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  • Summary: Relive the days when the pinball table was king, but play like you have unlimited quarters. Pinball Hall of Fame resurrects seven of Gottlieb's greatest pinball machines spanning the 60 years of arcade pinball's golden age. Recreated in a stunning 3-D environment, the game play, visuals and sound effects are so authentic, you'll feel like you're in a real arcade. You can choose from such classic tables as Ace High, Central Park, Big Shot, Genie, Black Hole, Victory, and Tee'd Off from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. Historical art, fun facts and an unlockable bonus table. Bonus arcade novelty games for even more old-school fun. [Crave Entertainment] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Hall of Fame was released for the major console systems in 2004, but this PSP port comes with extra tables, all presented as virtuoso 3D recreations, fully playable from your choice of six camera views that can easily be switched on the fly. [Mar 2006, p.91]
  2. Some of the tables are weak, but most are simply superb. It is a great travel-mate and a must-buy for any pinball enthusiast. [April 2006]
  3. If you're looking for a fun game to pick up and play for a few minutes at a time, or if you've heard about the fun of "Metroid Prime Pinball" but own a PSP instead of a Nintendo DS, you can't go wrong with Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection.
  4. Pinball Hall of Fame is a nice throwback to an old and dying arcade game.
  5. Brilliant in short bursts and great looking to boot; only question marks about its longevity prevent Gottlieb earning a higher score. [May 2006, p.93]
  6. A very solid $20 offering. It's nothing that will sell a PSP, but as a impulse bargain buy, it should keep most very, very happy -- provided they like pinball. REALLY like pinball.
  7. It's OK for a quickie, but with such lacklustre tables, you'll never be able to form a lasting relationship with it. [July 2006, p.112]

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