Zen Pinball 2 - Vita's Cross-Platform Pinball Platform - 9/4/12 - Free!
Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:54 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:57 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:59 PM
I'm amazed by table guides at zen studios....about 18 pages of information for each table! I'm just going to play pinball and try the different tables. I will focus on how they're set up and what everything does after I play every table for a bit.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:04 PM
I tried portrait mode with the back touchpad turned on. It was very difficult to hold and hit the paddles, I constantly had one paddle up...still not sure about portrait mode.
LOL. Same here. Each time I fixed one flipper by removing my finger, I would pop up the other one. Couldn't hold it.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 03:19 PM
And in the FAQ, they say that you can map buttons and then proceed to explain that you can't. LOL. Set configs only.
I actually just went to their forums and posted that they borked portrait mode. I didn't have a lot of time before work as I only bought some tables this morning but I'm wondering if you can customize the controls in landscape mode and then they work in portrait mode? I was only trying to play in portrait. Seems like a really odd design choice if that is the case. Hopefully they fix it. I wish Pinball Arcade would too. After playing portrait mode on the PSP Pinball Arcade with buttons it feels like the only right way to play.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:06 PM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:41 PM
Edit: I tried to play it anyway just to see how it works as is, but it won't let me do anything with the Vita upside-down.
Edit 2: Nevermind, as I had somehow changed the controls to left on d-pad and circle button, but trying to play with reversed flipper controls is incredibly hard.
I am #1 on the Spider-man, Iron Man, and Blade tables amongst friends at the moment.
Edited by FriskyTanuki, 06 September 2012 - 12:26 AM.
Posted 13 October 2012 - 10:55 PM
Iron Man and Captain America face off in dramatic fashion in the latest collaboration between pinball masters Zen Studios and entertainment powerhouse Marvel Entertainment. Based on the 2006 six-part comic event Civil War, players must choose to join Iron Man in support of the Superhuman Registration Act or join Captain America in the fight against it.
The choice to support or fight the Superhuman Registration Act provides unique aspects to gameplay. For example, if you pick Captain America, you might get some help from the Punisher; whereas if you choose Iron Man, you may earn help from the Thunderbolts. Both sides contend for the allegiance of heroes still making up their minds, such as Spider-Man, Spider-Woman and Ms. Marvel.
Civil War features amazing slow-motion combat animations Iron Man and Captain America, each battling for what they see is right. The number of followers amassed to each cause determines the difficulty of each fight, as determined by striking the proper targets and ramps, some of which materialize in thin air.
Civil War joins an incredible lineup of Marvel themed tables, and will release on a multitude of platforms as standalone DLC:
- Pinball FX2 on Xbox Live® Arcade and Windows 8
- Zen Pinball 2 as Cross Buy entitled content for PlayStation®3 and PlayStation®Vita
- Marvel Pinball for PlayStation®3
- Zen Pinball 2 on the Mac®App Store
- Zen Pinball on the iTunes App®Store
- Zen Pinball THD on Google®Play.
Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:38 AM
Posted 01 January 2013 - 10:38 PM
I downloaded Zen Pinball and the first batch of Marvel tables under a promotion when I got my PS3 back in Summer 2011. At the time, I didn't think they were as good as the XBLA version of Pinball FX 2, and quickly forgot about it.
Missed the announcement of Zen Pinball 2 in September 2012, and didn't have a Vita at the time.
Fast forward to today, and I play Zen Pinball for the first time in 18 months on my PS3. After playing for a while, quitting, and reloading it again, it mentions Zen Pinball 2, the upgraded physics, and the ability to import all your old tables. Try it out, and it's great.
And, I can play all my tables on my newly-purchased Vita! This is awesome! Seems like it should be promoted more. It doesn't show up in the Cross-Play Games in the PS Store on my Vita, but it's a very nice bonus.
Posted 06 February 2013 - 01:57 AM
Star Wars tables are coming later this month:
Zen Studios has been making pinball games for nearly a decade now, and today is one of the most exciting pinball moments for our studio! We are extremely excited to announce that Star Wars is coming to Zen Pinball 2! Zen Studios has been working closely with LucasArts to create an amazing collection of videogame pinball tables set in a galaxy far, far away!
The first pack of tables include Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Beyond these exciting tables, there are seven others in production as we speak, all to be revealed as 2013 unfolds.
Each table features a different iconic moment from the Star Wars universe, with interactive 3D characters and unique gameplay. If you have not yet downloaded Zen Pinball 2, it is pretty easy to do. The free download will give you access to a great library of pinball content, where you can download demos for each table and pick which you’d like to buy. All content is cross-buy entitled on PS3 and PS Vita.
We will be unveiling more details on each table over the next few weeks leading up to launch, so be sure to keep an eye on PlayStation.Blog or www.starwarspinball.com for the latest Star Wars Pinball updates.
May the Force be with you!