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- Kingpin -

Mmm sometimes you come across things that can't really translate to a computer game simply because you lose much of the essence of it in the process. Many sports for instance fall into this category but that doesn't mean they are bad games just don't expect the same when doing it in real life. Kingpin is one such game and it simulates bowling. In case you don't know what bowling is (?seriously?) you have to throw a heavy ball and slide it along a track to knock over ten pins put in a triangular shape at the end of the track You get ten turns with two attempts each turn to throw all ten pins over and if you do you'll get a bonus.

You can play competition or a single game and once you start you are put directly in control of your bowler. You can move yourself from left to right to indicate which direction you want to start from. On the bottom right you can select the power of the throw, if you lower it all the way down you can select balls of different weights. After selecting which ball to use and how much power you can throw the ball, there will be an indicator moving from left to right where you will throw the ball and the more power you use the fast the indicator moves making it difficult to aim. When you let the ball go you'll just have to hope you pressed the button at the right time and knock over some balls instead of just falling into the gutter scoring you no points. After ten turns you receive the final score and you can find out who won.

Bowling is a game best played on an actual bowling coarse as a computer game simply doesn't capture the feel of the game. It doesn't mean that this game is bad because it's better than most other bowling games I've played but it simply gets boring quickly. If you're into this kind of kind you might want to check it out but for others there are plenty of better game around.

Overal rating: 6/10

Erde Kaiser



This game was released for one system here are some notes:
DOS Released in 1995.
Game has been tested but not completed on a DOS PC.
The graphics are not shown properly under windows but it runs ok under dosbox.
Others Seeing that Team 17 made most of their games for the amiga it's possible that is was released but I can't be sure.

Date added Apr-18-2005 19:01
Name Kingpin
Developer Team 17
Publisher Team 17
First released 1995
Genre Simulation
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Download MS-DOS, filesize: 1041 Kb
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Manual No manual available
Solve / Docs No solve available
No extra docs available
 

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