Every weekend, Windows Central livestreams an Xbox One or Steam game for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers! We call this show Saturday Game School, because learning about new games is always fun.
Tonight on Mixer, we played Crazy Strike Bowling EX, the arcade-style bowling game from Corecell. Read on for quick impressions and contest winners.
Crazy Strike Bowling EX
The first arcade-style bowling game for Xbox One is finally here: Crazy Strike Bowling EX. The bowling mechanics are nice and simple. First, you adjust your bowler's stance and direction. Then you stop a meter to set the power of your strike and stop another meter to adjust the aim. Time everything right and you're bound to score strikes and spares.
Crazy Strike Bowling EX has several ways to play. You can play a normal game of bowling in Classic Exhibition, or take on Crazy Exhibition with obstacles and power-ups thrown into the mix. Challenge gives you lots of tough challenges to work through, and Battle lets up to four local players compete to knock down the most pins.
To go with the arcade gameplay, Crazy Strike Bowling EX features colorful anime-style characters and environments. The seven playable characters include three boys, three girls, and a bear. All can be customized with unique clothing and accessories in the Locker Room.
It might not be the most impressive game visually, but Crazy Strike Bowling EX is colorful and fun. Watch us play before you tie on your shoes and head to the bowling alley!
Crazy Strike Bowling EX costs $12.99.
We streamed Crazy Strike Bowling EX for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 10 game codes:
- 10 Crazy Strike Bowling EX for Xbox One
See the contest winners at the end of this story.
How to watch Mixer livestreams
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You can follow our channel at Mixer.com/WindowsCentral. From there, you'll be able to watch the stream and participate in chat directly from any web browser, including the Windows Phone browsers.
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- First, follow our channel.
- Now select your profile from the top-right corner of the screen.
- Pick the Account option near the bottom of the menu.
- Go to the Notifications tab.
- Make sure Send me important email updates on the Mixer platform is enabled. This option is labeled deceptively, but it's required for all forms of email notifications.
- Click or tap the Email box next to our channel name until a check appears. That's it!
- We highly recommend that you set a recurring alarm on your phone. Our weekend stream always starts at the same time (9 PM Eastern/6 PM Pacific), so the phone reminder can be very helpful.
Want to know what's next for Windows Central's weekend Mixer programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9 PM Eastern (8 PM Central, 6 PM Pacific, 1 AM GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):
- July 15: To be announced!
We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.
These viewers bowled a perfect game and won the trophy!
Tonight's prizes provided by Corecell Technology. Thanks also to our stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!
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