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Bowling / Micro Match  rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3rating is 3

This cartridge offers two games: Bowling and Micro Match

This game is one of the earliest bowling videogame released, along with the RCA Studio II version (1977), the Fairchild Channel F bowling (1978) and the Atari VCS (1978). All of them seem to have been inspired by the first bowling arcade videogame Robot Bowl (1977).

You can play Bowling for the APF-1000 with up to 4 players. Like the other bowling games of the time, your ball is moving constantly back and forth and you must decide when you want to throw it by pressing the fire button at the right moment. There is no way to put hook effect on the ball here.

Micro Match
Micro Match is a memory game. The object of the game is to match the hidden object or word with a similar object or word. If you guess correctly, the squares will disappear from the screen and you go again.

Here again you can play with up to 4 players. There are 5 different game modes, from the easiest to the hardest, depending on what you must find (colors, patterns or words) and how many items (pairs or triplex)


    Bowling / Micro Match was inspired by Robot Bowl (Arcade)
    Bowling / Micro Match is related to Bowling (Fairchild Channel F)
    Bowling / Micro Match is related to Bowling (RCA Studio II) (RCA Studio II)
    Bowling / Micro Match is related to Concentration Match (MPT-02 systems)


title screen

menu / options
how many players ?




Micro Match

Micro Match - word pairs

Micro Match - design pairs

Micro Match - color-box triplex

Micro Match - word triplex

Micro Match - design triplex




Cartridge side label


Gameplay video

 Chronogamer blog - review of the game



year of release 1978
companies APF Electronics
type game
media cartridge
systems APF MP1000 systems
number of players 1 - 4 players (alternate)
staff unknown
tags bowling, memory game, mind games, sport

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Not a bad game. The bowling is colourful and very playable, though there is no hook effect. Micro Match offers enough options to enjoy.

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