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Bowling in Wii Sports.

Bowling is one of the sports featured in Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort and Wii Sports Club.


Wii Sports Bowling is similar to normal bowling. The player attempts to knock down 10 pins with a ball. The player has 10 attempts with 2 bowls in each frame. Any of the pre-made Miis from the game, along with any Miis the player has created, or from the Mii Parade are frequently seen bowling in other lanes and standing in the audience. The maximum score achievable is 300.


In Wii Sports, you hold the B button to throw, and release the B button when you're ready to throw. In Wii Sports Resort, there are two throwing styles: Automatic and Manual. For Automatic, you need to just hold the B button and swing the Wii Remote to throw the ball. With Manual, the player has to press and hold the B button to throw, and then let go of the button when you're ready to throw, just like in Wii Sports. Wii Sports Club Bowling uses the same control scheme as in Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort's Manual throwing style.

Bowling Ball Colors

  • Blue/Cyan (Player 1)
  • Pink/Red/Purple (Player 2)
  • Green/Lime (Player 3)
  • Gold/Yellow/Orange (Player 4)

Usually, player 1 will get the Blue with hints of Cyan ball, player 2 will get the Pink with hints of Red and Purple one, player 3 will get the Green with hints of Lime one, and player 4 will get the Gold with hints of Yellow and Orange one. You can also change your ball color by holding down the control pad before the game starts.

Names of Consecutive Strikes

  1. Strike
  2. Double
  3. Turkey
  4. Fourth
  5. Fifth
  6. Six-Pack
  7. Seven-Pack
  8. Eight in a row
  9. Nine in a row
  10. Ten in a row
  11. Eleven in a row
  12. Perfect

Wii Sports Resort

In Wii Sports Resort, there are two additional modes besides the standard one: 100-Pin Game and Spin Control. 100-Pin Game is like normal Bowling, but with 100 pins instead of 10. The maximum score that is achievable is 3000. Spin Control is normal Bowling, but with barriers. How these barriers are placed depends on how well the player bowls. In Wii Sports Resort, Bowling is held in the Bowling Alley.

See Bowling Stamps for the stamps that can be earned.

Easter Eggs

  • When you pull the Wii Remote backward and let go before swinging it forward, the audience in the background will jump, spin, and shout in surprise.
  • When you go all the way to the edge of the lane and throw hard enough, you can throw the bowling ball into another person's lane, making the audience laugh.
  • In Wii Sports, during the "Power Throws" bowling activity on the training menu, there is a way to hit all of the pins for the last few rounds. Go all the way to the edge of the lane to the point where the bowling ball will sit on top of the lane. Then throw it in an angle where it won't fall off. A big explosion will occur and all the pins will fall.
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  • This and Golf are the only sports in every Wii Sports game (Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, and Wii Sports Club).
  • Holding the control pad in one direction before playing the game will make you play with a different colored ball (up for Blue, left for Red, down for Green, and right for Yellow).
  • In Wii Sports, the maximum confirmed skill level you can achieve without hacks is 2213.
  • You can throw the ball into another person's lane. In Wii Sports, the crowd will laugh, but in Wii Sports Resort, the crowd will exclaim in surprise.
    • It is possible to "hit" the pins in the other lane, but if you manage to do this, the ball will go through the pins.
  • All three modes of Wii Sports Resort Bowling have the stamp "Pin Dropper".
  • In Wii Sports Club, there is a big screen on top of the alleys that shows the other players. Shake the Wii Remote and it will make them jump.
  • When you become a Pro, your bowling ball will be decorated with stars.
  • This is one of the few sports where up to 4 players can play with just one Wii Remote.
  • Shohei and Sota are the only CPU Miis who debut in Wii Sports Resort to appear in the Bowling Alley in Wii Sports Resort. They also stay in the same positions each time they appear, while the other CPU Miis switch places during the game.
    • This is mainly due to a glitch in their Internal ID's, since Shohei's ID is 60, while Sota's ID is 61.
  • When playing online in Wii Sports Club, chances are that a Mii in the back will end up having a bigger head than usual for a few seconds.
  • Bowling is one of the 3 sports in Wii Sports that use Mii Parade Miis, the other 2 sports being Tennis and Boxing. In this case, they are shown to replace the CPU Miis in the other Bowling lanes.
    • However, it works differently in Bowling. In Tennis and Boxing, the Miis who appear as spectators are the most recent Miis added to the Mii Parade. With Bowling, you will get randomly chosen Miis from the Mii Parade.

      Akira with a large head.

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