced an update and the new version is lousy. GIVE ME THE OLD VERSION AGAIN!


The new version doesn't recognize a hook. Every time you throw the ball it is arrow-straight. I bowled a 300 on my second attempt (I had a 290 the first time). It is so easy now, I don't even play it anymore.


I was addicted to the first version of this game that I downloaded in December, 2008. I played it every chance I got. My daughter and I were competing to see who could get the highest score. The best I could ever do was a 225, and that was after literally hundreds of games and hours of practice. Around January 9, 2009 I synced my iPod and was told there was an update to iBowl. I excitedly downloaded it, and on the first game I bowled a 290. The next game I bowled a 300. The game no longer recognized subtle wrist movements, so it is incredibly easy to throw the ball as straight as an arrow. Now the game is way to easy, and I hate it. BRING BACK THE OLD VERSION, PLEASE! I checked all of the settings to see if the hook was adjustable, but it's not. I guess I'll just wait until another update comes out and hope they make it realistic again.

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5 stars

"This game is a lot of fun."

December 03, 2008  |  By ross1705

2008-12-03 14:09:46  |  By ross1705

 |  Version: iBowl 1.0


Great sound effects and pretty accurate.


Ball won't launch sometimes.


It's well worth downloading. I have spent hours and hours playing this game.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 7.0.8
Version 7.0.8 includes bug fixes.
Publisher Social Gaming Network
Publisher web site
Release Date July 24, 2010
Date Added July 24, 2010
Version 7.0.8
Category MP3 & Audio Software
Subcategory Music Management Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems iOS, iPhone OS 3.x
Additional Requirements Requires iOS 3.0
Download Information
File Size 19.93MB
File Name External File
Total Downloads 7,802
Downloads Last Week 1
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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