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Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection

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85
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Fans der traditionellen Spielhallenflipper kommen mit diesem Titel auf bequeme Art dazu, ihrem Hobby auch zu Hause nachzukommen. Das PS2 Spiel ist garantiert handlicher und kostengünstiger als die klobigen Originalmaschinen und bietet gleichzeitig eine Menge Abwechslung. Auf Authentizität braucht ihr ebenso wenig verzichten wie auf den interessanten Einblick in die Geschichte der Flipperautomaten. Der Reiz des Spiels ist nach wie vor gegeben – die Punktejagd macht geradezu süchtig. Insgesamt eine glänzend runde Angelegenheit, die ihr euch keinesfalls entgehen lassen solltet.
85
Wii4Players.de
Vor knapp einem halben Jahr haben die Pinball Classics den Sprung von der PSP auf die PS2 verdächtig gut überstanden, auf dem Wii blühen sie jetzt zur Höchstform auf: Die Steuerung ist wirklich hervorragend, mit Wiimote und Nunchuk in der Hand kann man sich bequem hinsetzen, die Füße hochlegen - und es fühlt sich trotzdem wie in der Spielhalle an! Der Rest ist völlig identisch: Ballphysik, Tischauswahl, Realismus, Bedienung, Mehrspielerunterstützung - alles vorbildlich. Allerdings gibt es hier bei sehr schnellen Kugeln gelegentliche Probleme mit der Kollisionsabfrage, die mir bei den anderen Fassungen nicht aufgefallen sind, deshalb bleibt die Wertung gleich.
83
XboxGame Shark
Add to this already impressive pack some nice unlockables like the flipperless Play-Boy pinball table and the carnival favorites Xolten the fortune teller and the Love Meter and you have a very entertaining package for the whole family at the extremely reasonable price of $19.99. Of course for pinball aficionados who are fast seeing the disappearance of pinball machines from their natural habitat, this will be a must-buy.
80
WiiNintendo Life
A lot of this has probably been noted for Gottlieb Classics on other platforms. However, the intelligent use of the Wii’s motion controls really adds a degree of physicality. The Wii-mote nudges the table right, and the nun-chuck nudges it left. This works surprisingly well and really does work just like those last minute reaction shoves of a physical cabinets. The only aspect lacking is the ability to give an upwards shove, and hence the inability to attempt a death save, popping the ball back up from behind the flippers. This all adds up to a confident pinball game that provides a great rendition of some classic Gottlieb games. It finally delivers commercially on the territory previously reserved for the community driven Visual Pinball, namely the re-creation of real world tables.
80
XboxGameZone
This is a good game to have. A good collection of machines, but I think they could have squeezed in a couple more. The unlocked extras were under-impressive, but that doesn't mar the actual pinball machines that make you want this game in the first place. The machines are faithfully reproduced down to the smallest details. This certainly won't excite the non-pinball playing crowd, but those of us that miss those days will enjoy playing these tables a great deal. It's a nice break from the usual games played on the XBox. I hope more vendors release their collections for the fans. Aside from a too-sensitive TILT mechanism, there's some good family fun to be had, here.
80
WiiEurogamer.de
Gottlieb Pinball Classics versetzt den Spieler direkt in eine historische Spielhalle. Dank akkurater Simulation und netter Präsentation fühlt man sich wie vor einem echten Pinball-Automaten. Die älteren Modelle bieten zwar wenig Abwechslung, versprühen aber einen eigenen Charme. Die neueren Exemplare haben mich aber deutlich länger ans Joypad gefesselt. Auch das Drumherum stimmt, denn neben Hintergrundinformationen und Tipps zu den Tischen gibt es auch eine kleine Fotogalerie aus den Werkshallen des ehemaligen Pinball-Veteranen. Leider lassen sich nicht alle Geräte von Beginn an spielen. Andererseits sorgen das Geld verdienen, die Spezialaufgaben, die „Gottlieb Challenge“ und der Tourniermodus dafür, dass das Spiel deutlich länger Spaß macht als ein Museumsbesuch.
