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Old 07-08-14, 10:32 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Well, this is a pleasant surprise:


Zen Pinball 2 Gets Huge Table Update on PS4 Starting July 15th

+ Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Jul 08, 2014 // Community Manager, Zen Studios



We’re stoked to announce that we have a massive update coming to Zen Pinball 2 on PS4!

Starting on July 15th, PS4 owners can download previously unavailable tables from the PS3 and PS Vita versions, allowing fans of the series access to a more complete collection. You asked for it, and we delivered.

Players who downloaded any of the tables listed below on PS3 or Vita originally will be able to import them to the PS4 version of Zen Pinball 2 for FREE starting next week. If you didn’t pick them up for PS3 or Vita previously, prices are listed as follows:

Marvel Pinball Vengeance and Virtue –Ghost Rider, X-Men, Thor, Moon Knight ($9.99)
Classic Pack –Tesla, V12, Shaman, El Dorado ($9.99)
Fantastic Four ($2.99)
Captain America ($2.99)
Marvel Civil War ($2.99)
Super Street Fighter II Tribute ($2.99)
Mars ($2.49)
Excalibur ($2.49)



If you’re purchasing these tables for the first time and would like to play them on multiple PlayStation platforms, please remember to buy them first on PS3 or PS Vita and use the Import Tables function in-game via PS4. If you have questions about how this works, please let us know in the comments below. Happy flipping!
Old 07-08-14, 10:52 PM
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That's a pleasant surprise, since 3 of the tables I love weren't originally brought over (Thor, Captain America, and Fantastic Four). With these, is Ninja Gaiden the only PS3/Vita still missing?
Old 07-11-14, 04:17 PM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread


New Tables Coming to Pinball Arcade on PS4, PS3, PS Vita

+ Posted by Mike Lindsey on Jul 11, 2014 // Community Manager, FarSight Studios

Hey Pinball fans! I’m Mike Lindsey, Community Manager at FarSight Studios. I’m originally from the Big Bear area where we recreate all these amazing tables. It’s awesome to have the opportunity to do what I love (talk to people and make friends), live in the mountains where I feel most at home, and work on a game that is preserving something as cool as real pinball for all of it’s fans out there.

Enough about me, though! We know you guys have been waiting for more pinball tables in Pinball Arcade on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita.

Today, we’re proud to announce that Black Knight 2000, WHO Dunnit, High Speed, and Junk Yard will be available on July 15th for PS3 and PS Vita, and then on July 22nd for PS4.

This launch will be retrofitting your system with 80′s and 90′s tables packed with action, suspense, and comedy. These four tables brought tons of excitement to so many when arcades were running at full steam across America. FarSight studios is determined to bring back some of that long lost enjoyment.


Black Knight 2000 (1989):

The Black Knight rides again in this brilliant sequel to the Steve Ritchie hit from 1980. Players take on the role of good versus evil as they battle the Black Knight in high velocity gameplay.

The game is all about speed and quick reactions, highlighted by features such as an upper and lower level, repeating U-Turn and Skyway Loop shots rewarding accurate shooters, and a Drawbridge that lowers to reveal a ramp.

The patented Magna-Save feature from the original game is back. This allows players to activate a ball-saving magnet preventing balls from draining. Great scores are achieved by collecting Lightning Wheel Awards, scoring Hurry-Up bonuses and playing the three awesome Multi-Ball rounds, including The King’s Ransom Wizard mode. 5,703 units of this table were produced.

WHO dunnit (1995):

Designed by Dwight Sullivan and Barry Oursler, this table combines the thrill of gambling with an intriguing murder mystery.

Players take on the role of ace investigator Nick Spade as they collect clues, interrogate suspects, and catch killers. The playfield features a functioning slot machine and a unique scoop ramp, which feeds three separate habitrails to lower, raise, and exit the casino elevator. A mysterious murder. One victim. Twenty possible scenarios. Who has the motive? Who has the skill? Everyone’s dying to know WHO dunnit. 2,416 of this table were produced.


