Monkey Ball Bowling was released in 2003 and is based on the Bowling minigames from Super Monkey Ball, Super Monkey Ball 2 and Super Monkey Ball Jr. Each Monkey has their own weight, meaning their spin and power levels are unique.
In normal mode, Monkey Ball Bowling is structured like a standard game. There are 10 sets of pins which the player must try to knock over. At the end, the player's score is recorded and added to a saved list.
In Challenge mode, the player is given 12 shots and must knock down 10 different formations of pins. The player can choose which pattern to attempt at any time, but once one formation has been completed, it cannot be selected again during that game. At the end, the score is recorded and added to a saved list.