03 June 2009

FunHouse!


I am a huge pinball fan. I don't really know if I'm very good or not, but I enjoy playing the game. Whenever I see a pinball machine, which is getting rarer and rarer these days, I have to put my quarter in and play a game or two...or ten. My mom, an avid pinball fanatic herself, purchased a pinball game for the Wii called Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection. She absolutely loved it and bought me the game for Christmas. The game features ten pinball machines and more closely matches the action of real pinball than any other pinball video game I have played.

Both my mom and I consider FunHouse the best pinball machine to play in the game. Interestingly enough, FunHouse is themed after the concept of a funhouse, a walk-through amusement park featuring many attractions. The overall goal of the game is to advance the "game time" to midnight and cause the FunHouse to close, allowing the player to start multiball mode. A secondary goal of the game is to complete the "Mystery Mirror" by lighting all of its modes, starting "Super Frenzy" mode. It's a lot of fun.

There is so much going on in the game and so many challenges to complete, it really makes for an exciting game; and it's never the same twice. Being able to get extra balls, and multi-ball made really extends the gameplay. My mom has a high score of 88,000,000 and I have only been able to score 71,000,000. I would really like to find a real FunHouse pinball machine to play. I'd like to test my skills with the real thing. The Wii version is pretty accurate in capturing the feel of the game though and I have posted a couple of video clips showing the Wii version and one of a guy playing the real game. They are both kind of long, and the person playing the Wii isn't very good, but it's the best I could find. Enjoy!



3 comments:

  1. I'm totally loving this Wii game! This is AMAZING! Nice music, too! We're together in our pinball love. We've got to play this when I get back into town.

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  2. YES! I would love to play this with you when you get back. It really is a great game, and if FunHouse isn't your thing, there's 9 other tables to try.

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