80
WiiN-Zone
Auch bei der Steuerung wollte man so authentisch wie möglich sein, deshalb löst ihr mit Wii-Remote und Nunchuk die Flipperarme aus, während ein schneller Schlag in die Luft kräftig am Automaten rüttelt - Tilt-Funktion inklusive. Sicherlich sind die Tische im Vergleich mit aktuellen Flippern nicht uneingeschränkt konkurrenzfähig, zeigen aber in einem schönen geschichtlichen Überblick, wie sich Flipper in den letzten Jahrzehnten entwickelt haben. Zum Preis von 40 Euro ein faires Angebot.
75
XboxNext Level Gaming
Pinball Hall of Fame offers old-school pinball gamers a chance to relive the past and save a few coins in the process. The game clocks in at only $20. That really is not bad for a game like this. I used to enjoy pinball when I was a child. And going back to something like this really brought back memories. Pinball was cool a long time ago, but sadly the age of arcade cabinets pushed the pinball machines all the way to the back of the arcade. If you want to play a pinball machine now your best chances are to go into a smoky bar to find one. This game is not for everybody though. Some people may not be able to sit there and try to score points by trying to knock a silver ball around a bunch of obstacles. Pinball Hall of Fame looks good and it plays good, and at $20 you can’t really go wrong with such a title. It may give more pleasure to the older crowd the Halo-Heads out there. Check it out.
75
PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Pinball Hall of Fame offers old-school pinball gamers a chance to relive the past and save a few coins in the process. The game clocks in at only $20. That really is not bad for a game like this. I used to enjoy pinball when I was a child. And going back to something like this really brought back memories. Pinball was cool a long time ago, but sadly the age of arcade cabinets pushed the pinball machines all the way to the back of the arcade. If you want to play a pinball machine now your best chances are to go into a smoky bar to find one. This game is not for everybody though. Some people may not be able to sit there and try to score points by trying to knock a silver ball around a bunch of obstacles. Pinball Hall of Fame looks good and it plays good, and at $20 you can’t really go wrong with such a title. It may give more pleasure to the older crowd the Halo-Heads out there. Check it out.
75
GameCubeNext Level Gaming
Pinball Hall of Fame offers old-school pinball gamers a chance to relive the past and save a few coins in the process. The game clocks in at only $20. That really is not bad for a game like this. I used to enjoy pinball when I was a child. And going back to something like this really brought back memories. Pinball was cool a long time ago, but sadly the age of arcade cabinets pushed the pinball machines all the way to the back of the arcade. If you want to play a pinball machine now your best chances are to go into a smoky bar to find one. This game is not for everybody though. Some people may not be able to sit there and try to score points by trying to knock a silver ball around a bunch of obstacles. Pinball Hall of Fame looks good and it plays good, and at $20 you can’t really go wrong with such a title. It may give more pleasure to the older crowd the Halo-Heads out there. Check it out.
75
XboxWorth Playing
The game is basically what it says it is: a pinball hall of fame concerning classic Gottlieb tables. One can’t argue that the simulation isn’t nicely done – oh, it is. And while a few of the tables aren’t going to be very fun for new players, all of these are either instant nostalgia for old players or intriguing, playable history for pinball fans. At $20, it’s not bad. It may not be the best pinball game ever – it certainly isn’t the most original, nor does it make use of video game pinball potential – but it is a suprisingly solid piece of history and should provide you with at least a few hours of point-raking fun.
75
PlayStation 2Armchair Empire, The
Overall, Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection is a good value at 20 bucks. Any hardcore pinball fanatic should immediately pick it up. If pinball is not your thing, there isn't anything here to recommend the title, but I suppose that could have went without saying.
75
WiiJeuxvideo.com
Gottlieb Pinball Classics fait partie de cette vague d'adaptations sur Wii mais a l'intelligence de ne pas chercher midi à quatorze heures en essayant à tout prix d'utiliser, à tort et à travers, les possibilités de la console. En résulte un jeu qui n'apporte rien de nouveau par rapport à la version PSP mais qui possède toujours ce petit côté "vintage" très agréable pour un charme évident. A vous faire tilter de plaisir.
75
XboxDreamStation.cc
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection is a game that will provide players with the ultimate pinball experience. The tables are fun with a very realistic sound and feel. You can also learn a few things about the old tables. There should be something here for everyone and for $20 how can you go wrong.
