Strike Knight

 
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Simple, fun arcade bowling game set in a bar atmosphere.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

Strike Knight is like a combination of bowling and air hockey -- you slide a puck down a table at a bunch of pins. The sliding action is very natural, and there are no gutters to worry about.

Violence

If you do poorly, you may see a brief animation of bowling pins raining down on an armored knight. He will raise his shield to deflect them.

Sex
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

Ads for other apps run in a banner at the top of the screen.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking

The game is set in a bar. You will see bar stools and a neon sign that reads, "BAR," but you will not see anybody drinking. You don't even see a single bottle or glass in the scenery.

Privacy & safety

Strike Knight can connect to the Plus+ social gaming network which allows players to use their avatar portraits to post scores to leaderboards, and to earn achievements. You can chat with who are already on your mobile device.

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.

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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.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Price:Free
Pricing structure:Free
Release date:May 17, 2010
Category:Arcade Games
Size:13.70 MB
Version:1.0
Minimum software requirements:iPhone OS 3.0 or later

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Kid, 12 years old June 29, 2010
 

fun game that may be to easy for hardcor gamers

i just bought this app and thought it was very fun...... but aat times a little bit to thought the game could have been a little more challenging than it was. But besides that it a fun game but have costion of entering other networks and product placements. I would recomend this game for kids ages 6-12.
Teen, 15 years old Written byOfficial Critic March 16, 2012
 

Good Game - with some action required

Strike Knight is an app that you can download on your iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. A good game for kids and teens.

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