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Most dangerous iOS game ever uses your iPhone as a Wii style remote for bowling

Zach Epstein
January 19th, 2015 at 2:19 PM
iPhone Bowling Game

There is no question that Bowling Central is one of the coolest iOS games we have ever seen. There is also no question that it’s one of the craziest and most dangerous iOS games we have ever seen. Nintendo’s first-generation Wii was a huge success thanks to the novelty of motion-sensing controllers that let gamers control things by swinging their Wii remotes around.

Now, there’s an iOS game that lets you relive the Wii’s popular bowling game using your iPhone in place of a Wii controller.

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Via iMore, a new game called Bowling Central is sure to provide plenty of fun… until an iPhone slips out of a hand and smashes into an HDTV screen. The app uses AirPlay to stream the game to an Apple TV, and then the iPhone’s accelerometer allows players to bowl by swinging their iPhones back and forth.

We cannot stress enough our recommendation that people not play this game with an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, which are the two most slippery phones on the face of the planet.

Here’s the app’s full description:

The most realistic bowling game ever!

Bowling Central takes you on a bowling adventure with mind blowing challenges and state of the art physics simulation! Bowl using intuitive swipe controls or realistic Wii-like motion gestures! Your very own personal bowling alley, anytime, anywhere!

* 30 unique bowling challenges + Classic Bowling mode with choice of 3, 6 or 10 frames game.
* Stunning 3D graphics and state of the art physics simulation
* Bowl in your style – Straight, Hook, Curve or Custom
* 24 exclusive and fancy bowling balls
* Compete with your friends on Facebook
* Play using intuitive swipe controls or realistic motion gestures.
* Turn your living room into a bowling alley – Also supports Airplay Mirroring with Apple TV
* Sync your progress across devices

So someone had this crazy idea to throw in blockers on the lane, think you can rise up to the challenge? Whether you like to power straight through to the ten pin or hook wide and skid-snap to the middle, we’ve got you covered! Strategise before you roll the ball and spin to dodge those challenging obstacles on your way to a Strike!

PBA professional? Bowl with a league? Or simply enjoy a good game of ten pin? This game is for you. Suited for kids, boys, girls, men and women of all ages. It’s your mobile bowling alley, in your pocket.

Motion controls are optional and works with Airplay Mirroring on Apple TV. Bowling Central is powered by Edison Award winning rolomotion™ technology which converts raw data from your smartphones’ built-in sensors into precise natural gestures.

Bowling Central is a $2.99 download in the App Store.

Download Bowling Central

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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