Click Here to visit our Sponsor
The Latest News ! The History of Computing The Magazine Forums Collectors corner Have Fun there ! Buy books and goodies
  Click here to loginLogin Click here to send a link to this page to a friendTell a FriendTell us what you think about this pageRate this PageMistake ? You have mr info ? Click here !Add Info     Search    
Browse computer museumBrowse pong museum


C64 maze generator T-shirts!

see details
Ready prompt T-shirts!

see details
Spiral program T-shirts!

see details
BASIC code T-shirts!

see details
Pixel Deer T-shirts!

see details
Pak Pak Monster T-shirts!

see details
Vector ship T-shirts!

see details
Shooting gallery T-shirts!

see details
Pixel adventure T-shirts!

see details
Breakout T-shirts!

see details

M > MISC > Arcade video games  > Software list > Software detail

Meadow Lanes  

This is one of the first Bowling arcade video games, coming just after Robot Bowl by Exidy released at the begining of the same year. The only bowling game released as early as 1977 for a home console is the RCA Studio II version.

It seems like Meadows Games copied directly (and obviously) Robot Bowl, but doing the impossible: designing graphics even cruder than those of Robot Bowl.

Apart from that, the gameplay is exactly the same. To play the game (1 or 2 players), you have to move the bowler into position, bowl the ball fast or slow, and then hook the ball left or right.

In opposition to most other early Bowling games released later, you place your bowler where you want. Sadly this tend to make the game much too easy, strikes being fairly easy to achieve. Other games usually move automatically your bowler (or ball) continueously from left to right, challenging the player to throw the ball at the right moment.


    Meadow Lanes was inspired by Robot Bowl (Arcade)


title screen
insert coin

menu / options

let's start a one player game


end of game

2 players game


player 2 won

 detailed info on Killer List of Video Games
 detailed info on The Arcade Flyer Archive

Related Ebay auctions in real time - click to buy yours

year of release 1977
companies Meadows Games
type game
media arcade cabinet
systems Arcade
number of players 1 - 2 players (alternate)
staff unknown
tags bowling, sport

Click here to go to the top of the page   
Contact us | members | about | donate old-systems | FAQ
OLD-COMPUTERS.COM is hosted by - NYI (New York Internet) -