Marvel's Ant-Man Pinball
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Despite having a bit of a learning curve, Ant-Man has quickly become one of my favorite tables that Zen has produced. It really ties in well with the Ant-Man character and world without having to retell the events of the film.
Like the other Marvel-related tables before it, Ant-Man is pretty solid. The table has a nice design that lets players do some careful planning instead of relying on flipper mashing, and the generous rewards ensure that some high scores can be obtained rather easily. The various side activities are different enough from past tables to be enjoyable, and the presentation lives up to the company's standard. As long as you can ignore the odd choice in sound effects, Ant-Man is another table that digital pinball aficionados will want in their collections.
Once again, Zen Studios has successfully delivered another exciting and interesting new pinball title. By playing on the Ant-Man's ability of being able to shrink down in size, this newest table mimics that to an extent that could never be replicated on a real life pinball machine. Hank Pym and Scott Lang help bring the table and the characters to life, and unlike previous games, the dialogue never seems to run dry here. The cooler colour scheme does help to see things clearly, especially in fast motion, and the visuals do not clash with each other once the multi-ball hits. For fans of the franchise or newcomers alike, Zen Pinball 2: Ant-Man is a must-have for the ever-growing pinball collection.
The new Ant-Man table for Zen Pinball shows that the development team at Zen Studios can deliver great work when it is dealing with the intellectual property of other companies and Marvel seems to have made a particularly good partner.
While the table appears barren, looks can be deceiving and it is just as intricate as any other you may have sunk hours into previously. It might not be highly innovative, but it doesn't stop it being another highly addictive addition by those pinball wizards over at Zen.