We know what you’re thinking, and yes, you’re right. Nintendo Switch is known for many things but is it also known for having some pretty cool sports games like its brother console Wii U. Nintendo Switch Sports is one of the most popular Switch games that people are playing lately, bringing back childhood memories of the old sports games that many of us know and love. Having bowling balls stick to your hand might not help you get a strike, however.
Players of Nintendo Switch Sports players have been reporting these issues, with balls sticking and not flowing as they should. Some players went as far as even starting the hashtag #FreeTheBalls in replies to a player of Nintendo Switch Sports, @MCwreckshin on Twitter tweeted to Nintendo directly about the issue. During the recent summer update that took place a couple of weeks ago, this issue arose and has been happening since. @MCwreckshin even shared some footage of all the times it’s happened to them. Take a look at the tweet here:
Watching the video, you can see that nearly every time the player goes to throw the bowling ball, it remains stubbornly stuck to the avatar’s hand. After a few minutes, if you’re lucky, you can manage to throw it down the lane. Other times, it falls straight to the hardwood floor and disappoints the players. Bowling with a ball that doesn’t want to be bowled doesn’t sound like much fun, and it’s only a matter of time before the frustration manifests as a broken TV reminiscent of the Wii nunchuck incidents.
MCwreckshin isn’t the only player that has reported this type of issue either. Over on Reddit, sweeneytoadmusic created a thread in the Nintendo Switch Sports subreddit and others are replying and reporting the same or similar issues with the game.
Another user, scowley75, mentioned that the bowling ball seems to stick when trying to throw anything with a curve. Although, a different user, BoomerTheStar47 2 seems to have found a glitch that only happens when playing bowling online. It could be exclusively an online issue, and the user has since tested this theory offline. While they apparently encounter fewer issues, they still came across the same “sticky ball” problem.
There has also been a strange twist when it comes to another user, who is having the complete opposite problem–the ball doesn’t want to stick at all but instead wants to fly out of the player’s hand before they get a chance to even move or plan their throw.
Nintendo hasn’t replied or given any updates on the issue but we hope they will address it soon enough, so definitely try to keep an eye out if you plan to play this game soon, especially with a group.