"Polar Bowler" is a simple game in which players launch a polar bear in an inner tube down an icy lane to knock down bowling pins. Control the bear's motion and dodge stalagmites and other obstacles using the left and right arrow buttons on the computer keyboard.
Collect power ups and inner tubes with special properties to help pass more difficult levels. These special items can be found within the game, or they can be purchased for an additional cost. As the game progresses, each level gets harder and more complex. High scores unlock other characters, including a walrus, a penguin, a snowman, an Eskimo and Santa Claus. This game is appropriate for all ages
The original version of this game was released in 2004 to be played on computers equipped with the Windows operating system. The most recent PC version, "Polar Bowler: 1st Frame," was released in 2013, still only for Windows computers. In 2014, Wild Tangent released a new version of "Polar Bowler: 1st Frame" for Android tablets and smartphones. The Android version incorporates a two-player option as well as the traditional one-player version. The mobile version also allows players to collect achievements and enables players to add bumpers to the bowling lanes.