High Speed (1986):

Designed by Steve Ritchie and inspired by his personal experience, this table puts players in the role of a driver who is not planning on stopping. Run the red light and suddenly sirens shriek, lights flash, an APB is issued, and the police chase is on!

Flying over ramps and careening down freeways, the get-away is fast and furious! This was the first table to use Williams’ System 11 hardware, the first to play a complete song, and it was the first to have a Multi-Ball Jackpot that increased and carried over from game to game. 17,080 units of this table were produced.

Junk Yard (1996):

Billed as “The Meanest Game in the Whole Darn Town.” Designed by Barry Oursler and Dwight Sullivan, this table challenges players to escape Crazy Bob’s Junk Yard. This is accomplished by collecting pieces of Junk to build various contraptions, going on wild Adventures and ultimately launching into Outer Space to take on Crazy Bob.

The Playfield has many great features including the Great Toilet, the Magic Bus, mean old Spike the dog, and a moving Crane. It’s not hard to play in the yard. 3,013 units of this table were produced.
And…

One more bit of great news that a lot of you have been waiting for: we’ve agreed upon terms with all of the major licenses and clearances we need to recreate the Addams Family pinball table! We expect to launch the Kickstarter this summer, so get ready, fans. We’ll need your help.

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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

And speaking of Pinball Arcade's Kickstarter, I had contributed $10 to the T2 one. As a S2 owner, they assured us that we could get any single table for any system at any time in the future as our reward. When the first round of new tables hit the PS4 a couple of months back, I sent them a message via their KS page asking for Fish Tales for PS4. Someone immeditely replied "Sure, NA region or Europe?". I replied NA. Then nothing. For over two months. Despite numerous messages sent.
Earlier this week, I sent a message via FB to Far Sight. Tehy told me to email their CS for a response. Thankfully somebody quickly replied and appologized. I guess nobody was paying attention to the KS inbox (which is weird with this new KS campaign about to kick off). Anyway to apologize, they gave me both new S3 Pro Table codes -- Fish Tales and Black Rose. I thought that was pretty cool.
Old 07-15-14, 12:27 PM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Reminder : Rest of the Zen Pinball tables (except Ninja Gaiden 2) coming to PS4 today. Free if you already bought them on PS3/Vita

Also : in the Facebook comments, the folks at Zen note that there will be Xbox One news "Very soon", so hopefully we'll get the same deal - free upgraded versions of the tables we already bought on the 360. We'll see soon enough.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

The news I want most out of Zen? A unified, Zen-hosted leaderboard for each table.

Meaning my XBL, PSN, Steam, etc account attaches to a Zen account (a la U-Play, Rockstar, etc) and all my scores are synchronized as well as my friends lists to Zen friends.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

No import for Xbox One from the 360. Sounds like it's a Microsoft thing, not a Zen studios thing. Really shitty.
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100% shitty. I'm continually baffled by Microsoft's ineptitude.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

It's hard to get upset about it. It wasn't a thing when any of us bought in so it's not like we're losing anything. Granted, I would LOVE for my purchases to follow the same hardware family forward, but I'd be way happier if my software purchases were platform agnostic. I should get mad about that
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by Liver&Onions
No import for Xbox One from the 360. Sounds like it's a Microsoft thing, not a Zen studios thing. Really shitty.
Oh look, there is still no reason for me to buy an Xbox One . Basically, I'm convinced at this point that unless they turn the lights out so to speak, I'm sticking with my 360. Pinball FX2 for me is a perfect way to unwind after a long day before I play something a little more serious (or just to kill 15 minutes at a time).
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Oh it's completely predictable, I'm not upset. I just think a company in the number two position and not looking to catch up anytime soon would bend over backwards to retain as many customers as possible. I have all the Pinball FX 2 tables on 360. All of them. But going forward I'll most likely play new ones on PS4. Because they have a clue.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

