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.

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01-07-2013, 04:01 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Lancashire, England
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Shivers21 View Post
I have blade but it has no music only sound effects?
Check the audio settings in the menu, it may be on minimal sound.

Blade has a techno track, and all tables have their own background music, with some being fairly similar.
01-08-2013, 03:49 PM
How is Zen Pinball physic compared to Pinball Arcade?

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01-08-2013, 04:03 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Redding, CA, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by masvil View Post
How is Zen Pinball physic compared to Pinball Arcade?
While I would defer to any of TA's REAL PB experts, I think the Zen tables are a tad more "floatier".

I guess it really depends on what you want in your pinball game as I think the Zen tables, especially all of the Marvel tables, are great with the surreal effects, i.e. stuff that could never happen on a real pinball table like having Thor jump across the screen to smash Loki or seeing the points you scored for hitting a bumper float up from the point of impact.

I think my biggest whines with the Zen tables are when they either go a bit too far off the believable mark (like suddenly involving you in some sort of gear jumping puzzle in Sorcerer's Lair) or tables like Tesla and Epic Quest where it feels far too easy to just fart around triggering nothing of interest for long amounts of time.

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01-08-2013, 04:49 PM
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I agree with LordGek's sentiments about the tables in ZP.

The Marvel tables are the most fun for me because of the fantasy elements, 3D fights, mini games and the great sound and music. Scoring is much easier on these tables too, although my best score by far is on Scorcerer's Lair.

Aesthetically I think Zen tables look more graphically polished than Pinball Arcade, which look fuzzier to me, and also think the music and voice acting is better too.

Overall the Pinball Purists scoff at ZP, but so far I much prefer their offerings on iOS, as they are simply more fun, for me at least.
01-10-2013, 01:49 AM
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Creepy foreshadowing of real-life?

Is it just me or does the Civil War table's deal about a big drive toward forced registrations after a big school shooting in Conneticut almost hit home? This came out weeks before the real-life shooting and is based on a line comics from a ways back. Just a freaky coincidence.

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01-22-2013, 05:44 AM
Sorry if this has been answered before but I have a big issue with the dot matrix windows on an Ipad4. It,s very, very tiny and changing the size in the options doesn't change anyrhing. I also can't seem to change the location. Is this a known problem?
I kinda want the dot matrix to be readable and visible
02-05-2013, 04:44 PM
Joined: Apr 2012
Location: Lancashire, England
Posts: 289
Zen Studios have just announced on twitter Star Wars Pinball coming very soon to iOS and consoles.

"Zen Studios
Star Wars Pinball Coming This February!

Use the Force to guide the silver ball in Star Wars Pinball coming to digital stores in just a few short weeks! The first pack of tables includes Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars. We will be unveiling detailed looks at each table in the coming weeks, so be sure to check the Zen Blog or www.starwarspinball.com for the latest Star Wars Pinball updates.

Star Wars Pinball will be available as DLC for the following platforms:

Pinball FX2 on Xbox LIVE Arcade & Windows 8
Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStationNetwork for PlayStation 3 & PlayStation Vita with Cross Buy entitlement! Purchase once and play on both systems!
Zen Pinball 2 on the MacApp Store
Zen Pinball on the AppleApp Store
Zen Pinball HD Google Play

Additionally, Star Wars Pinball will be available for download as standalone application on the AppleApp Store and
Google Play. New platforms will be announced at a later date.

Each table features a different iconic moment from the Star Wars universe, with interactive 3D characters, and unique gameplay. There will be a total of ten themed pinball tables in the Star Wars Pinball collection.

We will be unveiling more details on each table over the next few weeks leading up to release, so be sure to keep an eye on the Zen Blog or www.starwarspinball.com for the latest Star Wars Pinball updates.

May the Force be with you!"
02-12-2013, 11:14 AM
The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) showed an interesting documentary report about history of pinball arcade machines and modern mobile pinball video games. They visited ZEN Studios in Budapest, Hungary.

It's German-language but nice to watch anyway, lots of historic and hyper modern pinball scenes, insights on high-tech pinball programming:

http://tvthek.orf.at/programs/1306-Newton

(Runtime 13 minutes. The show will be available at this link for 7 days. Maybe I'll upload it to YT later.)

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(Blog German-language; but you'll find all links, pics, and videos.)
02-12-2013, 01:34 PM
About to go on vacation tomorrow and wanted something with some progress/grind so finally picked up Epic Quest. Fun stuff! Having trouble consistently hitting sword and shield ramps, and the overall game is a bit fast..but I'm sure that'll come with time.

Hopefully the Starwars tables means Zen Studios can support "iphone5" resolution..or at least extend the flipper controls to the black deadzone. I accidentally hit the deadzone once in a while.

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