Bowl or Beware! From the depths of the graveyard…a gruesome gang in search of brains! When Zombies show up at the town’s lanes, it’s up to you to put ‘em back in the ground! The Zombies have taken over your favorite lanes, and it’s up to you to send ‘em back to the graveyard where they belong!
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Very Positive (174 reviews) - 85% of the 174 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 15, 2009

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About This Game

Bowl or Beware!

From the depths of the graveyard…a gruesome gang in search of brains! When Zombies show up at the town’s lanes, it’s up to you to put ‘em back in the ground!

The Zombies have taken over your favorite lanes, and it’s up to you to send ‘em back to the graveyard where they belong! Select a colorful character to take on the attacking Zombies with your favorite ball and a few tricks and treats. Give a whole new meaning to Zombie strike when you set ‘em up and take ‘em down with cool power ups and tricky obstacles.

  • Six screamy lanes to battle your way through to the big Showdown!
  • 10 terrifying balls and 1 Zombie head to choose from
  • Crafty tricks to throw those Zombies for a loop: Werewolves, MiniCorpses, Buzz Saw and Dance Fever
  • Delectable treats to help you knock ‘em dead: ZombieNator, Meatball, ZomBees and Brain Balls
  • Zombies advance if you miss them the first time, so get your aim on!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP/2000
    • Processor: Pentium III 1GHz Processor
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX Compatible 16 or 32-bit Video Card with 64MB VRAM
    • DirectX®: 9.0 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 140 MB Free HD Space
    • Sound: DirectSound-compatible sound card
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Overall:
Very Positive (174 reviews)
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Bonesinger
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
It's a simple bowling game with powerups. Red ones, tricks, mess up the enemy, while green ones give you advantages. Other than this detail and that the pins are zombies, it's not different from normal bowling. The story can be completed in about 1 hour.
Grab it on a sale.
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Blac_Rainbow
( 37.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 10
kids absolutely love this!
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alens11223
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
its like bowling but with a twist
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Shenocide
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Not worth the asking price of $10, but if you can get this on a super sale for about $1 or $2, or if you have some Trading Card Steam Wallet cash to burn, it's worth getting. A fun little time-killer.
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mayro
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
I honestly don't know why I have so many hours on this game, but it was worth it. I really recommend the game, since it is a fun party game, and can be a good time waster as well. I'm still trying to get that 300 score achievement...
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nwitcher
( 8.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 16
DO not buy if you use WIN 10 Pro 64 bit a lot of people are getting a error message (Exception TMYException in module ZombieBowl.exe at 00084BCE
TGGraphicsDevice.reset Failed.) and the game fails to start. Used to be agreat game. Does not look like any of the developer or publishers plan to fix this. Tried to visit their web sites but the sys faild to find them and got this error --(This page can’t be displayed -- •Make sure the web address http://mumbojumbo.com is correct. Unless a fix is posted DO NOT BUY! I read Raven's comment and I wonder if the problem is in the vidieo card. I am using a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970.
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Septic Kuckles
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
Fine for a wee mess about. Get it when its on the cheap. 2 player also.
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fruit
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 1
disregard my previous review, doesn't work on win 10
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*>maiTai<*
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: December 12, 2015
stupid but fun classic!
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TastyToast
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: December 3, 2015
LOL its crazy there are people recommending this game.
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Salarn
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: October 31, 2015
https://youtu.be/zX406rEZYJg
While the theme was fun and the zombies marching down the lane was a new mechanic, the core bowling gameplay just isn't up to snuff.
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unquietwiki [Reddit]
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: October 30, 2015
I expected more for some reason. I remember 20+ years ago there was "Battle Chess", and it was an amusing way to play chess. This for bowling... not so much.
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Nathmon565
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: October 23, 2015
It's bowling with zombies, there isn't really much else to say. No seriously, it has cool mechanics, but gets bland quickly. Remember to play with friends for the best quality of this hilarious game. 6.5/10
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Kaiser Dragon
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 20, 2015
Fun for casual bowling.
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Bannesyn
( 11.2 hrs on record )
Posted: October 11, 2015
Fun time killing game.
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itmejlee
( 1.7 hrs on record )
Posted: September 28, 2015
Meh. Nice idea but ultimately unimpressive. Had the story been prioritized, and told using comics or more cinematics like the intro and ending, I think the overall experience would have been more enjoyable. Also, there was no feeling of danger from the zombies, no consequence for missing them... missed oportunity I feel.
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Blinkdog
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: August 28, 2015
12min of this game - all power-ups
https://youtu.be/-rIqP6k-rW4

