Pinball Hall of Fame The Gottlieb Collection

MPN: 99905
Product Details
Description
Pinball Hall of Fame - The Gottlieb Collection lets you Relive the days when the pinball table was king. It resurrects seven of Gottlieb's greatest pinball machines spanning the 60 years of arcade pinball's golden age. The game play, visuals and sound effects are so authentic, you'll feel like you're in a real arcade.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Simulation
Release Date 2005-12-9
Maximum Number of Players 4
Expert Reviews
Pinball Hall of Fame
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Pinball Hall of Fame receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.97 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,812 game of all time, #28 game of 2005 for the PlayStation Portable and #93 PlayStation Portable game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 32 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
Pinball Hall of Fame
4 Star Review   By member mj_f - Nov 3, 2008   

Strengths: 10 classic pinball tables recreated pretty well for a handheld system

Weakness: Still not quite the real thing

As far as pinball recreations in video game form go, Pinball Hall of Fame Gottleib Collection is one of the better ones. It features 10 classic pinball tables ranging from 1957 on up. Just like the original pinball machines, some are more fun than others but all of them have been recreated about as well as you could hope on the little PSP screen. A little sharper graphics would have been nice but is probably a limitation of the system. Otherwise, the usual problems that crop up in all pinball recreations are present and unavoidable - the lack of a real physical feel to the game and the inability to view the entire table at once in high detail. These aren't problems with this game in particular, just in video game representations of real pinball machines. However, the developer did a very good job here of recreating the experience and making it such that you require the same skill to do well on these versions as on the originals. There is also a lot of information provided about each table, including original fliers and narrated tips on how to approach getting the best scores. The game also allows you to share some of the tables via wireless link with a friend's PSP, which is a nice touch. Overall, this is a solid title for those who may have played some of these original pinball classics (such as Genie, Black Hole, and El Dorado) or even those just looking for a little pinball action without having to drop too many quarters (the game came out at just $19.99 and can be found much cheaper now).

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Pocket Pinball
4 Star Review   By member Bullettime - Apr 1, 2008   

Strengths: Tight pinball action that's easy to pick up and play

Weakness: Not all the tables are great; younger gamers may not fully appreciate the game

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottleib Collection originally debuted on the consoles, but found a new home on the PSP. This version sports extra features/tables, as well as crisper visuals and some tweaks to the gameplay formula. The game even gives you the option of switching to a vertical view, taking advantage of the PSP's long screen. It's a bit unwieldy to play in this mode, but it's a cool option nonetheless. Overall, Pinball Hall of Fame is a fun game to jump right into, though gamers familiar with the actual tables featured will probably reap the most enjoyment.

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Pinball Hall of Fame
4 Star Review   By member bob330i - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: accurate rendering of original tables, ball physics

Weakness: nudge physics, "credit" based system

This is a nice collection of older, real pinball machine simulations…even some that I played as a kid. The tables are replicated very well and they look great on the PSP screen. The only comment about graphics is even though there are a few different views you can play from, some of them loose a bit of the detail you’d like to have at the tops of the tables. The ball physics are really good as are the bumper and flipper physics. The only physics that don’t work to well is the nudge control, it’s really hard to get that right between no movement to too much (tilt). So I just tend to play straight up. Just wanted to let people know that you don't get all tables at the start of the game. You have to either earn enough credits or break a predetermined score to open more tables. Keep at it, it's worth it.

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Product Details
Description
Pinball Hall of Fame - The Gottlieb Collection lets you Relive the days when the pinball table was king. It resurrects seven of Gottlieb's greatest pinball machines spanning the 60 years of arcade pinball's golden age. The game play, visuals and sound effects are so authentic, you'll feel like you're in a real arcade.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Simulation
Release Date 2005-12-9
Maximum Number of Players 4
Summary
Product Title Pinball Hall of Fame The Gottlieb Collection
Manufacturer Crave
Power Score 4.0 | 4 Reviews
Game Information
Memory Space Required: 64 KB
Network Compatibility: Ad Hoc
General
URL: Manufacturer Link
Additional Specifications
SKU: 00650008999051G
Parent Retsku: B001G605YS
Description: Pinball: Hall of Fame for Sony PSP
Expert Reviews
Pinball Hall of Fame
4 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

Pinball Hall of Fame receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 2.97 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #2,812 game of all time, #28 game of 2005 for the PlayStation Portable and #93 PlayStation Portable game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 32 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
Pinball Hall of Fame
4 Star Review   By member mj_f - Nov 3, 2008   

Strengths: 10 classic pinball tables recreated pretty well for a handheld system

Weakness: Still not quite the real thing

As far as pinball recreations in video game form go, Pinball Hall of Fame Gottleib Collection is one of the better ones. It features 10 classic pinball tables ranging from 1957 on up. Just like the original pinball machines, some are more fun than others but all of them have been recreated about as well as you could hope on the little PSP screen. A little sharper graphics would have been nice but is probably a limitation of the system. Otherwise, the usual problems that crop up in all pinball recreations are present and unavoidable - the lack of a real physical feel to the game and the inability to view the entire table at once in high detail. These aren't problems with this game in particular, just in video game representations of real pinball machines. However, the developer did a very good job here of recreating the experience and making it such that you require the same skill to do well on these versions as on the originals. There is also a lot of information provided about each table, including original fliers and narrated tips on how to approach getting the best scores. The game also allows you to share some of the tables via wireless link with a friend's PSP, which is a nice touch. Overall, this is a solid title for those who may have played some of these original pinball classics (such as Genie, Black Hole, and El Dorado) or even those just looking for a little pinball action without having to drop too many quarters (the game came out at just $19.99 and can be found much cheaper now).

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Pocket Pinball
4 Star Review   By member Bullettime - Apr 1, 2008   

Strengths: Tight pinball action that's easy to pick up and play

Weakness: Not all the tables are great; younger gamers may not fully appreciate the game

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottleib Collection originally debuted on the consoles, but found a new home on the PSP. This version sports extra features/tables, as well as crisper visuals and some tweaks to the gameplay formula. The game even gives you the option of switching to a vertical view, taking advantage of the PSP's long screen. It's a bit unwieldy to play in this mode, but it's a cool option nonetheless. Overall, Pinball Hall of Fame is a fun game to jump right into, though gamers familiar with the actual tables featured will probably reap the most enjoyment.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

Pinball Hall of Fame
4 Star Review   By member bob330i - Dec 12, 2007   

Strengths: accurate rendering of original tables, ball physics

Weakness: nudge physics, "credit" based system

This is a nice collection of older, real pinball machine simulations…even some that I played as a kid. The tables are replicated very well and they look great on the PSP screen. The only comment about graphics is even though there are a few different views you can play from, some of them loose a bit of the detail you’d like to have at the tops of the tables. The ball physics are really good as are the bumper and flipper physics. The only physics that don’t work to well is the nudge control, it’s really hard to get that right between no movement to too much (tilt). So I just tend to play straight up. Just wanted to let people know that you don't get all tables at the start of the game. You have to either earn enough credits or break a predetermined score to open more tables. Keep at it, it's worth it.

Was this review helpful to you?  Yes or No ( Report this as inappropriate )

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