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Memory-beta

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Bowling is a sport of Earth orgin. The game was first developed by the ancient Egyptians, and over the centuries developed into its current form. In bowling, the object of the game is for the bowler, or player, to throw a ball down a flat surfaced lane in an attempt to knock down as many pins as possible. Points are scored for each pin knocked down, with extra points awarded if all the pins are knocked down on a particular turn. The facility where bowling is played is referred to as a bowling alley.

The game remained popular well into the 24th century. Many Federation Starfleet vessels and other installations have bowling alleys. The USS Enterprise and Deep Space 9 were both equipped with bowling alleys. (TOS episode "The Naked Time" and DS9 set decoration). The Romulan Commander Hiran witnessed a game of bowling, and found it intriguing as the players were hurling the balls at a distant set of sticks and not at one's opponent. Captain James T. Kirk suggested that Hiran talk to Captain Spock if he wanted to understand more about human games. (TOS novel Probe).

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GTA

Up to date as of February 09, 2010

From Grand Theft Wiki

Bowling
An NPC bowling

Bowling is a game that can be played alone or against a friend or girlfriend in Grand Theft Auto IV. It can be played at two bowling alleys owned by Memory Lanes. Bowling is introduced to the player during the mission First Date but the player can bowl anytime while not on a mission before that. The player gets a choice of playing a half game or a full game. A win in bowling is required for 100% completion. The achievement Gobble Gobble is given if the player scores a "turkey" (three strikes in a row). Non playable characters can be seen bowling in the bowling alleys.

Cost

A full game of bowling, where each player gets ten turns each, costs $10. A half game, where each player gets five turns, costs $5. The price does not vary whether Niko is playing alone or with a friend.

Rules

The player (either playing with a buddy or alone) must roll the bowling ball to the end of the lane to knock down as many pins as possible. Before doing so, the player must mark his starting position for the best trajectory. Once the ball is released, the placement may be adjusted until the bowling ball passes the red markings on the center of the lane. After that, it's just luck. All of the instructions for the buttons are displayed on the top of the screen.

Terminologies

  • Guttered - The bowling ball fell into one of the two gutters, or channels, knocking no pins down
  • Perfect - Throwing 12 strikes in a row, achieving the best score possible in bowling: 300 points
  • Pins - The ten white targets of bowling to be knocked down
  • Spare - All ten pins are knocked down with the second ball, denoted by a "/" on the scoreboard
  • Split - The head pin is knocked but two or more is not knocked
  • Strike - All ten pins are knocked down with the first ball, denoted by an "X" on the scoreboard
  • Turkey - Three strikes in a row

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