Bonder May 15, 2013 @ 7:27am
How in the world to get a strike on the first frame?
I have tried every way i can think of, straight, from one side, tight curve, shallow curve, break late, etc.... I cannot get a strike without a bonus treat used!! so I cant get the 280 nor the 300 achievement... anyone ever get those? wthhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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TheMonkofDestiny May 27, 2013 @ 5:00pm 
I thought it was rather impossible as well but managed to do it. It's mostly (if not entirely ALL) luck, so saying one technique would work over the other is a bit silly (IMO). I'd suggest that you just keep at it until you manage the first strike. After that, it's a bit of praying that you don't get screwed on power-ups/etc.
Bonder May 27, 2013 @ 6:12pm 
Originally posted by TheMonkofDestiny:
I thought it was rather impossible as well but managed to do it. It's mostly (if not entirely ALL) luck, so saying one technique would work over the other is a bit silly (IMO). I'd suggest that you just keep at it until you manage the first strike. After that, it's a bit of praying that you don't get screwed on power-ups/etc.
dang... ok thanks. Yeah its not so bad after getting some powerups, but you can get rough ones like barriers, still they can be overcome especially with plungers or rocket but.. yeah.
gonzotgreat23 Jul 30, 2013 @ 5:38pm 
Yeah, I haven't managed to pull off a strike in the first frame yet either.
Sysgen Jul 30, 2013 @ 8:18pm 
Same here. Can't pull a strike on the first frame no matter what.
Lord Bardolph Aug 9, 2013 @ 7:54am 
I tried. But no way.
Frozen Fry Sep 4, 2013 @ 4:43am 
Keep on trying guys, it seems impossible, there is no special tecnique, it's just pure luck. I made it on my fifth try (extremely lucky) and managed to bowl a 300.
Schneble1 Jan 17 @ 6:59am 
Just finished it. took me about 100 tries to just get a first (lucky) strike and then the god of powerups was with me!
LyndaSmiles Feb 5 @ 12:55am 
I can't get it either.
Jackknife Johnny (>NUTTER<) Feb 24 @ 12:58pm 
445 tries, god damn!
sfnhltb Mar 26 @ 3:05pm 
I didn't find getting strikes that bad, although I never worked out any way to increase the odds past just hitting the first three pins with the ball and hoping you got lucky - mainly in 7+10 getting kicked by other pins. I tried curling it in, bowling dead straight, trying to cut right across hard at the last moment, all seemed to occasionally work, but nothing seemed really any more likely than the others.

I probably got about 15 first ball strikes in all, over about 650 attempts (although many of those were quitting without bowling at all due to either no bonus being on the lane to pick up, or a trick was in play that meant getting a strike was effectively impossible), so I guess maybe about 1 in 30 balls I could get a strike with? Obviously if I was better (and less out of practise) with using the bonuses/avoiding the tricks I could have probably finished much earlier (like around attempt 40 when I missed a zombie with a pinball with 6 or 7 strikes done).
ted Apr 8 @ 6:54pm 
I just found an easy file edit you can do to make bowling a perfect game incredibly simple. If anyone would like a guide I could knock one up.

You can edit a few settings too like default zombie height, how big ice cubes should be, floor friction. It's pretty neat stuff.
a1_death Aug 24 @ 11:20pm 
I wonder if zombie type and pose (crouch, wave, etc.) affect your chance of knocking them.
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