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  • All right, then, here are 3 tables I believe Zen should seriously consider:

    -Digimon: This would be a dream come true for me! I'd prefer if they specifically based it on Digimon Adventure and/or Digimon Adventure 02, but I'll take whatever I can get here. Can you imagine the possibilities here? Almost every episode could be made into one or more modes, so you wouldn't lack for ideas, but three standouts (for me, at least) would be Giga Cannon Multiball (a 2-ball multiball where the object is to load the balls into Machinedramon's Giga Cannons to shoot various targets around the table, kind of like Ghost Rider's Helluva Multiball, but with more than one set of targets), Save Wizardmon (complete a sequence of shots while the table shakes violently) and the final wizard mode, Farewell Multiball (an 8-to-13-ball (depending on several other factors) multiball where everything lights up like a Christmas tree and completing specific sequences of shots gives you bonuses for your next run through the table).

    -Midway Arcade: I love old-school video games of all kinds, but the collected works of Atari Games, Midway and Williams are especially near to my heart. You could easily make a table off of Williams' video game output alone and Mortal Kombat is a must if Zen decide to pursue this license. Some ideas I have for a Williams-based table include Lander Count-Up (starting value of 100K counts up at 50k/second until it hits 1M, then counts up at 1M/second until it hits 10M, at which point it will freeze for about 7 seconds; scoring the count-up starts Colonist Hurry-Up, which is frozen at 3x the Lander Count-Up value and lasts for 1 second for every second you let Lander Count-Up continue before scoring it, while letting it time out starts Mutant Countdown, which remains at 10M for 7 seconds, then counts down at the same pace at which Lander Count-Up counted up; based on the Lander & Mutant enemies from Defender and the colonists that the Landers try to capture and merge with to become Mutants if you should fail to do so), Brain Frenzy (2-5 shots are lit for Human Jackpots worth 1M+, but every 10-15 seconds, the Brain Robotrons will turn one of the uncollected Human Jackpots into a Prog Jackpot, which is worth a flat 200K) and Spike Rush Multiball (a 3-ball multiball with random magnets across the table affecting the balls' trajectory).

    -Symphony X: Symphony X are one of my favorite bands and arguably the best metal band of the past 20 years. Since Stern earned such accolades with their recent AC/DC table, why not give a band-themed table a shot? This is the table I have the clearest ideas about, but it's still a WIP. Still, it couldn't hurt to show you what I have so far.

    You have a skippable starting mode (much like Stamford Multiball from Civil War) called Prelude Multiball, a 4-ball round with unlimited balls for 45 seconds. To skip Prelude Multiball, press the launch button; to start it, press the flipper buttons. You have several goals during Prelude Multiball, each with its own reward for completing it: launch 10 balls during Prelude Multiball to gain access to the Dementia hole (hit it 3 times for a 30-second unlimited ball saver), complete 12 shots through the spinner to complete The Raging Seasons and enable Raging Seasons Frenzy (100k/switch), spell P-R-E-M-O-N-I-T-I-O-N (P-R-E holes on the left side of the table, M-O-N-I-T rollovers at the top of the table and I-O-N holes on the right side of the table) to gain the ability to control the random award once per ball (including extra balls), lock a ball into each of the 6 Symphony X Mask Locks (the eyeholes and mouths are the locks and there would be a diverter to direct the ball into the available locks) to enable Masquerade Multiball (a 6-ball frenzy multiball that scores much higher than Raging Seasons Frenzy (500k/switch), but subtracts banked points from the score once 5 balls have drained; you score points in this mode by hitting certain shots to cash out your accumulated points), hit the A-B-S-I-N-T-H-E and R-U-E spot targets to enable Absinthe & Rue mode (a reversed-controls mode that lasts for 60 seconds and enacts a playfield multiplier of (B+2)x, where B is the ball the player is currently on), shoot the main ramp 6 times to spell S-H-A-D-E-S & gain the ability to start modes during multiball, hit each Symphony X member 3 times to gain access to Taunting The Notorious mode (a mode much like Ghost Rider's Deal With The Devil mode where you would do dangerous things, such as bangbacks, death saves and the classic save-the ball-from-going-SDTM, for rewards including big points, extra balls and spotted modes), hit the R-A-P-T-U-R-E and P-A-I-N drop targets to enable Rapture Or Pain mode (two random shots light for jackpots with a base value of 1M, but one multiplies the jackpot value by 5, while the other cuts it in half, with both shots unlighting and two new shots lighting up either way) and hit the left & right orbits six times each to spell T-H-O-R-N-S and S-O-R-R-O-W, respectively, which enables the Thorns of Sorrow, free kickbacks in both the outlanes and the flipper gap that are used before conventional kickbacks and renew with every ball. Each increment of progress towards one of these goals short of the final one during Prelude Multiball scores a jackpot worth (100S)K, where S is equal to the number of shots you have made towards the goal in question. Completing a goal scores a super jackpot worth 750(T+1)K, where T is equal to the number of tasks completed. Task progress resets once completion of a task is awarded and a +.5x modifier is applied to all points gained through that task, maxing out at 5x; it can be completed again, but subsequent completions will award no further progress towards A Lesson Before Dying. Should you lose 3 balls before completing all 9 tasks, you can continue completing them with your final ball in play, but once you lose it, you cannot acces the Symphony X '94 metamode for the rest of the game (unless you completed A Lesson Before Dying in a previous game).

