Paw Patrol Pup Pals Bowlercade Review (Jakks Pacific)

Paw Patrol Pup Pals Bowlercade
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What It Is

The Paw Patrol Pup Pals Bowlercade from Jakks Pacific is an electronic bowling set featuring Paw Patrol graphics, and fun sound effects. A plastic mat featuring seven pups - Skye, Rocky, Zuma, Chase, Marshall, Rubble, and Everest - rolls out for kids to roll the yellow plastic ball down. To get started, you'll need two AA batteries, which are not included. Then turn the switch to the ON position. A clip from the Paw Patrol theme song is supposed to play but we seem to have a faulty unit. Nevertheless, the switch also activates the realistic bowling sound effects that you'll hear as you play. Manually lower and reset the pins with the blue lever. Each of the six pins features an image of a different Paw Patrol pup. Just like traditional bowling, kids roll the bowl down the lane in an attempt to knock down, or in this case, knock up - the pins. Thanks to gravity there is a ball return so you don't have to retrieve the ball each time. We found that often times when you hit one pin, all the pins go up but we don't think kids will mind. It makes it that much easier to get a strike, and win the game. 

Is It Fun?

This electronic bowling set introduces preschoolers to the game of bowling while engaging with favorite television characters. While the unit in this video did not work properly, other units should play the Paw Patrol theme song, which is very popular amongst kids who love the show. Designed for young children, it's not too difficult to hit the pins, and realistic bowling sounds add to the fun. 

Who It’s For

The Paw Patrol Pup Pals Bowlercade was designed for kids ages 4 years old and up. It will appeal to fans of the Nickelodeon series, Paw Patrol.

What To Be Aware Of

Some assembly is required but we found it easy to do in just a few minutes. To get started, you must roll out the plastic mat. It is not attached that securely at the top so we suggest rolling it out carefully.  Two AA batteries are required but not included. Turn the switch to the ON position for sounds. A clip from the Paw Patrol theme song is supposed to play but our game did not work properly. Manually lower and reset the pins with the blue lever. We found that often times when you hit one pin, all the pins go up but we don't think kids will mind. It makes it that much easier to get a strike. There is a gravity fed ball return. It does not work every time - the ball may get stuck behind the pins - but it worked often enough that we did not find it frustrating.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    Easy


    2 AA batteries required