Hathaway Primo foosball table ($480)

Hathaway Primo foosball table
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This table wins you over with visual appeal, rather than great gameplay. Let’s discuss negatives first.

It’s not the end of the world, but there are a few things I have to touch on.

The main biggest problem with Hathaway Primo is the shape of foosball men. Unlike their counterparts in KICK Legend, they kinda suck. People in Hathaway didn’t try to emulate the design of Tornado men and went for more common robot-style with blocky legs. It may not seem like a big deal, but the pin controll will be almost impossible, unless you have a special ‘yellow’ ball from Warrior or Bonzini.

Also, Hathaway claim to have counterbalanced men. It is true, but the way the’ve implemented this feature is the weirdest I’ve ever encountered. Honestly, you have to play on it to get what I mean and I’m sorry I can’t describe it better. Long story short, dont put too much hope into great 1 v 1 experience.

If all said above didn’t scare you off – awesome. Aside from gameplay cons, this is actually a very solid product.

The table cabinet has a thick and durable melamine and looks so good! I personally love metallic colors and non-traditional silver and brown men. Damn, it just pushes all the right buttons and makes you want to wear a tailcoat while playing.

In conclusion: being a hardcore fooser I honestly can’t recommend this table over Warrior. But objectively, this table wasn’t designed for professionals and there’s obviously high demand for it on the market. People love it for relavitvely good gameplay, very solid build and expensive look for a very affordable price.

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