Strike! Ten Pin Bowling

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Description of App

Time to hit the lanes with Strike! Ten Pin Bowling. Throw the ball like a pro with the best bowling control system on the AppStore. With practice, you'll be curving the ball in to the pocket, converting the 7-10 split and even bowling the perfect game. Featuring super smooth graphics, realistic physics and perfectly balanced gameplay - You won't be able to resist bowling another ten frames of the world's favourite family sport. Play head to head against friends or take on the world with Game Center online play. Features • Quick, Intuitive control system - Add spin with a flick of your finger! • Full rigid body physics running at 60FPS on all devices. • Authentic gameplay. • Full Classic 10 Pin Game. • Online versus play through Game Center. • MiniGame Taster. • 3 MiniGames available, each with 4 levels and 30 frames to challenge even the best bowlers. • Upgrade your ball with over 35 cool designs to choose from. • Game progress travels between devices with your GameCenter account. • Game Center Leaderboards, Achievements and Challenges. • Tuned for short burst gaming with super fast navigation. Universal App - Runs on all the latest iOS Devices • iPad 1, 2, 3, 4, Mini. • iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S, 5. • iPod 4, 5. Crafted by the team that brought you the critically acclaimed Bulls i 3D Darts.

Version

1.2.1,

Free or Paid

Free

Apple Watch Support

Not Known

Device(s) App Was Tested On

iPhone

Accessibility Comments

Voice Over works on some of the menus. To play the game you need to turn off voice over.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads a few page elements.

Button Labeling

Few buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability

Some parts of the app are accessible with VoiceOver, but not enough to make it usable.

Recommendations

1 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by musicgirl 6 years 10 months ago

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Comments

Submitted by Kelly Sapergia on Sunday, January 19, 2014

Being a fan of bowling, I thought I'd give this game a try. From what I've heard the background sounds of the bowling alley are pretty good, and the music is alright. What this game really needs though are accessible instructions. I'll admit, I haven't explored everything, but what I did find was a "How to Bowl" button that brings up a video with, from what I can tell, no narration (I closed it after waiting awhile). After I got into the playing phase, I discovered that when you turn VO off, there is a button in the centre of the screen that will make a noise when tapped. Other than that, tapping it by itself does nothing as far as I know. Instead you have to tap and hold your finger on it, then slide quickly towards the top of the device in portrait mode. This will get the ball going, but so far all I've gotten are gutter balls, though I've knocked down maybe only a few pins. With no play-by-play commentary, it's hard to know what I'm doing. In short, this game might be a good simulation, but I doubt I'm going to keep it on my iPod.

Submitted by charles on Sunday, January 19, 2014

I would like to know a few things before getting this app. How do you know what pins are still standing after the first ball? What cues are there for a blind person to determine aim and timing? I do not want a game in which a guess might get you success. I want a game in which I know when and where to perform the necessary actions to achieve success. If Voice-Over will read some of the menus, what about the others? And if the help section is totally visual, in my opinion, that would be like getting 11 strikes in a row, followed by a strike in which you stepped over the foul line, scoring a 290 instead of a perfect game. Totally unwanted.

it would be nice if someone do a podcast on this game. is this game really a good game for total blind people? if there is no spoken instructions on how to play, then what good is this game?

Submitted by Lino Morales on Monday, January 20, 2014

There is no way in Haties a totally blind person can play Strike I tryed and no cigar. Fail to the max. Some people should test further before posting apps IMO.

Submitted by Tj on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I have figured out how to bowl, however, other than thatlittle bit of excitement, the game is completely useless. Unfortunately, seeing what's left, what you knocked down, and actually bowling well is completely impossible...I wouldn't waste the time downloading.

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

In reply to by Tj

I have to agree with all of these comments. The app in my opinion totally sucksin terms if accessibility. All buttons are not clearly labeled, and there is no way to play even with vo on. I have since removed this game off of my phone.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team
Due to what people have Commented on this app. I have downgraded the accessibility ratings for this app. If you feel that the rating is incorrect. Please leave your comments so that we can correctly reflect the rating for this game. Thanks for everybody's help on this.

well i contacted the develiper and they have some one that might no a bit about axseability they said it may take a while to make it exsecable but they wood check in to it. Sorry everyone this is my first time posting. Hay at least i tried! Maybe you can contact the develiper and get a better responce from them i don't no sorry. I am trying!

Here is the email they sent me! Hi Hope Thanks for your email regarding strike. My partner has had experience of accessibility in other apps so It might be possible, however there's only 2 of us so I can't say for certain that we will be able to do it. We will have a look into it and see how we get on. Kind Regards Carl Carl Crossley Director Touch Mechanics Ltd 07525 069 073 Sent from my iPhone On 12 Jan 2014, at 00:48, "Hope Rouge" wrote: Dear Strike, I am blind and I love to bowl and I was wondering if you could make your bowling game more exsessable for Blind people like myself so we can play it with voice over on and not have to turn it off since we can't see the ball. If you could make this game with voice over so it can be on and be able to play the game it wood be great! Also very very appreciated very much by the blind community. I can not find an exsesable game for bowling for the blind that works with voice over. I use the Iphone 4's. So if we can make this work on all iphones and ipod touches and ipadds that wood be great thanks so very much!!!!!!!! Sincerely, Hope

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Sunday, February 9, 2014

Well, that's progress, somewhat. Can ou link them to this post and see if that helps? I think the more of us wrote on this post and the more the dev sees the feedback they might be able to prioritize. We'll see though.

good luck.

Submitted by Mike Rush on Sunday, April 6, 2014

I want to thank everyone for your comments. You have saved me from being disappointed. I was about to download the program until I read everyone's posts.

Submitted by Ken Downey on Tuesday, June 16, 2015

This game is an example of what I mean by usable but not accessible. There is a difference. See if you can beat my high score, 120.

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