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Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« on: June 29, 2013, 21:12:20 PM »
Let's switch gears and look at the evolution of another sport game, this time bowling!  Let's begin with two classics...

[align=center:32hv0qfw]Bowling for the Atari 2600!
Atari 2600 Bowling 1978

Bowling for the Intellivision!
Bowling Intellivision Gameplay (Retro)[/align:32hv0qfw]

On the 2600 there was never a RealSports version of bowling.  I think it would have been interesting had Atari decided to develop it.  I have seen one hack of Atari's Bowling to change the color scheme but that's about it.  This is a sport may be deserve some attention by the 2600 homebrew community.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 21:40:27 PM »
[align=center:17qs4vne]One of my personal favourites when it comes to bowling games is this beauty for the SNK Neo Geo:

Arcade Longplay [267] League Bowling[/align:17qs4vne]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 21:57:58 PM »
Here is one video comparing the two versions of bowling available for the Virtual Boy:  Nester's Funky Bowling and Virtual Bowling.

[align=center:zil9rh1k]Nester's Funky Bowling vs Virtual Bowling[/align:zil9rh1k]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 22:03:00 PM »
[align=center:t8xo6fng][size=240]Sinclair ZX Spectrum[/size][/align:t8xo6fng]

[align=center:t8xo6fng]The Game Bowling Masters for Sinclair ZX Spectrum[/align:t8xo6fng]
[align=center:t8xo6fng]Bowling 2000 (ZX Spectrum)[/align:t8xo6fng]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2013, 01:03:01 AM »
[align=center:18w5saca][size=180]Odyssey 2[/size]

Bowling
Cory Arcangel - V.S.P.B.G. - Maganavox Odyssey II - Bowling / Basketball[/align:18w5saca]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 21:17:51 PM »
[align=center:37hry9at][size=240]Nintendo Game Boy[/size]

World Bowling????? ?????

let's play 10 Pin Bowling[/align:37hry9at]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2013, 02:17:14 AM »
[align=center:24u3594p][size=240]Nintendo Entertainment System[/size][/align:24u3594p]

[align=center:24u3594p]Championship Bowling
Championship Bowling - NES Gameplay

Perfect Bowling
Nes - Perfect Bowling (1989)

Double Dare Bowling
Double Dare (NES) Bowling[/align:24u3594p]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 03:15:55 AM »
Quote from: "TrekMD"
[align=center:jvqzren4][size=180]Odyssey 2[/size]

Bowling
Cory Arcangel - V.S.P.B.G. - Maganavox Odyssey II - Bowling / Basketball[/align:jvqzren4]

My favorite :113:  I remember playing bowling on the Commodore 64. I think it was called 10th Frame. Great game for multi-player action.

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2013, 03:56:43 AM »
Hmm, so let's look at what I found for the...

[align=center:1kw9d628][size=240]C64[/size][/align:1kw9d628]

[align=center:1kw9d628]10th Frame - you remembered correctly Ice.
C64 - 10th Frame

10-Pin Bowling
C64 Game - 10-Pin Bowling

Indoor Sports Bowling
INDOOR SPORTS-BOWLING-MINDSCAPE SOFTWARE - C64 Commodore 64 gameplay[/align:1kw9d628]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2013, 07:37:10 AM »
Thanks TrekMD! That video sure brought back the memories. :24:

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2013, 07:41:38 AM »
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Thanks TrekMD! That video sure brought back the memories. :24:

You're welcome!  And those pins better be watchful!   :21:

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2013, 07:43:17 AM »
;D

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2013, 21:38:29 PM »
[align=center:c0hl318b][size=240]Super Nintendo[/size][/align:c0hl318b]

[align=center:c0hl318b]Super Bowling
Snes - Super Bowling - Perfect Game 100% (Easy)

Brunkswick World Tournament of Champions
SNES - Brunswick Bowling[/align:c0hl318b]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2013, 19:29:15 PM »
[align=center:dqos23kx]let's play Elf Bowling 1 & 2 part 1[/align:dqos23kx]

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Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2013, 20:40:03 PM »
Well, that sure looks fun!  So, is this a "mean Santa?"  ;)

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