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Title: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD 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 (http://http)

Bowling for the Intellivision!
Bowling Intellivision Gameplay (Retro) (http://http)[/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.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL 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 (http://http)[/align:17qs4vne]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD 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 (http://http)[/align:zil9rh1k]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL 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 (http://http)[/align:t8xo6fng]
[align=center:t8xo6fng]Bowling 2000 (ZX Spectrum) (http://http)[/align:t8xo6fng]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD 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 (http://http)[/align:18w5saca]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on July 04, 2013, 21:17:51 PM
[align=center:37hry9at][size=240]Nintendo Game Boy[/size]

World Bowling????? ????? (http://http)

let's play 10 Pin Bowling (http://http)[/align:37hry9at]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD 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 (http://http)

Perfect Bowling
Nes - Perfect Bowling (1989) (http://http)

Double Dare Bowling
Double Dare (NES) Bowling (http://http)[/align:24u3594p]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: onthinice 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 (http://http)[/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.
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD 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 (http://http)

10-Pin Bowling
C64 Game - 10-Pin Bowling (http://http)

Indoor Sports Bowling
INDOOR SPORTS-BOWLING-MINDSCAPE SOFTWARE - C64 Commodore 64 gameplay (http://http)[/align:1kw9d628]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: onthinice on July 12, 2013, 07:37:10 AM
Thanks TrekMD! That video sure brought back the memories. :24:
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 12, 2013, 07:41:38 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Thanks TrekMD! That video sure brought back the memories. :24:

You're welcome!  And those pins better be watchful!   :21:
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: onthinice on July 12, 2013, 07:43:17 AM
;D
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD 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) (http://http)

Brunkswick World Tournament of Champions
SNES - Brunswick Bowling (http://http)[/align:c0hl318b]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on July 16, 2013, 19:29:15 PM
[align=center:dqos23kx]let's play Elf Bowling 1 & 2 part 1 (http://http)[/align:dqos23kx]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 16, 2013, 20:40:03 PM
Well, that sure looks fun!  So, is this a "mean Santa?"  ;)
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 17, 2013, 02:00:58 AM
[align=center:1p8czaex][size=180]Fairchild F[/size][/align:1p8czaex]

[align=center:1p8czaex]Bowling
Bowling on the Fairchild Channel F. Gameplay & Commentary (http://http)[/align:1p8czaex]


[align=center:1p8czaex][size=180]Arcadia 2001[/size]

3D Bowling
Emerson Arcadia 2001 - [1] - 3D Bowling (http://http)[/align:1p8czaex]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 19, 2013, 20:18:55 PM
[align=center:3953bvzn][size=180]Sega Mega Drive/Genesis[/size]

Boogie Woogie Bowling
Boogie Woogie Bowling (SEGA Mega Drive) (http://http)[/align:3953bvzn]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on July 20, 2013, 16:13:53 PM
[align=center:323na6pk]FNM2013 Week 30 Discussion - Alley Master (http://http)[/align:323na6pk]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: sloan on July 22, 2013, 01:21:12 AM
The Flintstones : Bedrock Bowling sur Playstation (http://http)
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 22, 2013, 01:47:29 AM
That's quite an interesting take on bowling!  Cool!
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on July 25, 2013, 18:24:35 PM
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling - Playstation gameplay (http://http)
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: onthinice on July 25, 2013, 19:32:49 PM
Wow! I never knew about all of these different bowling games. Great stuff!!!!
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 25, 2013, 21:05:34 PM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Wow! I never knew about all of these different bowling games. Great stuff!!!!

It's one of the reasons I like doing these threads.  It lets folks discover new games they may not be familiar with.  :)
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on July 26, 2013, 21:16:14 PM
[align=center:r532tzuf][size=240]PC Compatibles[/size]

HyperBowl (http://http)

Rocket Bowl (http://http)

Game & Watch 2013- Polar Bowler PC (http://http)[/align:r532tzuf]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on July 26, 2013, 23:36:29 PM
[align=center:132vp4y4][size=180]GBA[/size]

3-in-1 Sports Pack Paintball Splat! Dodgeball Dodge This! Big Alley Bowling! (it's the third game but it is there) :)
3-in-1 Sports Pack Paintball Splat! Dodgeball Dodge This! Big Alley Bowling GBA (http://http)[/align:132vp4y4]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on September 01, 2013, 14:36:05 PM
[align=center:74w7hpn6][size=240]Atari ST[/size]

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/10th_frame_access_3.gif)
10th Frame - By Access Software

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/Strike_4.gif)
Strike! - By Mastertronic

(http://www.atarimania.com/st/screens/indoor_sports_databyte_(uk)_4.gif)
Indoor Sports - By Databyte[/align:74w7hpn6]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on September 01, 2013, 15:08:48 PM
[align=center:2lrlrryo][size=180]Nintendo 64[/size]

Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling (Nintendo 64) (http://http)

Super Bowling 64
Super Bowling 64 (Nintendo 64) (http://http)[/align:2lrlrryo]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: onthinice on September 02, 2013, 07:37:54 AM
Two very different versions of the same game. Both look great!
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TL on September 08, 2013, 14:36:35 PM
[align=center:3kx892oc][size=240]Sega Saturn[/size]

T-21805G - The Star Bowling Vol 2 JPN Sega Saturn - Ingame (http://http)

Ten Pin Alley (Sega Saturn) - Attract Mode (http://http)[/align:3kx892oc]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on September 08, 2013, 15:02:08 PM
Love that Ten Pin Alley attract mode!  LOL
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: TrekMD on September 14, 2013, 02:59:43 AM
[align=center:2svzsvyf][size=180]Sony PlayStation 1[/size]

Bowling
PS1 Games Revisited - Bowling (2000) Part 1 (http://http)

The Flintstones Bowling
Let's Play...The Flintstones Bowling (PSX) Part 1/1 -- 7 - 10 SUCK (http://http)

Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling
Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling - Playstation gameplay (http://http)

King of Bowling 2
Let's Play: King of Bowling 2 - With Courtney and Brickles (http://http)[/align:2svzsvyf]
Title: Re: Evolution of Retro Bowling Games
Post by: onthinice on September 23, 2013, 15:17:22 PM
The Flintstones Bowling seems different enough. I wonder if that really was Frank Welker as Barney? 
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