There is a new game on Google Play. It is called "Bowling by Jason Belmonte". It is suppose to be a true life bowling game, but it leaves a lot to be desired. It does have addiction power. I cannot figure out what it is that keeps me going back for more torture. First of all the game is full of bugs, that do not seem to ever get fixed. The developer says the game is Beta, but I think that is just a way of saying.. the bugs are there, just live with it.. The game does not qualify as a beta product because the developer has inside sales, so he cannot call the game beta, as he is making money off of it. The game consists of a practice area.. no charge and no advancement. The second area is called One on One. This is competition between you and one other person. There are several different rooms with different oil patterns. They are also ranked, but nobody pays much attention to that. The game will quite often pair you up with another player who may be 20 to 30 times higher than you are. You have no ability to say no to any player you are paired. You either play with them or take a loss. (costs big money to lose) Now, you would think that higher skilled players would not be able to enter lower skilled areas, but they can and do. The lower skilled player has no ability to stop this. The whole thing is geared to attempt to get you to lose all your coins, thereby having to go buy more coins if you want to continue to play in the competition rooms. The ranking system is all messed up. Rank has nothing to do with your skill. My player is ranked at rank 63. That is very high. But my average is only 45... that is very low.. If there is no player to match you up with you will matched up with a very low skilled bot, thereby actually raising your rank artificially high. Another irritating feature is you have to wait for you competitor to bowl before you can continue to bowl. Now, you would think , well of course, but no it is a computer program and the programmer can allow things to happen in the background while other things are progressing. So, the game is very slow and some players are much slower than normal. Programs today are no longer linear. The do not proceed down a lane in single file, They have objects, which are just pieces of code in a group that produces a certain outcome, or maybe calculation that will be used by some other object.
So, in conclusion I am not going tell you that you should play or not play this game. It is up to you, I find it very frustrating and irritating and it is not fun,, at least for me it is not.