We've been talking about the new Star Wars Pinball from Zen Studios for the past few weeks, and as of earlier today the update that contains the three Star Wars-themed pinball tables is now available as an update to Zen Pinball [Free]. From what Zen has indicated before, a standalone version is set to be released as well, though we haven't seen any signs of it in international markets just yet. If a standalone version sounds more appealing to you then you might want to wait to see if that version pops up, but if you're eager to grab the game through the Zen Pinball app then you can dive right into that now.

As mentioned, Star Wars Pinball is a collection of three pinball tables, each available separately in Zen Pinball for $1.99 each. If you missed out on our previous coverage but are curious what the tables are like before you plunk down the cash, then have a look at the table based on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, or this one for the table based on Boba Fett. The final table is based on The Empire Strikes Back, and is embedded below.

Of course, you can also get impressions from our community in the forums too. I've only spent a little bit of time with the tables so far, but they seem extremely well done, and a are likely insta-buys if you're into Star Wars and/or Zen Pinball in any way. Check 'em out, and we'll let you know when we catch wind of the standalone release of Star Wars Pinball if and when it hits.

  • 1Fcm

    So far, LOVING THIS! My productivity at work is way down!

  • Bischi777

    Bought it, played it, love it. Bobba fett table seemed a little on the unfair side after a few games but then again i'm no pinball wizzard :-)

    • Jerutix

      That's semi-normal. I find that I can score 10 million+ easily on some of their tables, and I can't even break 1 million on others.

  • ElectromagneticMelaniePulse

    iPhone 5 screen support?

    • jamarohn

      Nope. And unfortunately the lack of support affects gameplay on iPhone 5.

      • viti

        According to Zen, the stand alone iOS version (star wars pinball app) support iPhone 5 large screen, and the zen pinball app coming soon (2-3 weeks they say)

      • jamarohn

        Yay!

  • http://twitter.com/dezign999 François

    Will pick this up as a stand alone just for the icon :)

  • ikelleigh

    Something off about the physics on these tables. The ball feels floaty and the flippers sticky.

    • Jerutix

      Yeah, it does at first, but you definitely get used to it.

  • http://twitter.com/Justin_Speedo Justin Speedo

    any idea on how to get IAP free to work on this???

    • tarasis

      are you asking how to access the tables without paying? Seriously?

  • GSport

    These numbnuts still have not added iPhone 5 screen support!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/NWNirvana The Dictator

    Zen pinball has horrible physics. The ball plays like it's on rails. SO sad these tables didn't come out on Pinball Arcade.

    • Phoenix24

      I have tried several of the pinball arcade tables and not found any of them remotely interesting so far. You seem keen to dis Zen at any opportunity, so can you tell me which PA tables are worth investing time and money on?

      • allana

        Pinaball Arcade are based on real tables. If you like traditional pinball, it is incredible. They are not gimmicky like Zens tables. The two are night and day. I like them both for different reasons, though the physics on Zens tables are not very realistic. If you dont like real pinball machines, no one can talk you into it. Just enjoy what yoy enjoy!

      • Phoenix24

        I love real pinball tables, but maybe my iOS view is skewed by the fantasy element of Zen's tables.

        I would like to 'get' the pinball arcade experience but haven't found it so far.

        Any advice is welcomed :D

      • Chellspecker

        It's like allana says, the two are completely different. Pinball Arcade does reproductions of real tables, from various periods of pinball machine history, from the 'sixties to the late 'nineties so far. They reproduce only effects which are mechanically possible, and the physics of the games is much more realistic. They're hard. Remember, the companies that design these tables (Bally, Williams) also make slot machines. Real pinball machines are for making money. The faster you lose balls, the more quarters the operators make. What's fun in a simulation is that you don't have to spend real quarters and you can work towards improving your ability on these challenging tables. in comparison, Zen is a bit like pinball with training wheels. It's fun, you can relax a bit. Lots of ball saves, easy to make a lot of progress towards the table goals, fun little animations. I enjoy the narrative aspect of Zen, and the tables are very inventive. You won't ever lose all your balls in 30 seconds like you can on a real pinball table. Personally I like the challenge of Pinball Arcade tables, and the retro graphics. Genie, for example, is pretty much an antique. With only simple mechanical beeping sounds and light bulbs there's not a lot of complexity to the electronics of this machine. But the gameplay is brutal. If you're a bit on the obsessive side, it's a hard one to put aside, and not try one more time to see if you can beat your measly high score from the last game. I would recommend that table.

    • http://twitter.com/NWNirvana The Dictator

      Yup just tried it again. Pinball is on rails. What a joke. I'm amazed people like this. Every shot you hit will head on a bee line to something important on the table.

  • http://twitter.com/philippnr1 philippnr1

    Bobba Fett table is buggy. Pop up menus do not dissapear.

  • http://www.onebagtravel.com/ OneBagTravel

    Their forums report tons of bugs with this game. Plus no iPhone 5 screen support? Ridiculous.

  • http://www.fri-v.com/ Friv

    galaxy s4 screen support?