PSP Pinball-izing Popular PlayStation Brands
Pinball fans who own a PlayStation Portable or PSPgo rejoice! Soon it appears you will have more than just the Gottlieb Collections to keep your flipper fingers happy on the go. A recent ESRB listing indicates various PlayStation brand-themed pinball games are headed our way.
According to the new listings, there will be four games in the Pinball Heroes line:
Pinball Heroes: High Velocity Bowling
- This is a pinball game designed around the artwork and themes of the video game High Velocity Bowling. Players use flippers to hit the ball toward pins, bowling balls, or a jukebox target to earn points.
Pinball Heroes: Hot Shots Golf
- This is a pinball game designed around the artwork and themes of the Hot Shots Golf video-game series. Players use flippers to hit the ball into a miniature putting green, around a water hazard, and onto fairway targets to score points.
Pinball Heroes: PAIN
- This is a pinball game designed around the artwork and themes of the video game PAIN. Players control flippers that cause balls to slide over manhole covers, cross over street ramps, and bounce off construction-colored bumpers. The game contains over-the-top sound effects, which are triggered when the ball bounces off certain bumpers: a character screams, “Ouch,” “yeow,” “oww,” and “ugh”; there is commentary such as “Show me where it hurts,” “This is going to hurt me more than it hurts you,” and “What am I a trampoline?”
Pinball Heroes: Uncharted
- This is a pinball game designed around the artwork and themes of the video game Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune. Players use flippers to hit the ball around a crashed airplane, into silhouetted character targets, and off bumpers shaped like gold coins to score points.
Since there are four separate entries here, it is likely that each of these games will end up either as individual PSP Minis. No information about these games have surfaced other than the descriptions available on ESRB’s website, but as soon as more is revealed expect to read it here first! Which ones are you most excited for?