Summary: Parents need to know that this is a collection of pinball games that's a joy to play. But it can be addicting. What stopped you from playing pinball when you were younger was money. But your children can play forever for $30 cost of this game. Most will play each game a few times for about 15 minutes. But those who want to win everything or want to get high scores may end up playing one, three-ball game for as long as an hour.
Summary: Relive the '80s (whether you originally lived them or not) through the medium of flippers and metal balls.
Pros: Intuitive and well-implemented control scheme, Superb ball physics, Ten varied tables and achievements that present many challenges, Very high quality graphics recreate the classic tables beautifully
Cons: No online leaderboards, No pause menu camera controls
Conclusion: Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection doesn't really have any competition, so saying that it's the best pinball game currently available for the Wii wouldn't really count for much. This is one of the better pinball games to be released for any platform in recent memory, though, and it's a lot more affordable than a pinball table to boot.
Pros: The 10 featured tables are all very different, Superb dynamic camera option, Believable ball physics.
Cons: Occasionally lackluster visuals, Williams' superb Star Trek: The Next Generation table isn't featured.
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection review (WII)
19 March 2008
Excerpt: The control scheme is pure perfection. Controlling the flippers means holding the Nunchuck device in your left hand and squeezing the 'Z' trigger to move that paddle, while holding the Wii Remote in your right hand and squeezing the trigger. The effect is that you almost feel as if you're hunched over an actual pinball table.