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  • Originally posted by bluepegasus View Post
    New to the forums but have been enjoying Zen Pinball immensely.

    I was wondering if you guys could bring back the Rocky and Bullwinkle table that used to be a part of pinball fx (back in the xbox 360 days). Either that or make a new one if for some reason it proves too difficult to port that old table one over.

    Also i think a great source of potential tables could be tables based on classic kids shows from yesteryear--stuff that has become part of americana. Stuff like: Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo,Magilla Gorilla, Mighty Mouse, Deputy Dawg, Popeye,Flintstones, Jetsons, Heathcliff, Garfield etc. and from the 80's cartoons like Thundarr, He-man, GI Joe (the cartoon license not the movie), Transformers (again the toon license not the movie),Thundercats, Galaxy Rangers etc

    In keeping with the classic kids shows theme i would LOVE to see tables based on the classic Sid &Marty Kroft shows such as H.R. Pufnstuff, Land of the Lost, Bugaloos, Far Out Space Nuts, Sigmund the Sea Monster etc.

    Somewhat unrelated but still something i loved as a kid--could you license from Toho the rights to make a table based on the Japanese Godzilla franchise (not the new american legendary pictures franchise--that must cost a lot!). Such a table would rock!!

    Some classic anime based properties would prob kick butt as well such as: Voltron, Robotech, Speed Racer, Gundam, Dragon Ball Z, Star Blazers, Battle of the Planets (Gatchaman) etc.

    Well this post has been larger than i expected--thank you very much for reading these boards and appreciating your fan input.

    Welcome BP! Awesome suggestions! I've been advocating for a Hanna Barbera license for years. Check my sig out. Hopefully one day it will happen. Still have other awesome tables coming. Love all of your suggestions.

    Btw, that name...you wouldn't be a fellow Fairy Tale reader/watcher, eh?!
    PSN ID- RayCrocheron82
    Gamertag- RAFIE82
    YouTube- Rafie Crocheron
    Nintendo ID- Rafie82

    Tables Wishlist- Hanna-Barbera 4 pack, Holiday table, DC tables, or any Zen table...even if it's My Little Pony

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    • A Bayonetta table.

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      • Originally posted by Rafie View Post
        Welcome BP! Awesome suggestions! I've been advocating for a Hanna Barbera license for years. Check my sig out. Hopefully one day it will happen. Still have other awesome tables coming. Love all of your suggestions.

        Btw, that name...you wouldn't be a fellow Fairy Tale reader/watcher, eh?!
        As unbelievable as it may seem I still havent seen Fairy Tale--but it is on my list of things to do this summer ot buy the first few multi episode dvd packs. I guess great minds think alike!

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        • All good ideas.

          Every Zen table is fun to play. But to chime in...ummm..I may be the only person saying this but, the tables that are truly GREAT in my opinion are the original designs. The ones I tire less of playing even over the years. Rome, Tesla, Secrets of the Deep, Epic Quest, Wild West. The list could go on. I understand that licensed tables do seem to generate alot of hype, and keep the game alive and well. But I really miss new, original, concept to completion work the Zen designers USED to do

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          • Originally posted by steven120566 View Post
            All good ideas.

            Every Zen table is fun to play. But to chime in...ummm..I may be the only person saying this but, the tables that are truly GREAT in my opinion are the original designs. The ones I tire less of playing even over the years. Rome, Tesla, Secrets of the Deep, Epic Quest, Wild West. The list could go on. I understand that licensed tables do seem to generate alot of hype, and keep the game alive and well. But I really miss new, original, concept to completion work the Zen designers USED to do
            You aren't the only one! Lots of players like the original stuff We do have original tables in the works but I don't have an ETA yet.

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            • Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
              You aren't the only one! Lots of players like the original stuff We do have original tables in the works but I don't have an ETA yet.
              Thanks for the response, that is good to hear. Looking forward to seeing whatever you guys have in the works for original designs
              Last edited by steven120566; 07-29-2016, 12:51 PM.

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              • Originally posted by bluepegasus View Post
                As unbelievable as it may seem I still havent seen Fairy Tale--but it is on my list of things to do this summer ot buy the first few multi episode dvd packs. I guess great minds think alike!
                Fairy Tail is awesome man! You will enjoy the story very much. I think the author is a bit of a perv though.

                Still, it's a very entertaining series that deserves more attention. Great minds indeed!
                PSN ID- RayCrocheron82
                Gamertag- RAFIE82
                YouTube- Rafie Crocheron
                Nintendo ID- Rafie82

                Tables Wishlist- Hanna-Barbera 4 pack, Holiday table, DC tables, or any Zen table...even if it's My Little Pony

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                • had another thought

                  Kind of unrelated to the children's shows idea, but thought it was too good to not share:
                  You know what would kick butt? A Lucha Underground table!!

                  Drago, Aerostar, Pentagon, Prince Puma, Fenix,King Cuerno, Mil Muertes, Sexy Star, Cage, Son of Havok, Johnny Mundo, even the propietor Dario Cueto--what a colorful and wonderfully over-the-top world Lucha Underground is. Lucha style wrestling translates perfectly to a frenetic, high energy table with lots of goals. You could even complete a "story" as you advance through the different table goals. The ultimate "wizard goal" that you can try and achieve only after having completed all the other goals could be finally winning the L.U. Championship.

                  Since LU is a relatively small wrestling organization compared to WWE or TNA perhaps the license rights would be much less. I cant imagine they would be opposed--getting exposure and publicity can't be a bad thing.

                  Keep on pinballin' !

