Zen Studios’ last DLC replaced the sliver ball with a leather cased football to belt around the table. It was epic, and now the epicness returns as Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within taxis in and brings with it spectacular scenery from galaxies far, far away. Not even at a Star Wars convention could you see more film and character content on show. Dripping with George Lucas’ dream, here you have your final set of tables to master.
Star Wars films certainly delivered their Wow moments in abundance, so when playing a set of brand spanking new Star Wars DLC it’s exciting to see how Zen set out their table. They’ve previously nailed it every time with their previous DLC and Heroes Within is no different. Here we have a set of 4 glistening tables that have been pushed to the limit and polished to the hilt. Heroes Within consists of Episode IV: A New Hope, Droids, Masters of the Force and Han Solo tables, with each one bringing a different flavour and theme from the ultimate battle of good and evil. Just remember to download them onto your PlayStation 3 or PS Vita first then export them to your PS4. You’ve been warned.
Droids takes place in a sandcrawler that constantly moves through the hot dunes. Molten lava cascades from ramps and there is constant banter between C-3P0 and R2-D2 which make this such an inventive table. Episode IV: A New Hope delivers surprises throughout including an upside mini table centre stage. While everything is turned up to 11 on the Star Wars content counter, Masters of the Force gives us a slightly toned down experience and a more challenging table. Eerie and supple tones join a split screen design of good and evil, making this one stand out in a different light.
The epic Hans Solo table throws Chewbacca the Millennium Falcon at you. This table also gives you time to attend to those troublesome malfunctions that the double act always encountered in the movies. As always there are surprises around every corner, areas to explore, ramps to pound up and mini tables excess.
Zen Studios somehow do the impossible yet again and toss out a string of sophisticated pinball tables across all PlayStation platforms. You never get a sense of Déjà vu with any of Zen’s DLC. Stunning looking, it’s like you’re playing on a PS10. It’s that good.
Lizard rating: 9/10