If you have been to an arcade store then you know what it feels like to land a perfect shot. The same is with this application as you still feel the same satisfaction. For those of you not in the know, the goal of the game is to score as many points by rolling balls up a slope and into holes with different point values based on the difficulty. You start off with 9 balls which is plenty for if you miss a couple shots.
There are two control types that utilize the iPhone very well. The first has you flicking your finger on the runway in the direction of where you want the ball to go. The speed of the ball depends on how fast your hand goes which feels precise and easy to use. The other utilizes the accelerometer as you hold a finger down and flick your iPhone in the same way you would in a real arcade shop. While this may seem more fun, it isn't all that accurate. For some this may add a new challenge but for those wanting to reach the top leaderboards, I would not suggest using it.
Rather than just having the traditional feel, thhey added score multipliers that really add another challenge. After rolling a few balls, a yellow glowing light will appear out of a random hole. If you make it in, you earn a score multiplier that really adds up. Also, on your last ball the game turns into slow-mo to add a dramatic feel. While it is unique, there should be an option to turn it off since some people want to play continues games.
There isn't much of a reason to play if there aren't any rewards right? Fortunately Skee-ball has a loot store with 80 unique items that randomly rotate with every visit. You can purchase different balls to roll, to random things like food. You can check up on your loot in the "loot" section on the main menu. It shows you all the things you have earned in an organized fashion which is great for those wanting to show off. You can also press on one of your loots and click "Brag to a Friend" to e-mail someone to show off your achievement.