10th Frame is the most advanced bowling game for the 64, you can choose between open play or league mode, where you play in teams with each 4 members. Altogether 8 persons can take part in one game. There are 3 different skill levels and the steering is quite intelligent. At last you can even print out the competition's results on your printer!







Commodore 64

© 1986 Access Software  

NTSC / PAL

Disk / Tape
















1 to 8 Players

Joystick in Port 2

















Written by Roger Carver and Bruce Carver

Graphics by Brent Erickson

















Released in October 1986


















Imported to Europe
on Tape and Disk by
U.S. Gold in October 1986

















Original Price £9.99 (tape) / £14.99 (disk)



















Re-released on Tape by Kixx in 198?


















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Manual



10TH FRAME
(c) 1986 ACCESS Software Inc.

SETTING UP GAMEPLAY:
Up to 8 players can play. 
If you select League Play press [L] or [O] for select Open Bowling. 

If league play is selected you will have to supply the following
information: Team names, Number of players, Players' names and
ability and Number of games to play (up to 5). 

If Open Bowling is selected you will have to supply the following 
information: Number of players, Players' names and ability and Number
of games to play. 


ENTERING PLAYER NAMES AND ABILITY:
Type name of player and press [RETURN/ENTER]. Then select ability
level by pressing [K] for Kids, [A] for Amateur or [P] for Professional.
A description of each level follows: 

KIDS - Designed for children (4 - 8). Speed of ball is automatically
set and the ball will head for straight where it is aimed with no hook. 

AMATEUR - Beginner's level. Thows are affected by the selected speed 
setting and amount of hook put on the ball. 

PROFESSIONAL - Advanced level. Accuracy in using speed/hook indicator
is critical. Errors create poor throws. 


PLAYING THE GAME:

AIMING YOUR THROW:
Position both bowler and "mark". Push joystick FORWARD to activate
"mark" and position it by moving joystick LEFT/RIGHT. Position bowler
by pulling BACK on the joystick to deactivate "mark" then move joystick
LEFT/RIGHT. 

THROWING THE BALL:
Set the speed and throw the ball straight or with a hook. It requires
timing and concentration to be viewed using the Speed/Hook Indicator. 

To start approach press FIRE button. To set speed release FIRE button
when indicator reaches desired zone. 

Releasing button at the bottom gives you minimum speed. When the button
is released the setting you have chosen is locked on the indicator. 

Set hook by pressing Fire when indicator is in hook zone. 


SCOREBOARD:
When each player bowls, a line score appears on the top portion of the
screen and shows the last five frames' scores. An overall scoreboard
appears after bowlers have competed a frame. Press FIRE button to resume
play after the scoreboard. 


BOWLING STRATEGIES:
No matter whether you bowl a straight or hook shot, the best position
to aim for is the pockets between the front 3 pins for your initial shot. 


BOWLING FOR SPARES:
To be successful you must be able to make spares that is to knock down
any pins left after your first ball with the second ball. 


SCORING:
A game consists of 10 frames. A strike counts 10 pins with the first
ball plus a total number of pins knocked down by the following 2 balls
(shown as [] on scoreboard). A spare counts as 10 pins, plus the number
of pins the bowler knocks down with the first ball in the next frame.
(Spare shown as > on scoreboard.) 

When a bowler fails to make a strike or a spare, only the knocked down
pins count and no scoring is carried over to the next frame. A perfect
game is 12 consecutive strikes to score a maximum of 300. This includes
1 strike for each of the 10 frames plus 1 strike for each of the 2 extra,
or bonus chances the bowles receives for scoring a strike in the 10th FRAME. 


ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

ABORT GAME:
Return to "Select" screen at any time by pressing [/]. 
REPLAY FEATURE:
To restart at first frame without changing names, etc., press [P] from
"Select" screen. 

AUTOMATIC DEMO:
If left for one minute computer will demo. Press [D] from "Select" screen
to start manually. 


(c) 1986 ACCESS Software Inc. All rights reserved.











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Hi-Scores


Open Bowling - any skill
1. 258 Spider Wörth a.d. Donau PAL
2. 238 Dejuhra Bad Sobernheim PAL
3. 224 Snowflake Berlin PAL
4. 219 Mike Rupprecht Bremerton, WA PAL
5. 212 Rough Kirchseeon
6. 202 Stig Remnes Kristiansand PAL
7. 176 Taxim Essen PAL



Open Bowling - Kids - 1 Game
1. 212 Rough Kirchseeon



Open Bowling - Kids - 5 Games
1. 957 Rough Kirchseeon PAL VICE



Open Bowling - Amateur - 1 Game
1. 219 Mike Rupprecht Bremerton, WA



Open Bowling - Pro - 1 Game
1. 208 Mike Rupprecht Bremerton, WA
2. 202 Stig Remnes Kristiansand PAL