About GamePeople

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection 3DS News

23/09/2011 Specialist Reporting Gamer News
Guest author: Chris Jarvis
Game Reviews
Home | Specialist | The Reporting Gamer Column

Subscribe to the Reporting Gamer column:
RSS or Newsletter.


Why not try our Blog, Radio or TV shows. Click for samples...


Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection 3DS

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection

Format:
3DS

Genre:
Minigames

Style:
Singleplayer
3d

Further reading:
Chris Jarvis
The Adams Family

Buy/Support:
Support Paul, click to buy via us...


Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is set to offer the greatest hits of Williams tables from arguably the biggest designer in the world -- although without their biggest hit, The Adams Family.

Pinball games have always proven to be very popular as video games. Perhaps is it because the basic form of Pinball offered an early physics simulation based on basic variables. Possibly it is the purity of the challenge: an elongated game of keep-ups with a score growing ever higher.

To the Pinball aficionado, a good table requires more than simply hitting a series of targets for points. Mastery of these tables require an understanding of the strategy of each mode, each runway and each collectible sequence.

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection offer a set of classic real-world tables, lovingly recreated in all of their detail. There's a quirky feature for the realism junkies out there; the 3DS can be turned upside-down, to display the table on the 3D screen at the bottom and the scoreboard at the top, just a like a proper table. How this affects the control scheme will have to be tried out, but it's an interesting addition and reflects the amount of love for detail the designers have for these games.

This is not the first version of this game to grace a system and the 3DS version has been tweaked to make the best of the console (Ed: still without The Adams Family table). The view into each table is closer and more angled, making the best use of the 3D perspective and depth, with the scoreboard permanently displayed on the touch screen. It's easy to see how the appeal of a quick round or two of pinball fits with the portable nature of the 3DS console.

Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection is currently planned for release on the Nintendo 3DS towards the end of 2011.

Guest review by Chris Jarvis


You can support Paul by buying Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection



Subscribe to this column:
RSS | Newsletter

Share this review:

Chris Jarvis wrote this Reporting Gamer article under the watchful eye of Paul Govan.

"The problem with video game news is that there is so much of it. I've made it my task to sift out the noise and bring you news about games I think you should be excited about."


© GamePeople 2006-13 | Contact | Huh?

Grown up gaming?

Home | About | Radio shows | Columnists | Competitions | Contact

RSS | Email | Twitter | Facebook

With so many different perspectives it can be hard to know where to start - a little like walking into a crowded pub. Sorry about that.

But so far we've not found a way to streamline our review output - there's basically too much of it. So, rather than dilute things for newcomers we have decided to live with the hubbub while helping new readers find the columnists they will enjoy.

What sort of gamer are you?

Our columnists each focus on a particular perspective and fall into one of the following types of gamers: