So Zen Pinball [Free] has all the Star Wars Pinball IAP tables in it now, but it's sort of become vaguely apparent that unless you were around during the 80's when pinball was a thing you probably don't know how to actually play pinball. I mean, I understand the basic concept, but most of my pinball playing strategy involves focusing on specifically not losing the ball... And I think a lot of people are the same way.
I sort of made it my mission to snag Pinball Arcade [$0.99] last weekend and actually play through tables completing objectives and playing pinball how you're supposed to. Turns out, it's really hard- Particularly if you're not that well versed in the various techniques of ball control, bumping the table, and other things that you eventually just learn to do after hours and hours of pinball playing. This eventually lead to searching for "pinball tutorials" on the internet, and came across a fantastic grouping of videos by the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association.
The above video is of the table Attack From Mars which is available inside of Pinball Arcade. It's super neat watching someone play the table who knows what they're doing, and learning some of his tricks has made me do better in the game.
Anyway, I just figured this collection of videos was worth mentioning. Pinball ports on iOS devices almost always seem to turn out to work really well, and it seems like you have a lot more fun in them if you actively try to get a little more next-level on your pinball play. Check out the rest of the videos if you like this one, they've got a bunch of really great tutorials for tables that are available on iOS.