Flicking a bowling ball on a touch screen has an indescribable appeal. Those looking for a no-nonsense, free option can check out Rocka Bowling 3D, which launched today for iOS.
While it may not necessarily be the strongest bowling option in the App Store (I am still rather partial to some of the skeeball games) it has a way of holding your attention. This is mostly because after you bowl a 110 in an iPhone game, you want several shots at redemption.
Rocka Bowling 3D goes for a pseudo ’50s theme, with beat top music and a diner-style bowling alley. To bowl, slide your finger back and then forward to launch the ball. The tutorial will also teach you how to put on spin for a higher likelihood of hitting strikes and spares.
The game isn’t a cakewalk: I found myself frustrated a few times when trying to bowl my way to success. Whether it was poor technique or just the difficulty of being specific on a touch screen, Rocka bowling 3D did not disappoint as a challenge.
Rocka Bowling 3D follows the freemium model, by offering many upgrades such as new bowling balls and snazzier alleys. While these can be purchased with coins earned while playing, the of course faster method is to use actual money.
If you are looking for a fun, new game to kill some time with over the next couple of days, Rocka Bowling 3D is worth downloading. There is enough here to make that wait at the dentist or grocery store line a little less painful.
- Clever bowling game
Off the Mark:
- Excessive freemium options