ZEN Pinball

ZEN Pinball Box ArtAlthough the actual physical construction of the flippers was much lower, there was a small revival recently reported that digital pinball or video from a handful of developers. Not least of which is the studio behind the title, ZEN Pinball 3D Nintendo 3DS would be. The developer, Zen Studios was pumping a pinball title of the last two years in a variety of platforms including the PlayStation 3 from Sony Entertainment Network (SEN) and Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) for Xbox 360 Now he has decided to carry more than four tables in the first Nintendo hardware, and the first offer is large enough.


The first package, promised to be by the DLC (DLC) more complete on the street, gives the player access to Excalibur, El Dorado, internal security, and shaman as a starter board. Anyone who follows a developer Zen Studios will see that unfortunately none of these photos are new. All four were in the presence of SEN through the history of the liberation of Zen Pinball, while the Excalibur and Earth Defense were also in Pinball FX on Xbox Live Arcade. This means that there are four good representation of what Zen has to offer studios, and new player make a great starting point for the mixing video Pinball Zen Studios in particular. "

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The first list box, Excalibur follows a King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table with the subject, as evidenced by that name. This photo, along with three other throughout, has to complete a number of different events, or goals, to help build a high score. In addition, each table has four to act on individual cases, the gain is essentially a system of in-game, and are directly related to the goals of the table. Table of Excalibur is of particular importance in this respect since it is full of things to do and events to participate in. Mini Player is a phase of a small table of animatronics, give battle on stage targets in the upper left corner, becoming more a ball, the invention of a special magic, Merlin, with a variety of other events.

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The other three photos are also very much fun, however. Defense of the Earth is certainly a tripod and with a more compact design table, but with some very interesting elements. The big attraction bot takes a considerable amount of real estate is a great fun to interact with and foreigners in general and the question of the invasion of the robot is well designed. In addition, the music used for this table is still one of the most memorable statement by Zen Studios has ever offered.

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There are a number of features from the ranking Zen Pinball to play online and offline. The biggest attraction is of course the online portion of the game, so match the player's points to a number of players around the world. Chief of the joint statistics on players from the same country, or friends around the world focus.In addition to high scores, but there is also an overall score for the comparison with other players. The certification is a number calculated without the high point total of four pictures that show how a small number that is as a ranking system in a real fighting game series, the most popular. The ability to switch between the different classifications is quite easy to do, and requires very little in the way of navigating through the menus.

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In fact, the overall design of the Zen Pinball 3D user interface nice and clean. The only complaint is the letter that if you select a table and started a game, you can jump back in the rankings after the end of the game without jumping back to the first menu. The only alternative is to pause the game, which is another menu that opens the access of the Council leader, but breaks the story is not always ideal.

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On the control side of things, the game is very well done, but it's a little hard to spoil it. The left and right triggers control components, piston-button control and eight different points of view between the X button to different camera angles are also possible to switch a good thing to have, because we s have 'to be used, how much you want to see the table of players .The top-down, see the complete picture is not as big as you might think, but this is generally true for most video pinball titles.

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Finally, the 3D effect that can only bring to the table 3DS is actually very well implemented Zen Pinball 3D. 3D is very useful in the manufacture of various pop-up interactive objects and art filled at the bottom of each table, and did much to help track the movement of the ball. It works like a large enough amount to the loss that is not the highest resolution in the home console versions of these tables is to compensate. Does not appear when switch all the way to big problems with the way the pieces, and apart from some minor frame rate problems, especially in the defense of the earth cause table, everything seems pretty flawless.

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If you are interested at all in the fin, or as a dedicated fan or someone with just a general curiosity, worry Zen Pinball 3D to pick it up. The call is for those who have had the opportunity to play at these tables in different forms before they have reduced, but if not, it is worth the asking price in the 3DS Store. Although someone who has played these tables to death in the last two years, it's hard not to love, with this in a portable format, and no one should certainly not wait to buy downloadable content announcements in the future.