The player has to knock down rows of bowling pins modeled after the WarioWare employees, all of which have a different mass and center of gravity. The player throws the ball by drawing swipes on the screen. After being thrown, the ball's trajectory can be altered by tilting the .
The minigame has two modes; Challenge features three difficulty levels and prompts the player to complete 10 challenges with a strike. Failing to complete a challenge resets the pin alignment and the player has to try again until succeeding or using up their stock of bowling balls. Failing to knock the pins down with the ball will also result in losing a ball. There are five balls in stock. Classic mode is a traditional 10-frame game.