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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.
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