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Built by one guy using the power of the Unreal 3D engine, Kingpin Lanes is the first game to offer the entire bowling alley experience, featuring:
~ A fully explorable environment, with findable and interactive objects, a functioning Pro Shop, and more.
~ Five fully voiced and animated characters, each with their own amusing personalities and objectives.
~ Five outrageous Challenge Lanes, letting you bowl against obstacles and challenges in a Junkyard, a Casino, a Rooftop Penthouse, a Cellar, and the Top Secret "Roswell Revisited"!
~ A fully interactive arcade with four playable Mini-Games!
~ Pro Shop upgrades, skills, mojo ball-handling, new balls, cheats and more!
Kingpin Lanes plays nice with your on-board music, letting you create your own soundtrack as you bash pins and embarrass your opponents.
With breathtakingly unparallelled 3D graphics, full immersion, stunning physics, and outrageous bowling challenges and environments, Kingpin Lanes is the ultimate mobile bowling experience!
Very enjoyable, with lots of nice touches.
I really enjoy this game, and have found it to be uniquely engaging among the bowlers I've played over the years. The theming is great! I love that vintage bowling alley feel, but also enjoy that the challenge lanes are creative, different, and, yes, challenging. It's fun to explore the alley in search of pins and the arcade games are a nice touch.
I know that bowling is the main point of the game, but I wish the pool table could be played. Would also love to see that boring green wall picture by the pool cue sticks replaced with a couple of functional old-school pinball tables, or as someone else suggested, a functional jukebox...maybe even one that plays the music that's on your device.
Some glitches need attention. Some of the power-ups in KittyKat Casino don't work (triple ball has never worked for me). Stone was positioned in the middle of the ball return when he was bowling, standing about one or two feet too far to the right the whole time. I noticed a strike I bowled got changed to a 9-pin knockdown. The intro either plays too long before an opt-out appears, or plays too short and cuts out before you can even opt out.
Do the glitches get in the way of the fun? No, not really. Overall, the game is solid and very entertaining, with beautiful graphics, great voice acting, decent pin action, and a unique twist on the ball controls. Lots of clever touches kept me smiling at every turn.
I've been playing, and for the most part loving, this game for a couple days. It does a masterful job of recreating the experience of being in a 1960's style bowling alley (I'm old enough to remember that experience), and the variety of bowling settings and the graphical quality of their depictions are big positives. The "hate" part of my relationship with this game relates to the bowling mechanism. Unless you are using the "arrow" ball, which always goes in the direction you're aiming, it is extremely hard to control the path of your ball. If you swipe even slightly to the left or right, balls veer away from your intended direction. The developer should recode this, perhaps by allowing swipes that are only a few degrees off center to be detected as straight up swipes. There are also bugs, including occasions when a strike results in leaving a single pin, and times when the game freezes after the Roswell challenge. This has the potential to be the best bowling game in the App Store, and even one of the most enjoyable games in the store. I hope the brilliant and extremely talented developer will invest the time to make a few improvements.
Worst game ever!!!!!
I'm not sure how anyone rated this game 4 or 5 stars. They obviously aren't bowlers. This game is awful! Biggest waste of $2 I've spent in the App Store, and I've bought a lot of nonsense. Where to start.... First things first, I have yet to find a bowling game since Brunswick Pro Bowling left the App Store that has any sort of realistic pin physics. And here is no exception: the pins just fall over, there is no true collision detection or lift in the pins at all. The ball rotation is almost non-existent, as the ball seems to stay still the entire way down the alley. I threw it in the gutter on purpose and it popped out halfway down the lane. the swiping is totally off, the pins don't even look real. I played 5 frames and I will never play this game again. Whoever created this game should remove it from the App Store. I am an avid bowler, and this is honestly a pathetic excuse for any kind of bowling simulator. I'm teaching myself how to create Apps, and I promise I will come out with the best bowling game yet, and I won't charge $1.99 for it either. Please do not waste your money on this app! If you want to have fun bowling, you are better off doing the real thing.
- Category: Games
- Released: Mar 21, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 146 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: George Lippert
- © Speedbump
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.