Let’s Bowl 2 (Free) by SideBUMP Studios is a fun and casual bowling game for the iPad and iPhone/iPod touch. Strike your way to exotic locations and upgrade to fancy bowling balls with this sporty American pastime.
The game is played by swiping from down to up on the screen. This will get the ball rolling. Slower swipes will result in slower rolls. Aiming at an angle will move the ball from one side of the lane to the other. Be careful where you aim or you’ll end up with a gutter ball.
An exciting feature with this bowling game is the ability to spin the ball as it travels down the lane. If the ball is veering toward the left too much, straighten it out with a sideways swipe.
Players earn money that can be spent in the pro bowling shop. Here, you can upgrade your ball or unlock a new location. Some balls are just good looking, but the more expensive balls will offer added bonuses, like earning more money when getting a spare or a strike.
There are six different locations that can be unlocked with bowling bucks. Roll a game on an LB Classic lane, on the beach in Maui or while floating in outer space. Each lane increases in price up to $100,000.
For players who want to unlock the big prizes without earning the high scores, bowling bucks can be bought through an in-app purchase.
The graphics are fairly simplistic and don’t look good well on the iPad. However, the action is smooth and the pin knockdown looks realistic. Sometimes a pin will falter, but stay upright, creating a realistic sense of anticipation.
Overall, this free, universal game is a great way to spend a few hours. It is nothing like the real thing, but it keeps players interested, especially when they earn bowling bucks for every ball they roll. Pick it up in the App Store today.