That's exactly why I switched to Steam and have every table there as well. It's also why I wish my 360 scores and friends' leaderboard would be ported to across the entire Zen player-base
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The reason I say it's shitty is because a precedent seemed to have been set on the PS4, then with the minecraft support MSFT is doing too, then to not grant us this freebie is a bummer.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

I read somewhere that Dance Central is letting you transfer your songs to the new Dance Central. Why can't they do the same for Pinball FX 2.
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Looks like there may already be another Marvel table coming out soon. Zen Pinball 2 for PS3 lists trophies for:

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Guardians of the Galaxy
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Duh, of course. Can't believe I didn't see that one coming. Will buy immediately of course
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Of course I will too, I assume it'll be officially announced this week at Comic-Con.
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I'm guessing Guardians of the Galaxy will be announced at Comic-Con during the Marvel games panel tomorrow, and probably will be available next week, Because PS3, Vita and PS4 Zen Pinball 2 got an update last night and here are the update notes from the PS4.

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Steam achievements for GotG have been added, as well.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Do most folks here like both Zen and Arcade?

I ask because there's something about the physics in Zen that I just hate.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

I like both. Yes, the physics is a little different, but since Zen tables are not reality based, it never bothered me much. Their triple cross buy policy is awesome and I love having a huge library of Vita tables to play
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I can't define exactly what it is about the Zen tables that bugs me. Something about the physics and maybe the sound effects that gives it a lack of perceived weight.

I wish I liked them more, because their business model is great and they have a ton of tables.

But I love Arcade. The first time they have a PS+ sale, I'm throwing some money their way.
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by chess
Do most folks here like both Zen and Arcade?

I ask because there's something about the physics in Zen that I just hate.


i like both, but i play Zen alot more. I am playing on iphone and ipad
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

[sarcasm] Wow, this was totally unexpected! [/sarcasm]


Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Coming to Zen Pinball 2 Next Week

+ Posted by Bobby Loertscher on Jul 26, 2014 // Community Manager, Zen Studios

The Guardians of the Galaxy are coming to Zen Pinball 2 for PS4, PS3, and PS Vita! Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and Rocket Raccoon are teaming up for an epic galactic pinball battle beginning on July 29th for $2.99! Watch the trailer to see Guardians of the Galaxy pinball in action.

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Guardians of the Galaxy pinball brings all five members of the galaxy’s greatest crew of warriors to the pinball universe as they combat Ronan the Accuser. Beginning with a four-ball multiball as players escape the Kyln, the Guardians of the Galaxy pinball table starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up. This new table will showcase the individual strengths of each member of the Guardians of the Galaxy team, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and the group’s wildcard, Rocket Raccoon, as well as landmark battles against Yondu and the Ravagers, Nebula, and Ronan himself.





Don’t forget to purchase this table on PS3 or Vita first, then import to PS4 if you’d like to play on all three platforms, and don’t miss the Guardians of the Galaxy movie, in theaters on August 1st.
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Well, I tried the trial versions of those four new TPA tables today on the PS4. Only Who Dunnit? is remotely appealing to me. It's really amazing the gigantic leap in pinball technology from 1986 with tables that just had bumpers and lights and LED score displays to about 1992 with all sorts of features, animations, sounds and voices and advanced goals. It's kind of unbelievable -- even more so when you consider that the Pinball table would be all but dead eight years later.

In the past, I've just bought everything TPA offered, but between screwing me over on an upgrade after buying the entire S2 on the PS3, the 50% decrease in table number in S3 and the large number of lackluster and older tables offered for S3, I'm just going to pick & choose from now on. I liked the first two S3 tables (Gone Fishing, Black Rose) an awful lot though.

The rest of the Zen tables (excluding Ninja Gaiden 2) are available now on PS4. I tried Mars for the first time in ages. It confirmed what I had previously thought -- that table is at the same time way too busy and nearly completely uninteresting. They've come a long way in table design since then.

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