Capcom Bowling

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Capcom Bowling
Developer(s) Incredible Technologies[1]
Publisher(s) Capcom
P&P Enterprises
Platform(s) Arcade
Release 1988
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Up to 4 players alternately
Cabinet Upright & Cocktail

Capcom Bowling is a top down bowling simulation released to arcades in 1988 by Capcom. Up to 4 four players could play a single game playing alternately. The controls feature a trackball which is used to control both direction and power, and two buttons which control left and right spin or hook.

The game was released in both upright cabinet and latterly as a cocktail version. Most of the upright cabinet are conversion kits for existing cabinets although a limited number of dedicated cabinets were produced. These cabinets featured a birch plywood finish to mimic a bowling lane, a larger marbled trackball and painted side art.[2]

An alternate version, Coors Light Bowling, was released the following year.[2]


Your Sinclair called the game "quite fun" but "a little quick and easy".[3]

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  1. ^ Siegel, Alan (June 24, 2015). "How Golden Tee became the best bar game in America". USA Today. Gannett. Retrieved July 11, 2017. Then, in 1988, Capcom Bowling — a game Incredible Technologies produced — hit arcades. To roll, players had to aim and spin a trackball. The process wasn’t quite analogous to bowling, but it made the game interactive in a way that joysticks and buttons alone couldn’t. 
  2. ^ a b "Capcom Bowling". Killer List of Videogames. International Arcade Museum. Retrieved July 14, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Bowling". Your Sinclair. August 1988. p. 63. 

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