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Not bowled over
By Harry Slater 09 April 2014
Polar Bowler | Publisher:
WildTangent | Format:
Android, iPhone, iPad | Genre:
Arcade, Casual, Sports | Players:
1 | Version:
There's an animation in Polar Bowler where it sort of looks like the titular Polar Bear is wiggling his fingers in the 'call me' motion.
It's unsettling - especially after you've just flung the massive white bear from a slingshot with little more than a patched up tyre inner tube between his endangered behind and the frozen wastes of the north.
Still, it's one of the quirks of a strangely balanced little game that builds on its basic idea of ten pin bowling colliding into a horizontal Angry Birds but never quite manages to get the blocks in the perfect order.
There are moments here that are pretty solid, but Polar Bowler is built on foundations that melt down pretty quickly