Bowling Central Revolutionizes Traditional Bowling with New Twists and Surprises

Bowling Central Revolutionizes Traditional Bowling with New Twists and Surprises

Introducing Bowling Central, an innovative bowling app for iOS that combines swipe and motion controls, similar to those found on the Nintendo Wii. This app also supports Apple TV mirroring, allowing players to enjoy the game on a larger display. It features a traditional bowling mode and a challenge mode where players navigate through levels with various obstacles. Available for free on iPhone and iPad, Bowling Central requires iOS 7.0 or later and offers in-app purchases.

Upon starting a game in Bowling Central, players might notice the absence of a conventional scoring system.

Bowling Central Revolutionizes Traditional Bowling with New Twists and Surprises

Instead, the game focuses on advancing through levels and achieving set scores. Obstacles start appearing a few levels in, ranging from simple blocks that hinder the ball’s path to complex moving bars that challenge timing and precision.

For those seeking a Wii-like experience, an Apple TV is necessary. The game uses AirPlay to mirror the display from your iPhone, which doubles as a remote. Simply swing the iPhone forward to roll the ball on the big screen.

Note that this feature is not compatible with iPad.

If you prefer playing directly on your iOS device, the game accommodates that as well. Players can swipe up to send the ball down the lane or use a hook motion with their finger to curve the ball. However, the responsiveness of these gestures could be improved. The graphics and animations are somewhat outdated, especially considering the capabilities of newer devices like the iPhone 6.

One interesting feature is the dynamic change of the bowling ball with each shot, eliminating the need to select different balls.

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