Initial release date 20 November 2007
Mode Multiplayer video game
Genre Sports game (Bowling)
Platforms Wii, Nintendo DS, iOS
|Release date(s) Wii
NA: November 20, 2007
EU: March 14, 2008
NA: June 10, 2008
EU: August 22, 2008
NA: August 7, 2009|
Developers Atomic Planet Entertainment, ZeniMax Media, 4J Studios
Publishers Bethesda Softworks, Mud Duck Productions, Vir2L Studios
Similar Atomic Planet Entertainment games, Bowling games, Other games
AMF Bowling Pinbusters! is a bowling sports-based video game. It was released on Wii on November 20, 2007 and was released in America on the Nintendo DS on June 10, 2008.
The Wii controller allows the player to mimic real bowling by using typical bowling movements. The game environment offers mirrored balls, hot neon lights, and strobe effects. Several mini games are available such as Obstacles and Pool Bowl.
Players can choose from eight unique characters, such as the Surfer, the Drill Sergeant, Punk Rock Girl, the Cowgirl, and the Rapper – each with their own personality.
Like some past bowling titles developed by Mud Duck Productions, the Wii version of the game was universally panned by critics. One common complaint was that the game lacked an option to play left-handed. IGN gave the game a two out of ten, complaining about the offensive stereotypes and terrible gameplay, and pointed out that Wii Sports had a better bowling simulation for free. Gamesradar gave the game a four out of ten, stating, "It is, as a whole, considerably worse than what is one fifth of Wii Sports - in look, execution and enjoyment."