CGR Undertow – CRAZY STRIKE BOWLING review for PlayStation 3

CGR Undertow – CRAZY STRIKE BOWLING review for PlayStation 3


Say what you will about how this is just Wii
Sports with anime characters and boobs, but…Wii Sports doesn�t have anime characters and
boobs. So…what�s the problem? It�s Crazy Strike Bowling for the PlayStation
3. Big ol� jiggly…bowling balls. So this game was actually released last year
in the States, but it just came out in Europe. So we figured…timely, right? And hey, there�s
not a bad time for Paris, the anime bowling chick. And her ridiculously short skirt that
she wears even in the snow…worlds. She has no time for your talk of…endotherms, ectotherms. She defies both science and physics. Strike
indeed, Paris. Anyway, Paris is one of five anime characters
you can choose from in Crazy Strike Bowling. They all look…so different, and unique.
That�s the thing about anime. You can customize their look, and from there, you can either
play a traditional game of bowling, or you can play this �crazy� mode, with all kinds
of tricks and gimmicks. And of course, you do it all with the PlayStation
Move. PlayStation Mooooove. That�s the special
polka-dot version. That bears milk. Speaking of which…nice
roll, Paris. So I think the Wii Sports comparison is pretty
obvious. I mean, this is really just an anime version of Wii Sports bowling, and it plays
roughly the same way. So if you didn�t like Wii Sports bowling, you probably won�t like
this one, either. You use the PlayStation Move, you pull back and release much in the
same way you did in Wii Sports. Again, controls are very similar, if a little bit tighter
in Wii Sports. There�s occasional wonkiness in Crazy Strike
Bowling. Some…wayward balls. And controlling your
balls is…very important. The traditional mode is what you�d expect,
but where Crazy Strike Bowling sets itself apart is the crazy gimmick mode. It�s like
Mario Kart bowling. You get these items that appear on the lane, that you can collect and
use. There are obstacles to avoid, there are…explosions. You can also build up to a special roll, which
is cool in theory, but…sadly, it takes a bunch of waggly waggle to do it. And even then, it�s a little underwhelming. Oh, it moves to the left! Like that�s some
kind of magical thing. There is some local multiplayer, which is
awesome. But the big draw is probably the online modes. You can create and join matches
online, and you can also sync up your Facebook account. That lets you create team profiles
and challenge other teams, via Facebook. It�s a social media world, all our friends are…on
the Internet. I prefer having them on
the couch. I mean, there�s really not much to say about
this one. Again, it�s basically Wii Sports: Revenge of the Anime Chicks. It�s never
as fun or polished as the Wii�s breakthrough bowling game, but for PS3 owners looking for
a good bowling title for the Move…it�s definitely a solid option. It�s Crazy Strike
Bowling for the PlayStation 3.