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This article refers to a specific weapon in the Crash racing games. For other uses of bombs, see Bomb.

Bowling bombs are a weapon used by the racers in the racing games Crash Team Racing, Crash Nitro Kart, and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled. Unlike the Homing Missile, a bowling bomb rolls in a straight line until it hits a wall or another kart. Racers can even fire the bowling bomb backwards as a surprise attack on incoming racers. Players can manually detonate a bowling bomb by pressing the weapon button, a tactic that works if the bomb just barely misses the opponent's kart. Sometimes players can get 3 bowling bombs from a single weapon crate, though no more than one bowling bomb can be used at a time.

When juiced up (i.e. 10 Wumpa Fruit have been collected by the player), the explosion radius of the bowling bomb becomes bigger, allowing racers to blast multiple karts with one roll. The bowling bomb is the main weapon of choice for boss racer Pinstripe in Crash Team Racing and Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, who rolls them backwards to prevent the player from passing him. They are also used by the final boss Nitros Oxide in CTR, and the final boss Emperor Velo in Crash Nitro Kart. There is also a cheat code in CTR that gives the player an infinite supply of bowling bombs.



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