Neo Geo League Bowling classic arcade game. Knock over the bowling skittles. Please wait for the game to load. Game not loading? Please enable Active X Content by clicking the circle with a strike through icon in the address bar which looks like this () and clicking the 'Turn Off Active X Filtering' button.
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For the basis of a video game, bowling has become the forgotten man so to speak. There have been a few releases over the years, but none have had what it takes to succeed in video gaming cut throat market. But the Neo Geo version of this popular past-time/sport made the game fun again.
The History of Neo-Geo League Bowling
Developed and published by SNK, League Bowling was first released July 1st 1991, and is a multi-player game of the sport/bowling sim genre.
The object of the game is self explanatory. But why this version of bowling succeeded where the many before have failed is it's simplicity in every aspect. The game featured very basic control inputs, such as; one press for the spin control and a second for the power setting.
There were also three modes of play, which are;
Regular game – this mode is the standard rules and regulation of bowling.
Flash mode – this is an interesting take on the standard game, where points are earned depending on what amount is displayed in a grid that is situated above the pins.
Strike 90 – This mode just changes the scoring system of strikes and spares.
Neo-Geo League Bowling's graphics are pretty standard fair, and are typical of the early game releases for the system. The sprites and backgrounds are vibrant, and the player is treated with various animations depending on how well you are playing. There is nothing spectacular about the in game sounds, but the sound of the ball hitting the pins sounds pretty convincing.
Conversions and Sequels
To date there is no history to say if there are any sequels or if the game was converted onto any other platform.
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