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The Bowling Dead
Alley of death
by Jon Mundy 5/12/2012
Product: The Bowling Dead
Developer: Slant Six Games
Publisher: Activision Blizzard
Format: iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Sports
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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The whole zombie-slaying thing has become so over-saturated now that it takes something either completely brilliant or completely ridiculous to stand out from the shuffling undead crowd.

The Bowling Dead opts for the latter.

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You're a pro bowler who finds himself alone after the zombie apocalypse. As it turns out, the time-honoured means of dealing with the undead - a bullet to the head - is a load of baloney.

No, what really does for Mr Zombie is a bowling ball to the shins. Oh, sorry - it's actually a prototype "weaponized bowling ball." Not just any bowling ball. That would be silly. ...
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Deeply silly and full of gimmicky distractions, The Bowling Dead simply isn't fun enough to match its outrageously daft concept
Audio/visual: 7
Gameplay: 6
Value: 5
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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