Strike Force Bowling
This Game Strikes Out
Strike Force Bowling uses a three button press system like many golf games. You press the button to begin the roll, again to assign power, and a final time to assign accuracy. Though, even if you manage to green bar the accuracy it still may not be completely accurate. The game does seem to feature differing field mechanics based on the lane and their oil levels. This can make certain stages a royal pain to play on even if you are an expert at this game.
There isn't anything to complain about here for the most part, but there isn't anything worthy of praise either. Though, the throwing animation can sometimes feel a bit off.
This game is terrible in terms of its sound track. Almost every song is generic elevator music and it grates on the nerves. Thankfully, you can turn the music off, but the sound effects are rather standard sounds of a rolling ball and pins regardless of the terrain the lane is composed of or what the pins are made out of. In one stage the pins are replaced by beer bottles but they still sound like standard bowling pins when you hit them.
This game does contain some unlockables, but none of them really change the flow of the game. So, I wouldn't feel it is worth the effort to go out of your way to get them.
Lasting Appeal: 4
Overall pretty good
This isn't the best bowling game in the world but it was enough to keep me occupied for awhile. I wasn't a fan of the gaming mechanics, mainly due to the lack of realism. I actually had this game for playstaion 2 but I did play it for xbox as well. There are a few different environments to bowl in but it isn't to impressive. Overall I wouldn't recommend this game today.
A fun game to play, fun to play against your friends, realistic bowling experience. All the fun of bowling, free of charge. The player's virtual reactions on a bad miss is a little spastic though, but it's a fun game.