    If you can complete all 9 of these tasks before 3 balls have drained, then the table shuts down for a few seconds and you will start A Lesson Before Dying (ALBD), a 6-ball multiball where all the modes & features you enabled are running, you have unlimited balls for 90 seconds and spelling S-H-A-D-E-S adds a ball (maximum 6 balls in play) or spots 3 random letters if you already have 6 balls in play (you get credit for completing S-H-A-D-E-S either way). Spell all the words you spelled before (P-R-E-M-O-N-I-T-I-O-N, A-B-S-I-N-T-H-E, R-A-P-T-U-R-E, etc.) before 5 balls drain to successfully learn that lesson, which will win you 75M points, access to the Symphony X '94 metamode, the S in S-Y-M-P-H-O-N-Y X and all the features you unlocked every time you play the table from that point forward. Each time you earn a letter before the final one, you will score a jackpot worth (L)M, where L is equal to the number of letters you have earned in that word, including the one you just earned. Completing a word scores a super jackpot worth (2W)M, where W is equal to the number of letters in the completed word. Once a word is spelled, all the letters reset and can be earned again, with a +.5x modifier applied to all points earned from the appropriate shot for the duration of ALBD, maxing out at 10x. Should you fall short of completing ALBD, the modes & features you unlocked will only last for your current game unless you completed ALBD previously.

    Regardless of whether you complete ALBD, fail to complete it, or skip Symphony X Multiball, you will score your Prelude Multiball and/or ALBD high scores and then proceed to a menu asking you to choose one of 7 (8 if you completed ALBD) metamodes, one for each of Symphony X's albums. Each metamode has not only its own unique table rules, but also its own unique table design, meaning that each metamode is a completely different playing experience. The only constants will be the modes & features unlocked in ALBD and the Symphony X Mask Locks. As you might expect, this is where you lock your balls for multiball, but there are two twists. The first is that you can choose which of the available locks you will lock your ball in by hitting the diverter spot target between the two masks' chins; the second is that each multiball mode requires a specific arrangement of locked balls to unlock. Each time you lock a ball, you also have the opportunity to switch to a different metamode. Multiball modes can be stacked by hitting the diverter switch and subsequently locking a ball during multiball, but you must have the proper arrangement of balls for an inactive multiball mode in order to do this. If you do not, then your ball will lock and a new one will be launched.

    <multiball rules coming soon!>

    Each metamode is affiliated with one letter of S-Y-M-P-H-O-N-Y. To earn the letter, you must complete each metamode's wizard mode. Metamodes remain playable even after the completion of their affiliated wizard modes, but subsequent completions of those modes will not grant additional S-Y-M-P-H-O-N-Y letters.

    <metamode rules coming soon!>

    <wizard mode rules coming soon!>
    Last edited by CC13; 03-09-2013, 05:50 AM.

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    • Honestly i would love for zen to make tables based on anime. Not just Naruto but stuff like:

      1.Kenichi the mightiest disciple: While not an amazing anime it could make for some great missions like being tasked to perform the mightiest combo to beat Thor (a sumo wrestler) with the use of lane shots

      or

      2.Madoka Magica: A magical girl anime deconstruction that blew the minds of almost everyone who watched its 12 glorious episodes. You could be tasked to shoot flashing lanes to prepare for the arrival of Walpurgisnacht and then shoot flashing holes to fire the armaments.

      and my favorite idea, a karate table.

