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Bowling is a sport in Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club. Along with golf, bowling is the only sport that appears in all the games of the Wii Sports series.

The main goal of the sport is to hit a certain part of 10 pins (or 100 pins) in each frame. If the player plays alone, the goal is to beat the personal record. With multiple players who knocks off the most pins at the end of the 10 frames, wins the game.

Wii Sports

Bowling
See main article: Wii Sports

Bowling is the third game of Wii Sports.

Gameplay

The player must roll the ball down the lane to knock down as many of the pins as possible. The player has 10 frames at two-rolls-per-frame to accumulate their score, and the highest score at the end wins. Each pin is worth 1 point, unless they knock down all 10 at one time (creating a strike, which adds the rolls of their next two frames to the frame they rolled the strike in) or all 10 in two rolls (creating a spare, which only adds the next frame's roll to the current frame's score).

Controls

Press Left or Right on the D-Pad to choose your lane position, or press the Abutton button and move left or right to aim at an angle. To roll the ball, hold the Wii Remote in front of you, hold Bbutton, swing your arm back as if you were actually bowling, then swing your arm forward and release Bbutton. To add spin, rotate your wrist to the right or left just before you release the Bbutton button.

Wii Sports Resort

See main article: Wii Sports Resort
SportsResortBowling

A few Miis bowling.


Bowling returns in Wii Sports Resort without many changes. The sport takes place in the Wuhu Town's Bowling Alley. Minigames for each sport are also introduced, in this case are Standard Game100-Pin Game, and Spin Control.

Standard Game

Gameplay

The gameplay is the same of Wii Sport's Bowling. The player should roll the ball down the lane to knock down as many of the pins as possible. The player has 10 frames at two-rolls-per-frame to accumulate their score, and the highest score at the end wins. Each pin is worth 1 point, unless they knock down all 10 at one time (creating a strike, which adds the rolls of their next two frames to the frame they rolled the strike in) or all 10 in two rolls (creating a spare, which only adds the next frame's roll to the current frame's score).

Controls

Press Left or Right on the D-Pad to choose your lane position, or press the Abutton button and move left or right to aim at an angle. To roll the ball, hold the Wii Remote in front of you, hold Bbutton, swing your arm back as if you were actually bowling, then swing your arm forward and release Bbutton. To add spin, rotate your wrist to the right or left just before you release the Bbutton button.

Tips

  • When the player has a split, where two or more pins are separated, they should aim at one of the pins and add some spin to their roll. Hopefully the ball will hit the first pin(s) and roll over to the other pin(s).

Stamps

Name Requirement Notes
Gobble Gobble Bowl 3 strikes in a row. The stamp cannot be earned in Team Play.
Split Spare Complete a spare after first getting a split. A split is achieved by knocking over the headpin (the closest pin to you) but leaving other pins standing behind it, often with a gap between them. If there's a wide gap in your split, remember to add a little spin to the ball just before you release it.
High Roller Achieve a score of 200 points or higher. This is tough. You'll have to throw a lot of spares and strikes. Note that you can't earn this Stamp in Team Play.
Pin Dropper Throw a strike or spare in every frame except for the third roll of the 10th frame. Very difficult. If you don't manage a spare or strike in one frame you may as well start all over.
Perfect Game Roll 12 Strikes in a row. As hard as it gets! You'll have to throw one strike in each of the first nine frames, and three strikes in the final frame. Good luck.

100-Pin Game

Wii Sports Resort 100-Pin Game

Gameplay

Same as regular 10-pin bowling, except now each frame has 100 pins.

Controls

Same as regular 10-pin bowling.

Secrets

Secret Strike

you can toss the ball onto the blue bumper just right and make it travel all the way to the end, it will hit a switch and knock down all the pins. To do this, release the ball late on Manual to toss the ball into the air. Angle it towards the bumper with some spin to keep it on track.

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Wii Sports Resort - 100 Pin game Bowling secret strike

Stamps

Name Requirement Notes
Super Strike Knock down all 100 pins in one roll. A 100-pin strike may sound impossible, but the game is pretty forgiving in periodically coughing these up.
Split Spare Complete a Spare after first getting a split. After rolling a split, pick up two sets of pins by adding a spin to your toss just before you release.
Off the Wall Make a Strike after hitting the gutter guard once. Angle your Mii so that after your ball bounces off the gutter guard it hits the headpin.
Secret Strike Achieve a Secret Strike. To earn the Secret Strike you must roll your ball along the entire top of the gutter guard.
Pin Dropper Roll a Spare or Strike in every frame except for the third roll of the 10th frame. The Stamp can't be earned in Team Play.

Spin Control

SportsResortBowling

A few Miis bowling.

Gameplay

Just like normal 10-pin bowling, but with obstacles on the lanes.

Controls

The same of the 10-pin bowling controls.

Stamps

Name Requirement Notes
One for All Knock down at least one pin in every frame. This Stamp can't be earned in Team Play.
Split Spare After rolling a split, pick up two sets of pins by adding a spin to your toss just before you release. Same as the other Split Spare Stamps.
Head First Knock down the headpin in every game. This Stamp can't be earned in Team Play.
English Major Score 170 points or more without hitting any barriers. Impossible to achieve without spinning the bowling ball. This Stamp can't be earned in Team Play.
Pin Dropper Roll a Spare or Strike in every frame except for the third roll of the 10th frame. This Stamp can't be earned in Team Play.

Secrets

Bowling Ball color change

To change the blue color of the ball, hold a direction on the directional pad at the Bowling loading screen. The following directions correspond to colors:

  • Down - Green Bowling Ball
  • Left - Red Bowling Ball
  • Right - Gold Bowling Ball
  • You can also unlock a bowling ball covered in stars for each bowling event by attaining Pro Level (100 points).

Wii Sports Club

See main article: Wii Sports Club

The sport bowling can be downloaded on October 30, 2013 in the Nintendo eShop via SpotPass, together with Tennis.

Trivia

  • For safety, it is advised to wear the wrist strap at all times. Not wearing one could result in damage to the television or injuries to people.

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Sports

Tennis - Baseball - Bowling - Golf - Boxing

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