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Murbal 19,442 posts
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Registered 8 years agoPinball Arcade wasn't free - it was paid for with a few tables iirc. Zen was free.
I finally picked up a couple of Zen tables. Plants v Zombies and my absolute fav. 'Epic Quest'
It has persistent levelling!
Pinball Arcade update:
Twilight Zone will be available for PlayStation3 and Vita on February 5 in both North America and Europe. Table Pack 7 (including Scared Stiff and Big Shot) is scheduled for worldwide release on PlayStation3 and Vita February 12th. Medieval Madness Pro and Tales of the Arabian Nights Pro are scheduled for February 19th. We can now submit Star Trek:TNG as well as the January table pack to Sony. Hopefully this test cycle will be quicker now that the holiday rush is over.
Pro mode explained:
"I bought it. You get full access to the table menu: settings, tests, the whole shebang. Unfortunately the camera is in floating mode while the coin door is open, which makes the light tests less interesting than they might be. Also you can't use the ball-movement feature in conjunction with the operators menu, which would have been nice.
You also get a table inspection menu, but it's very limited. Views in one direction only (straight up the table) and limited panning and zooming. No back glass view (a crying shame, that).
The pro tips are very limited. About 15 pages in the same format as table instructions. You'd get much more from the Strategy and Tactics threads on the forums here.
For what you get, it's way overpriced. It would have been better as a reward for completing the wizard goals."
From here. Sounds like a complete con to me, despite Arabian Nights being by far my favourite table.
Good news about Twilight Zone coming soon though.
Edited by el_pollo_diablo at 20:38:06 19-01-2013
Yeah, there's been some deserved stick for the Pro mode. The Farsight boys do seem pretty active in responding to comments, so hopefully it'll be beefed up in future.
My big hope is that, with the release of MM Pro, they sort out the framerate issues on the standard MM table at the same time. One of the best tables, yet completely unplayable at the moment
addyb 476 posts
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Registered 5 years agoHow does pinball arcade compare to Zen Pinball? Ive only ever played the latter on the 3DS.
pac666 181 posts
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Registered 10 years agoPinball arcade is true pinball and by far superior but that is my opinion. If you love pinball get arcade.
I thought we were getting Pinball Arcade free with plus?
Does that mean all the tables?
pac666 wrote:Pretty much how I feel too.
Pinball arcade is true pinball and by far superior but that is my opinion. If you love pinball get arcade.
Pinball Arcade tables are all reproductions of proper, physical tables, so whilst you don't get Iron Man zooming all over the place, you do have perfectly designed pinball.
I have Zen on my 3DS, and it's ok but the tables just aren't quite as tactile.
Downloaded Pinball Arcade last night (free on PS+). Only the initial 4 tables, but as expected I am useless with Pinball.
Still - decent fun and something to chip away at in between Stranger's Wrath sessions.
Anyone know how much the additional tables are?
The packs are perhaps a bit pricey, but i don't regret buying any of them.
Hours of entertainment.
Hmm - think I'll stick to the 4 tables I've got.
Enjoyed an extended session on the Arabian Nights table (or whatever it's called) last night
Just got this as part of my Plus sub and really enjoying Arabian Nights table. I'll be after you all on the leaderboards!
Now to try the others and get a benchmark score.
PazJohnMitch 5,716 posts
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Registered 6 years agoI cannot get the Harem Multiball on Arabian Nights. Spent about 3 hours on that table this morning.
Harem multiball is one of the hardest multiballs to start on any table - all I can say is keep an eye on the light on the left lane, and whenever it's available focus solely on hitting it.
Played loads last night until sleep got the better of me. Great fun, I think im hooked. Will stick with the initial 4 tables for now. Maybe PS Plus will be kind again soon !
jonsaan wrote:And a few days later, heh heh heh...
@Trowel it's not often I can say that !
Anyway, Twilight Zone is finally out today on Vita/PS3! \o/
Ohno. Say it isn't so!
Enjoying Twilight Zone, and though a lack of transparency above the two loop flippers is causing me grief spotting the shots. Couldn't see that it was available to buy in game which was odd - find it in the store.
Did you get the £3 or the £6?
What's the difference?
Pro Menu Add-On Pricing (USD) : This add-on is currently priced at $3.99 and unlocks the Pro Menu which gives you exclusive access to the Operator's Menu, Ball Control Mode, Table Exploration Mode and IFPA Pro Tips.Not read great feedback, you'd have to be pretty dedicated to get the value I think. I might try pro on one of my favourite tables one day, or Medieval Madness if it sorts the frame rate out.
To be honest I could play nothing but Pinball Arcade and be happy. Actually, it's pretty much all I have played in the last 6 months!
/dangerously close to buying a table
I'll buy the normal table.
Found more details (for TOTAN, but you get the idea) :
Announcing the Pro Menu!
The first Pro Menu has been released on Tales of the Arabian Nights for iOS and Android. This is an exciting new feature that will give players a wide variety of options and modes to play with, as well as tracking in-game stats. The options and modes in this Pro Menu are:
Set how easy it is to earn extra balls and how many can be earned
Set the number of balls per game
Set how long the ball saver lasts
Set how long the Shooting Stars stay lit
Track your in-game stats, i.e. number of times Genie Multiball was started
Explore Table Mode: gives you camera control so you can look around the table and explore each playfield.
Ball Control: control the ball with the touch screen, disabling gravity and giving you complete control over the bal(s) in play.
Finally, in the Pro Menu: access Pro Tips from the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) pros themselves!
All of this is available when you upgrade your table to the Pro Version!
dsmx 6,871 posts
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Registered 8 years agoJust remember a real table requires a fair bit of maintenance.
"If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan