Category Archives: Pinball

To purists, the mere concept of video pinball may be wrong. But darling, Zen Studios makes it feel so very right. Time after time, they release detailed, deep, bright and blingy tables, and Marvel Pinball [Free] features some of their best work...

Coming Tonight: WiiWare 'Bayonetta'-ish Beat 'em Up 'Ark of Sinners Advance' Heads to iOS

Another title in the onslaught of tonight's releases is Ark of Sinners Advance by Bulkypix. Set in the Anima: Beyond Fantasy universe, Ark of Sinners seems to draw considerably from the existing pool of lore that an already established universe provides. You play as Celia, who according to the previously linked Wikipedia page is a member of a faction who is "implanted with technology infused with magic."..

Zen Studios has been pinballing back and forth (see what I did there?) with their recent pinball game updates and releases. First, we saw Zen Pinball [Free] proper updated with the three new Star Wars themed tables that we'd been hearing about for the month prior. ..

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...

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...

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...

PinWar [$1.99] isn't a game for the pinball aficionado. The tables lack the (literal or figurative) bells and whistles of other pinball games, and the physics aren't right at all. No, PinWar is pinball for the masses. It's fast, it's fun and it's fiercely competitive—assuming there's another pair of hands nearby to enjoy it with...

Check Out the New Trailer for 'Star Wars Pinball'

Last week we first found out about the upcoming Star Wars Pinball, and today the guys at Zen Studios blasted out another email with a brand new trailer showing just how shockingly elaborate the game is going to be for a, uh, pinball game. The table shown in the trailer is from The Empire Strikes Back and takes place on the main deck of a Star Destroyer...

'Momonga Pinball Adventure' Review - A Spin Through a Lush New World

I'm what you might call a pinball dilletante. Oh sure, I've played a table here and there, downloaded a few pinball games and poked around, but I lack discipline. I dabble, I don't commit. I've never learned to play with real accuracy or attention to the goals of the game beyond keeping the ball in play...

Earlier this afternoon, Jared and I sat down with Momonga Pinball [$0.99], a pinball game with an impressive layer of presentation slapped on top of it. In the game, you'll play as a flying squirrel tasked with taking down a band of owls that sacked his village and, as if that wasn't enough, kidnapped all the folks who were living in it. In practice, this boils down to flipping the squirrel into targets across a bunch of colorful objective-based levels. ..

Back in late September we told you that Matmi's whacky, fast-paced pinball title Monster Pinball was getting a well-deserved HD makeover and Universal support in the form of a new app called Monster Pinball HD [$0.99], and that game is now available on the App Store...

Gameprom is one of the developers that really saw the potential of iOS devices as digital pinball havens. The elongated screens, the intuitive touch screen controls, the accelerometer that let you “shake” a table to give it a proper nudge. It just seems a perfect fit...

iOS has always been a fantastic fit for pinball games, what with its elongated screens and tilt functionality, and plenty of fantastic pinball games have graced the platform in the last several years. In 2009, Cowboy Rodeo delivered fantastic iOS renditions of the Amiga classics Pinball Dreams [$1.99 / Free] and its sequel Pinball Fantasies [$2.99]. They were decidedly retro, but the gameplay definitely stood the test of time and each game still holds a place amongst my very favorites on the App Store...

We didn’t have a lot of arcades in my hometown while I was growing up. Even worse, the few that did exist specialized in video games and air hockey, with nary a pinball machine in sight. Still, whenever I managed to get my hands on a one, it was always such a dazzling experience of light, sound and skill. Perhaps that’s why I can’t stop playing Pinball Arcade [$0.99 / Free], the inaugural iOS title from FarSight Studios. FarSight’s ability to create near-perfect replications of actual pinball machines leads to a game that is not only full of incredibly deep pinball machines, but also captures that feeling of fun and excitement in an iOS game...

Video of Upcoming 'Pinball Arcade' Running on iPad 2

We've been incredibly excited for Farsight Studio's upcoming Pinball Arcade since we first heard about it this past October. Following their critically acclaimed Pinball Hall of Fame Gottlieb and Williams collections that have appeared on various platforms over the years, Farsight is now working on what they hope to be the ultimate pinball video game with Pinball Arcade. Featuring tables from historic pinball companies like Bally, Stern, Williams and Gottlieb, Pinball Arcade is also set to be updated and expanded frequently following release and should eventually contain at least 50 classic pinball tables, making for the ultimate virtual collection...

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