Crazy Strike Bowling EX
Top Critic Average
If you've got a few mates together and the drinks are flowing, then this should only be considered as a last ditch attempt to inject some fun into your evening.
With 4-player support and a variety of modes both traditional and unique, Crazy Strike Bowling EX is a blast.
Unfortunately it's difficult to see where the audience might be for this game. It's too much of a grind to work as a silly little character-driven sports game.
Crazy Strike Bowling is a fun little game but with a lack of features and online play, it's hard to recommend. It may be fun for younger kids or some local multiplayer fun, but the fun won't last long unless you can turn it into a drinking game. Mind you, if you can do that, you're set for a long time to come.
If you're up for having a good time then Crazy Strike Bowling EX will not disappoint.
Sub-par graphics, clunky execution and the namesake game mode being somewhat frustrating and dampening the fun obviously impact my final score. This makes it a hard game to recommend outside of those who truly bowling, or if you have a very patient child to satisfy. Unlockables and Challenge mode are the two main redeeming factors, in my opinion. However, Classic Exhibition can hold up on its own, if you can get past the frustration of those delays in button presses.
Despite it’s flaws, Crazy Strike EX Bowling is by far the best bowling game you can get on current generation consoles. Wii Sports may have the legacy, but if your garage sale/ swap meet made it long gone by now, this is a great way to relive those great moments. And don’t let the setting fool you, as getting a whole lot of strikes feels much more significant.
There is a surprising amount of content to be found in Crazy Strike Bowling EX and it can be fun most of the time.