your out bowling and the zombie apocalypse happened so what do you do?
replace the pins with zombies of course.
after you toss the ball you can sway it back and forth and the missed zombies will wander down the lane (they are no real threat).
this game is more about the power ups than your skill and there are tones of them about 25.
this adds a strategy angle to the game of when and if you should use a power up or save it for a particular hindrance or the final frame.
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Serieus
( 41.2 hrs on record )
Posted: August 21, 2015
I played this game with my son so much when he was 3 years old. This game is very fun for a bowling game. Bowl for zombies rather than bowling pins and use special powerups to help with the process. There's one trick though, your opponent gets to place powerups that harm you such as a narrow lane, oil slicks, etc... Fun times on a twist to a simple casual bowling game.
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Nlwt
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 3, 2015
This game is certainly more enjoyable than I first thought it would be. Picked this up for a measly amount and I haven't been disappointed yet. As a big bowling fan, I wish there was a more realistic bowling game or simulator available on Steam, but this doesn't claim to be realistic (obviously) but it is enjoyable and can see myself racking up a few hours on it. The oppenents aren't too easy and put up a bit of a fight and the trick or treats make it interesting. Worth a buy I'd say.
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Pink Jun
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27, 2015
Almost like Left4Dead, but with bowling pins instead of baseball bats
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
Cheesey-Campy arcade bowling game, controls well though a bit too much control over the ball. Each game is won by proper use of power ups and hazards. Would be better if it could be controlled like Wii Sports Bowling.

Overally pretty cute, not bad at 90% off or less. Unless your dying for a bowling game.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 12, 2014
not worth the 9.99$ they're asking, but i got it on sale for about a buck and it was totally worth it. not a serious/realistic bowling game obviously, with the power ups that help you or hurt the opponent and ov course zombies from space...
i did get a few good hours out of it, and that's about all i'm asking for from a 1 dollar game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2015
So, this is a somewhat challenging game actually. Basically, a meteor lands in a cemetary and is the impetus for the dead rising from the grave. The only way to defeat them? Bowling, Obviously....sheesh. :)

Anyway, you basically bowl against a zombie, and all the pins are zombies. There are buffs you can gather and use (which include large balls, rockets, plunger guns, etc...), and also penalties you can pick up and use against your zmbie competitor. Of course, it also gets the same opportunities to use buffs and hit you with penalties. They include icy lanes, narrow lanes, obstacles, and so on.

Your goal? To win each match and move on the the next lane. You get a day and night for each lane, so you will bowl each twice. If you lose, you have to try again until you win.

You can adjust the position of release as well as the ball speed before/as you throw.

That is pretty much it. Although this probably doesnt sound all that impressive, the game is actually a lot of fun. I cant imagine a person playing it and deciding they didnt like it. It's just cute, good casual bowling. Also fit for all ages.

