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Game review
Polar Bowler
Not bowled over
by Harry Slater 9/4/2014
Product: Polar Bowler
Publisher: WildTangent
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Arcade, Casual, Sports
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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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. ...
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There are moments here that are pretty solid, but Polar Bowler is built on foundations that melt down pretty quickly
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 5
Overall: 6
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