Championship Bowling is the only bowling title on the NES, so thank goodness the game stresses accuracy above all else. Bowl your best years away in a dingy alley, filled with stale cigarette smoke and cheap beer, the way the 1970s intended. Bowl alone or on a team of four, thanks to the NES Four Score adapter.
Your bowlers’ enthusiasm is infectious. They’re so happy to be hucking balls down a greased-up wooden lane that you’ll want to control them well, so as not to disappoint them. The white guy is left-handed, all the other characters are right-handed; this seemed to be the only difference between the characters.
But more than the usage of one’s hand, good physics are key to a bowling game’s success. Thankfully, bowling is not a difficult sport/entertainment to reproduce well. With Championship Bowling, pick the weight of your ball, position your character in relation to the lane, set up your control meter to shift the ball’s direction, then wait for your power meter to ramp up to full before letting the ball fly into pins.
Everything works as it should in Championship Bowling, thanks to developer Another’s superb physics. Don’t be surprised if you’re unable to pick up a 7-10 split, though. Another are good developers, not miracle workers.
PUBLISHER: Romstar DEVELOPER: Another GENRE: Sports
RELEASE DATE: 12/1989 – (US), 02/08/91 – (JP)