Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within
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Developer: Zen Studios
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within not only contains some of the best Star Wars tables that Zen Studios has produced, but also some of the best that it's released full-stop. While the Zen Pinball 2 wrapping is still the same – for all of the good and the bad that that brings – it's clear that lessons have been learned from previous designs. This change of approach has brought the studio back from the dark side, as it's managed to make tables that are first and foremost fun to play, while still finding a way to apply some digital gloss.
For pinball fans looking for more, this pack is quite the steal. Of course, Star Wars fans will get the most out of it, but even with the objectives being a little obscure, the casual pinball players can have a ton of fun. There's a good amount of content to have the pinball wizards playing for a long while. Zen Studios said they were bringing more tables, and they delivered.
Finally, the fourth but certainly not last table is titled Masters of the Force. This is a tribute to the Force itself, or as Zen Studios puts it, "the highest powers in the universe." Each side of the table is themed for the dark and light sides of the Force on the left and right sides respectively. Perform missions for either Emperor Palpatine or Master Yoda, and the balance of the Force will begin tipping to either side. This table feels a little cramped at first glance, but that feeling quickly subsides as you explore and especially when you interact with the holocrons.
Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within -- Launch Trailer