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Midnight Bowling 2

Genre:Arcade, Sports
Publisher:Gameloft
Developer:Gameloft
Released:Out Now (Released in May 2009)

Midnight Bowling II is a ten-pin-bowling simulator with AI opponents of various skill levels and bowling alleys in many different cities.

How To Get It:

You can download Midnight Bowling 2 from Ovi Store by selecting your phone's Ovi Store icon, or by going to store.ovi.mobi on your phone's web browser.

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Ovi Gaming Review:

Phone Used For Review - Nokia N97 (games may be different on different phone models)

Gameplay - The game here is ten-pin bowling. The bowling engine lets you choose your stance, choose a throwing strength, choose your aim, then put spin on the ball after throwing it. The harder you throw the ball, the more difficult it is to aim. As well as a straightforward bowling simulation, there's also a career mode where you can visit different bowling alleys around the world taking up various challenges, and special challenges where you have to curve or aim the ball in a particular way.

Graphics - MB2 is entirely 2D and very much on par with 16-bit games of the early/mid 1990s. The graphics are colourful and detailed but the animation is flat and jerky. It looks a bit tacky.

Sound - MIDI tunes (including a licensed title track) with some digital sound effects including crowd noises reacting to your shots.

Multiplayer & Online - Passaround/hotseat multiplayer with a single handset for up to four people.

Overall - The main problem with this game is the lack of variety in the central concept: bowling is usually a very boring game to play on a computer. The special challenges and bonuses add some variety, but nowhere near enough to give long term appeal. On top of this, the graphics are rather poor and you never get any feel of actual bowling. There's lots of content in this game, but it's not very good content.

Score - 35%

 

Ovi Gaming Video:



Ovi Gaming Screenshots (taken on a Nokia N97):
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
Midnight Bowling 2 screenshot on Nokia N97
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