Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto IV Achievements

Gobble Gobble

Score 3 strikes in a row, a turkey, in 10-pin bowling.  

A great tip for the three strikes in a row (Bowling) which always works, is the following:

  • Choose a Half-Time or a Full-Time Game, it doesn't matter.
  • Go to the left (first) lane.
  • Wait till Niko gets the ball in his hands.
  • Hold the to the left, till Niko does two whole steps to the left.
  • Press to get into shooting position.
  • Push the down for one second (if you bring it back too soon, you will throw the ball too fast and you won't get the strike), then push it back up. When pushing it forward, try to push it straight up, and just a hair to the right.
  • Repeat two more times in a row.

**Can be done after completing story mode**

Rate this achievementAverage Rating (Based on 7 votes)
User Comments
Comment #1 by EndgamemagnetiC
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 @ 09:53:35 PM

The above comment totally works. I had my ps3 ages ago and tried this one for
ages and never got it. Thanks to this comment, it was the second achievement I

Comment #2 by Ghost117
Sunday, April 03, 2011 @ 11:47:31 AM

The trick does work, but i might take a game or two. It took me three. Also if you take olonly take one step to left you will hit the pins on the right side instead of the left.

Comment #3 by a hippyslayer
Friday, April 22, 2011 @ 01:26:59 PM

This worked but I found 1 second too long to hold the stick back. It worked for me when I counted one thousand one, and at the one have the stick pushed back to the top

Comment #4 by Jeepers Mimi
Thursday, April 28, 2011 @ 06:19:56 PM

The trick works awesome!! Got in the first 6 frames. Thanks. didn't think I'd ever get it.

Comment #5 by monleypunk28
Wednesday, May 04, 2011 @ 12:16:39 AM

i remember my friend randomly got me this one :D lol i didn't even know
he was playing GTA4

Comment #6 by Deathbystustu
Thursday, May 26, 2011 @ 09:17:57 PM

i have the ballad of gay tony and lost and damned downloadable content disc and on the map it doesnt show where the bowling area acctually is, can anyone help?

Comment #7 by starwarsfan0402
Saturday, July 02, 2011 @ 08:24:00 PM

the bowling ally is by the carnival

Comment #8 by MarkedMan202
Thursday, July 14, 2011 @ 07:39:27 PM

Go with Stentorian br again on this one. I personally dislike this achievement. I wish I could take that turkey, shoot it in the face, and serve it to my family on Thanksgiving. Hey but that's just me talking, you know? Ha Ha

Comment #9 by Aneurysm
Monday, August 01, 2011 @ 04:31:47 AM

I tried "the trick" unsuccessfully in the original GTA IV... then I popped in lost & damned and got it after a few tries. maybe its easier in the DLC?

Comment #10 by Iceskater101
Sunday, August 07, 2011 @ 01:34:32 PM

can you just get this achievement by yourself?
You don't need to be on a date right?

Comment #11 by Derm
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 04:47:13 AM

I spent ages on the second last lane and couldn't even get one strike
I came back later and tried it on the last one at got it straight away

Comment #12 by Im Doing Work
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 @ 01:46:09 PM

Would you be able to do this on The Ballad of Tony too?

Comment #13 by Spaceman Jdog
Tuesday, August 23, 2011 @ 09:47:48 PM

The right stick controls the speed you throw the ball and throwing it too fast will mess you up, so like everyone says, give it a little pause before you push it forward and it will slow the ball down a little and then it is easy to get the achievement.

Comment #14 by Legolas
Friday, September 23, 2011 @ 02:29:36 AM

Finally got it. But it was bloody anoying!! Grr

Comment #15 by JONTHERIPPER05
Thursday, September 29, 2011 @ 06:29:18 PM

This and the One Hundred-Eighty was the toughest for me but i soon got the One hundres Eighty achievement btw i'll try your way Stentorian i hope your plan works wish me luck

Comment #16 by Pood Go Burger
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 @ 05:09:18 AM

I might be up all night even with these tips..

