Reviews and Problems with Pinball Classics: Gottlieb Collection
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Stuart Howard, amazon.co.uk
17 August 2011
Summary: Great pinball game! Loads of real tables to play on plus a few mini games! Very realistic to play i love this game. I highly recommend for those who love a laugh with mates trying to beat each others scores : )
Summary: I saw this game (aka 'pinball hall of fame' = US version?) and as a pinball fan of old, having taken many machines round the clock in my misspent youth, I just had to get it. There are 2 different play modes (Practice Arcade & Gottlieb Challenge), 11 tables, and a few novelty games. You start with a few tables to play, but you can unlock the others as you achieve the various table goals, or else earn tokens to spend (but these soon run out!!).
great graphics, below average playability, very predictable
Roger Stockburger "rogersto", amazon.co.uk
13 September 2007
Summary: Used to play black hole and genie the real pinballs as a kid and saw this game and thought WOO HOO !! Whilst the game has fantastic graphics and the gameplay in terms of ball movement is quite realistic and fun, it's nothing like the real game. With Genie, the outcome of way too many shots are way too predictable.
Summary: And that's mainly down to the table selection. The only real problem with this game, camera choices aside, (after a bit you'll probably end up using 3 & 1 on rotated)are the actual tables they've chosen to emulate. The tables are emulated perfectly - no quibble there, but they are older 'classic' tables. And thus are not generally over burdened with multiballs, features and extras. It's a very good game and any pinball fan would be happy with it.
Summary: I have loved pinball for a long time and over the years have owned a number of real tables (in fact I nearly bought Black Hole, one of the tables emulated here). I was enticed to real pinball by computer pinball and my feeling is that this is a good solid collection of pinball games, put together well. Yes, there are issues. The main cause of concern is the camera view. I personally don't find I have a big issue with it.
Summary: people who say ths game is not good are seriously mental as I found out this was the best pinball game I ever played I hand no problems with the camera angles and found this game highly addictive!
Summary: The very poorest representation of any pinball game I've ever seen. None of the 12 camera views are good, views ranging from like playing the real thing when you were 6 standing on a milk crate, unable to see the top of the board, to like trying to play with bits of tape either side of the screen being unable to see flippers or where your ball is!
Summary: A great range of tables; all renditions of "classic" designs, every drop target, every rollover, every spinner faithfully reproduced.....and that's the root of the problem. To view such a detailed table on a widescreen like the PSP you either show the whole table at once, in which case the detail is lost, or you allow the camera to pan and scroll (often in half a dozen different modes), in which case you can't see the whole table and shooting/ball trapping become very...
Summary: I was looking forward to this game as Pinball seems an ideal way to while away dull moments on the move. I'm giving it three stars because there's a generous selection of tables (10 in all), and because the developers have rightly gone for emulation of an actual pinball machine in an attempt to capture the fun of the real thing. Pinball is all about skill, timing and accuracy, and tilting a little but not too much.