No matter who you are, you have probably been bowling at least once. There is something about that smell of used bowling shoes, lane wax, and fried foods that just says 'mid-week' to me, and I am sure I am not the only one. Which is why I about flipped my lid when I found out about the iBowl app for the iPod Touch.
Brought to us by the same guys who created the iGolf, another great iPod app, the iBowl is a movement sensitive game, much like what you would find from the Wii. But what's so amazing about the iBowl is that it's (in my opinion) better then the Wii's bowling game, with less sticky controls, and and a simpler design that helps you to really focus on your game.
There have been glitches in the program in the past, but I am happy to say that most of them seem to have been fixed, and this iPod touch app platform is finally running smoothly. It was really a great idea turning using the Touch components as a way to increasing the functions of it's abilities as a gaming platform, and it's just one more cool tool that is quickly turning the iPod into the most revolutionary product on the market.
The only think I am disappointed about, is that the iBowl doesn't currently have an interactive feature, and so you can only play against the computer, so the Wii still has the upper hand in that regard. But according to a few implications made in interviews with the creators, it looks as if this might be a complaint of the past.
The guys at the Social Gaming Network have said that they will be launching a new version of the iBowl app for the iPod Touch that will allow you to interact with up to three more players who have the game installed. This will put it up to par with the Wii, and actually surpass it, because it will be a small, portable option, rather then the Wii that requires a screen to hook it up to.
To download the iBowl for the iPod Touch (as well as for your iPhone, which is also compatible), go to the iTunes Apps Store, where it is offered for free. iBowl is one of the top free games for ipod touch in itunes apps store. There are also various places around the net who offer links, like Download.com, but these will just redirect to iTunes, so if you don't have the right program, you can download it at no cost at Itunes. In the end it's worth doing this, just for catching updates as the new game is released, as well as finding other great, free apps to try.
So if you love to bowl, or if you are just looking for a new game to help pass the time, check out the iBowl app for the iPod Touch. With great features, a simple design, and amazing game play, you can't go wrong with this sweet application. And check out SGN's other motion activated games, like the iGolf.
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