After playing countless pinball games on various systems, I have finally found the promised land! Real tables (and some real classics!) with on spot gameplay and sounds! The only ding is the resolution could have been a tad better, but I'm not complaining as I bought it and the PSP version! If you love pinball this is the game to get, playing with nunchuk and using the trigger buttons for flippers and motion sensing for tilt, this is as close as you can get without the machine itself!
Whether you are a long time fan of classic pinball arcade games or not, you will find something to like about Pinball HOF. Everything from Taxi pinball to the Space Shuttle pinball game is here. You get the feel that you are in an arcade room. There are machines on 3 different levels of the arcade. Some of the pinball games are locked, and you have to complete certain goals on each pinball game to unlock them. The wii remote is used to pull back the spring and push the ball into play, while the nunchuk is used to activate the flippers. Be careful not to move the remote too much or the game will "tilt" and you will lose a ball. The game starts out kind of fun as you watch your ball bounce around and the points rack up, however it is when you get 2 or 3 balls into play that it really is fun and challenging. I have not played Dream Pinball 3D yet, so i don't know how this stacks up to that game, but this is a fun game for all ages, and is especially so with someone else to play with. Pinball HOF is not a groundbreaking game that will suck you in for days at a time, but it is a good game and if your older it takes you down memory lane.
Excellent Physics, authentic sounds and tables and a great tutorial which tells you how to score huge points on every table. This is probably the best pinball game on any console, and it's certainly worth a rental for anyone who's interested in Pinball. That being said, with the lack of any real unlockables, no online modes and only a handful of tables, it's probably not worth much more than a week or two of rental time.