Everyone who's been to a midway knows the format of skee-ball; for a couple bucks you ramp some wooden balls into scoring targets in order to get tickets to exchange for prizes. A new game for Android, Ball-Hop Bowling, recreates the whole experience, rip-off and all.
Like real skee-ball, Ball-Hop Bowling is a quick experience; your nine balls seem like a lot, but they can be blown through extremely quick. However, your score can be augmented in a number of ways by hitting certain targets: power-ups that will multiply your score, give you an extra ball, or give you extra tickets float around the play area, shifting once you've gotten one of them. Once a game is finished, you're rewarded with a number of tickets, but the system's not without its flaws.
But that's okay: Ball-Hop Bowling offers a way to buy these skins with actual money, mostly for $0.99. It also gives you the option of a "time saver" unlock, which gives you all present and future DLC right away. This is a disparaging $5.99, which seems like a lot to pay for just skins.
Notably, the ad that cuts off the game's title screen, can interfere with your finger-flicking, and it advertises an iOS game, to boot.
I'm still going to give Ball-Hop Bowling a half-hearted recommendation, as it's free, the physics are pretty fun and it's really easy to go "one more game!" It's definitely something very easy to pick up, and is playable in short bursts.