7/10
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 29, 2013
Do you like zombies? Yes?..Good!
Do you like bowling too? Yes? ..Ok!
And do you like little funny games? Yes?..
Then, Here we go and have fun with * Zombie Bowl-o-Rama! * :-)
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
Simple-minded fun to the max. Chances to win mostly depend on power-ups you get. Getting all the achievements is another fun side, since there is pretty much no story, although completing the free mode might be a ♥♥♥♥♥. This could really benefit from having an online multiplayer mode.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2015
12min of this game - all power-ups
https://youtu.be/-rIqP6k-rW4

your out bowling and the zombie apocalypse happened so what do you do?
replace the pins with zombies of course.
after you toss the ball you can sway it back and forth and the missed zombies will wander down the lane (they are no real threat).
this game is more about the power ups than your skill and there are tones of them about 25.
this adds a strategy angle to the game of when and if you should use a power up or save it for a particular hindrance or the final frame.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2015
I played this game with my son so much when he was 3 years old. This game is very fun for a bowling game. Bowl for zombies rather than bowling pins and use special powerups to help with the process. There's one trick though, your opponent gets to place powerups that harm you such as a narrow lane, oil slicks, etc... Fun times on a twist to a simple casual bowling game.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 22, 2014
Zombie Bowl-o-Rama is nothing special, but might pass some idle time while you're on a long conference call. It feels very much like a well-crafted mobile game. The game consists of you bowling down a lane full of zombies, overcoming obstacles and traps like water on the bowling lane and deploying tricks that you earn to improve your game. The controls are okay, but odd. You use the mouse to adjust the power behind your roll and then once the ball is out of your hands, you directly control its movement with the mouse -- moving left to right.

It's an idle-time amusement and little more. Not worth the price, but not a broken or terrible game. If you're into this kind of thing, I'd wait until it hit a buck or two before buying. That's about the price of a decent iPad game and that's about what this is.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 20, 2014
not as good as elf bowling but pretty good.
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
Best bowling game since GTA IV
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Weird and Suprisingly Enjoyable

This game is indeed very strange. Bowling and Zombies are not exactly the sort of things you would imagine would go well together and yet, here we are with 'Zombie Bowl-O-Rama' from Mumbo Jumbo, proving me totally wrong.

Why does it work so well? Its simple, it just adds so much crazy and fun to each scene, imagine chucking a giant lettuce against a bunch of disco dancing zombies or sending bees everywhere sliding a honey-ball across a icy path. It makes no sense but it happens to also be so playable too, simple controls keeping things very accessable.

As you can see I am slightly having issues with what to exactly say. I guess all I can say is 'Lets Go Bowling for Brains!'
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Fun little time waster. The power ups keep it interesting.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Decent bowling game. Good to kill some time.. Something you can pick up and leave at any time. Plus zombies. 10/10
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2014
this is an awesome game it's fun for everyone however the Multiplayer is on the same computer and I bought this game so me and my ONLINE friends could play it together and now that I have talked them into buying this game we cannot play it because it's same PC Multiplayer which would have been very helpful if it stated that before I bought the game. on the store site on Steam it clearly states Multiplayer it does not say same computer multiplayer.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Finished the game in 2 hours so I will not be writing a full review.
The graphics are fine, you can choose from 3 options- Low, Medium, High.
It's a bowling game... + Zombies + Powerups + Smooth gameplay = This game.
The A.I. Of the game is pretty easy, beat the story mode with loosing 1 or 2 times.
I suggest picking this game up when it's on sale. Fun short time waster.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23, 2014
Fun little time waster. The power ups keep it interesting and slightly more challenging. Overall not a very difficult game but seems to have a lot of levels to play.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2013
A nice acquisition to your everyday zombie themed games. It's one of a kind, not really sure where will you find another bowling game with zombies...from out of space.

Really casual, entertaining, with almost no bugs what so ever. Can keep you occupied for an hour or two (alone or with friends) with it's diversity of power-ups.

Well, due to being a simplistic game, has minimum of options and no difficulty settings what so ever...so the computer most of the times is rather incompetent so you won't have trouble winning a game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27, 2014
This game is really fun. The problem I had is that it is really short. More levels would have been awesome! Still really fun though. It's silly and entertaining.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2014
Heyyo, a decent bowling game... works for passing the time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 31, 2012
lol why do i have this game

why do i have 2 hours played
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