Zen Pinball 3D

The Story Behind XBLA's Biggest Game

How Pinball FX 2 took over XBLA.

When Microsoft released its chart of the best-selling Xbox Live Arcade titles of 2011, the occupant of the top slot may have raised a few eyebrows. Rather than a critically acclaimed and widely discussed hit such as Bastion or From Dust, the number one game of the year was a pinball game. A pinball game from 2010, no less.

Zen Pinball 3DS eShop release date

Zen Pinball 3DS eShop release date

Plus the rest of this week's DSiWare, WiiWare launches.

Zen Studios' well-received pinball series Zen Pinball fires onto the 3DS eShop this Thursday.

Versions of Zen Pinball are already available for PS3 and iPhone. Xbox 360 alter ego Pinball FX has been out since 2007.

Zen Pinball arrives on 3DS priced 4.50 and comes with four tables borrowed from existing Zen Pinball incarnations: Earth Defence, Shaman, Excalibur and Eldorado.

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