There used to be time when purist pinball snobbery would outright reject any attempt at video game pinball, but thanks to Pinball Hall of Fame: The Williams Collection, Zen Pinball looks very purchasable.

The PlayStation Network release is from the same developers that brought Pinball FX to Xbox Live Arcade, which was far from perfect, but Zen Pinball looks sharp. Whether they'll be able to pull off a capable pinball table simulation remains to be seen, but we'll make sure to give it a whirl and let you know.

We already know the game has a built-in virtual level, so things seem to be going in the right direction.