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What's the best and most cost effective pinball game on the Vita?

#1A_Nonny_MoosePosted 2/1/2013 7:11:21 AM
I mean the most high quality tables for the lowest price. I was thinking of getting the PSP Gottlieb game. Anything better?
#2stargazer64Posted 2/1/2013 7:27:21 AM
Eh...I think Zen Pinball 2 has the best tables, but they aren't super-cheap. I think I got the 5 tables I wanted for $13, but if you want them all it's going to be a little pricey.

I hear that the PSP mini pinball games are good (Pinball Dreams and Pinball Fantasies). They are $7 each and have 4 tables each.
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#3Biezulbub669Posted 2/1/2013 7:46:24 AM
There's only 2 Pinball games for the Vita. Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball Arcade. Pinball arcade is actual REAL tables from REAL LIFE! And Zen Pinball is fake tables made up for the game. I own Pinball Arcade and have bought all the dlc for it since it's came out. I love it!
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#4A_Nonny_Moose(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2013 8:26:34 AM
I meant including PSP games and Minis and all that.
#5stargazer64Posted 2/1/2013 8:28:57 AM
Just download Zen 2 for free and try out some tables and see if you like them.
"Crap the 24 didn't get added when I punched it into calculator.
1400/104 is 13.5 mb/s." - Demonbat666
#6MetalZoicPosted 2/1/2013 9:07:29 AM
I haven't tried all the PSP ones, but I own all the tables for both The Pinball Arcade and Zen 2 and I would definitely recommend Zen 2 over TPA.

He's right that The Pinball Arcade is actually trying to simulate real tables, but the problem is that the Vita version of TPA is practically broken, and with each new table release they seem to create more problems rather than fixing any previous bugs. In fact I would say it is one of the glitchiest games I have owned or played in the past 20 years.

Here's a list of some of the problems they keep ignoring. Many are gamebreaking if you are a high scoring player.

I love pinball to the point that I recently bought a real table, but I would never, ever recommend someone buys TPA. Not until they care enough to make it work.
#7Freelance_WolfPosted 2/1/2013 11:20:04 AM(edited)
I agree that some issues need fixing but TPA is hardly 'game breaking' or 'unplayable.' I never touch Zen Pinball 2 unless I'm playing multi with a friend. For all other times, I play TPA and I highly recommend it if you love pinball. ZP2 is polished but while some resemble actual pinball layouts, most of them aren't anything like real pinball.

If you just want PSP games or Minis, TC, the best one is Pinball Hall of Fame: Williams Collection. Has 12 tables, all recreations from real ones. Unfortunately, it's not on PSN so you can't play it on the Vita. They do have the Gottlieb Collection though on PSN but I am not sure if the Vita can play it. Williams is loads better though.

Both Minis are awesome too, although I stopped playing them when TPA came out. Great ports of the classic Amiga games.

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#8kyncaniPosted 2/1/2013 12:06:02 PM
Pinball Arcade is free for PS+ subscribers in Europe right now.
#9A_Nonny_Moose(Topic Creator)Posted 2/1/2013 5:14:59 PM
I know, I have it. But it only has 4 tables and the rest are DLC. 4 for 2 extra tables. The Gottlieb game is 4 and that has 10 or 11 tables. I'll look into the Minis.