74
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
If you are remotely interested in pinball, especially from an historical standpoint, or you are just looking for some good wholesome family entertainment without visiting a smoky bar or bowling alley and dropping a few dozen quarters into a slot then this is the game for you.
74
PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
I was surprised by this title. Budget games can be very average and this game flew under the radar. If you're a pinball fan it's an essential purchase even if the audio visual side is a little below par.
72
XboxGameSpot
Despite the fact that a new company has risen to release all-new pinball machines, by and large, the pinball industry collapsed, along with arcades, a few years back. While you can still find machines in some out-of-the-way locations, it's getting harder and harder to see a fully functional pinball machine in its natural habitat. Over the years, this has given rise to a variety of video-based pinball simulations that tried to accurately mimic the ball physics and general gameplay of the real deal. Some, such as Crave's recently released Pinball Hall of Fame, even attempt to emulate actual pinball machines. With eight tables from several different decades, and good gameplay to boot, Pinball Hall of Fame represents a nice budget-priced collection.
72
PlayStation 2GameSpot
Despite the fact that a new company has risen to release all-new pinball machines, by and large, the pinball industry collapsed, along with arcades, a few years back. While you can still find machines in some out-of-the-way locations, it's getting harder and harder to see a fully functional pinball machine in its natural habitat. Over the years, this has given rise to a variety of video-based pinball simulations that tried to accurately mimic the ball physics and general gameplay of the real deal. Some, such as Crave's recently released Pinball Hall of Fame, even attempt to emulate actual pinball machines. With eight tables from several different decades, and good gameplay to boot, Pinball Hall of Fame represents a nice budget-priced collection.
72
GameCubeGameSpot
Despite the fact that a new company has risen to release all-new pinball machines, by and large, the pinball industry collapsed, along with arcades, a few years back. While you can still find machines in some out-of-the-way locations, it's getting harder and harder to see a fully functional pinball machine in its natural habitat. Over the years, this has given rise to a variety of video-based pinball simulations that tried to accurately mimic the ball physics and general gameplay of the real deal. Some, such as Crave's recently released Pinball Hall of Fame, even attempt to emulate actual pinball machines. With eight tables from several different decades, and good gameplay to boot, Pinball Hall of Fame represents a nice budget-priced collection.
70
WiiIGN
For a successor to the excellent Williams Collection, I was hoping for something a bit more thought out than just digging up a game that didn’t see a release in the US. There are far bigger and better tables to revive, so it feels like a bit of a cop-out that the next game in the series is simply the previous game in the series. If that makes any sense. But fair is fair: even with the step backwards this $20 Wii game is not a bad little compilation, even if the table selection and videogame technology is weaker than the last game. The Pinball Hall of Fame line deserves something much more significant in the next round – Crave, don’t cheap out for Version Three…whenever that is.
70
WiiWorth Playing
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection is not a bad game. The pinball tables are varied and fun, and there's plenty of historical content for pinball aficionados to pore over. However, this is a port of a GameCube game, and no real changes have been made to the formula. Players will be disappointed that the improvements seen in The Williams Collection aren't here, and only hardcore pinball fanatics who are more forgiving about the title's flaws and shortcomings will find this to be a suitable addition to their pinball video game library.
70
WiiJeuxpo.com
Gottlieb Pinball Classics est un bon jeu de flipper. Assez complet et plutôt bien réalisé, ils devraient satisfaire les amateurs, malgré une difficulté qui croît extrêmement rapidement.
67
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
If you're over 30 years old and grew up playing pinball, then Pinball Hall of Fame, at its current $10 price is certainly worth picking up. Unfortunately, the gameplay is limited due to the poor ball physics, lack of analog flippers, and questionable table selection. For anyone under the age of 20, these tables probably don't have enough action to hold your interest, and achieving scores of 400 on the Central Park table isn't likely to be your cup of tea.
65
PlayStation 2GameZone
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection is a nice game that shows off what was popular to play before arcades and home video console became the mainstream. If you are a big pinball gamer then you will want this; other than that this game is a good weekend rental and nothing more.
