Summary: I gave this to my son for Christmas and he and everyone in the family loves to play it together. For me it brought back a lot of fun memories. Nothing beats the real thing but this is a great game!
Summary: My wife and I were searching for a Wii Pinball game and choose this based on other positive reviews; also I grew up on Funhouse and so it was a no-brainer for me. We have not been disappointed. There are a dozen or so tables, but we largely play three: Funhouse, Whirlwind and Taxi. All are later games (1986 - 1990). The earlier games may be fun to people the grew up on classic games, but their not my style.
B.F. Spink "Author, After Midnight In Savannah", Amazon
5 March 2011
Summary: More than 40 years ago before "Pinball Wizard" was heard on the radio I spent many teenage hours in the back room of a local gas station playing pinball. So when I discovered Wii had pinball games I looked over the selection before choosing this Williams Collection. It's not quite like standing at the machine, but it's a lot more comfortable sitting on my sofa, flippers in hand.
Summary: I wanted to get a real pinball machine for Christmas for my pinball fanatical husband. After checking into it, I found the prices are astronomical. So, I bought this game for our Wii. He loves it. We all love it. It has a dozen games, some of which I remember playing as a kid. If you get too crazy you can "tilt" the game. Now we bought the other pinball Hall of Game by Gottlieb. We love it, too.
Summary: If you like the game of pinball and appreciate its subtleties and old-school action, you will love this game. The newer generations of players might not be impressed, but for anyone who has played the real thing you won't be able to find a more authentic pinball experience. The tables included in this collection are exact digital reproductions right down to the "old fashioned" sound effects and rough digitized voices.
Summary: Pinball HoF: The Williams Collection, is a superior example of arcade-level pinball on a console, done right. Visually, the Wii works just fine in displaying the intricacies of pinball classics such as Pinbot, Taxi, and (of course) Funhouse. Table play is excellent for the most part (there are rare instances where the display "fuzzes", usually quite brief, and they seldom distract me), and the physics are outstanding.
Summary: "Pinball Hall of Fame" does a good job of the original physical pinball games that ate so many of my quarters several decades ago. My kids have so many games for their system, and sadly most of them are beyond my ability to play or keep up with the youngsters, but this one I can actually play, and occasionally get the high score on. The controls are intuitive and the game play is fairly straight forward.