Ten Pin Alley

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This game is not to be confused with the similarly titled Animaniacs: Ten Pin Alley and its sequel Animaniacs: Ten Pin Alley 2, which were developed by Saffire.
Ten Pin Alley
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North American PlayStation Box Art
Developer(s) Adrenalin Entertainment
Platform(s) PlayStation
PlayStation Network
Release PlayStation
  • NA: November 30, 1996
  • PAL: June 1997
  • NA: 1997
  • NA: 1998
PlayStation Network
  • NA: August 13, 2009
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single player Multi-player

Ten Pin Alley is a ten-pin bowling simulation game released by ASC Games in 1996 and developed internally at Adrenalin Entertainment.

The game was released on November 30, 1996 in North America, and eventually released in February 1998 in the United Kingdom. Just before its North American release, Sony selected the game's demo to be included on its PlayStation sampler disc.

A sequel to the game entitled Ten Pin Alley 2, by an unknown developer, was mooted for a release on the PlayStation 2, but for unknown reasons was shelved, the sequel, developed by Pronto Games and published by XS Games, was released on the Game Boy Advance to dismal reviews.

Ten Pin Alley should not be confused with an audio game with the same title made by PCS Games.


Players choose from a set of characters, each with their own strengths and weaknesses,[1] the game play modes are single player, multiplayer, tournament and practice.

Each shot is controlled in a similar fashion to many of the golf games of the era: with an accuracy based pendulum system, with this the player decides the power, accuracy and hook for each shot.

Critical response[edit]

Response to the game was favorable. Gaming website Game Spot was particularly enamored with the game, calling it "more fun than real bowling."[2] They went on to praise its attention to detail and lighthearted graphics.

Review scores
Publication Score
GamePro 4.5/5[4]
GameSpot 7.9/10[5]
OPM (US) 3/5[3]


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