Bowling is one of those games that everyone can play, no matter the age or group size. From the moment you put on those bowling shoes, you are in for a great time! And even if you are not the most skilled, you will still have a lot of fun. Although I love to play bowling, it’s been a while since I’ve been to a bowling alley. So, I decided to find the best bowling games I can play on my phone, so I can get my bowling fix anytime, anywhere. After spending some time on Google, I found a pretty cool site that lists the top 10 bowling games!
After playing some of the games on their list, I selected my top 4 favorites and reviewed them. I grouped them into two categories, so you can easily find the right one for you. My first group of bowling games has customized themes, so you can play on the beach, underwater and in space! My second group consists of multiplayer bowling games, so you can share the fun with your friends!
Bowling Games with Personalized Themes
I’ve found that one of the best things about playing bowling on your phone is that you are not confined to any particular bowling alley! In fact, you can play your favorite bowling game in any environment, including beaches, jungles, desserts and even under the stars. So, if you love themes and tons of customization options, my first group of games is right up your bowling alley!
Apps: Bowling Paradise 3, Ball-Hop Bowling
My first pick is Bowling Paradise 3. This game is easily one of my favorites because of the beautiful locations you can play bowling in! You can play bowling underwater as sharks swim by, or you can play in space as the pins float nearby on a moving space platform. I love how every environment is unique and brings a different twist to the game. The only drawback I found is that there is no option to compete against other players online. So, if you want to play against other people, they will have to be with you. Still, not a deal-breaker as the game is super fun to play both alone and with friends.
My second pick Ball-Hop Bowling does a great job at bringing an arcade favorite, skee ball to mobile devices. I found the mechanics of the game to be super realistic, with touch controls that you can customize to your playing style. I also like how you can earn achievements and unlock bowling balls and themes as you advance through the game, making it extra challenging and super fun to play. Although I didn’t run into any issues, I noticed that some users mentioned loading issues with the Android Oreo version of the game. However, apparently, there is an easy workaround by simply giving the app permission to access your contacts. The temporary fix will get you bowling away but hopefully, the developers will find a permanent solution soon!
Bowling Games to Play with Friends
Want to play bowling with your friends? My second group of games is exactly what you are looking for. No need to play bowling alone on your phone when you can share the fun by playing with your friends and competing with other players around the world.
Apps: Bowling King, PBA Bowling Challenge
My third pick is Bowling King. I particularly like the competitive aspect of the game. Not only can you play 1-on-1 games with your friends, but you can also participate in worldwide tournaments. I also found the game to be highly addicting as there are tons of achievements to complete! You should be aware that an internet connection is required in order to play the game. Although I would have liked to see an offline play mode, the social aspect is really what sets the game apart from the competition!
My fourth pick is PBA Bowling Challenge. What I really like about it is that you can play a career mode where you start by playing at a local bowling alley with a scuffed-up ball, and you work your way up through the ranks to bowl in regional and national bowling competitions. You can also play a multiplayer mode against your friends and other players worldwide! I also found the graphics to be outstanding, with super realistic 3D bowling alleys! The only drawback I found is that you need to spend in-game currency to take part in matches. Although you can easily earn points by playing, matches cost more and more in-game currency as you level up. However, with a bit of creativity I was able to keep those points up, so make sure to strategize your bowling games!
So here you go. These are my top 4 bowling game I hope you’ll like playing as well. If you need more games, I’ll share the link to the top 10 list. Who knows, you might just find something better.
Although my favorite is Bowling Paradise 3, Bowling King comes in at a close second for its super-fun multiplayer experience. I hope you love these bowling games as much as I do. So, put on your bowling shoes and knock down those bowling pins!