- Developer: Zen Studios
- Publisher: Zen Studios
- Genre: Pinball
- Release Date: 6/12/16
- Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Steam, Mac, iOS, Google Play, Amazon
- Game Supplied by: Zen Studios
They have only gone and done it again! And this time with a new partner, industry giant Bethesda. Incorporating 3 of the best known games in Skyrim, Doom and Fallout there is something for every Bethesda fan in this pack of Pinball tables.
Those of you familiar with my Pinball table reviews will know that there is very little more I think is possible in a pinball game to make it more exciting and develop it yet time and time again Zen Studios just pull another one out of the bag. This is yet again no exception.
Each table offers an almost full game type of experience. By this I mean you need to choose a character, progress through the level, earn upgrades and unlock perks and weapons to use against the enemies. Upgrades are not very easy to apply and this is definitely something they need to work on, and old fashioned B button to go back would suffice, no need to hold flippers down to go back, it was very annoying. Also the text background and pixelated style they were using also made it a little hard to read, why have a beautiful table, as per the images below and blow it with crappy menus.
Fortunately that’s the only bad thing I have to say about these tables. The Skyrim one had me going back to it again and again, I even opted to change characters a few times and play out the game differently.
For the first time having loads of additional options in a Pinball table has really paid off. Not only are you encouraged to explore the table but also learn it, understand it and it will benefit you as you inevitably earn a higher and higher score.
Below are the tips and tricks for each table.
Whilst each table offers the raw basics each then diversifies into it’s own unique take on Pinball. Visually as you can see from my screenshots each beautifully sets the scene and brings you into each game’s worlds wonderfully.
Fallout is the best table to look at for simplicity but Skyrim for me had everything going on and more, I was learning more about that table on each flip.
True to it’s past Zen have nailed the sounds too, and whilst it might sound a little repetitive, each table offers authentic game sounds and enhances the overall Bethesda Pinball experience.
There is no doubt after a few hours on these tables they are the best I have ever played, and being a long time fan of Zen Studios Pinball FX 2 tables and having reviewed almost all of them over the years including classic tables that I adored like Star Wars, Marvel collections and other top Brands it’s clear to me that there is still much more to come from Zen. Bethesda Pinball pack is just the beginning.