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Niiiiice. Can't wait. It's been ages since I played a good pinball game.

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Is this the sequel to Pinball FX? I'd probably prefer to buy this on Xbox since I already have Pinball FX on that machine. Or is this a PS3 exclusive?

EDIT: Never mind. Google is my friend. According to IGN, it is published by Sony Computer Entertainment, so I highly doubt it will show up on XBL.

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I seriously doubt it will be as good as the greatest video game pinball(Timeshock) but looks good. I can't believe the best pinball game ever is 15 year old pc game...

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I seriously doubt it will be as good as the greatest video game pinball(Timeshock) but looks good. I can't believe the best pinball game ever is 15 year old pc game...

Debatable! The handheld Pokemon and Metroid pinball games were great!

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Damn. I remember that game
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Is this the sequel to Pinball FX? I'd probably prefer to buy this on Xbox since I already have Pinball FX on that machine. Or is this a PS3 exclusive?

EDIT: Never mind. Google is my friend. According to IGN, it is published by Sony Computer Entertainment, so I highly doubt it will show up on XBL.

The article that Protopet linked to says "ZEN's seminal Pinball FX franchise on Xbox LIVE Arcade is one of the most popular titles on the platform and is coming soon as ZEN Pinball, the first pinball title on the PlayStation Network." Which makes it sound like this is a port of an existing XBLA game.

EDIT: Or perhaps not. Just found this on GamerBytes:

"Unlike a few of the games coming to the PlayStation Network recently, this is not a porting effort of Pinball FX or some of their iPhone pinball tables - it is an entirely new game with brand new boards."
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Zen Pinball is NOT Pinball FX. Those machines in post #1 are nowhere to be found in Pinball FX or in FX's DLC.

I'm pumped this is coming next week! I hope and pray the plunger can be done by flicking the right stick. It sucks having only one degree of force to apply.

As for that Atari screen, what happens if the ball stops on a flat section!? LOL
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Next week for $10, huh? Sounds like a day-one purchase.

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I used to play a ton of Apple II pinball but I don't think it was called Raster Blaster....I do remember the flippers being insanely far apart like that though...Hmm...

*runs to Google....

YES! Pinball Construction Set! I didn't know Raster Blaster was the predecessor. Man I loved that game.

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4 tables doesn't seem like a lot. I don't know if I would get tired of them quickly.

The video/trailer i saw seemed to indicate that new tables will be available as add on content down the road.
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Online play should add some legs, too. Looking forward to trying it.

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As long as we're on the topic, I remember David's Midnight Magic



being popular as it simulated the classic "Black Knight" table. Played that one on my Apple ][+ as well.

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Debatable! The handheld Pokemon and Metroid pinball games were great!

Clearly you never played timeshock, its as close as you can get to pinball without the machine, period.


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Ok I just watched some youtube videos of Timeshock. I've been lied to. The ball has a much more realistic weight and speed to it than Pinball FX. Hopefully they improved this for Zen.

I'm also amazed by how good that game looks for 1997. Just the lighting alone! It looks good for TODAY'S standards. I'm surprised there was anything capabale of even running it.
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Yep and trust me youtube video doesn't do it justice. The only bad thing about it is you can only get it to 1600x1200 resolution, which as you point out is amazing for its time. I'm not kidding when I say it IS pinball machine without the machine. Ball movement is dead on, even can pop up and hit the glass for christ sake. Sounds, lights are dead on. Board is one of the greatest pinball boards ever. If you ever see it anywhere GET IT.

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Seriously. 1997. That has to be the best looking game EVER for its time. What other game has ever looked THAT ahead of its time?!
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Seriously. 1997. That has to be the best looking game EVER for its time. What other game has ever looked THAT ahead of its time?!

Isn't it just prerendered elements?

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Yep it is, but I mean for looks compared to other pinball games. Nothing anywhere then or since holds a candle to this game.I'd pay $60 for this game on the ps3 current graphics and other tables thrown in easily.

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They showed Zen Pinball running on the latest Pulse magazine and it definitely has some slowdown. If the release is like this I don't think I'm going to bother.

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They showed Zen Pinball running on the latest Pulse magazine and it definitely has some slowdown. If the release is like this I don't think I'm going to bother.

Oh noooo, really? I will have to check out Pulse, then. That sucks

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Oh noooo, really? I will have to check out Pulse, then. That sucks

My sentiments exactly. That would be a real bummer.

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According to this Joystiq hands on, it is looking good. They say the ball feels weighty but is incredibly fast in default. Fortunately, they say you can edit more options than in FX and you slow down the ball (though this turns trophies off). Hopefully leaderboards still work though.

I would be very surprised if there is slow down. There is no slow down at all in Pinball FX which I'm assuming uses the same engine considering it's the same team.

http://playstation.joystiq.com/2009/...n-zen-pinball/
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According to Kotaku there will be a demo for this Thursday also.
http://kotaku.com/5250579/zen-pinbal...-free-psn-demo
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According to Kotaku there will be a demo for this Thursday also.
http://kotaku.com/5250579/zen-pinbal...-free-psn-demo

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I'll definitely be buying this day one, I love pinball.

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I'll try the demo first. It could have been any number of reasons why it looked a bit slow on Pulse. If the demo is good I might pick it up or wait for the Williams Classic Tables release in Aug.

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