What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this fun, simple bowling app takes place in a bar, but that no bottles or beverages are shown anywhere in Strike Knight. Also, parents should be aware that a well-played frame will elicit cheers from an unseen crowd, but a frame in which you leave even one pin standing will earn laughter and boos. Also, Strike Knight can connect to the Plus+ social gaming network.
Is it any good?
STRIKE KNIGHT is the kind of app that it sometimes feels the iPhone was created for. It's set at a beautifully animated pinball-type arcade machine in a bar, on which you'll use your finger to slide a smooth puck down a bumper-lined alley toward ten bowling pins. It looks and feels incredibly natural, as if you were really standing at just such a table game in real life. The game is scored just like regular bowling, but the ability to use the side bumpers for tricky bank shots and rebounds adds a whole new level of skill and strategy. It feels a bit harsh, though, to have onlookers laugh at you for missing even one pin.