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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Plunge directly into the trendy and electric atmosphere of Midnight Bowling! With awesome playing sensations, prepare for ultra-fun gaming thanks to a new physics engine that lets you control your throws precisely and easily with your Wii Remote controller and make spectacular spins that will impress your opponents! Face up to three friends in the fun party mode, where your playing abilities will be put to the test! Whatever your level, launch yourself into the immersive career mode, where you will play in the trendiest bowling spots of the planet against charismatic characters that will give you a run for your money! [Gameloft] Expand
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  1. 49
    Unfortunately the controls are a real gamebreaker; unless you've tossed away the pack-in disc you've already got a great bowling game that controls fantastically, so it's a tough sell convincing you to spend eight more dollars on a nicer looking but poorly playing version of the same sport.
  2. It's a stupid idea, and one that pretty much breaks Midnight Bowling. It's too silly to work as a bowling sim, but it's also too open to unfair play to work as a fun multiplayer game.
  3. Give this rubbish a miss. [Dec 2008, p.78]
  4. The Wiiware service has certainly had its share of disappointments but Midnight Bowling may top that list. The party mode saves this game from being a complete disaster, and the presentation in terms of graphics and music is as good as you would expect, but a game has to be playable to be fun.