Listen up, pinball fans (potential sleeper game)

Dan On April 10, 2008 10.04.2008 with 12 Comments

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection
I got a call on Tuesday from long-time friend and Infendo reader Casey (aka Cdub). The good news? Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection for Wii is apparently the best thing since sliced bread, particularly if you dig pinball, he says.

The game retails for $29.99, features nine pinball tables from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, and is out now. The Wii version uses the trigger buttons on the Wii Remote and Nunchuck to activate the flippers while motion sensors are used to bump the table.

In addition to Casey’s endorsement (I have yet to play the game), the Associated Press says Pinball Hall of Fame “faithfully recreates the look, feel and physics” of pinball and “is well worth the bargain price.” Perhaps the obscure title is more than worth a look.

[Thanks, Casey]

12 Responses to “Listen up, pinball fans (potential sleeper game)”

  1. Hoodoo says:

    Add to that the fact that Target is selling it for $19.99 and some stores have clearanced it for under $14.

  2. Paul says:

    ^^^Hoodoo got to it before I could.

  3. nil says:

    I have experienced a few frame rate issues but not on the table I bought the game for – Funhouse. The controls are well done and the $20 price at Target is insane.

  4. Kale says:

    SOLD. I’d better find it before it goes endangered like the last Pinball Hall of Fame (one of my all time faves).

  5. Liraco says:

    Why the nunchuck? I’ll probably have to play it but it seems stupid to me when you could easily do the same thing on a lonesome wiimote:
    -Hold it sideways and use any d-pad button or B for moving the left paddle, 1 or 2 for the right one, and simply shake the remote to bump it!

    I don’t see the point to having the nunchuck unless they’re also going to use the pointer functions.

    Still, I love me some pinball but… that face on the screenshot is SCARING me!

  6. cdub says:

    The nunchuck is the best part! You use the trigger (B) on the Wiimote and the big button on the nunchuck (C?) as the flipper buttons. Also you can shake the wiimote or nunchuck to nudge the table left or right.

    This game reminds me of all the old arcades, skating rinks, and movie theaters that I used to visit as a kid.

    Another awesome thing is to see how Williams really reuses all of there sound effects. Everything in Black Knight and Firepower is straight out of Joust.

  7. ryan says:

    yeah this game is the biggest $20 surprise I’ve ever had. I got mine at Target and have been blown away at the quality of the games included. GREAT FUN!!!!

  8. dawin says:

    So what tables are included? I love pinball, this sounds like a stop on the way home…

  9. cdub says:

    Funhouse, Black Knight, Taxi (My favorite), Pinbot, Whirlwind, Gorgar, Sorcerer, Firepower, Space Shuttle, Jive Time (a weird one from the 70′s)

  10. cde says:

    3 words for you – GET THIS GAME!

    You won’t regret it. I promise.

  11. bob5150 says:

    This game is the real deal. While it might have the worst opening cinematic on Wii, the reproduction of the various tables and the arcade feel of the interface is pretty great. A can’t miss for the price. Only problem seems to be availability. Gamestop, gamecrazy and other stores don’t seem to be carrying it. I had to buy through Amazon….but well worth it.

  12. eray says:

    nas? indiriliyo?

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