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  • Summary: Classic William's pinball tables from the 70's, 80's and 90's with enhanced art and physics for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. Tables include Gorgar, Pinbot, Funhouse, Black Knight, Space Shuttle, Whirlwind, Firepower, Taxi, Jive Time and Sorcere. There are also three new tables, Monster Bash, Medieval Madness and Tales of the Arabian Nights, not found in versions created for other formats. Expand
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  1. May 16, 2012
    Since there are not many pinball simulations on the 3DS, Pinball Hall of Fame 3D: The Williams Collection can be recommended for any pinball fan.
  2. Jun 7, 2011
    Taken on its own, however, the N3DS edition provides a fine way to experience the lost art of pinball. [June 2011, p.88]
  3. Oct 3, 2011
    An attractive proposition for portable pinball: the tables are fun and the stereoscopic 3D is impressive enough to leave other pinball games feeling flat.
  4. Oct 17, 2011
    I'd urge you to pick it up for a different platform if you have the means to do so. It's a very competent pinball title on every other system, but something has fallen apart in its transition to the 3DS. If you can get past these flaws, you'll probably have a good time with it, but I can't, knowing that this content exists in a better form elsewhere.
  5. May 21, 2012
    The Williams Collection Pinball Hall of Fame 3D is a fun pinball game, but it is way too expensive. The game offers simply too little for fourty bucks.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Oct 2, 2011
    Seven tables, all excellent renditions that play identically to the console ports of the game. Would have been great to get more tables, but not bad for a budget title. No online either. The 3D goes a long way to increase the clarity of each table. Without the 3D on, it can be difficult to follow the action on the more complex tables. The 'upside down' mode is a great way to play. The screen is a bit dark and there is some slowdown, but all the tables are classics. Don't go in expecting too much, and you'll have a great experience. Expand
  2. Aug 30, 2012
    This simulation is stunted. The ball physics feel unrealistic, almost as if I'm rolling a die for a pre-rendered ball path, rather than actually playing pinball. The ball itself has no visible indication of spin.

    Aside from the actual artistic display, the actual game-play for this game is like taking a step back 20+ years in pinball simulation. This was one of my first 3DS game purchases, and it was highly regretted.

    Pokemon pinball, and Kirby pinball for the Gameboy were both better than this. Both sets of Zen pinball tables available on the 3DS eShop are better than this. These examples all have ball spin, as well as indication of spin visible on the ball, and the physics are functional and do not feel like the ball is moving through molasses three quarters of the time. The 3DS zen pinball tables also look better and make better use of the 3D depth hinting to improve the experience. So, get any of these, rather than PHoF: The Williams Collection for 3DS.