Strike! No we’re not talking about Baseball; we’re talking about the other past time favorite, bowling! But don’t grab your bowling shoes and custom ball just yet. Because the type of bowling we’re talking about doesn’t even require you to leave home! All you need is your trusty BlackBerry and a steady hand. Introducing PBA Bowling, from Concrete Software, Inc.
Bowling games for mobile devices aren’t necessarily a new concept. However, this is the first time a bowling application has been released for the BlackBerry that’s endorsed by the Professional Bowlers Association. Now there’s not much you can change about the actual rules and game to make bowling more exciting. The objective will always be to knock pins down. But PBA bowling added some excitement to the game in a few different ways.
First of all, you have the option of customizing your ball’s weight, name, graphic, and special effects. Second, there’s a whole host of lane types such as viper, cheetah, shark and more. Third, you can play against some of the biggest names in bowling! You can go toe to toe with the likes of Peter Weber, Norm Duke, Robert Smith and others. Lastly, the game offers a traditional tournament option or spare challenge. In spare challenge you attempt to knock down pins in tricky positions like the seven ten split. You’ll be rewarded with special effects to your ball like super spin or super speed.
The game also offers you the chance to play with a friend on the same phone. And also offers three difficulty settings from easy, to medium, to hard. The game takes a little while to get used to and can be frustrating when your ball rolls the wrong way. It downloads easily but comes with a high price tag of $4.99. But it’s definitely worth the money if you’re looking for a bowling game. People who are looking to pass some time might also find it helpful.