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|Reader Review:||BRUNSWICK CIRCUIT PRO BOWLING|
Well, gamers, the first bowling game to debut on the Sony PlayStation was "Ten Pin Alley". Now when I first saw the game on the shelves, I thought it was goofy. But I bought it and loved it! Nearly two years later, the company who brought you "Ten Pin Alley" hits you again with an even better bowling simulation..."Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling". This game has it all. If you liked "Ten Pin Alley", you'll sell that and buy this one immediately. It's packed with tons of saveable options, professional bowlers, and bowling lanes from the official Brunswick license. You can create your own bowler from scratch, customizing him down to the facial hair. You can choose from six bowling balls, all with their own characteristics! As you bowl more and more games, your statistics are kept track of. GRAPHICS The graphics in the game are crisp and clear, with smooth bowler animation. The bowler's elbow joints, knee joints, etc. are blended nicely, making for realistic-looking human beings. The alleys are filled with the onlooking crowd, full of color, and the Cosmic Bowling feature is really something to see! There are more contact points on the pins for more realistic pin crashing, not to mention the spin on the ball. Your bowler reacts to most of his shots, good or bad. SOUND EFFECTS & MUSIC The sound effects are crystal clear. You get everything from the crowd applause to the authentic pin crash. The interface music and game music fit well into the game, giving it that typical "sports game" feel. The nly problem you'll notice with the music is, if it is turned on during game play, the CD track will restart with every ball throw. I suggest you turn the game music off. PLAYABILITY Playability has been simplified at least 50% over "Ten Pin Alley". On my first day playing, I was able to throw 9 strikes in a row, and finish the game with a score of 278. The game is very easy to learn, from aiming the ball to positioning your bowler. There's nothing hard about it if you can learn the basics! Game modes include Exhibition, Cosmic Bowling, Skins, Career, Practice, and Tournament. You'll be busy for hours! OVERALL This is definitely the model bowling game for the Sony PlayStation! If you don't like what you see here in a bowling game - good luck looking elsewhere! "Brunswick Circuit Pro Bowling" is a smash hit.