      It could be like Epic Quest, with a bigger scope. In the missions you would choose what opponent you want to fight against in a tournament. You could also get in a fight outside of the missions by hitting the bumper pads near the flippers a certain number of times to summon a street thug (like the plants vs zombies table did for stray zombies). For the fighting, here are the moves you can perform and how you perform them:
      1.Punching: You will have a lane for punching.

      2.Throws: The orbit would be reserved for throwing (the ball would have to pass through the orbit 2 or three times in a row to perform the throw).

      3.Blocking: For blocking and dodging, i have a crazy idea. The way it could work is that when your opponent is getting ready to attack (a clock will be ticking down to tell you how much time you have left) and you hit the lane, you assume a blocking stance (you can still attack the opponent but it wont deal much damage but you wont deal as much damage as you should). But once the clock reaches zero the dot matrix will display a hurry up message, if you hit the lane at this time you will dodge the attack and will be given a small period of time (5 to 7 seconds) to hit the attack lane and deal double damage.

      4.Taunts: The bumpers are used to taunt the opponent (if he hits you he will deal double damage, but you will get more points for dodging or blocking his attack. And the more you hit the bumpers the higher the damage he can deal and the higher the points you can earn for dodging or blocking)

      Outside of battle:

      1.The bumpers: Used for training where you would punch a wooden post (and when you increase the multiplier the post changes from its current material to a harder one on the dot matrix, like from wood to metal)

      2.D-U-M-M-Y Targets: hitting all of the targets will activate the practice dummy hurry up which counts down from 5 million points and acts the same as the liberation hurry up from the clone wars table (you are tasked with getting the ball through the attack lane as many times as possible, every time you hit the attack lane you will earn the amount of points listed. The mode stops when the counter reaches 500,000.)

      next update will include:

      The functions of all other table parts.

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      • Licensed vs. unlicensed

        I think for licensed you'd probably have an easier time with properties that aren't earning much for their owners anymore, but still have a cult fan base. Like, it probably wouldn't be hard to talk Lucasarts into a Day of the Tentacle or Monkey Island table, or to talk Disney into a DuckTales or TaleSpin table. Maybe some of the cult TV shows that are either off the air or under-merchandised, like Buffy the Vampire Slayer (off the air) or Supernatural (under-merchandised).

        For unlicensed tables, just tick down the list of adventure genres...exploration, hunting, war, etc. Can't miss. Whether it's an African safari table, a deer hunting table, or a dinosaur hunting table, it will be popular. The same for any war table, but you probably couldn't make anything contemporary. I'd love to play an OIF or OEF table, but to make one that appeals to veterans, you'd have to endure a ton of non-veterans complaining that it's offensive to veterans.

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        • Like the Calvin & Hobbs idea, made The Far Side pop into my head. I also think God of War could make a really cool table

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          • Tron is a good idea

            I love Calvin and Hobbes but Bill Watterson doesn't license anything

            The only other idea that I haven'seen here yet is.. The Matrix. Would make a great pin..

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            • suggestions

              Originally posted by acerry View Post
              Table suggestion ... request... whatever you want to call it. I'm loving all of the table requests / wants / suggestions I'm seeing, but if I were a Zen developer, it'd be terribly hard to find all of the great suggestions and not miss one that was in some random, totally unrelated topic. So, I'd like to suggest we gather them and add to them in a specific thread.

              I've seen a few that I'll start with and add my own:

              Sonic the Hedgehog
              Devil May Cry
              Resident Evil
              Disney animated movies
              Cinderella
              Fox and Hound
              Pete's Dragon
              Beauty and the Beast
              Sword and the Stone
              Aladdin
              The Lion King
              Scooby-Doo
              Nickelodeon animated TV shows
              Rugrats
              Hey Arnold
              Doug
              Transformers
              The Jetsons
              The Flinstones
              Power Rangers
              Toy Story
              How to Train Your Dragon
              Monsters Inc
              Finding Nemo
              Final Fantasy


