Long time readers of my blog know that I generally will not shut up in extolling the virtues of Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection on the Wii. While oddly not a mentioned game on the Nintendo Channel, it’s one of the titles that gets the most play time on my Wii.

Imagine my surprise when I saw the game on the 360 today.

Bear in mind that I’ve heard nothing about this version, other than it was rumored months ago, and then all talk of the title dried up to the point where I had assumed it had become vaporware. So when I saw it on the shelf at a budget price with three new boards, I wasted no time in grabbing the title.

So what’s the difference? More detailed graphics, the new boards (Medieval Madness, Tales of the Arabian Nights and No Good Gophers) are quite simply awesome, online leaderboards and the standard achievements. I do miss the motion controls of the Wii version for tilting, as that version is one of the titles that actually uses it motion controls in a sensible manner, but the physics on the 360 version are still quite solid, and the gameplay is still just as addicting.

If Crave Entertainment is smart, they’ll add DLC to this title, because I would love to have more new boards, and if you don’t have this title on any system, you really have no excuse not to pick it up. Odd to find that this is one of my favorite titles of the last year, but when the gameplay is as solid as this, you just go with it. And if you don’t in this case, I think you’ll regret it. Unless you just enjoy hating fun.

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