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  • Summary: Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection faithfully recreates eight of the most memorable tables from the golden age of pinball in photorealistic 3D. Working closely with Williams to ensure authenticity of each of the games, the collection is highlighted by some of the most popular and innovative Williams pinball tables, including Gorgar, the first-ever talking pinball machine, Black Knight, which introduced "Magna-Save" and Bonus Ball, and Space Shuttle, which took the pinball industry by storm in 1984. Every table has been meticulously recreated to bring players the visuals, sound effects and gameplay that made these games legendary successes. Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection harkens back to the arcades of the 1980s. Players begin Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection with access to four pinball tables, and the remaining four tables are unlocked as the game progresses. Players can spend as little as two minutes on a quick pinball challenge, or delve deeper into the game, gaining rewards in a token-based system as they unlock each of the pinball tables. Single-player Arcade and Challenge modes provide hours of solo entertainment, and a Multiplayer mode lets players face each other head-on. [Crave Entertainment] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Not only does it play a fantastic game of pinball, but has the best collection to date.
  2. All this whining and pining for bygone days aside, Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is an entertaining game you'll pick up and put down, quite possibly for years to come.
  3. Pinball Hall of Fame is unapologetically faithful to its source material, and doesn't offer any olive branches to those who have never found pinball compelling. Nevertheless, FarSight Studios has crafted a wonderfully authentic pinball experience.
  4. If there’s a complaint, it’s just that we’re left wanting more – where’s Comet and Cyclone and High Speed? Let’s just hope that Crave is saving them for Pinball Hall of Fame Volume 2. Until that game is released, this is definitely one game that I’ll keep playing – it’s highly recommended.
  5. 80
    Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection was made for pinball wizards: it's a fantastic fan service of the game's recent past that puts excellent attention to the detail of the genre.
  6. An excellent pinball title and a perfect dose of retro action that won't get old fast.
  7. But let everyone, regardless of skill level, have the tables you’ve written on the back of the box with no strings attached. They paid for them.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
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  1. Sep 11, 2010
    Probably the most realized pinball simulator I've ever played. The pinball machines presented here are entertaining, and depending on the style of pinball machine you prefer, completely addictive. I also appreciate that, aside from just gunning for high score, each table has their own goals that allows you to unlock some pretty snazzy features. Expand
  2. SteveJ
    Oct 7, 2008
    Extremely will done! Pinball fanatics should not miss this game for any reason. I can only hope that the developers continue to model other tables in the future. Collapse
  3. DaveV
    Dec 25, 2008
    Best Pinball sim ever, the physics and flow of the game are great. I wish they included some newer pinball tables. I hope they come out with another one. Best game on the Wi so far Expand
  4. Dervacumen
    Jun 5, 2008
    As a pinball nut, the intuitive integration of the nudge technique using the controllers puts this sim far, far ahead of any other pinball game. The only reason I didn't give this a ten was because you can't take out your frustration by causing an intention tilt after the ball drains. C'mon, how the heck to I kick the darn thing? Expand
  5. Sep 21, 2010
    It's very difficult not to give this title a perfect 10. I'm a pinball nut and pretty much have purchased every pinball sim that I have come across. It is a fair comment to say that this is the only one i have ever thought i have not wasted my money on. It truly immerses you so much you will feel like you actually are playing real machines. I should give a perfect 10 as the tables are varied and are all great tables but i tend not to give perfect 10 scores. This comes as close as possible and a few more newer tables with multiball would have been the ticket. But, overall you can buy this game for $15 almost anywhere and it is a definate must have for anyone with a wii console. Expand
  6. KellyS
    Oct 2, 2008
    It got a 9 because it is hard to read the words on the tables. Other than that it is VERY realistic. In fact, I own a Black Knight Pinball Table and the sounds and gameplay are very true in the game. Highly Recommend! Expand
  7. BobC.
    Mar 20, 2008
    Good game. Rented it first. Good selection of tables. Uses Wii remote capabilities well, especially the tilt feature. Just wish there were more tables. The only thing keeping it from being a 10. Expand

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