Zen Pinball on the PlayStation formats has always been a little confused. The original title was launched as an Xbox Live exclusive, then the PS3 received the first Marvel Superhero tables as a separate title, whilst they were released as additional DLC for the Xbox version of Pinball FX 2. Then last year the PS3 and Vita finally received Zen Pinball 2 (the same game as Pinball FX, just with a different name) along with all of the tables, meaning the existing Marvel tables were reincorporated into the Zen Pinball 2 framework. Whew. Now just to add to the confusion (or simplify things, depending on your point of view), the very talented Zen Studios has now released three all-new tables for Zen Pinball 2, all based around everyone’s favorite sci-fi movie series. No, not Star Trek – pay attention at the back!
Out now for download on PSN and Xbox Live is the Star Wars Pinball add-on. For $9.99/£7.99 you will receive three all-new tables. The first is based around the Empire Strikes Back movie and features voice acting (sadly though not the original cast) and extras including an ion cannon and lightsaber ball-lock. The second table is based around the Clone Wars TV series, whilst the third (and my current favorite) is firmly centered on the character of Boba Fett, and includes a daring escape from the Sarlacc Pit.
These tables include Cross Buy and Cross Save so if you have both a PS3 and Vita you can enjoy the content on both, particularly as the Vita when held vertically is ideal for pinball. If this DLC is a success then hopefully Zen will expand their tables in the future much as they have with their impressive Superhero offerings.