Zen Pinball 2 got released for Wii U and our very own Cantido has said it's an excellent version. PM me if you want me to add your Wii U name to the list.
Forum Name - Nintendo ID
Cantido - H.R. Paperstacks
Fair warning, this thread is dangerous for pinball afficianados. It is a dangerous black hole of $2.50 tables that take and take and take, and you know what? We want more. So Zen Studios, with all our love, kindly:
Update 6/29/2011: Captain America is out now for Marvel Pinball/Pinball FX 2. Word in the thread is that it's great!
Update: Fantastic Four is out now for Marvel Pinball/Pinball FX 2. Word in the thread is that it's ok, probably the weakest of all the Marvel Tables.
Also, Mars is finally out for Pinball FX 2, and it too is awesome:
Marvel Pinball is out now for 800 MSP. Download Pinball FX 2 for free, sample all the tables, buy them, and join our Cult of the Silver Ball
. We think Marvel Pinball is awesome. Many
other people think it's awesome. With this first pack you get four tables: Iron Man, Wolverine, Spider-Man, and Blade.
For some reason no-one has uploaded Blade yet, I'll correct it when I find one.
Zen says it has "access to the entire Marvel Universe IP" and promises "regular DLC content" for Marvel Pinball throughout 2011 "and beyond."
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Pinball FX2 is now available on Xbox Live Arcade. The free trial lets you sample the four new tables, as well as letting you experience the four previous Pinball FX base tables with new graphics and physics, which is great, because the physics for Pinball FX 1 sucked big metal balls. It also allows for split-screen multiplayer, and score challenge against your friends.
It's awesome and everybody who loves/enjoys pinball should get it. The four new tables are 800 Microsoft Points (10 dollars) and the four previous tables from Pinball FX 1 are also 800 MS points. Additional tables beyond those (such as Excalibur) are 200 MS points each.
Eurogamer Agrees: 9/10.
All hail Zen Studios for ensuring that we can all officially shut the hell up about DICE's fantastic early '90s pinball games on the Amiga.
Simulating the ancient art of Pinball might seem like one of the most pointless wastes of time in the history of videogames, but put your preconceptions to one side, and you may be surprised at how much fun they can be. Especially when they've been lavished with as much lifelike attention to detail as Pinball FX 2.
Sensibly, you can try out each of the new tables for free, as well as updated versions of the four tables that featured in the 2007 original (backwardly compatible if you own the original), and new versions of the various downloadable ones as well (again, backwardly compatible if you've bought them already).
In all, you'll have access to 12 excellent tables, each now playable in the new split-screen mode, and benefitting from noticeably improved visuals and a spanking new physics model.
The real genius of this revamped version, though, is the new social gaming features, which lure you back in by letting you know when a friend has topped your score. Even in the two days between the game's release and writing the review, I couldn't help but make sure that EG's own Rich Leadbetter was comprehensively conquered.
Real pinball fanatics will be in tinkering heaven, too, thanks to the ability to fiddle endlessly with all manner of settings. Just don't get into a conversation with anyone who does this, ok?
If you've even vaguely have the urge to flip a steel ball around a pretend pinball table, then Zen have a little something for you. Just don't dare start beating my scores.
Xbox Live Gamertags (in LIME
) for those who want to show off their ball-busting goodness:
DJ Cam Cam: CamCamJelly
Psychotic One: EyeRChris
G Rol: G Rol
Captain K: CaptainFake
Dodge Aspen: JerDodge
chuck steak: Chuck Steake
"But DoctorArch!" you say. "I want some more pinball goodness."
Well, here you go:
The Williams Pinball Hall of Fame. One of the best pinball collections ever to grace our beloved high definition consoles, or any console ever for that matter. It's available on any of the big three systems, but you should get it on either the PS3 or the 360, because those are the high def versions with additional tables. It's beautiful, authentic, has excellent physics, and is a joy to play. Pinball FX 2 has a far better multiplayer component (split screen, GLEE!!!), but this game is absolutely worth purchasing. If the price on Amazon for the 360 version is any indication, it may be getting rare.
We've talked about this here on the forums before over here.
Get it, love it.