Bowling is a minigame in Game & Wario, for Wii U, unlocked after completing Pirates. It is one of the two single-player games to feature a multiplayer mode, the other being Design.
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.
Level 1: A small amount of pins is set up and players are required to knock all pins down with one ball.
Level 2: Pins are set in a more difficult pattern requiring curveballs.
Level 3: Pins are set further apart from another requiring a chain reaction of knocking pins down.
Classic: A traditional 10 frame bowling game. Each frame focuses on one character. Each character's sound and theme can be heard. Order of the characters are:
Jimmy here! We're all down at the Diamond City bowling alley. Come bowl us over with your mad skills.
- : Tilt the ball's curve.
- : Throw ball/switch to overhead view of the pins.
- : Select options.
Names in other languages
- Despite 18-Volt, Spitz, Ana, Master Mantis, Mike and Red also seen going to the bowling alley in the cutscene, there are no bowling pins representing them.
|Game & Wario|
|Main characters||Wario (Captain Wario) • 9-Volt • 18-Volt • Ashley • Dr. Crygor • Dribble & Spitz • Fronk • Jimmy T • Kat & Ana • Mike • Mona • Orbulon • Penny • Pyoro • Young Cricket|
|Minor characters||5-Volt • Detective Frank • Legendary Cat Dancers • Editor Joe • Master Mantis • Red • Sal Out • Ski bunnies • Reporter John • Alien Bunny • Squeaks|
|Minigames||Arrow • Ashley • Bird • Bowling • Design • Disco • Fruit • Gamer • Islands • Kung Fu • Patchwork • Pirates • Shutter • Sketch • Ski • Taxi|
|Locations||9-Volt's House • Ashley's Mansion • Diamond City • Dr. Crygor's Lab • Highway 56 • Toy Express • Wario's House|
|Objects||Computer • Dribble Taxi • Fruit • Oinker • UFOs|
|Miscellaneous||Gallery • Hint Card • Mona Superscoop • Pre-release and unused content • Quotes • Staff|