Galaxy Bowl is a 3D bowling game of universal proportions! It sports realistic physics, spares mode, 4 player local multiplayer, challenging bowling variations (candlepin, duckpin, 5 pin, and 9 pin), dozens of balls, online leaderboards, and planet-loads of fun!
- Fun pick up and play gameplay. Touch to position the ball, and then swipe your finger to roll it. Tilt or swipe your finger to add spin.
- 100 pin challenge, iron pin, and spares mode!
- Candlepin, Duckpin, Five Pin, and Nine Pin bowling variations! These have new pin types, balls, rules, and challenges.
- Beautiful 3D graphics. Reflective lanes and shiny bowling balls look great on any device.
- Online leaderboards.
Unlock new planet-themed balls, conquer challenging achievements, and complete your voyage of the solar system.
Can you reach Pluto?
TEN PIN BOWLING
One of the most popular bowling games in the world today. Score strikes, spares, and turkeys.
PICK UP SPARES
Practice challenging spares. Clear stages to unlock new balls.
ONE HUNDRED PINS
Knock down as many pins as you can in 5 throws at a rack of 100 pins!
Invented in 1880. Candlepin bowling offers a great challenge. Candlepins are thin skittles that bounce and spin unpredictably when struck. Pins aren't cleared between rounds allowing you to knock them into still upright pins.
FIVE PIN BOWLING
Invented in 1904 in Canada. In 5 pin, each pin is worth different point values. Spares are strategic attempts to hit the most valuable pins. A perfect game is 450 points!
NINE PIN (GERMAN BOWLING)
Invented in medieval Germany, 9 pin is what most later bowling games are based on. Nine pins are arranged in a diamond shape with a "kingpin" in the middle. Knocking all the pins over earns 9 points. Knocking all the pins over but the kingpin earns 12!
Invented in 1904 in New England. Duck pin uses the nearly the same rules as 10 pin, but allows 3 rounds to knock over all the pins. The ball and pins are smaller making precision very important to score well!
Iron pin is the same as normal bowling but one random pin is much heavier than the others. Careful consideration has to be made on how to knock over the heavy pin while also clearing the normal ones.
Bowling on a shuffleboard table! Knock over the pins with a weighted puck.
WEST COUNTY SKITTLES
Traditional skittles game that has been played in British pubs for centuries.
LONG ALLEY SKITTLES
Knock over pins by throwing a barrel-shaped 'cheese'! To score points, you first have to knock over the kingpin. It's tricky to master when the ball bounces unpredictably!
- Fixed iPads unable to update.
Ratings and Reviews
The two new modes introduced with the latest update are a lot of fun, particularly the candlepins mode which has amazingly realistic pin action including dead wood that stays on the lane after your first and second balls. The developer has been improving this game steadily ever since it first came out; it wasn't very impressive then, but it is very good now.
I noticed the "after toss" adjustment too, which does in fact make it difficult to not score well. BUT!!!! Who says you HAVE to manipulate the aim after you toss? Just aim for the pocket and ignore the ability to manipulate!
I like this game a lot because the graphics are really very nice, and I love the goal of working towards acquiring all the gorgeous planet balls! They truly are very exquisite, and a worthy goal to aim for.
I have tried almost all of the bowling games for the iPad and the iPod, and so far, this has been the best of the bunch. Most all of the rest are lousy....and I do mean REALLY LOUSY!
Great job, Jason!!! You have my vote! ((~.~))
It's an Ok game. Graphics are good but the gameplay is not realistic. When you launch the ball, it feels like its gliding on ice floor. And just a simple swipe on the screen will change the direction of the ball completely AFTER you have launched the ball. That's the spin feature I understand but it's totally unrealistic how much it can change direction. It makes it extremely easy to score strikes every time, and not challenging at all.
- Jason Allen
- 114.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2011 Jason Allen
- In-App Purchases
- Galaxy Bowling Pro $0.99
- Candlepin and Duckpin Bowling Mode $0.99
- Galaxy Bowling - All Modes $2.99
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.