              man those are alll some awesome ideas, i would love to see a ff7 pinball table, fightin sephiroth, and the ultimate weapons via pinball would be sick, and if they did it like the epic quest table as far as xp and new weapons/armor thatd be tiiight. another person mentioned fallout, looove me some fallout thatd be tight too man, esp if there was a way to implement some not only a fight like in the epic quest table but also healing urself, like hardcore mode on new vegas, or repairing ur weapon. or finding unique weapons via battling and bosses, oooo man. and since they do marvel itd be awesome to also see a d.c line up like batman, superman, green lantern, or u kno whatd be really cool having updates on boards to give them new skins or maybe itd be a dlc, but like u pick spiderman, n u can choose from 3 diff. spiderman boards that r all unique n have there own awesomeness, like u have the orignal, n the u havee a board for spiderman in the venom suit himself, n then u have like ultimate spidey for those dimension fans where u got carnage n all that. thatd be sweet. i mean pinball fx is a all around great game even if u never really have spent time on a real table. my wife loves this game and easily smashes some of my scores, we have our personal favs. we r good at but some r her scores r wicked for a non gamer. but as far as tables this is what id like to see.


              final fantasy 7
              fallout 3/ new vegas
              D.C comic characters
              the walking dead
              scott pilgrim (movie not anime, esp summoning diff monster thru diff music, tiiiight)
              rango
              better star wars tables ( in my opinion they could have been alot better)
              south park
              archer(tv show)
              family guy
              futurama
              eureka (tv show)
              MONSTERS!!!!!! (werewolf, frankenstien, dracula, creature from the black lagoon, u kno classics with a new age pinball twist)
              alice in wonderland (dont kno if others have mentioned it)
              POCOYO ( if u havent seen it pocoyo is the maaan)
              super mario bros
              wreck it ralph!
              A MINING GAME (not like castleminer or minecraft, but since minors r lazy n mining no longer requires physical tools they should def jump on this, im thinkin more of a miner dig deep, or motherloaded esq. type mining game)
              thundercats!!
              dragonball z
              GUNDAM WING !!
              godzilla
              robot chicken!
              WIZARD OF OZ!
              ALIENS!!!!! OR PREDATOR!!
              old yeller (minus the rabis and tragic ending )
              powerpuff girls (mojo jojo would be awesome on a pinball table)
              cabelas pinball hunter
              borderlands 1 or 2
              twilight.....(its a very low blow. but it would sell like hotcakes. and get otherwise uninterested people addicted to pinball ahh sweet pinball)
              bob the builder
              dora or deigo ( the explorers?)
              WINNIE THE POOH!!!!
              clash of the titans (old school, not the new crap that took everything that made the original great out of it)
              wizards (old school cartoon)
              garfield (the cat)
              charlie brown
              fantasia (disney musical)
              GREMLINS!
              WEEKEND AT BERNIES!!!!!!
              limenny snicketts series of unfortunate events ( or w.e with jim carey)
              puppet master
              brave little toaster (the 1st one not the sequels)
              LITTLE NEMO ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
              where the wild things are



              seriously tho, there are alot of untapped markets out there and who isnt a fan of some pinball, pinball fx2 could be massively huge if they expanded not only the amount of boards there are, but the audience too, i mean pinball is awesome, but sometimes i wish there were slightly more mature boards for the grown ups, not sayin they have to be rated r but u can take a r movie (ALIENS) and scale it into a
              pg-13 pinball board u kno, anyways cant wait to see what they do next im sure its alot of money and work to make some tables for this game, but honestly if they listen to the fans and expand while still maintaining that great feel, i mean, sploooosh just......sploosh

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              • Originally posted by doubletapp View Post


                final fantasy 7
                fallout 3/ new vegas
                D.C comic characters
                the walking dead
                scott pilgrim (movie not anime, esp summoning diff monster thru diff music, tiiiight)
                rango
                better star wars tables ( in my opinion they could have been alot better)
                south park
                archer(tv show)
                family guy
                futurama
                eureka (tv show)
                MONSTERS!!!!!! (werewolf, frankenstien, dracula, creature from the black lagoon, u kno classics with a new age pinball twist)
                alice in wonderland (dont kno if others have mentioned it)
                POCOYO ( if u havent seen it pocoyo is the maaan)
                super mario bros
                wreck it ralph!
                A MINING GAME (not like castleminer or minecraft, but since minors r lazy n mining no longer requires physical tools they should def jump on this, im thinkin more of a miner dig deep, or motherloaded esq. type mining game)
                thundercats!!
                dragonball z
                GUNDAM WING !!
                godzilla
                robot chicken!
                WIZARD OF OZ!
                ALIENS!!!!! OR PREDATOR!!
                old yeller (minus the rabis and tragic ending )
                powerpuff girls (mojo jojo would be awesome on a pinball table)
                cabelas pinball hunter
                borderlands 1 or 2
                twilight.....(its a very low blow. but it would sell like hotcakes. and get otherwise uninterested people addicted to pinball ahh sweet pinball)
                bob the builder
                dora or deigo ( the explorers?)
                WINNIE THE POOH!!!!
                clash of the titans (old school, not the new crap that took everything that made the original great out of it)
                wizards (old school cartoon)
                garfield (the cat)
                charlie brown
                fantasia (disney musical)
                GREMLINS!
                WEEKEND AT BERNIES!!!!!!
                limenny snicketts series of unfortunate events ( or w.e with jim carey)
                puppet master
                brave little toaster (the 1st one not the sequels)
                LITTLE NEMO ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
                where the wild things are

