League Bowling Instructions
League Bowling is controlled by using the keyboard. The left and right arrow keys are used to move and the A key is used to set power and control. When playing with multiple players, players on the left side of the screen use the D and G keys to move left and right and the A key to set power and control. Players on the right side of the screen use the left and right arrow keys to move left and right and the shift key to set power and control.
League Bowling Walkthrough
League Bowling is an arcade game developed by SNK and released for the Neo-Geo console and arcade machines in 1991. It goes down in history as the first arcade video game based on the sport of bowling. This Flash version of the classic game was ported by Tom Fulp of Newgrounds in 2002. The general gameplay is the same as it was in the arcade game, but features less animation, no ball selection, only the normal regulation mode, and the player sprites are the same.
The rules of League Bowling are the same as a regular game of bowling. Roll the ball down the lane to hit as many pins as possible. If you fail to knock down all of the pins and score a strike on your first throw, you will have one more chance to pick up the spare. A strike or a spare in the tenth frame earns an extra two throws or one throw respectively. A perfect game is a score of three hundred, but trust me, it is easier to score three hundred in a real game of bowling than in this arcade game!
If you are used to bowling in real life, you may realize that the methods used to score strikes in reality will leave you trying to pick up splits in League Bowling. As with everything, this arcade game takes practice, so keep at it and you will eventually improve.
There is no explicit way to win or lose in League Bowling if you are playing alone; simply try to knock down as many pins as possible and get a high score. If you are playing with friends, however, your objective is to get the highest score. You can play with up to four players, just like in the original arcade game.
League Bowling is not the perfect port of the classic game, but it gets the job done. If you can't be bothered to find a copy of League Bowling or download an emulator and ROM, then this Flash version of the arcade game is a great alternative!