Pinball Hall of Fame Gottlieb Collection for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
Though it offers authentic, playable simulations of more than eight classic machines from the 1960s through the 1990s, Pinball Hall of Fame aims also to provide players with an entertaining, interactive reference to the history of pinball. Developers at FarSight Studios (NCAA Football '99, NASCAR Road Racing, ESPN NFL Primetime 2002) worked with the "curators" of the real-life "Pinball Hall of Fame" (a project headquartered in Las Vegas) in an effort to craft an accurate and relevant simulation. Each virtually re-created table is introduced with a "fly by," which points out notable features, allows players to plan strategies, and highlights artwork and interesting trivia. The game saves high scores, both by player and per table, and party-table kings and queens can unlock an additional "bonus" machine. Up to four can compete in the game's multiplayer modes.