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Topic: Gottlieb Pinball Classics coming to Wii in North America?

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Sean_Aaron

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This was a launch title in the UK, but only a Gamecube/PS2 release in North America originally, but I noticed that IGN has it down for a fall 2009 release on their website now.

This is the game that caused me to buy a Wii because I'm such a big fan of real pinball machines (I've been in contact with the producer of the game for over a year wondering if/when Williams Pinball Classics -- the game I've been dying for since 2007 -- was coming out here; thankfully we have a firm date of 11 September), so if you like pinball at all check it out because Gottlieb was the first pinball company in the world and this collection has tables from the 30s to the 90s on it as well as novelty love tester and fortune telling machines.

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Teppo_Holmqvist

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Yeah, it is worth pointing out that Williams Pinball Classics has arguably far better tables than Gottlieb. It is just shame that so many great pinball tables are based on licensed properties, so we won't see them. There has been also rumours that next game in the series would be dedicated to Bally Midway. That would mean tables like Theatre of Magic and Black Rose.

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Sean_Aaron

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Well, the last communication I had with the producer he said they were looking into releasing individual tables on WiiWare which would be completely awesome if true. He did confirm they have the rights to the Bally tables so that means 8 Ball Deluxe and Space Invaders are in the frame.

I like the WiiWare idea better just because there's still a lot of Gottlieb and Williams tables that aren't based upon licensed properties I'd like to see like Haunted House (first, and possibly only table with three playfield levels) and Firepower II or better yet Defender!

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Teppo_Holmqvist

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Sean+Aaron wrote:

I like the WiiWare idea better just because there's still a lot of Gottlieb and Williams tables that aren't based upon licensed properties I'd like to see like Haunted House (first, and possibly only table with three playfield levels) and Firepower II or better yet Defender!

Yeah, it would work better, but I believe size restrictions will be too tight. Williams Pinball Classics is also coming for X360 and PS3, so perhaps those versions will have more tables as a DLC.

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Burning_Spear

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I absolutely love the Williams game and would be thrilled to see the Gottlieb version released in the United States, even if the tables aren't as much fun.

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Atlantis1982

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I can go for the WiiWare idea, that'll have me spending Wii Points like crack. :D

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Pegasus

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More pinball is always a good thing! I'm that guy who needs to empty my pockets of their change whenever I come across a table, which unfortunately becomes rarer as time goes by. One of these days, I'll actually buy a table.

Anyway, back to the topic, I really enjoy the Williams collection and if the Gottlieb collection really does finally come to the States I'll be snapping it up in no time! I wouldn't at all mind them releasing single tables on WiiWare either.

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Knux

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I like the WiiWare idea a lot better,yes please! :D

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Sean_Aaron

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Teppo+Holmqvist wrote:

Yeah, it would work better, but I believe size restrictions will be too tight.

It all depends on how big their engine is and the resolution of the images used.

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SwerdMurd

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Atlantis1982 wrote:

I can go for the WiiWare idea, that'll have me spending Wii Points like crack. :D

Where do you live? I want to buy things with crack!

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Atlantis1982

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Swerd_Murd wrote:

Atlantis1982 wrote:

I can go for the WiiWare idea, that'll have me spending Wii Points like crack. :D

Where do you live? I want to buy things with crack!

That was metaphorically speaking. I don't even smoke. :)

To make things relevant yet not, I was surprised to see a fourth table added to Alien Crush Returns. Yeah, still off topic, but ummm...

I hope we get more than just Golieeb as well, like those WiiWare idea. Sean, please tell them we approve the idea. :D

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Sean_Aaron

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I made that clear, don't worry.

I'm hoping someone wants to license the Littlewing Pinball tables as well (littlewing.co.jp) -- they're a shareware company that's been making original computer pinball games forever. Monster Fair and Fairy Tower are both quality and play like real pinball machines -- nothing like Alien Crush or Devil's Crush -- I asked them if they'd consider WiiWare and they said they were happy doing Mac/PC games, but they'd be willing to license their games to someone else if they wanted to bring them to WiiWare. That would be groovy.

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Pegasus

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Ah, Littlewing. I'm a big fan of theirs. While I don't mind pinball games such as Alien Crush with its interactive game elements, I do tend to prefer more traditional tables. I'm looking forward to their update of Loony Labyrinth. It also sounds like they're working on some kind of pinball constructor, which would be interesting to see, but I'm not holding my breath. Their projects do tend to drag on a bit.

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Sean_Aaron

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Yeah, I get the feeling Littlewing isn't their day job or something ;P

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Burning_Spear

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joystiq.com has more on the NA release of the Gottlieb collection. Looks like a done deal. ...

http://nintendo.joystiq.com/2009/06/10/hands-on-pinball-hall-...

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Atlantis1982

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Burning+Spear wrote:

joystiq.com has more on the NA release of the Gottlieb collection. Looks like a done deal. ...

http://nintendo.joystiq.com/2009/06/10/hands-on-pinball-hall-...

Was going to mention the article, just wasn't sure if I should bring this out from page two (Forum etiquette thingie).

Regardless, it is nice to see Black Hole as one of the tables; I played that one a lot.

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