Used to be 4 stars, now I'm giving 5. The game has had a much needed overhaul, and it's great. Glad they fixed the tiny print issue that was hitting newer phones. Adding new lanes is a plus, I don't think I've seen that in the 5+ years I've been playing. Ad removal is now available! Probably my biggest gripe I had when I docked it 1 star years ago. Ignore the people who rate 1 star because of this game not having a sound effect they like. Those are not the type of people to rely on for reviews. Switch review type to newest, and then scroll for a while to get a better opinion of a game. Not just this one. Overall, great work dev team.
The physics are really wonky. If you try to throw with precision (not mach 10) the ball will frequently knock all the pins down but bounce off the pins and roll to the side, rewarding you with a gutterball. This happened to me over and over. I guess the game is fun enough for an arcade style distraction. The different art styles are fun enough to collect and try. Worth a try.
Update was a downgrade, in my opinion. New lanes and star system add nothing. Ads are even more frequent and more annoying. Every time an ad loads it screws up the controls to the point where I have to close the app and restart. Used to be a fun little diversion; now I am looking for a different bowling game.
The new ball and pin action algorithms are horrible! Everything feels like bowling in molasses. Even when I get a strike, if the ball ends up going of the side, about two to the times a game, I get the gutter ball sign and don't get a star for my strike. I do like that the ads are smaller.
I'm an avid bowler and until the recent update, the physics were great Very much like the real game. Only thing missing was side boards. Now after the update the pins seem to have gotten heavier and the ball also seems lighter. Hoping this gets fixed soon as it's making me not want to play anymore. Otherwise, like the improvements with the exception of the stars running across the top of the score card. They are distracting and take up space.
Do not like the new sounds played after a strike or spare, old sounds were much better. Has the game been made easier? Seem to be getting more doubles, turkeys and baggers. Still a very fun game. Nice to have an update after all this time.
14 new lanes!
Updated user interface.