The Digest: Pinball has reached into space, and its more fun than ever. Packed with space shuttles, alien pyramids, and most importantly Mars, ZEN Studios’ newest table is as well polished, thematic, and fun as always with the new bonuses of space.
THE FACT SHEET
RELEASE DATE: April 20th, 2011
PUBLISHER: ZEN Studios
DEVELOPER: Microsoft Game Studios
ESRB RATING: “E” for Everyone
GENRE: Sports & Recreation
PRICE: 240 MS Points ($3)
As always, ZEN Studios has created another amazing looking table with its own special and unique theme. Taking place on Mars, the mini-games of this table revolve around establishing a colony on the moon, among other things. Once you’re finished gathering samples (pinballs) for the Space Shuttle, launching satellites, and even re-establishing gravity you can sit back and enjoy pinball itself, which takes place on a detailed table. The rails look futuristic and the lights match those that would be found on a space ship.
The environment around the actual playing field has also been worked on, with a moving asteroid field in the background and the interior of what appears to be a space ship. All around the table is graphically pleasing, and the audiovisual goodies that come with the new theme blend in smoothly.
The Mars table can be played in both local and online multiplayer and also comes with three new achievements, totaling to an additional 50 G.
The Mars table for Pinball FX 2 launches the pinball experience into the deepest corners of space, or at least to Mars. The new environments, props, and mini-games make this table definitely worth the miniscule price tag of 240 Microsoft Points ($3).
If you’ve been holding out on purchasing any tables and are waiting for the pinball table, your wait is finally over. For those who are considering on getting a new table and have some leftover Microsoft Points, it is definitely worth the price tag. As always, there is a trial version available to download before actually purchasing.
Special thanks to Zen Studios for providing us with a copy of this content for review.