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The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Old 05-08-18, 12:17 PM
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My guess is that the license holders see their properties as way more valuable and want way more money than Farsight can offer.

Strange because unless there is some secret developer planning a new game just for B/W pins then everyone involved in this situation loses.
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Old 05-08-18, 02:09 PM
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Here is the list of tables being removed. Wish I had that PSN 20% off coupon now

1Tales of the Arabian Nights
2Theatre of Magic
3Medieval Madness
4The Machine: Bride of Pin•Bot
5Cirqus Voltaire
6FunHouse
7Gorgar
8Monster Bash
9Black Knight
10Creature from the Black Lagoon
11Elvira and the Party Monsters
12No Good Gofers
13Taxi
14Scared Stiff
15Twilight Zone
16Star Trek: The Next Generation
17Attack from Mars
18Dr. Dude & HIs Excellent Ray
19Firepower
20Cactus Canyon
21Space Shuttle
22White Water
23Centaur
24PIN•BOT
25The Champion Pub
26Whirlwind
27Terminator 2: Judgment Day
28Fish Tales
29Black Rose
30Black Knight 2000
31WHO Dunnit
32High Speed
33Junk Yard
34Diner
35Bram Stoker's Dracula
36The Party Zone
37Earthshaker
38The Addams Family
39Cyclone
40Jack Bot
41Xenon
42Red and Ted's Road Show
43Safe Cracker
44The Getaway: High Speed 2
45F-14 Tomcat
46No Fear: Dangerous Sports
47Judge Dredd
48Fireball
49Hurricane
50Inianapolis 500
51Eight Ball Deluxe
52Doctor Who
53Swords Of Fury
54Paragon
55Firepower II
56World Champion Soccer
57Fathom
58Spanish Eyes
59Wild Card
60Banzai Run
61Sorcerer
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Old 05-08-18, 02:22 PM
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Well, so much for preserving these table for generations to come.

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Old 05-11-18, 08:24 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

It's an add-on item if you are Prime but Stern Pinball Arcade for Xbox One is now $9.99.

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Old 06-18-18, 12:36 AM
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Did we know that there was a Metroidvania-style pinball platformer coming out? I sure didn't. Apparently (and shockingly) it's reportedly awesome!

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Old 06-18-18, 09:17 AM
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Well, I'm in.
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Old 06-18-18, 11:26 AM
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Me too, looks pretty nice.
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Old 06-18-18, 11:35 AM
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Apparently it's already out on all three systems for $19.99

Xbox One

PS4

Nintendo Switch

But it's coming out as a physical release Tuesday for all three systems, costing $29.99 on the Xbox One and the PS4 and $39.99 with added Switch tax.
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Old 06-19-18, 10:24 AM
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I went and bought the Switch digital version yesterday. I like to wait on sales but with a trip upcoming, I figured it was worth getting it for the plane ride.
It really is cute and fun. Using the pinball dynamic to navigate the course is a lot of fun and you're always thinking how can I get to that next area. Looking forward to playing more tonight.
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Old 06-20-18, 07:05 AM
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Re: The Ultimate Battle Free Pinball Thread

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Apparently it's already out on all three systems for $19.99

Xbox One

PS4

Nintendo Switch

But it's coming out as a physical release Tuesday for all three systems, costing $29.99 on the Xbox One and the PS4 and $39.99 with added Switch tax.
Cool, thanks. I'll pick up the X1 physical release when I can. I try to support the little games that come out physically so that they well keep coming out physically .

