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Written by  :  wildweasel (37)
Written on  :  Aug 23, 2008
Platform  :  PlayStation 2
Rating  :  4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
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Summary

Far better than the price suggests

The Good

PHOF:Williams includes several real-world Williams pinball tables, all lovingly detailed and 100% accurate to their real counterparts. Every feature is reproduced, from the thundering heart of Gorgar to Funhouse's talking head. Ball physics are very good and do a magnificent job of reproducing real pinball, and the extra little sounds really add to the experience (you can actually hear the ball rolling down the playfield!).

The Bad

The PS2 version of PHOF is actually missing the Jive Time and Sorcerer tables from the handheld and Wii versions of the game. This seems inexcusable, considering the DVD should be able to hold far more than the PSP disc, and the "missing" tables are still visible in the menu (they just cannot be selected). Also, the ball will glitch on rare occasions; I've had it fly out of the table twice. Thankfully, though, the team at Crave looked ahead and figured out how to detect when such things happen, so it's never a game-breaker whenever it happens.

The Bottom Line

The best pinball collection in a long while.