- Release date: 1/21/2016
- Developer: FarSight Studios
- Publisher: FarSight Studios
- Genre: Sports
- Content rating: ESRB E
- Features: up to 4 players
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Brunswick Pro Bowling
Brunswick Pro Bowling Review: Not Greatest Bowling Sim
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Brunswick Pro Bowling is a game where you can and should try out your bowling skills. Go against your friends and see who can earn more game money and but more bowling stuff. You can download Brunswick Pro Bowling for Wii, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, iOS, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS.
There are a few bowling alleys available. They look not too different from one another, so don’t worry. There are three screens available once you hit the ball, which is interesting. One of them is with your character reacting to the hit, the replay in the middle, and your score on the left. The character looks not realistic enough like everything else in this game. He has funny facial and body expressions though when he loses.
Well, you have to do what the name of the game says - you’re a bowler. Try to set the ball with different angles and give it enough acceleration to strike, and you’ll win. When you win Tournaments and Rival Challenges you earn Brunswick Bucks and Tokens which you can use to purchase different items at the game shop. It can be a piece of your bowling clothing or ball upgrade. They don’t really matter because basically, they all look pretty similar. The same music is playing throughout the whole game which doesn’t add to the gaming experience. The sounds of hitting the pins are always the same, and your bowler doesn’t say anything. We also don’t appreciate how the pins react to your ball - it looks like a rag doll situation which isn’t appropriate for the bowling sim in our opinion. Also, the ball’s path changes a little bit no matter how straight you set it before the release which we also don’t appreciate.
This Brunswick Pro Bowling review will tell you a little bit about controls for Wii U. So you have to choose a bowling ball which you can change with the Y button. Use the R button and the sticks on both sides of the controller to set the ‘path’ of your ball. There’s a Ball Steer option available once you purchase it which helps you to steer the ball once it’s released. Anyway, there’s a full-on tutorial on how to play at the beginning of the game so you won’t be confused. It’s tough in the beginning to score a strike, but you’ll get the hang of it.
Replay Value: 0.5
You can play along with up to 3 more players in this game. That’s the only thing that can make it more fun and exciting. Overall the game is easily forgettable, and there are a lot better bowling sims out there, so you won’t get back to playing it.
The Bottom Line
All in all, the game doesn’t really impress you. The graphics and sounds are underwhelming, the effects and physics could be better. So download Brunswick Pro Bowling if you’re a real fan of bowling and this is the only bowling game you've never played before.
Brunswick Pro Bowling isn’t the best game out there, even amongst bowling simulators. But it’s a great option if you just want to kill time.
Pros : Funny playing character.
Up to 4 players can play at the same time.
There are different alleys available.
Cons : Not impressive graphics and sounds of the game.
Not satisfying physics.
Replay Value 0.5