Elf Bowling 1 & 2 Image
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2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

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  • Summary: Elf Bowling 1 & 2 lets you bowl with elves. Twice.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 4 out of 4
  1. 20
    Dropping $20 on the DS or Game Boy cartridge would be a complete waste on your part, as you find yourself hosed by a game promising holiday cheer and instead visiting the reindeer stalls and giving you the content.
  2. Both games are completely devoid of gameplay, fun, and flair. Worse, they are available free for the PC.
  3. 10
    Asking me which Elf Bowling game in Elf Bowling 1 & 2 is better is like me asking you if you'd rather eat a spoonful of rat turds or hamster turds. They're both god awful and have no right ever being pressed to a Nintendo DS cartridge... It's a single-chuckle joke that's extended into a 20 dollar purchase. And once that laugh is expelled, you're left two of the crappiest games ever developed on the Nintendo DS platform. Merry Christmas.
  4. 5
    The Elf Bowling games are so utterly simplistic, tedious and pointless that we are not sure if it should be legal to expect people to pay money for them. The fact that Ignition Entertainment thought that they could make money off such a piece of software is an insult to humanity. Nobody could possibly be stupid enough to pay money for this game.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 5 out of 6
  1. Jun 15, 2011
    10
    I love this game! This is the best game i have ever played and is an amazing value, i must have spent over 9000! hours playing this amazing game! I dont know why people think this game is bad, but i LOVE IT!!! Expand
  2. mikeb
    Dec 13, 2008
    2
    i played this game at first by downloading it for the pc years ago. i was young and the gameplay was fun enough. no way in hell i'd pay for it, and i've played the ds version and hated it. Expand
  3. Jan 22, 2012
    1
    Elf bowling is one of those games that a developer make just to get a quick bit of cash before Christmas, with overly simplistic controls, lack of animation on screen, terrible sound and no challenge to it make this game no fun to play at all and with a price tag of $30 you're best saving your hard earned cash to buy somebody a much better Christmas present than this boring, lazy and overall terrible excuse of a game Expand
  4. TonyG.
    Jan 25, 2006
    0
    for this reason i think game developers should have atleast 3 yrs in video game exp. who hires these guys, and most importantly, who releases this crap. they should be hung like a pinyatta and beaten. i still can't belive my eyes. is this for real??? i think i had more fun watching snails make babies. if you buy this your supporting santa and his greedy wife ...I say "free the elves"!!! they havn't had a break in years. they only wish they could go bowling. who do you think packaged this crappy game. santa is soooo cruel. Expand
  5. PatrickM
    Aug 16, 2008
    0
    this is the worst game on ds and possibly the worst game ever made that was fully retailed. i found this in a cheap bundle of games while the others were worthwhil this made the entire deal feel like they made it cheap just to get rid of this single copy that was making the store look bad. this is the kind of game you may play on the internet and after one round quit and forget. WARNING: do not buy this game i repeat do not buy this game as it is a waste of space and money. Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2013
    0
    There is literally nothing here.
    Nothing to see, nothing to do, no emotion and certainly no replay value.
    Its like a game developer decided
    to turn a free app into a $20 DS cartridge, even if it was a free app it would have so many bad reviews it would be banned from the app store! Expand