Heh, it's already sold out at Amazon. Well, I might wait a bit longer then lol.
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Old 06-26-18, 10:34 AM
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That was definitely a fun, weird, little game. I'm not quite done with it, but it's been a blast so far.
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Old 07-19-18, 10:40 AM
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All of the Pinball FX3 packs are on sale on Xbox One as part of the Ultimate Game sale. They aren't listed on Major Nelson's page though as part of it so you have to hunt and peck or go through the Game interface. I'm probably picking up the following:

Portal $1.49
Universal Classics $4.99
Star Wars - Last Jedi $4.89
Medieval Pack $1.99 (just to get Excalibur, I have Epic Quest)

There are plenty others, I'm just only missing 13 tables (at least the ones that Pinball Fx3 recognizes) at this point, so that crosses off 7 of them.
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Old 07-19-18, 12:46 PM
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Some are also now on sale on PS4 as part of the Flash Sale this weekend.
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Old 07-19-18, 01:19 PM
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The Jurassic Park pinball pack also on sale for $6.99
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Old 07-22-18, 10:04 AM
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The Jurassic Park pinball pack also on sale for $6.99
Thanks for posting this. I picked them up and played them briefly. They seem like decent tables.

But dang, having these classic Universal movies without their original music themes really sucks. They would be so much better if you could play them with the original scores/themes.


Anyone check out Pinball Arcade lately? They mixed up their tables into "manufacturer" packs now. What's really crazy are the Stern Packs. Most have already been released before so if I want the two tables I don't have from the first Stern pack and the third table from the second Stern Pack, that will cost me a whopping $40 plus tax. And unless I am missing something, I don't see a way to buy them separately.
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Old 07-22-18, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for posting this. I picked them up and played them briefly. They seem like decent tables.

But dang, having these classic Universal movies without their original music themes really sucks. They would be so much better if you could play them with the original scores/themes.
You can with the Spotify app running by selecting the movie's OST. It's the only way that I play those tables.
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Old 07-22-18, 05:27 PM
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^why didn't I think of that? Good idea, Decker!
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Old 08-15-18, 10:34 AM
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I brought the Jurassic Park pack for PS4 and I can't get it to work when I click on the icon it just say download and play and when I click on that it show the table installed but I can't play it. What do I do?
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Have you tried deleting the DLC, starting up PFX3 to let it see it's not there, then re-download/install?
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Old 08-15-18, 12:31 PM
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It work, thank.
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Old 09-04-18, 08:57 AM
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Old 09-04-18, 08:57 AM
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Well, this seems to shed some light on the licensing issues TPA seems to have had recently.
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Old 09-04-18, 03:03 PM
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Here's a FAQ from Zen

This has been in the works for quite a while to have tables close to being released, with a second set of four before the end of the year. Also, there was a tweet from Mel Kirk, Zen's VP, referencing a tweet from over a year ago about doing a proposal for a license.

Beta is available now on Steam, I've heard mixed things about it, don't really have a machine to test it on. Some people are saying the new physics for the tables are way less realistic than TPA, while others are saying they're way more realistic. The one's not liking it seem to be the ones that seem to think TPA's physics were accurate, and complain about balls bouncing and not going smoothly up ramps and stuff. The same people are also saying the ball is faster coming at you and doesn't travel to the back as well, sounds like the tables are a steeper angle to me. All this sounds a little more realistic to me especially because as much as I like TPA, it feels a little slow to me and is no where near realistic, it was just way more realistic than most things before.

I'm looking forward to trying it when it comes out on PS4, and who knows I might even buy them on Switch too. It's also fun seeing some of the people having a meltdown over the different physics because every shot isn't infinitely repeatable.
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Old 09-04-18, 04:31 PM
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The company that owns the rights refused/declined to renew the deal.

It seems like a weird decision. This isn't like losing the rights to James Bond or Marvel Comics - - I can't imagine any way to monetize these licenses beyond the Far Sight deal.
Check out this genius . SOMEBODY isn't going to become the next president of Zen Studios!

If somebody hasn't bought digital versions of these tables, they are pretty unlikely to in a future iteration. And even I am unlikely to rebuy them in the future.
Okay, I stand by that. I don't want to rebuy these tables that I already own, even if the Zen Pinball optional extras are added. I hope they keep making original tables.
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Old 09-04-18, 05:39 PM
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I feel lucky that I didn't invest much money or time into TPA, but that was more a matter of happenstance than disinterest. I will happily add these to my Zen library.
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