62
PlayStation 2Worth Playing
Overall, this game is far from perfect. It does have a good idea by placing together a collection of great pinball tables and staying true to its original nature, but the game still needs a lot of work. To make the game really enjoyable, the developers should have added a choice to re-spawn a pinball if it drops through the flippers within the first few seconds. That, in addition to fixing the sluggish flippers, would have made this a game a lot better. The audio is far from great, and the graphics are mediocre at best. For those with older PS2s, this is a CD game so you may have problems loading. I strongly suggest you try before you buy on this one.
60
XboxTeamXbox
Anyone who’s ever enjoyed playing pinball games throughout their life, or even the version of 3D Pinball found on most Windows-based PCs should consider spending 20 clams for a well put together collection of classic pinball tables in one videogame we can enjoy on our home console. Crave Entertainment’s Pinball Hall of Fame is a nostalgic look over the last 50 years of pinball gaming that helps educate players about the history of the game as well as giving them a chance to play some of the very tables they may otherwise never get a chance to experience. The weight of the ball does give the game a more loose feel than we would consider ideal, but all in all this is a budget title that turns out to be well worth it. Mainstream gamers might not consider a pinball game an item to put anywhere on their list, but classic gaming fans will easily spend hours enjoying the game for what it is.
55
PlayStation 2IGN
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection offers a decent experience overall by providing seven classic boards. The physics feel a little wonky, mainly due to the ball's lack of weight, but it gets the job done in the end. The game also packs a history lesson through authentic game flyers and factoids, so those looking for a bit of nostalgia will find it. But is it worth spending 20 bucks over? That depends. If you’re a crippled pinball nut without real tables at home, then definitely go for it. Fans of virtual pinball will also find a lot to enjoy. Otherwise, The Gottlieb Collection is a rental at best.
55
XboxIGN
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection offers a decent experience overall by providing seven classic boards. The physics feel a little wonky, mainly due to the ball's lack of weight, but it gets the job done in the end. The game also packs a history lesson through authentic game flyers and factoids, so those looking for a bit of nostalgia will find it. But is it worth spending 20 bucks over? That depends. If you’re a crippled pinball nut without real tables at home, then definitely go for it. Fans of virtual pinball will also find a lot to enjoy. Otherwise, The Gottlieb Collection is a rental at best.
55
GameCubeIGN
Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection offers a decent experience overall by providing seven classic boards. The physics feel a little wonky, mainly due to the ball's lack of weight, but it gets the job done in the end. The game also packs a history lesson through authentic game flyers and factoids, so those looking for a bit of nostalgia will find it. But is it worth spending 20 bucks over? That depends. If you’re a crippled pinball nut without real tables at home, then definitely go for it. Fans of virtual pinball will also find a lot to enjoy. Otherwise, The Gottlieb Collection is a rental at best.
50
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
It's a shame they couldn't nail down the games perfectly or you'd have one outstanding collection of pinball games from one of the more famous and successful pinball manufacturers in the world. As such, the game serves as a great history lesson (as well as a good little self-promotion for the real Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas), just with some awkwardly-playing games, though some are better than others. The occasionally wonky ball physics and weak flippers can be overcome with time, but they really do hamper certain tables, making them less fun than they could be. At $15 for 7 tables plus some bonus diversions, it's a solid value – 2 dollars a game (which looks even better when at a quarter per play, you could get 8 total balls for 2 bucks on a real machine), but unlike the mostly flawless emulation of the various game compilations (simple due to the fact that games are code, while pinball is not), Pinball HOF doesn't quite get it right.
50
XboxThe Video Game Critic
The wide-angle view lets you see the whole table, but most of the graphical detail is lost. On the bright side, the Gottlieb Collection includes plenty of background information, a generous number of configuration options, and its under-$20 price is certainly reasonable. It's difficult to capture of the essense of real pinball in a video game, but Pinball Hall of Fame's effort is commendable.
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PlayStation 2Game Revolution
And you will give up, because despite its old-school charm, Pinball Hall of Fame feels very low-tech. Sure, people used to enjoy catching balls in cups and playing paddle-ball, and they were probably pretty swell at these games too, but that doesn't mean that chasing a hoop with a rod will ever make a very good video game. As it turns out, neither does Pinball Hall of Fame: The Gottlieb Collection.