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                  • re: zen original tables

                    Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                    You aren't the only one! Lots of players like the original stuff We do have original tables in the works but I don't have an ETA yet.
                    Thanks for this!! I also enjoy the original Zen tables and find them deeply entertaining. I especially like the extra wide tables (the table is so big that it scrolls!) such as Secrets of the Deep and Earth Defense.

                    Several suggestions for original, license-free tables:

                    *You made a soccer table, how about an american football table?

                    *A pinball table with holes where you can sink the pinball and obstacles that can divert the pinball's direction seems to me to be tailor made for golf!!

                    *Your MARS table seems to be tailor made for a sequel--so the explorers discover that there is alien life on MARS in the first table--what happens next?

                    *Paranormal can also have a sequel since the investigations of our hero can always go on! How about the hero from paranormal meets cthulhu or similar for a sequel?

                    *Your Tesla table brings to mind a crazy suggestion--how about a Secrets of the Universe table--based on physics/math/chemistry/astronomy discoveries that changed our understanding of the world?

                    *Your Excalibur table brings to mind that a natural follow up might be a Sherwood Forest table bringing the robin hood story to life--or perhaps an Arthurian Quest for the Holy Grail table?

                    *A horror themed table might be a possibility--the spanish inquisition or the salem witch trials come to mind.

                    *Last but not least, a buddha/buddhism/ search for enlightenment table might be interesting. There's many approaches that could work to such a table--ascending through the different levels of consciousness/reality until reaching enlightenment is one approach that comes to mind.
                    Last edited by bluepegasus; 08-02-2016, 04:38 AM.

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                    • More suggestions

                      Peanuts
                      Snoopy Vs The Red Barron
                      Ratchet & Clank
                      Jason Bourne
                      James Bond 007
                      Warcraft
                      Any new Sports table - American Football
                      Baseball
                      How about a slightly more adult table like Playboy? They did have several actual Pinball made for them.
                      Beach Girls
                      Doom (from the game)

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                      • Halo table(s)
                        Lightbridges instead of rails, at least on a Forerunner themed table.
                        "Space" battles that randomly pop above the table and play out.
                        "Ground" battles that randomly play various, transforming table architecture, ie, a Halo Wars 2 theme would have the table being built like a base via Pelican drops, depending on how the table is actually playing out. A Forerunner themed map can literally phase in new routes or pieces.
                        Can mix in different ball traits, such as turning it into an Assault Bomb that can be planted within a time limit. Don't plant it, the explosion can still get certain local area on the table bonus knockdowns/activations.
                        A LOT OF Halo music! Same for weapon sounds. (Don't be afraid to throw in a lot of Sarge either!).

                        Heck, an Infinity themed map can involve the table being the hangar deck and the rails act like cargo lifts and such. Constant craft moving in and out... Then Covenant remnants attack inside the bay.. Lots of Roland chatting. I mean Deadpool-style lots!

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                        • I like the idea of a Halo table--but Halo is a microsoft xbox exclusive. I don't know how they would feel about licensing the Halo characters to a multiplatform game such as Zen Pinball. Maybe the Halo table would remain exclusive only to the xbox version of Zen Pinball? Or hopefully--it could be a limited time exclusive table? Some things to try and figure out there.

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                          • Groening Tables

                            Recently Zen Pinball brought out tables based on the family of FOX Animated properties (Family Guy, American Dad, Bob's Burgers, Archer).

                            Thinking along similar lines --how about a Matt Groening double pack? The Simpsons and Futurama seem like natural fits and with both series having many seasons and a developed in-series history there are lots of scenarios to choose from that could become goals or triggered events during the course of pinball play.
                            Last edited by bluepegasus; 08-19-2016, 04:07 PM.

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                            • Tables based on Newspaper Comic Strips

                              Originally posted by Mind-Blown View Post
                              Peanuts
                              Snoopy Vs The Red Barron
                              Ratchet & Clank
                              Jason Bourne
                              James Bond 007
                              Warcraft
                              Any new Sports table - American Football
                              Baseball
                              How about a slightly more adult table like Playboy? They did have several actual Pinball made for them.
                              Beach Girls
                              Doom (from the game)

                              Peanuts is an awesome idea!!! Perhaps it could be part of a "best of newspaper comic strips" bundle. There would be many comic strips to choose from for such an idea such as: dilbert, beetle bailey, haggar, garfield,bloom county, doonesbury, calvin & hobbes, mother goose and grimm, get fuzzy, life in hell, the far side, pearls before swine, the boondocks.

                              Also gotta give huge props for the idea of James bond tables. The idea in itself is awesome, though i suspect the licensing fees for that franchise might be so high that it might require some type of a kickstarter campaign. Hopefully that is not the case.

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                              • Originally posted by bluepegasus View Post
                                I like the idea of a Halo table--but Halo is a microsoft xbox exclusive. I don't know how they would feel about licensing the Halo characters to a multiplatform game such as Zen Pinball. Maybe the Halo table would remain exclusive only to the xbox version of Zen Pinball? Or hopefully--it could be a limited time exclusive table? Some things to try and figure out there.
                                While a Halo table would be awesome. I also doubt that Zen would do it. They want their tables across all platforms now. When tables were exclusive to one platform, it was a huge debacle. Halo is Microsoft's title and they ain't releasing that no where else but Xbox and PC.

                                I am on board with that Matt Groening pack though. People have been requesting those 2 tables you've mentioned for years now. Like you said, the chances of that happening is high seeing as they have/had a deal with FOX.
                                PSN ID- RayCrocheron82
                                Gamertag- RAFIE82
                                YouTube- Rafie Crocheron
                                Nintendo ID- Rafie82

                                Tables Wishlist- Hanna-Barbera 4 pack, Holiday table, DC tables, or any Zen table...even if it's My Little Pony

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