Comment #17 by Jubes
Wednesday, January 25, 2012 @ 12:20:48 AM

thanks Stentorian that worked great

Comment #18 by Xfalling DeathX
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 06:33:23 PM

I got 5 in a row. I suggest half a second

Comment #19 by Death4life
Friday, February 10, 2012 @ 05:08:55 AM

I've gotten this twice before. Last time I tried 30 times in a row with Roman finna;;y I got a turkey. I mean its hard I kept getting two strikes in a row then a spare ? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

I'm gonna hate going for this again. :(

Comment #20 by stevgant
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @ 01:01:57 PM

Just bowled a perfect game by using the first poster's method. No achievement for four turkeys in one game though lol. Thx Stentorian.

Comment #21 by Happysarg
Monday, March 26, 2012 @ 10:36:27 PM

This is actually harder then it looks i guess i just need to put more time into it.

Comment #22 by RKL
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 10:09:27 PM

this achievement is ridiculous!

Comment #23 by b diddy237
Tuesday, April 17, 2012 @ 03:23:37 AM

Thanks for the tip. I thought I would never complete this one.

Comment #24 by LBTroll
Friday, April 27, 2012 @ 06:06:52 AM

Youtube has some good videos on how to get this.

Comment #25 by rulethis89
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 @ 04:57:48 AM

took 4 games but did it. the tips really worked, just needed to slow the right analogy stick down, was doing it way too fast.

Comment #26 by Zen003
Thursday, July 19, 2012 @ 09:20:31 PM

Wooow,thanks a lot! This one was an thought one

Comment #27 by Hydra Tomix
Friday, August 10, 2012 @ 09:25:31 AM

I always get 2 strikes and then, on the third ball, I have one pin standing. lol

Comment #28 by grab a munch
Saturday, September 01, 2012 @ 10:29:13 AM

THE TOP COMMENT SAYS "the comment above totally works"
and everyone else agrees .... so what the fuck was that top comment

Comment #29 by BriceXD
Monday, September 24, 2012 @ 02:18:01 AM

Yea, all the comments i read are just talking about some magical trick that "the above comment" said. Top comment says "the comment above totally works " ... wish i knew what it was

Comment #30 by GuitarMark93
Monday, October 01, 2012 @ 11:28:02 AM

I got it with the first three balls following this tutorial

The other tip I have seen is to:
Pick up the ball,
Take two steps to the left,
Press A,
Pull back on the R stick and hold it fr one second before slowly pushing it forward.

Good luck!

Comment #31 by lebows
Wednesday, January 02, 2013 @ 11:51:49 PM

After reading all of the tips and watching the Youtube videos on this, I could not get more than 1 strike at a time. Finally I figured out that you have to be in the furthest Left lane for this to work. The lane 2nd from the left will not work for the 2 steps left, 1 second back approach.

After switching lanes, unlocked the achievement in 3 throws.

Comment #32 by rheddpheonix
Thursday, March 14, 2013 @ 10:41:00 PM

Watched a couple of YouTube videos, and read lots of the tips on here, but I found that I just got completely lucky. All three strikes came in the tenth frame, and all while having a five year old hit the controller.

Just gotta hang in there!

Comment #33 by oORachaelDeeOo
Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 05:22:17 AM

Pick up the ball,
Take two steps to the left,
Press A,
Pull back on the R stick and hold it fr one second before slowly pushing it forward.

Comment #34 by Jake0874
Sunday, July 28, 2013 @ 02:27:10 AM

Fuck this cheevo

Comment #35 by ConnorBrett
Tuesday, August 20, 2013 @ 07:40:21 AM

This achievement gave me cancer.

Comment #36 by Violent Jmann
Monday, August 24, 2015 @ 12:13:26 AM

I finally got it. I got to say that I'm fucking grateful that it wasn't for a full fucking game.

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Game Info
Rockstar North
Rockstar Games


US April 29, 2008
Europe April 29, 2008
Japan October 30, 2008

Resolution: 720p
Sound: Dolby 5.1 Surround
Players: 1
Online Players : 16
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