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    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

  • #2
    Since licensing is an issue I am assuming that Zen will be sticking to mostly self created tables so here are a few of my ideas for custom tables.

    I.T. Table based on us poor lan janitors who work in the computer field. Gremlins in the system, virus's, etc etc.

    Hair bands and Heavy Metal, c'mon who doesn't want to play a cheesy hairband / metal music based pinball machine throw some dragons in there too

    Zombie apocalypse...go ahead and jump on the bandwagon while it's universally hot. I have loved zombie movies for 30 years and would love to see a table based on the genre

    A bettter Hot Rod/Classic car style board. Not a fan of V12 and I am a gearhead

    Post apocalyptic. I am a huge Fallout series fan, and even though I am sure you would never get licensing to do a Fallout based table a cool post apocalyptic table would be a blast.

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    • #3
      Monkey Island
      Clockwork Orange
      Tokyo
      Fritz the Cat
      Nightmare Before Christmas

      More ideas:

      Stephen King Books (The Stand, Dark Tower, etc.)
      Flaming Lips
      Castlevania
      Cyberpunk
      Critters (you can even use them as pinballs)
      Dark Crystal/Labyrinth (mentioned in another thread by others)
      Journey (PSN title, not band)
      Clue
      Aleister Crowley / Mystic
      Casino (also mentioned by others)
      Last edited by parathod; 09-10-2012, 06:42 PM.

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      • #4
        ERRMAGERRD! So many suggestions! Thanks for the requests, I will make sure the team sees this for sure!

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        • #5
          There is a thread in the xbox forums that have great ideas.

          here's one of my favs.

          Back to the future - where you go to from 1985 to 1955/2015/1885 The ramps generally stay the same but other areas of the table changes depending on the year. I think it could be done.


          Tombstone Could be a cool western theme. We haven't had a western themed table yet.

          Great table ideas though

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          • #6
            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
            You my friend are awesome. I have suggested the same things a few months ago, but it's refreshing to see that someone else holds my interest in those said titles there.
            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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            • #7
              Or, how about, if they want some more kid-aimed easy tables, let's go with the current (or somewhat recent) hot kid's animations:

              Dora the Explorer
              Blue's Clues
              CareBears
              Tellytubbies (spelling?)
              Little Einsteins

              And I agree with you, Madmikeee, that all of these would be horrific to work deals out with, but I never claimed they were *doable*, just that they were theme suggestions. And to add to your original table idea:

              Mother Nature: Fire, Wind, Water, Tornado, etc either work in harmony or wreck havoc on the world
              Political Race(s): Red v Blue, Donkeys and Elephants, paper-cut outs of generic head shapes on sticks
              Cats vs Dogs: (not necessarily the movie, but a generalized take on the same concept)
              Competitive Horse Jumping: horse jumping competitions used to be pretty huge... could still be fun as a pinball game
              Hockey / Basketball / Football / Baseball etc : Again, generalized concepts with no names / brands
              Air Hockey: (I played an awesome version of just such a virtual pinball in one of the Windows open-source programs with an insane amount of flippers going in both directions, so that you had to be able to 'beat yourself', if you will)

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              • #8
                They could do a table based off the One Thousand and One Nights aka the Arabian Nights. It's not quite Aladdin so you won't be able to hear Robin Williams, but the source material is much larger in scope anyway. By the same principle, I believe Grimm's Fairy Tales, Aesops fables, Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales, the works of Homer, and Edgar Allen Poe's tales are all public domain.

                When in doubt, just do a Gumby table.

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                • #9
                  I must be old. All those ideas sounded terrible to me except the sports themed tables and maybe back to the future. What's with all the cartoons/pixar themes. I think archer is the only cartoon that has been mentioned that i would be interested in. And i only say that because zen has 0 comedy themed tables. Some comedy themed tables would be a nice change.

                  @parathod: there already is a pinball machine called tales of the arabian nights. You can play it on the pinball arcade.
                  Last edited by surf1der; 09-10-2012, 10:11 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by surf1der View Post
                    @parathod: there already is a pinball machine called tales of the arabian nights. You can play it on the pinball arcade.
                    That might explain why I see the theme so vividly in my head though I've never played it ;p

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                    • #11
                      Here we go......

                      GREATEST PEOPLE PACK-Steve Jobs,etc

                      HOLIDAY PACK-Christmas,New Year's etc

                      SPORTS PACK-Soccer,Football,etc

                      LBP Table (LITTLE BIG PLANET)

                      I'd LOVE Holiday Pack Christmas table would look awesome!

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                      • #12
                        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
                        Nice list. If I had to pick just one of those it would definitely be Final Fantasy. Especially if it was based on FFVII.
                        PSN: Bearded_Warrior

                        Table Wishlist: Lord of the Rings, God of War, Final Fantasy VII, The Legend of Zelda, and Marvel's Archangel.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by surf1der View Post
                          I must be old. All those ideas sounded terrible to me except the sports themed tables and maybe back to the future. What's with all the cartoons/pixar themes. I think archer is the only cartoon that has been mentioned that i would be interested in. And i only say that because zen has 0 comedy themed tables. Some comedy themed tables would be a nice change.

                          @parathod: there already is a pinball machine called tales of the arabian nights. You can play it on the pinball arcade.
                          Thank you for your input, surf, but I'm not trying to offend anyone or even suggest that everyone should buy every table they see. (In fact, I'm having a hard time grasping this mentality on these forums that some people seem to hold about 'I must buy every Zen table they ever make. Because I am a Zen zombie. Even if I do not like a table, I must buy it and I must play it. Braaaaiinnnzzzz!') I'm not even suggesting that ANY of the table themes I suggest would sell well, because I know most of them wouldn't. (If you were to ask me to only post table ideas that would create high profits, I couldn't say a word, because I'm not trained in that business.) That is up to the Zen (marketing? play-testing?) team to decide.

                          I was simply trying to collect my and others "wish list" of themes they *might* like to see. Because as a new non-lurker to the forums, I found them incrediby disorganized and chaotic with information repeated or hard to find or simply in a forum for a different platform (where I may never look!).

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                          • #14
                            It may have been hovering around somewhere but i'd love to see a collaboration between Naughty Dog/Sony and Zen and bringing us an Uncharted themed table.

                            In my eyes an instant classic and on the top of my wishlist.

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                            • #15
                              More old classic titels:

                              - Pac Man
                              - Space Invaders ( the old arcade theme )
                              - Ice Climber ( Nintendo )
                              - Star Wars
                              - Donky Kong ( Nintendo )

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