                Wow--what a list! I definitely agree with you on Powerpuff Girls and Scott Pilgrim! (Oh and FYI there are seven more Star Wars tables coming!)

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                • A Powerpuff Girls table would definitely work. Mojo JoJo and "Him" would be the bosses. LOL Or the Gangrene Gang. That would mean that Zen would have to acquire a.......HANNA BARBERA LICENSE!!! WOOOOOOO!!!
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                  • I would love to see a table related to the original Dragon Age: Origins game. Or even the Mass Effect trilogy. But most of all when Popcap releases Plamts vs. Zombies 2, it would be awesome to see the sequel become a Zen table as well.
                    "Zen Pinball Rules!"

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                    • Creepnight Pinball

                      I'd love to see a remake of Sierra Entertainments 1996 3D Ultra Pinball Creepnight, I love this pinball and still have it and still play it.
                      It would look awesome in zen pinball and in steroscopic 3D.

                      Last edited by desdrl; 03-20-2013, 01:57 AM.

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                      • Table Suggestions

                        Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                        ERRMAGERRD! So many suggestions! Thanks for the requests, I will make sure the team sees this for sure!
                        Hey,

                        I had a few ideas
                        1 Futurama is the only show I know that has an episode where someone yells out "Multiball! Multiball! Multiball!" so a Futurama Blernsball (year 3000 equivalent to baseball)

                        2 The Electric Company/Sesame Sreet 1,2345, 6789,10 eleven twelve table! (that little skit that followed a little silver ball through a psychadelic pinball world)

                        3 Voltron.

                        4 Werewolves (what use could silver balls be against werewolves...hmmm)

                        Thanks
                        Tone

                        P.S. could you unblock my facebook comment privledges? I'm sure I couldn't have said anything all too bad!

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                        • My wish list would include:

                          A Battlefield table
                          Space Ace
                          And can you imagine Dirk from Dragon's Lair as a table. Each scene can be a mission. This would be epic!
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                          • Dc comics

                            How about some dc comics themes? Like Batman, Green lantern , JLA , superman and so on?

                            Marvel :
                            Avengers vs X-men ,
                            Secret War,
                            Secret Invasion,
                            Siege,
                            House of M,
                            Punisher,
                            Hawkeye
                            War of the Hulks
                            Last edited by Elaken; 03-29-2013, 05:09 PM.

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                            • Some Liscenced and Unliscenced Ideas

                              Was introduced to this game while staying with my brother for two weeks and playing on his XBOX and just recently got a Surface Pro which I'm loving. Downloaded Pinball FX immediately and several tables.

                              Would love to see:

                              Unlicensed
                              Chinatown - Think of the music and visuals that could be used. Lanterns, dragons and temples. Could be tranquil like a Chinese garden or action packed like Sleeping Dogs. Would like to request a lack of stereotypes though in regards to accents.

                              Licensed
                              MARVEL Dark Phoenix Saga - I love the old school vibe on the Infinity Gauntlet table and am surprised that this awesome story arc hasn't been used already. Definitely needs to be an X-MEN table and this would be amazing.

                              MARVEL 2099 - A great line of comics with a huge cult following.

                              MARVEL Onslaught - X-MEN, Fantastic Four, Avengers...

                              Buffy The Vampire Slayer - A lot of potential and similar target demographic

                              TOP COW Witchblade, Darkness or together in Artifacts

                              80s Transformers

                              80s Votron

                              80s Thundercats (as someone already said)

                              Silverhawks

                              and finally SMURFS!!!!

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                              • Zen already has an X-Man table. One of their better tables imo.

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