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PBA Pro Bowling Arrives on October 22 For $19.99, New Trailer and Details Here

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PBA Pro Bowling Arrives on October 22 For $19.99, New Trailer and Details Here

For the first time in decades, there will be an official PBA Tour video game available on console. PBA Pro Bowling will be launching October 22, on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam/PC for $19.99.

The game includes top PBA pros, a deep career mode with over 100 tournaments, authentic oil patterns, the most advanced bowling physics ever in a video game, commentary from Rob Stone and PBA legend Randy Pedersen and online play.

Some More PBA Pro Bowling Features

  • Officially licensed PBA product.
  • Real PBA Tour Professionals! Belmo, Butturff, Tackett, Norm Duke, and many more.
  • Expert commentary from Rob Stone and PBA legend Randy Pedersen.
  • Extensive career mode with over 100 virtual tournaments.
  • Dozens of venues and environments.
  • Quickplay and local multi-player modes.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • E-Sports style online tournaments.
  • Accurate pro bowling styles featuring motion-captured animations.
  • Easy to learn controls modeled after PBA Challenge game.
  • Best bowling physics ever in a video game.
  • Authentic PBA Tour oil patterns.
  • Optional power-ups and special balls.
  • Over 100 bonus challenges and achievements.
  • Brunswick licensed pins and lane equipment.
  • Real licensed bowling balls from 10 different ball manufacturers
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  1. Wasn't this also supposed to be on oculus? Looks like it was not going as planned and they are now rushing it out. I don't mind, but usually $19.99 price means that it is not AAA quality or close to it. Don't get me wrong, I am hoping they prove me completely wrong. I would be soooooooo happy!!!
    silencer813
    Wasn't this also supposed to be on oculus? Looks like it was not going as planned and they are now rushing it out. I don't mind, but usually $19.99 price means that it is not AAA quality or close to it. Don't get me wrong, I am hoping they prove me completely wrong. I would be soooooooo happy!!!

    It's an indie, niche sports title, my man. Price means nothing with these games. They have to set them low or nobody will buy them. Has nothing to do with quality. Even Super Mega Baseball is cheaper than a AAA sports game.
    I'm surprised it has taken this long to get a new bowling game on this generation of consoles.  Always fun for local multiplayer, i just hope they allow you to create multiple bowlers so i can re-create Roy Munson vs Big Ernie Mccraken!
    allBthere
    ewww 1st person gameplay?

    I was really looking forward to this game but honestly after seeing the video with the 1st person camera of the user when bowling, I'm pretty disappointed. That camera angle and interface just looks absolutely atrocious. I really hope that is just one camera of a few other options, I mean the ball just magically appears on the lane after you choose the direction. For $20 I might still try this one out since I've never played a bowling video game on a console. I'm pretty worried about the gameplay though. The career mode is what has my interest the most, I might wait and see some reviews first.
    Has anyone played this game yet? I loved Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling on the original PS4. I am curious what the controls are. I prefer the old meter style as opposed to being able to influence the hook on the ball after it has been released.
    Rick
    noshun
    I have the game, anything you wanna know about it?.

    How deep is the career mode? Also what is the user bowling interface like? The short video I saw looked like you just point and the ball just rolls. Is it more than that because I would have liked to be able to see my player roll? Thanks
    Balldude777
    How deep is the career mode? Also what is the user bowling interface like? The short video I saw looked like you just point and the ball just rolls. Is it more than that because I would have liked to be able to see my player roll? Thanks

    I have the game and played for about 2 hours the first night it came out. Career mode, and the game itself is very similar to the PBA Challenge game on your phone. I feel like you have to release the ball at the right time and straight up, or you will either pull it or push it to far outside. You control the hook by pressing right on the left analog stick. I thought the game was pretty fun for 20 bucks, but I wanted more of a simulation and definitely more pros. If I remember correctly, there are only 17 pros in it, and only half are unlocked at the beginning. Just like the game on your phone, you have to either unlock pros by beating them, or by using gold pins. Same thing with buying bowling balls. You have to unlock them by leveling up, using tickets or buying with gold pins. You also have to unlock certain oil patterns and venues. They did not have the option to create PBA bowlers.
    The other thing I failed to mention in my last post that's cool, are the different oil patterns. You have to throw different shots on different patterns just like if you were bowling in real life on the pro tour. However, it doesn't appear that the oil pattern dries up the more you throw which sucks.
    I have it on PC and  simulation mode is the way to go. You have to set hook and spin before you throw. Apparently they are adding  sim mode to console versions soon but if PC isn’t an option I’d maybe wait till they update it.
    as far as the game. I love it. It is very very similar to the PBA bowling game, which is free, so maybe worth a try if you are on the fence. The game seems to be taking a lot of heat for how similar it is to the mobile game but to me that isn’t a bad thing. The mobile game is great and got fantastic reviews.  If it was just carbon copy then ok but basically they took a good formula, added a much needed simulation mode, commentary, and in my opinion, excellent presentation . That’s pretty cool in my books.
    At the end of the day it’s bowling. How exciting can that get? Lol I personally am having a ton of fun with it and I really appreciate the use of the PBA license. 
    I read a review that the author was questioning why this game exists? He  went on to say the bowling aspect was well done but rated it poorly because he didn’t see the need for a  realistic PBA licensed bowling game. I just can’t wrap my head around why you’d even review the game if you didn’t even care about the subject matter. Like Bill Burr said, it’s like a man writing a book “pregnancy and the third trimester:what to expect.” Lol
    CujoMatty
    I have it on PC and *simulation mode is the way to go. You have to set hook and spin before you throw. Apparently they are adding *sim mode to console versions soon but if PC isn’t an option I’d maybe wait till they update it.

    Can you tell me more about simulation mode? Do you still release the ball by flicking the stick? If you set hook and spin before you throw, you are not able to influence the ball once released? I hope that is the case as I hate that bowling games allow you to "fix" a bad throw by spinning it back into the pocket.
    Rick
    icvu42
    Has anyone played this game yet? I loved Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling on the original PS4. I am curious what the controls are. I prefer the old meter style as opposed to being able to influence the hook on the ball after it has been released.
    Rick

    Yeah, Brunswick Pro Bowling was a classic. The gameplay is smooth. The controls are easy to understand. Yes, you are able to hook the ball after it is released. Nowadays everybody two hand bowls anyway. It is a great game especially because my father and his family loved to bowl growing up. The game is definitely worth a try for only 19.99$.
    I bought the XBox One version and once I discovered there is no option for H2H play via server or direct IP that was it for me and returned it for a refund.

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