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Sonic Bowl is a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed ten-pin bowling alley currently operating in two Japanese locations: the Okayama City, Okayama Joypolis and Toyohashi, Aichi Sega Arena. The bowling alleys are similar to Western-style "Cosmic Bowling" alleys, with electronic score keeping, lights, and music going while teams play. Pro shops selling bowling equipment and balls are available in both locations, as well as ping-pong tables, billiard tables and electronic dart boards. Costs run ¥50-550 per game with a flat ¥300 shoe rental, with reduced rates for students; a billiards table costs ¥600 per hour, a ping-pong table ¥500 per 30 minutes and darts run ¥100 per game. The Toyohashi location hosts several bowling tournaments per year.
Many customers enjoyed the "theme" aspect the alley brought. Later added in 2010, the manager added many Sonic arcade games, such as:
These improved customer rate and more gamers came to the alley.