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Videocart 21 Bowling on the Fairchild Channel F

The object of the game is to knock down as many pins in 10 frames of bowling

General Information

Developer - Fairchild

Publisher - Fairchild

Release - 1978

Platform - Fairchild Channel F

Number of Players - 2

Genre - Sport

The game gives the player an overhead view of a bowling lane. The player's bowling ball starts out moving back and forth across the front of the lane.

This has the player trying to get the lane position they want the ball to start traveling down. Once the ball starts rolling down the lane, the player can curve the ball left or right. Once the curve has started, it can't be changed further.

Nice bowling game, one of the earliest one, only preceded by RCA Studio II version.

Two playing modes are available: Normal and Split. In the Split Game, each frame starts with some combination of less than 10 pins. You have two balls to knock down the remaining pins. You can play with a friend or alone.

How the game work? The ball starts to roll down from the sides of the lane to the bottom of the playfield. Then, it is moving to-and-fro in front of the lane waiting for player interaction. Push up to release ball, then left to start the ball curving left, or right to start the ball curving right.