When Zen Studios originally announced Star Wars Pinball in early February, they had stated the three new tables based on the iconic series would hit as both DLC for the existing Zen Pinball [Free] app and as a brand new standalone game. Then when the Star Wars DLC finally hit Zen Pinball towards the end of the month, there was no sight of said standalone game.

For whatever reason it was running a few weeks late, but Star Wars Pinball [$1.99] has just launched in the App Store as its own separate app, and it comes equipped with widescreen support for the iPhone 5 to boot, something we can't say for its older Zen Pinball sibling.

For the $1.99 download of Star Wars Pinball you'll get the table based on Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, with the Clone Wars table and the one themed after Boba Fett available as in-app purchases for $1.99 each, all the same price as in Zen Pinball.

I'd like to see Zen Studios get widescreen support into the original Zen Pinball, and according to their Twitter it's on the to-do list. But if you held off on the Star Wars DLC before because you weren't interested in the whole package, or you're just dying to play with widescreen support, you can check out the standalone Star Wars Pinball right now. Oh, and just in case you missed it before, if you're like me and you love pinball but are completely terrible at it then check out this video series we came across to tighten up your game of silver ball.

  • shadax

    I'm glad they're honest in the AppStore pics about the other machines being IAP. I'm not particularly fond of pinball anyway. I'll pass on this one.

  • http://twitter.com/dezign999 François

    Finally... I have held off on the in app purchases for this. I want the icon on my springboard sucka.

  • ImJPaul

    Widescreen support. Boom. I was waiting for this. Can't wait to play this when I get off work.

  • http://www.silentrocco.com/ Silent Rocco

    Some of the best digital pinball tables ever created. Have me hooked since being released as IAP within the Zen Pinball app.

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

    Bought it. It's really great! But difficult.

  • Technically_Cyncial

    $1.99 for one table? Boo.

    • Phoenix24

      $1.99 per table is a steal, but if you're on the fence about pinball, get the main zen pinball app with one free table.

  • JaceMurray

    Other than the iPhone 5 widescreen support, is there any reason at all to go with the stand alone app over purchasing the boards in Zen pinball (which is the exact same price overall)?

    • Phoenix24

      Apparently there is a feature where you can choose to score points for either the Jedi or Sith, but it sounds more like a gimmick to me. I'm not aware of any other features, except that SWP has iPhone 5 screen support from day one, whilst this is to be added soon to ZP app.

      Overall it's your choice, but I ended up buying the tables in the main ZP app as I couldn't be bothered waiting 😀

    • Phoenix24

      Sorry for the widescreen bit, Doh!