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PBA Bowling Challenge for Android

By Concrete Software Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 17, 2013

Many people remember the bowling game, popular on the old bar-style Nokia devices, as the first game they played on a cellular telephone. Today the graphics are significantly better and the gameplay is incredibly realistic, but bowling games are still available. PBA Bowling Challenge is fun, easy to play, and perhaps kind of nostalgic.

The download time for this app seems quite long, but the reason is apparent once you begin to play the game. The graphics for PBA Bowling Challenge are not cheap. They are sharp, detailed, and realistic. The animation flows smoothly and the game itself is perfectly stable. Sound quality is also pretty good with no audible distortion. The main menu gives the choice between a campaign mode and a quick arcade-style game. During the campaign mode players can compare scores online and compete against one another. The arcade mode allows the player to get right into the action, but is limited to a single game. Gameplay is fun and easy. You place the ball on the lane where you want the ball to line up, then swipe your finger in the direction and speed you want the ball to travel. Once the ball begins to move, the device can then be tilted to either direction to spin the ball.

With exciting gameplay, great graphics, and decent sound, this gaming app offers a lot of fun. PBA Bowling Challenge is a top pick for anyone who craves a simple yet addictive game on an Android device.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.5.0

We're getting into the Halloween spirit with a brand new spooktacular event --- The Boo-ling Tournament! Starting October 17th, battle against frightful opponents!

We also made several bug fixes to improve your game experience.


Release November 13, 2018
Date Added November 13, 2018
Version 3.5.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None


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Developer's Description

Rise through the ranks against 22 of the PBA's best bowlers as you bowl for a variety of regional and national championship trophies in the best 3D bowling game. Starting in a local alley with a scuffed up 12lb ball, you'll hone your skills against bowling legends on your way to competing in the Tournament of Champions!

Features Include:

- Multiplayer, Quickplay, and Career modes!

- Dozens of PBA Tournaments!

- Best 3D bowling graphics.

- Bowl against 21 of the best PBA bowlers!

- 100's of different bowling balls available, each with unique stats!

- Leaderboards and Achievements

- Bonus challenges in every tournament!

- Split Balls, Bomb Balls, and more!

Online Multiplayer Action!

Bowl against your friends in real-time, one-on-one multiplayer matches! Powered by Google Play game services, multiplayer mode lets you invite your Google+ friends or get matched against a random opponent!

Start a career or bowl a quick game!

Career mode is at the heart of PBA Bowling Challenge, but if you'd rather just lace up and take to the lanes, we've got you covered. Choose from a wide variety of opponents and locations and unlock even more content in Career Mode!

Bowl against the best!

How do you think you'd fare against the cool confidence and pin-point accuracy of Walter Ray Williams, Jr. or the brash power stroke of Pete Weber? How would your scores stand up against the high spin and smooth release of Norm Duke or the high cranking backswing of Parker Bohn III. Based on actual statistics that track their power, hook, and control, PBA Bowling Challenge strives to accurately recreate the skill and style of the top bowlers in the sport today.

Split Ball, Bomb Ball, and more!

They may not be tournament legal in the real world, but these special balls can really help you out in a tough tournament.

If the lane seems too big and your ball seems too small, the Lightning Ball's swirling storm of electricity is sure to hit something!

Want to clear a 7-10 split without breaking a sweat? Try the Split ball! It splits into two balls when you tap it!

And when you absolutely, positively have to knock down every pin on the lane, the bomb ball is what you need. Just hit a single pin, any pin, for an explosive strike.

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