Best Pinball Game
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
This is the best pinball game of every plattform created. I'm a pinball fan, had lots of pinball games for Amiga (Dreams, Fantasies, Illusions), Dreamcast (Pro-Pinball Trilogy) and others for PC. All is great titles, but this title for PS3 is the best, for sure. It's in 3D, perfectly rendered and runs in 1080p without any problems. The control is perfect. Great picture and audio quality. Lots of camera options and includes the best Williams tables: Funhouse, Black Knight, Firepower, Gorgar, Medieval Madness, Sorcerer, Taxi, Space Shuttle, Whirlwind, Pinbot, Tales of Arabian Nights, No Good Gophers and Jive Time. The only table missing is T2 Judgement Day. Don't hesitate, buy it.
If you like Pinball... this is a must have for PS3
I'm really impressed with this collection and how it applies to the console... 13 different recognizable tables... physics and looks simulate the real thing quite impressively... this game assures HOURS of fun, and one of the rare games you'll have in your collection that literally anyone could enjoy. I personally remember years ago how I sank hundreds of quarters once in 'Whirlwind', to have it again now, in the comfort of my own home, and no quarters... not to mention, I love pinball... is really a treat I must say.
I only wish they would have included 'additional table information' on each table, i.e. when the machine was made, overview on the machine including photo gallery of the real machine (with close ups) and an explanation of the gameplay, objectives, tips, etc.. for the particular machine... this could have been done and with it, would have earned five stars from me (I still give it 8.5 out of 10 otherwise). Don't think twice about getting the game though, is very fun, anyone can get into it, up to four people can play at a time, etc...
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Long live pinball!!!
Back in the 70s through the 90s, I loved to play the real pinball machines - put a quarter or two in and just have fun. Those days seem to be over, so when I saw this title come out first for PS2, I had to have it. Then it came out for the PSP, and finally, the PS3. All versions have an extremely realistic feel and playability, just as I recall compared to the physical machines. The best part is, they don't break down like the real ones do/did. Of course, unless you have a mansion, having the real ones isn't practical.
The variety of tables is good, although I would like to see an expansion pack to add more - Williams had quite a number of really great pinball machines over the years. It would be a wise move if the maker of this title (I think it is Crave Entertainment) would also market a controller that is more for playing this game by having opposing buttons and possibly a plunger mechanism, and maybe even a bump/tilt mechanism using the SIXAXIS technology. Reason I mention this is because I personally don't like the flippers being controlled by the L1 and R1 buttons; I would have much rather configured it for the left arrow and O button (using my thumbs instead). The other feature I would have preferred is to look at the table in a stationary angle, instead of the moving camera. This game should appeal to all ages, older ones like us who used to dump quarters into the tables, as well as the new generation of gamers, who may never get a chance to put their hands on the real deal, but still enjoy the concept of pinball.
Family fun game any one can play & enjoy.
| Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.
I like the game but it needs more content. I played some online demos & really enjoyed them so I picked up this game(not a easy find other then Ebay). They use this stupid credit system. But once you play through all the tables, if your half way decent the credits end up being useless yet I keep earning them. I'm up to 800 or so.
The arcade looks like it has more tables but you cant play them. I was hoping for some add on content for additional tables but I couldn't find any for this title. Great to play with friends.
After you beat all the goals & wizard goals for a table you can change the ball. I thought that was kinda neat. But other then that not much for unlockable content. I got all the trophies in just a couple of days playing. Great buy if you can get it for around $20.00.
Real pinball action. Mediocre games.
This game represents the "state of the art" when it comes to virtual pinball action. This is very realistic gameplay. With the exception of two games out of the many you can play, the majority of the games are rather pedestrian. I will be kind and call the other games "classics."
The game starts by bringing you into an arcade, which is a very cool interface for the games.
You have many game options and can engage in mamy competitive activities.
If you were playing against other players for high scores, then the game interest would most likely be increased.
For me, as a lone game player, it really wasn't quite as much fun as I had hoped.
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