Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    60
    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.
  2. Oct 3, 2011
    70
    An attractive proposition for portable pinball: the tables are fun and the stereoscopic 3D is impressive enough to leave other pinball games feeling flat.
  3. May 21, 2012
    55
    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.
  4. Nintendo Power
    Jun 7, 2011
    70
    Taken on its own, however, the N3DS edition provides a fine way to experience the lost art of pinball. [June 2011, p.88]
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Mar 12, 2016
    7
    Pinball is an amazing game game Crave Games has a collection of seven classic pinball tables from the Williams brand of tables onto one 3DSPinball is an amazing game game Crave Games has a collection of seven classic pinball tables from the Williams brand of tables onto one 3DS game card.

    The graphics make the tables as realistic as possible, though they run at a steady 30FPS. The package does the best job in replicating the actual sounds and ambiance of an actual pinball session. Also, each of the game's 7 tables have lots of replay value.

    That being said, the game is not without it's flaws. While the game saves all high scores, jackpot bonuses and credits that you've accrued, it doesn't save the camera angles you pick. Also, the game goes down a notch for not having any form of online leaderboard, which is a shame for competitive play.

    Overall, the collection is solid package that could benefit from a few much-needed tweaks. Other than that, I recommend it.
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  2. Aug 30, 2012
    3
    This simulation is stunted. The ball physics feel unrealistic, almost as if I'm rolling a die for a pre-rendered ball path, rather thanThis 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.
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  3. Oct 2, 2011
    8
    Seven tables, all excellent renditions that play identically to the console ports of the game. Would have been great to get more tables, butSeven 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. Full Review »