Pinball Hall of Fame - The Williams Collection Review
10 December 2008
Excerpt: The glory days of pinball are back, at least according to the packaging for Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. That's not true, no matter how much we'd like it to be, but there's no denying that this collection of 10 tables has plenty to offer for anyone with a penchant for pinball. Not all of the featured tables can be considered classics, but if the lineup was chosen specifically to offer plenty of variety, then it's most definitely a success.
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
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.