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Capcom Bowling - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


This top-down view bowling game allows up to four players to compete. The trackball controls the aim and power of your throw and two buttons control the left and right hook respectively. There are graphic displays of turkeys, splits, gutters etc. and the game keeps track of scoring and high scores.

Capcom Bowling was produced by Capcom in 1988.

Capcom released 228 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1984. Capcom was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Capcom during the time period Capcom Bowling was produced include: Bionic Commando, Black Dragon, 1943 Kai - Midway Kaisen, 1943: The Battle Of Midway, Avengers, Daimakaimura, F-1 Dream, CP System I, Forgotten Worlds, and Ghouls 'n Ghosts


Name Capcom Bowling
Developer Capcom (Japan)
Year 1988
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7267
Class Wide Release
Genre Sports
Conversion Class JAMMA
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 4
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Trackball: Optical
  • Buttons: 2 - Left Hook|Right Hook
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Capcom Bowling Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

There is a similar version of the game called Coors Light Bowling that has slightly different graphics. The machine can be setup to dispense tickets and also has an option to display 'Risque graphics'.

Capcom Bowling KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.66 (5 votes)

Fun Factor: 4.20

Overall Like 4.25
Fun (Social) 4.50
Fun (Solo) 4.25
Collector Desire 3.75

Technical Rating: 3.75

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.50
Originality 4.25
Sound/Music 4.25

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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About the first 1000 boards were silkscreened with the game's working title Beer Frame Bowling. The game was never released under that title, though, due to the distribution deal made with Capcom.

Cabinet Information

While the vast majority of Capcom Bowling cabinets are conversions, a dedicated cabinet was produced in very small quantities. The cabinet was made from birch plywood and featured larger, painted on side art. The dedicated control panel contained a larger marbled trackball and a different overlay. All the dedicated cabinets were shipped with a ticket dispenser door althtough the dispenser itself was optional.


A conversion to Bowl-O-Rama, by Exit Entertainment requires two EPROM changes (game and sound) and the installation of a small "turbo board". This modification allows up to five players and features a choice of Flash-O-Matic and Black Jack in addition to regulation bowling. The upgrade also features many new animations.


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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Capcom Bowling Census

There are 14,823 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,875 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 168 known instances of this machine owned by Capcom Bowling collectors who are active members. Of these, 44 of them are original dedicated machines. 70 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 54 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 12 active VAPS members with a Capcom Bowling machines for sale. There are 8 active VAPS members with a Capcom Bowling circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There are 2 active VAPS members currently looking for Capcom Bowling.

This game ranks a 49 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 3 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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