9
Our overall verdict "gold"

If you’re a keen pinball player you may already have a decent amount of tables in your Zen Pinball collection. Now with the release of Zen’s new Pinball FX3 package, it’s even more of an attractive deal to make more purchases. Once you download the free Pinball FX3, most of the tables you already own can now be exported free of charge onto Pinball FX3. This new experience comes with unlockable perks adding more content to each table, tournaments, multiplayer matches and the chance to climb the leaderboards. If you’re new to it all and want to own a full table before making any purchases, then the Sorcerer’s Lair comes for free. After playing this one, the addiction might well kick in. You can see what we’ve said about previous releases here.

Now it’s time for a new batch of tables in the form of Universal Classics Pinball. Want to drive the DeLorean, hunt down a great white or send an extra terrestrial home? Welcome to the movies. The first table is Back to the Future, everybody’s favourite 80’s sci-fi classic time travelling flick. Here we have a great themed table that boosts the clock tower, the DeLorean car and movie specific missions. You can choose the area you want to play in and hit Hill Valley to fix the space-time continuum. This is definitely one of the biggest scoring tables out of the three for us and a big hit.

I remember when Jaws hit the cinemas in the mid 70’s. The scene of the young girl skimny-dipping in the sea in the sleepy town of Amity was an unforgettable opener. Jaws snaps out an eerie table. Set on a boat, the table even rocks side to side as you score away and reveal the games secrets. Jaws is a more spaceous table, and a tricky one to rack up a decent score. It does however still still come with the usual visual delight you’ve come to expect from Zen. There’s a chance to play as the shark and terrorise Amity local residents, start modes based on selected movie scenes and a chance to set sail in the dead of night too.

One movie everyone on the planet must have seen is E.T. Elliott and his best buddy can all be relived here. With so many nods to the film, playing this one really brings it all back. The icoinic image of the bike flying over the moon, E.T’s little voice chirping out and the table graphics all create the perfect E.T backdrop. Tilting the ball in a cornfield, collecting Bike lamps, candy missions and getting E.T to repeat new words are juat some of the jobs ahead. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial table is one not to be missed.

Conclusion

Universal Classics Pinball is another sure hit from the guys at Zen Studios. Each table comes brimming with fine movie nostalgia and the glossy, gorgeous look you’ve come to expect. With the added perks that Pinball FX3 offers, it’s definitely time to visit the movies.

Lizard Rating 9/10

trophy

trophy

trophy

trophy

trophy

trophy

trophy

trophy

You can read our review policy here.

Blondlizard

Blondlizard is from London, England. His love of gaming continued onto the Sega Mega Drive, Gameboy, Sega Saturn, Dreamcast, PlayStation 1,2,3 and 4, PSP and PS Vita. Blondlizard loves his racing games and is yet to play a RPG, but tells us he is willing to change. His favourite inventions are the wireless controller and American size crisp packets.