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Bowling Ball (Dead Rising)
Dead rising Bowling Ball
Type Melee
Uses 30 hits
Location SporTrance
Kokonutz Sports Town
North Plaza
Paradise Plaza
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The Bowling Ball is a weapon in Dead Rising. It is a heavy ball used in a game of bowling. This weapon can be used to smash the zombies' skulls open. When thrown (Hold Tright and press X), Frank West tosses it as though he were bowling.

It's durability can be increased by using the Entertainment or Sports books.


  • Primary: Tap the 360 X button button to swing the bowling ball in a downward strike. This attack is capable of crushing a target's head, causing an instant kill.
  • Thrown: Hold down the Righttrigger trigger to go into aim mode and press the 360 X button button to roll the bowling ball forward. This attack is capable of knocking down a target.


  • In beta versions of the game, The bowling ball had a unique "Bowling pin knockdown" sound affect when hitting zombies. This was removed from the final version.
Dead rising bowling ball north plaza (3)
*One of the empty stores in North Plaza has several pylons (traffic cones) set up like bowling pins, with two bowling balls ready to be used.
  • The achievement Strike is earned by rolling the ball into a crowd of zombies and knocking ten of them over.


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