Virtua Bowling simulates a game of ten pin bowling for up to four players. For this game, players can select the gender of the bowler, which hand to bowl with and what weight of bowling ball to use. During the gameplay, players position where the bowlers stands, the angle to bowl and the push power against the ball within a time limit of 12 seconds. The player can also perform curve bowls to cover more of the alley. There are five bowling rounds that make up a frame. If a player racks up enough points, they qualify to enter the second frame. Earning enough points during the second frame, grants the player access to the Special Frames, in which the player must knock down a set number of pins in the alley in one go. When all frames are finished, the game is over.