Awaiting 3 more reviews These give a special effect, once used you have to wait for a cooling down period of 30 minutes, or you can utilise your golden pins (one of the in-game currencies) to recharge them and have instant use again. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Perhaps the developer made the right move in paying for the official PBA ten-pin bowling license. PBA Pro Bowling Review. PBA Pro Bowling Console Complete Review - by Bowlage NorthEast. A fun, if not challenging solo experience, and a competitive couch multiplayer experience with friends. PBA Pro Bowling is a nice addition to the sports genre & will be welcomed with open arms by the many fans it attracts. PBA Pro Bowling Review. Why bother getting an official license for a ten-pin bowling game? Slightly dated graphics. You have the ability to apply spin to the ball once it leaves your hand, this was helpful as it did save me an awful lot of gutter balls, but it also took away from the realism as bowlers do not have the ability of telekinesis, or at least that is my understanding. Free (& Subscription) Games for All Platforms: New & Upcoming, What to Watch Now on HBO Max and the HBO App, December Preview: 16 TV Shows & New Movies to Watch at Home, Release Dates for All Notable Upcoming Games, Music title data, credits, and images provided by, Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by. The PBA, a Saturday-afternoon TV staple for decades, reaches out to a younger generation with PBA Pro Bowling on PS4 and Xbox One consoles, available Oct. 22. If they had recorded the pros teaching players the basic mechanics in cinematic, and then implemented skill and mini games to practice these skills it would have added another game mode, competition among friends and the ability to polish the skills required to compete at the end game. The great American (?) Commentary is provided by Rob Stone and Randy Pedersen. This means you do not know how the AI pro players hook and draw the ball to achieve that perfect strike. The crowds ambient sounds are good, and encourage you that you have entertained them, it’s a pity that the sounds and graphics are at odds with one another as the crowd appears very static and repetitive. They could have also added a calendar career mode similar to that from EA games where the opportunity to play exhibition games and mini challenges are available. PBA Pro Bowling, the first fully licensed bowling game since Brunswick Pro Bowling. Would I recommend the game in its current build? Lots of balls to choose from. Please send all review code enquiries to It is not one of the major sports titles, but PBA Bowling looks to offer the fans a new and exciting version of the sport. If the developers were to add a tutorial mode I believe the game would be much more appealing. The PBA, a Saturday-afternoon TV staple for decades, reaches out to a younger generation with PBA Pro Bowling on PS4 and Xbox One consoles, available Oct. 22. The game is unfortunately not entirely polished and I noticed a number of glitches whilst playing, none of them game breaking but certainly worth noting. The slightly dated graphics and almost impossible end game will have the casual gamer think twice about purchasing it. Scoring approximately 200 pins a game is not unachievable for anyone picking the game up which sounds great, however, when you compete against the pro players they score 260 to 270 regularly. The game is split nicely into 2 game modes- a pickup and play arcade that allows for 3 power shot bowling balls. The nunchucks were perfect for throwing the ball. October 23, 2019; I still see a lot of people on the fence regarding whether they should buy the game or not and with a price tag of only $19.99 at a time when most games go for $60+, clearly the PBA and FarSight Studios knew the game was lacking in certain areas. I believe a guidance ark for beginners would have been helpful with the ability to gradually remove it as your skills and confidence grew. - -Accurate pro bowling styles featuring motion-captured animations. REVIEW CODE: A complimentary Microsoft Xbox One code was provided to Bonus Stage for this review. Each ball has its own attributes. FarSight Studios has taken the opportunity to bring a new bowling sim to the gaming community. based on Belmo, Butturff, Tackett, Norm Duke, Walter Ray, and many more. I love bowling as much as the next person, and regularly go out to bowl, drink, or (preferably) do both together. Bonus Stage is the world's leading source for Playstation 5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One, 3DS, Wii U, Wii, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, and DS Video Game Reviews with over 5500 in-house reviews to date.