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  #1131  
Old 11-30-2012, 04:21 PM
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Twilight Zone update is out!

The other table is Scared Stiff.

Since I backed the Kickstarter, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do now to get the table.....
Heh, yeah, I'm in the same spot. I expect we're going to be sent promo codes that unlock the table at some point. Struggling not to just buy the damn table now for the instant gratification.

It would have been nice if Farsight could've sent out a message before the patch, but maybe the patch came out faster than they were expecting/prepared for. Not sure how these things work, but maybe they needed the patch to go live before Apple would generate codes for them.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:24 PM
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Twilight Zone update is out!

The other table is Scared Stiff.

Since I backed the Kickstarter, I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do now to get the table.....
Scared stiff was out previously. Just bought Twilight Zone, really good. This is a great app, 19 tables in all now!
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:27 PM
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That's what they say on Facebook:
"Log out of your Pinball Arcade account and then log back in. You should then have access to the table."

Let's try...

...hm, not working so far.

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:31 PM
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Strange with that difference in difficulty between old and modern tables from farsight. BLack knight, Big Shot,Black hole, gorgar, Taxi haver ralistic difficulty like real tables. Modern ones like bride of pinbot, scared stiff, monster bash,Creature from the black lagoon... are far to easy.
If you play the tables on visual pinball, most of the tables are just right in difficulty. No difference between old or new ones.
I don't know what PA are thinking of, really. Pro Pinball got it right, when they decided that if you were making a machine for permanent freeplay use it had to be really hard; much harder than an arcade machine would be. But most of the modern tables on Pinball Arcade are vastly easier than the real thing. I'm not a particularly good player, and I got the wizard mode on Scared Stiff the first time I'd played the table. That's just silly. I don't want a pinball game to take several hours and require me to burn through the wizard mode several times to get a hint of the high score table.

It's annoying, really. I love this game, supported the KS, have bought every scrap of DLC apart from the ludicrously priced pro tables (I am not sure they run on my iPad 1 anyway)... but keep wishing that the games would play like real machines and that they'd fix the incessant bugs. I'd like them to get a graphic designer to sort out their menus too, but that might be pushing my luck a bit.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:44 PM
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Scared stiff was out previously. Just bought Twilight Zone, really good. This is a great app, 19 tables in all now!
Right, it's just a pro version upgrade for Scared Stiff.
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:46 PM
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That's what they say on Facebook:
"Log out of your Pinball Arcade account and then log back in. You should then have access to the table."

Let's try...

...hm, not working so far.
How is that possible? How would they know which account goes to which kick starter backer?
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Old 11-30-2012, 04:53 PM
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Tried again and again, now it seems to work!
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:40 PM
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I don't know what PA are thinking of, really. Pro Pinball got it right, when they decided that if you were making a machine for permanent freeplay use it had to be really hard; much harder than an arcade machine would be. But most of the modern tables on Pinball Arcade are vastly easier than the real thing.
This. I just bought Twilight Zone, the pro version actually, just as Iíve bought every other table in this collection. I got it the second it became available. So when I say what Iím about to say, donít confuse me for a hater.

I just played my first game of Twilight Zone. This wasnít my first game of this table in Pinball Arcade, mind you, this was the first time Iíve ever played this table, anywhere. I got a multiball on my first ball, and before the end of the game, I had unlocked three of the five ďStandard GoalsĒ. I had no idea what I was doing, I was just trying to keep the ball in play.

It was fun, and Iíll surely play it loads more, but after that first game, I went back to the best pinball table on iOS, the one thatís been occupying my time for the last week. I went back to Revenge of the Rob-O-Bot. [App Store] [AppShopper] [Developerís Site]

Itís a brand new table from a bunch of pinball newbies, but itís more fun than anything in Pinball Arcade or Zen Pinball, at least to me. After playing Rob-O-Bot for the last week, playing Pinball Arcade again felt like everything was in slow motion. It feels super floaty now, and unrealistic. Rob-O-Bot, on the other hand, it feels more natural. The ball moves quickly, and it just feels right.

And speaking of the difficulty, thatís another point in Rob-O-Botís favor. Like I said, Iíve been playing that table off and on for a week. On Game Center, as user ďjhamdotmeĒ, I used to have the third highest score. Iíve fallen to seventh, lately, as more people have been playing, but despite this, Iíve never seen a multiball. Itís in there, I know itís possible. Iíve seen it in the trailer. But instead of just getting it from blind luck, on my very first ball no less, itís something that Iím going to have to earn. Iíve completed four of the five missions several times, but Iíve never quite finished the fifth. When I do, Iíll get that multiball, presumably, and itíll be sweet.

Twilight Zone is no doubt the better designed table, Iím not arguing this. In time, as Farsight tweaks their engine, Iíll maybe even prefer it to Rob-O-Bot. I hope that this is something that theyíre working on, because with a free update itíll instantly make all of the tables Iíve bought, on both iOS and on the PlayStation, that much better than they already are. But right now, I prefer how the ball moves in Rob-O-Bot, and thatís what makes it more fun to me.

So should you not get Twilight Zone? No, of course not. You should definitely get it, and every other table that they make, on every system that you have. But hereís my advice. If you were going to get the Pro version of Twilight Zone, maybe just get the regular version. With the $3 that youíll save, buy yourself Rob-O-Bot, instead. Youíll have more fun with this upstart new pinball table than you will playing around with the ďProĒ features, and as an added bonus, youíll have saved yourself a penny. Win win.

PS Touch Arcade moderators, why no front page love for the best new pinball table in the App Store? In the last week, youíve given front-page coverage to Monster Pinball HD and to a crappy year-old table from Gameprom. Rob-O-Bot is worthy. Just give it a try. Youíll like it, honest. But if youíre still not convinced, read some of the fawning praise here at Touch Arcade or over at the Pinball Arcade Fans forum. I want more tables from these guys, so please, buy their game and make them rich.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:43 PM
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Tried again and again, now it seems to work!
Logout/login didn't work for me until I left the app and force quit in the task bar. Now I've got the table, but it doesn't give me access to Pro features, and I got bit by the table restore bug Farsight warned about. Not a big deal, but not quite as slick as they were hoping, I'm sure.
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Old 11-30-2012, 05:50 PM
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How is that possible? How would they know which account goes to which kick starter backer?
Ah, the pinball arcade login email has to match the kickstarter email - I guess it was the email in that form they sent out recently. They didn't really make that clear. I have my own domain, so I make up email accounts for these various accounts. My pinball arcade login was "pinball@bruab.com" which was unique to that account.

Once I got that set up it was a nightmare getting all the tables authorized. I logged in and got Twilight Zone loaded. Then some of the other tables weren't authorized, and I never got the "do you want to restore" message, only the purchasing options. I restarted the app many times, and every time one set of tables would be left out.

What finally worked was to log out of pinball arcade, restore my tables, then log in and authorize Twilight Zone. I think I have them all local to my machine with no network connection required to play them. But I'm not 100% sure.
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