Gottlieb Pinball Classics (PSP)
Itís funny you know,
pinball machines are a dying breed, yet we had so much fun playing them
back in the day before those pesky space invader machines came around.
Gottlieb have come to the party now on the PSP with a collection of
classic tables that have been around and loved by many.
Thatís right, this title features actual real life
tables, not just simulations of fantasy tables. Gottlieb was the premier
manufacturer of tables for an awfully long time and this is a collection
of what they considered to be 10 of their best tables of all time.
The tables kick off from way back in 1932 and then
make their way up. The physics of the game are fabulous and you really
get a feeling of playing a real machine. The graphics of the game are
top notch and also lend to the realism of the experience. So much so
that inevitably youíll be moving your body around when playing the game
and holding the PSP as though that will help you actually move the ball
around the virtual table!
The title has something that gamers will love and
that is the tournament mode that lets you and a friend face off against
each other using WiFi and in game sharing mode, only the one UMD is
needed. I love this feature of the PSP and think it helps set the
console apart from the others.
For those of you old skool pinball freaks out there
who are worrying about how you jostle the table, there is a nudge
function using the analogue stick. Itís pretty delicate though so after
a number of attempts and the tilt function going off almost every time,
I simply decided that I would not bother trying it anymore.
If you are lucky enough to have 7 other freaky
friends who love the pinball, you can also play the game with them as
well on the proviso to that they all have the game as well. Another
neat feature in the game is the soundtrack that features realistic table
sounds along with a nice touch bringing background arcade sounds into
the mix. I really like it.
If you are into pinball then this is certainly the
title for you so go get it!