If you're looking for a bowling simulator: Get out. You will NOT find that here. This game is nowhere NEAR to a bowling simulator like Brunswick.
While I won this game on the Steam Auction house (the Steam Winter Sale 2014 promotion) I still showed interest in this game regardless if I won it or not.
So, the story line is simple: There is none. It's literally just challenges against CPU opponets that get progressively harder as your background and lane change. Or you can opt to bowl against friends, or CPU robots that don't get harder (the non-story mode)
There is NO BLOOD OR GORE, while there is dismemberment, it's nothing gruesome like in Mortal Kombat or any other violent game that support dismemberment in a very vicious and violent manor.
The pins are zombies. They function as if you hit a human with very thin bones in the shin with a bowling ball.
Powerups are such bs in this game, but it's definitely what makes this game fun. You can pick them up while throwing the ball down the lane (It's like Polar Bowler, if you've ever played that game) and then use them to either give yourself a boost or give your opponet a little harder challenge (based on your powerup you collected)
While gameplay is simplistic, the bowling ball is even more simplistic. You guide where your ball goes using the mouse. While i'm not too fond of this mechanic, it can definitely make or break your frame.
Good, fun, time killer - 8/10