- Atari 2600
Move over, Wii Sports! Bowling is an early Atari game that simulates bowling by having players knock over as many pins as possible in 10 rounds. There are six variations on the levels, requiring you to change up your shots depending on the layout. The game can be played by yourself or with a friend, and serves as the first-ever bowling video game simulation. The game was designed by Larry Kaplan back when he worked for Atari. After releasing Bowling, Kaplan went on to co-found Activision, which became its own giant in the games industry.