Wii Will Rock You

Homer Simpson posited, “If horse racing is the sport of kings, then surely bowling is . . . a very good sport, as well.” What’s kept it from absolute perfection? How about shoe rentals, arm-straining equipment, blaring music, and seizure-inducing lights?

Nintendo’s Wii Sports changed the game forever. Using the motion-sensing Wii remote game controller, a simple sway of the arm and a flick of the wrist is enough to send a ball hurtling toward those troublesome pins. Heather’s Wild Hare sweetens the deal when it hosts the weekly Wii Bowling Tournament. Strike out every Wednesday when the virtual lanes open with a $5 buy-in and a winner-take-all cash prize. Non-kingpins can console themselves with $3 shots and Bud Lights.

Wednesdays, 9 p.m., 2007
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Jose Gonzalez