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View Poll Results: Which of the first three tables do you prefer? (only vote if you've played all three)
Sorcerer's Lair 69 47.59%
Wolverine 33 22.76%
Captain America 24 16.55%
Don't like any of them 19 13.10%
Voters: 145. You may not vote on this poll
App description: Zen Pinball features hit tables based on some of the biggest brands in entertainment, including Marvel Comics, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, South Park and more, Zen Pinball is your go-to place for all of your pinball cravings.

From Zen Studios, the pioneers of the digital pinball space, Zen Pinball is your destination for exciting digital pinball action! Featuring both original tables and exclusive ones based on some of the hottest brands in entertainment, detailed 3D models, the most advanced ball physics available, rich social features, and hot seat multiplayer, Zen Pinball for iOS devices continues the rich pinball tradition established by Zen Studios, the definitive leader in pinball videogames.

Zen Pinball sets a new standard for realistic ball physics and graphical detail in pinball video games employing cutting-edge visuals, challenging tables, true-to-life ball and table physics and combines them with innovative features not found in any other pinball game.

Your Pinball Destination

Zen Pinball features dozens of tables, both original designs created by our development team, as well as many based on some of the hottest entertainment properties around. Fill out your collection today!

Free Sorcerers Lair Table!

The Zen Pinball app comes with the beloved Sorcerer's Lair table completely free! Download the app for instant access to one of our most exciting tables.

Hottest Brands in Entertainment

Featuring hit tables based on some of the biggest brands in entertainment, including Marvel Comics, Star Wars, The Walking Dead, South Park and more, Zen Pinball is your go-to place for all of your pinball cravings.

New Tables Released Regularly!

Zen Pinballs roster of exciting tables is frequently updated, so be sure to check the table menu for the latest and greatest from Zen Studios!

Many Great Features!
- Worldwide leaderboards and friend challenges
- Table achievements
- Rule sheets for each table, providing tips and tricks to help you boost your score
- Pass the game around to friends as you compete for the top pinball wizard in Hot Seat multiplayer mode.

Be sure to visit us at blog.zenstudios.com for more information on Zen Pinball and other games in the Zen Studios lineup. Additionally, follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/zen_studios or Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/zenstudios.

Watch trailers for our upcoming projects on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/user/ZenStudiosGames.

Sun Vulcan's comments:


11-29-2011, 08:46 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 4,032
Got it. There is one FREE table "Sorcerer's Lair" in it. Gorgeous! Obviously by the makers of Zen Pinball Inferno and Zen Pinball Rollercoaster. Those were the first pinball games for iPhone afair. And I loved them.

Two more tables "Marvel Wolverine" and "Marvel Captain America" via IAP $1.99 each. Table "Marvel Thor" added Dec 21 '11 (same price) and "Excalibur" Jan 18 '12 for $.99. "Epic Quest" added Feb 15 '12 for $.99. Screenshots see below.

Free table Sorcerer's Lair:

After 5 minutes gameplay: Impressive 3D graphics. Cool light effects. Very good physics. Four flippers. Lots of ramps and animated fantasy elements and characters. Special launch mechanics (plunger) with a steam wheel! Three balls in a game.

Single player or hot seat mode (up to four players). OpenFeint scores (five leaderboards, nine achievements). With some story. Eight views in portrait and landscape orientation. Generous "shoot again" if you lose the ball early.

Professional voices (as far as I can tell since English is not my first language) and great sounds. Polished menues. Martial music (later on some hardrock and techno). Translated into German (written texts only). Supports tilt. Easy to trap (stop) the ball (when it's slow enough) for precise aiming.

touchArcade editor's review:
'Zen Pinball' Review - Popular Console Tables Released for iOS


Screenshots from iPad 2:



Without any doubt one of the best pinball tables in App Store (and I have almost all of them)! Don't hesitate and try it out!

Wolverine:



Again another ultra precise launch mechanism on BOTH sides (never seen before) for skill shots. Very pretty table as well. Three flippers. On rare occasions the camera zooms to the animated knight and other places. Perfect!

Have a look at the launcher (plunger) at the right side, love the pressure meter fitting (and it WORKS):




Captain America:



Three flippers. Ha! Some serious looking boss (movie character) walks slowly onto the table and checks it when you've lost a ball! Teleports. Detailled statistics after each game. Very good explanations of the table elements in the help file.

After that short time I can't tell which table of the three is the best. They are all GREAT!

More screenshots of the other tables later in this very thread, here you have the permalinks as a shortcut:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...8&postcount=61
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...2&postcount=64
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...8&postcount=77
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...3&postcount=42
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...&postcount=359
http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...&postcount=398

And here:

http://forums.toucharcade.com/showpo...5&postcount=57

Highly recommended! The pure fun!

Marvel Thor table added on Dec 21st:



Excalibur table added Jan 18, 2012:



Epic Quest table added Feb 15, 2012:


Hurry up! Handpicked & Time-Limited App Store FREEbies & Sales
(Blog German-language; but you'll find all links, pics, and videos.)

Last edited by Habakuk; 02-15-2012 at 11:13 PM. Reason: Added tA review and new tables

11-29-2011, 08:47 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2010
Location: The distant future year 1999
Posts: 1,002
How many tables can we expect at launch?
The app is free, how much are the tables?
Does the game include a vertical overhead view similar to the Gameprom pinball games?

EDIT: NM, looks like all my questions have already been answered. Hopefully all 28 tables currently in Pinball FX2 will be available at some point.

Last edited by Spamcan; 11-29-2011 at 08:50 PM.
11-29-2011, 09:03 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 290
i dont think Ive ever been more excited for an IOS title than i am for Zen Pinball. Great physics, amazing graphics, cool themes and fun tables. i love this on XBox and PS3 and between the two i own EVERY table.
11-29-2011, 09:04 PM
#5
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 509
No Spider-Man or Fantastic Four? This still looks great, but I was hoping for those 2 tables to be included.
11-29-2011, 09:12 PM
#6
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,811
Awesome. 2012 will be the year of pinball on iOS! (2012 is starting early with this release, I guess. )

Anyway...haven't looked forward to a new release this much since, like, Deathsmiles or Final Fantasy Tactics I guess.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
11-29-2011, 09:12 PM
#7
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
I much prefer pinball video games that attempt to simulate real, believable tables. This is something else entirely; you're playing a video game and are kept fully aware of the fact at all times.

The title is acutely ironic as really the gameplay is anything but "zen." Busy, busy, busy.
11-29-2011, 09:16 PM
#8
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,811
Say...what is the total uncompressed size of the app? Gotta figure out how much I'll need to be deleting.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms
11-29-2011, 09:31 PM
#9
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by medianotzu View Post
Say...what is the total uncompressed size of the app? Gotta figure out how much I'll need to be deleting.
Download size is only 30.3 mb.
11-29-2011, 09:33 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 3,811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gabrien View Post
Download size is only 30.3 mb.
Good news! Cheers.

Current obsessions: Bug Princess 2: Black Label, Neuroshima Hex, Pinball Arcade, Final Fantasy Tactics, MacGuffin's Curse, 1112, Dangerous, 100 Trials, Ascension, The Quest
Anticipating: Spirit Hunter Mineko, Rogue Touch EX, Fargoal 2, Cursed Realms