Wii Bowling Ball

Brought to my attention via The Register, it seems that CTA Digital, taking the pursuit of Wii Sports realism a bit too far, has created a Wii remote attachment available in the form of a bowling ball.

Bowling for... what exactly?

Bowling for... what exactly?

You put your Wii remote in the ball and… well, I’ll use their description:

Once the remote is set inside, plug the three holes with your fingers, as you would a bowling ball. Lastly, make sure to wear the wrist strap securely around your wrist, this will prevent the ball from accidently flying out of your hand, and you are ready to bowl virtual strikes like a Pro!

How you actually use the controls through the three holes is a bit difficult for me to visualize.

What is not difficult to visualize however is that Wii remote bowling ball flying across the room and striking your TV, Wii, or anything else down range.  There is no doubt that CTA Digital has had that same mental image given some of the wording in their product description.

CTA Digital, Inc. will NOT be liable for any damage to your TV, home appliances, and/or accidents caused by these accessories.

USE EXTREME CAUTION WHEN USING THIS PRODUCT. CTA DIGITAL, INC IS NOT AND WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE BOWLING BALL ATTACHMENT

Still, you have to hand it to the team at CTA Digital for trying to bring back some of the early thrill of Wii gaming by coming up with a device that is bound to go flying across the room!

Now about that Wii Fit skateboard attachment….


6 thoughts on “Wii Bowling Ball

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  2. Ogrebears

    …even if the ball is plastic and not heavy , i can see wrist injuries from really pretend to bowl, letting the ball go and having the force of the ball swing from the wrist strap and hitting you somewhere else.

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  3. smakendahed

    I’m going to start investing in TVs… I suspect people will be buying a bunch more if they get that thing.

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  4. Saylah

    Wii bowling is my favorite of the Wii sports games and a simulated bowling ball isn’t necessary. The wii remote senses with great accuracy how you’re throwing the ball. The same results I get when I really bowl, happen in wii bowling based on how execute the swing.

    I was stunned that my hook was replicated even with the wii and have to practice the same control I do at the bowling lanes. The one game I have trouble with using the standard remote is golfing. I looked into attachments but none of them are as long a real club. I find it very hard simulating a swing with just the remote in hand.

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  5. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Yes, I have noticed the same thing. When I bowl, I tend to rotate my hand as I release the ball, which causes a serious hook if I don’t control it. The Wii picked up this habit and duplicated it just the way it happens to me in real life.

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