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7 things you don’t want to miss in Zen’s Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens Pack

Check out the new Zen Pinball tables, due on 12th January

Zen Studios is gearing up to release our awesome pinball table two-pack based on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. We are tremendously thrilled to be able to work with the team at Lucasfilm on this landmark occasion. We have done a lot to ensure that there will be plenty of details from the movie as well as some great homages to real-life pinball machines that fanatical pinheads will appreciate.

At Zen, we always strive to add as much detail to our tables as we can, and we’re proud to be able to continue that tradition with our latest Star Wars tables. Here are seven things you don’t want to miss in the Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens Pack:

Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens Table

  1. The table’s left spiral ramp was inspired by one featured on the 1992 Data East Star Wars pinball machine.
  2. The BB-8 mini playfield went through five completely different variations before the one that made it on the table.
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    One of the unused BB-8 mini playfields

  4. The table designer personally performed the pinball table’s motion capture animations for Kylo Ren and Finn!
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A shot pulled from the table’s mocap sessions

Star Wars Pinball: Might of the First Order

  1. Some missions take place on different planets and when you start them, the entire table jumps into hyperspace!
  2. The holographic image of the Star Destroyer has some control over the table on which it appears. When it turns left or right, the planets in the background will also turn in the same direction.
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    Close up shot of the table’s Star Destroyer hologram

  4. The table’s spiral ramp was inspired by the classic Williams 1985 pinball machine ‘Comet’.
  5. The mini-playfield was crafted as a combination of the upper playfield from Stern’s 1980 table ‘Flight 2000′ and the mini-playfield of Williams’ 1954 ‘Lulu’ table.

The Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens Pack launches on 12th January on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita for €4.99. We’ll see you on the leaderboards!

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10 Comments
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Decent price. Looks good.

Star Wars + Zen pinball what’s not to love? Bring it on

Bobby Loertscher 05 January, 2016 @ 18:00
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Thanks! Let us know once you get a chance to play! :D

CookieMonsterES 05 January, 2016 @ 18:26
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Hey Bobby, would it be possible to see some of the older Marvel tables joining any of the Store sales in a near future? It’s been a while since the last time we had any table discounted. Thanks!

Bobby Loertscher 05 January, 2016 @ 18:38
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We participate in sales as often as we can, thanks for the suggestion! Hopefully we can make it happen soon :)

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I second this. I would buy all the tables if the price was lowered. Right now it’s just too high to justify buying them for me

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Are the tables still cross buy only through the PS3 or does it work if you buy on PS4 now?
I too would be looking to buy more tables if we saw more sales.

Bobby Loertscher 05 January, 2016 @ 19:24
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Should work regardless of where you purchase them :)

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so doesn’t matter for which platform i buy, they’re all multi buy?

How many more. How about spawn or hell boy, transformer, ghost busters, futurama terminator and on and on?.

And of course Master of the Universe (classic 80’s toy line).

What’s the concept of the game?

I hope the game is good.

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