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Gamer Shows Off Wii Bowling Ball We Never Knew Existed

by : Cameron Frew on : 11 Jun 2021 12:21
Gamer Shows Off Wii Bowling Ball We Never Knew Existed@jmjustin6/TikTok/WatchmeplayNintendo/YouTube

Think you were a pro at Wii Sports? Think again, because you probably didn’t have this bowling ball accessory. 

Back in 2006, Wii-mania took over the world. Families and friends went head-to-head at tennis, bowling, golf, boxing and baseball, with fiery emotions, triumphs and countless TVs shattered by flung remotes.

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Even today, it holds up as a fun game. However, were you a casual Wii player, or were you among the hardcore who owned a full-on bowling ball?

Check out the bowling ball in the video below: 

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TikTok user @jmjustin6 showed off CTA Digital’s Bowling Ball, with adjustable holes for any size of finger. There’s no electrics, it’s just a plastic ball with two wrist straps and buttons to operate the remote after it’s placed inside.

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When it was first released, the manufacturers pitched it as ‘turning every Wii experience into a perfect 300… this ultra-realistic accessory allows you to mimic all the critical motions a striking performance requires’.

The ball weighs just more than 1lb, so you can have ‘all of the fun, without the fatigue’ of a real ball. Of course, there’s a key difference: like the remote, you shouldn’t let the ball go.

Did you own the Wii bowling ball? (@jmjustin6/TikTok)@jmjustin6/TikTok

Since being posted, the TikTok has amassed more than three million views, with thousands of comments from people who’d never seen such an accessory before. ‘This was a thing… I needed this when I was younger I’m upset now,’ one user wrote. ‘I thought I was a pro with the diamond ball,’ another commented.

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Many Wii-owners also had the cheap accessory pack, with golf clubs and bats you could attach to the end of the remote – but this is a different league. ‘No game will ever go as hard as Wii bowling,’ one wrote.

Catch this strike, chump!

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Cameron Frew

After graduating from Glasgow Caledonian University with an NCTJ and BJTC-accredited Multimedia Journalism degree, Cameron ventured into the world of print journalism at The National, while also working as a freelance film journalist on the side, becoming an accredited Rotten Tomatoes critic in the process. He's now left his Scottish homelands and taken up residence at UNILAD as a journalist.

Topics: Gaming, Now, Tech, Technology, TikTok

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