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  • Murbal 4 Jan 2013 10:47:03 22,259 posts
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    Pinball Arcade wasn't free - it was paid for with a few tables iirc. Zen was free.
  • jonsaan 13 Jan 2013 19:59:34 25,352 posts
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    I finally picked up a couple of Zen tables. Plants v Zombies and my absolute fav. 'Epic Quest'

    It has persistent levelling!

    FCUTA!

  • Trowel 19 Jan 2013 20:09:23 17,795 posts
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    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.
  • el_pollo_diablo 19 Jan 2013 20:36:35 2,088 posts
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    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
  • Trowel 19 Jan 2013 20:48:25 17,795 posts
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    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 19 Jan 2013 21:14:37 1,054 posts
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    How does pinball arcade compare to Zen Pinball? Ive only ever played the latter on the 3DS.
  • pac666 19 Jan 2013 21:32:40 200 posts
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    Pinball arcade is true pinball and by far superior but that is my opinion. If you love pinball get arcade.
  • jonsaan 19 Jan 2013 21:33:30 25,352 posts
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    I thought we were getting Pinball Arcade free with plus?

    Does that mean all the tables?

    FCUTA!

  • HiddenAway 19 Jan 2013 21:38:53 14,901 posts
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    @jonsaan Nah, probably the default 4 tables.

    They'll make the money back on the add-ons instead :p

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  • jonsaan 19 Jan 2013 21:41:45 25,352 posts
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    @HiddenAway that'll do, I only have Black Hole. Which is AWESOME.

    FCUTA!

  • Trowel 19 Jan 2013 21:44:43 17,795 posts
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    @jonsaan I still can't get near your score on that!
  • jonsaan 19 Jan 2013 21:47:41 25,352 posts
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    @Trowel :) it's not often I can say that !

    FCUTA!

  • el_pollo_diablo 19 Jan 2013 23:57:32 2,088 posts
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    pac666 wrote:
    Pinball arcade is true pinball and by far superior but that is my opinion. If you love pinball get arcade.
    Pretty much how I feel too.

    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.
  • Flying_Pig 24 Jan 2013 09:33:58 11,042 posts
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    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?
  • HiddenAway 24 Jan 2013 19:16:43 14,901 posts
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    @Flying_Pig Each pack is 3.99 and each pack contains 2 tables.

    If I'm correct, each pack you buy will be available on both PS3 and Vita versions of the game.

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  • H1ggyLTD 24 Jan 2013 19:22:36 1,735 posts
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    The packs are perhaps a bit pricey, but i don't regret buying any of them.

    Hours of entertainment.
  • Flying_Pig 25 Jan 2013 07:53:30 11,042 posts
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    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 :)
  • steveb07 26 Jan 2013 19:47:28 857 posts
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    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.

    PSN: IIIQuid

  • PazJohnMitch 26 Jan 2013 20:19:53 8,125 posts
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    I cannot get the Harem Multiball on Arabian Nights. Spent about 3 hours on that table this morning.
  • Flying_Pig 26 Jan 2013 20:33:34 11,042 posts
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    @PazJohnMitch - that's the one I'm struggling with too. No idea what I should be doing, but I'm clearly not doing it!
  • Trowel 26 Jan 2013 20:59:51 17,795 posts
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    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.
  • steveb07 28 Jan 2013 13:33:54 857 posts
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    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 !

    PSN: IIIQuid

  • Trowel 6 Feb 2013 07:27:12 17,795 posts
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    jonsaan wrote:
    @Trowel :) it's not often I can say that !
    And a few days later, heh heh heh...

    Anyway, Twilight Zone is finally out today on Vita/PS3! \o/
  • jonsaan 6 Feb 2013 07:38:33 25,352 posts
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    Ohno. Say it isn't so!

    FCUTA!

  • Trowel 6 Feb 2013 20:22:29 17,795 posts
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    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.
  • H1ggyLTD 6 Feb 2013 21:32:46 1,735 posts
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    Did you get the 3 or the 6?

    What's the difference?
  • Trowel 6 Feb 2013 22:25:26 17,795 posts
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    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
  • H1ggyLTD 6 Feb 2013 22:27:57 1,735 posts
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    hahaha

    I'll buy the normal table.
  • Trowel 6 Feb 2013 22:31:35 17,795 posts
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    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:

    Operators Menu:

    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 Feb 2013 22:32:27 7,615 posts
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    Just 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

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