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  • Slightly burned out on Marvel tables...

    Am I the only one who is reaching the saturation point with the Marvel themed tables? I miss the Zen tables. In the last 12 months, Zen has released nine Marvel tables, and one non-Marvel table: Plants vs. Zombies. Or two, maybe? When did Epic Quest launch?

    Either way, it's sort of getting old. Don't get me wrong, I love comics, and I love Marvel. I own thousands and thousands of Marvel Comics. I've got something like 400 issues of Iron Man sitting here, and even I'm tired of seeing him in pinball format.

    What happened to designing stuff like Tesla, and Secrets of the Deep, and Extreme? There used to be a lot of variety, and Marvel tables were maybe half the output. Now it's all starting to look alike. Will there ever be another 4 pack of original Zen themed tables, or is it all going to be licensed material from now on?

    If nothing else, please at least make the older Zen tables from the Xbox available on the Sony and Nintendo platforms. Those tables would go a long way to offsetting the overwhelming Marvel-ness of the last year.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Thirdrail View Post
    Am I the only one who is reaching the saturation point with the Marvel themed tables? I miss the Zen tables. In the last 12 months, Zen has released nine Marvel tables, and one non-Marvel table: Plants vs. Zombies. Or two, maybe? When did Epic Quest launch?

    Either way, it's sort of getting old. Don't get me wrong, I love comics, and I love Marvel. I own thousands and thousands of Marvel Comics. I've got something like 400 issues of Iron Man sitting here, and even I'm tired of seeing him in pinball format.

    What happened to designing stuff like Tesla, and Secrets of the Deep, and Extreme? There used to be a lot of variety, and Marvel tables were maybe half the output. Now it's all starting to look alike. Will there ever be another 4 pack of original Zen themed tables, or is it all going to be licensed material from now on?

    If nothing else, please at least make the older Zen tables from the Xbox available on the Sony and Nintendo platforms. Those tables would go a long way to offsetting the overwhelming Marvel-ness of the last year.
    Zen has 12 non-Marvel tables in the works already. Me personally, I'm not tired of getting Marvel tables because there so much material that can come to fruition through the tables. Zen has done a fantastic job realizing that through these epic pinball tables. I can definitely sympathize with you on "Marvel burnout", however I'm very easy to please and Zen breaks their backs trying to please us. It's nothing wrong with what you're saying, so don't take this as I'm white-knighting for them or anything. We just got to be patient. There will be more tables coming that isn't Marvel. 2013 looks like a promising year for us.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Thirdrail View Post
      If nothing else, please at least make the older Zen tables from the Xbox available on the Sony and Nintendo platforms. Those tables would go a long way to offsetting the overwhelming Marvel-ness of the last year.
      Absolutely agree.

      Also would prefer a more balanced selection, less Marvel, more original tables and tables based on other interesting non Marvel licences.Options are endless.Also hoping for tables that have a bit more edge than kiddie feel tables like Epic Quest and PvZ.Once again balance is key.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ALH2012 View Post
        ...Also hoping for tables that have a bit more edge than kiddie feel tables like Epic Quest and PvZ....
        I second that...
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        • #5
          I agree. I really enjoy the Marvel tables, but have been wishing for more "regular" tables ever since Sorcerers Lair. While SL has a bit of a "kiddie" feel to it, it's not like Epic Quest or Pvs.Z.
          I love all the hard work Zen puts into the tables for us, but really wish they cycled the releases. Marvel, non-Marvel, Marvel, etc.

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          • #6
            The good news for people looking for non-Marvel tables is that there's only one more confirmed to be in development - Doctor Strange. After that Marvel says its a wait-and-see approach. So just sit tight and be patient. Good things come to those who wait.
            PSN: Bearded_Warrior

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Thirdrail View Post
              Am I the only one who is reaching the saturation point with the Marvel themed tables? I miss the Zen tables. In the last 12 months, Zen has released nine Marvel tables, and one non-Marvel table: Plants vs. Zombies. Or two, maybe? When did Epic Quest launch?

              Either way, it's sort of getting old. Don't get me wrong, I love comics, and I love Marvel. I own thousands and thousands of Marvel Comics. I've got something like 400 issues of Iron Man sitting here, and even I'm tired of seeing him in pinball format.

              What happened to designing stuff like Tesla, and Secrets of the Deep, and Extreme? There used to be a lot of variety, and Marvel tables were maybe half the output. Now it's all starting to look alike. Will there ever be another 4 pack of original Zen themed tables, or is it all going to be licensed material from now on?

              If nothing else, please at least make the older Zen tables from the Xbox available on the Sony and Nintendo platforms. Those tables would go a long way to offsetting the overwhelming Marvel-ness of the last year.
              yes i agree totally word for word and double that for Xbox tables on ps3

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              • #8
                More originality with the Marvel roster would make a lot of difference.

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                • #9
                  Am I only one that would love some good, old vintage tables like the ones I was playing when I was a kid (which makes it the '70s )?

                  All mechanics, no digital effects with that lovely ding-ding-ding noise of the bumpers. Not to mention the "flap-flap-flap" sound of the scores raising!!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michelasso View Post
                    Am I only one that would love some good, old vintage tables like the ones I was playing when I was a kid (which makes it the '70s )?

                    All mechanics, no digital effects with that lovely ding-ding-ding noise of the bumpers. Not to mention the "flap-flap-flap" sound of the scores raising!!
                    Then you may want to purchase The Pinball Arcade (TPA). Big Shot is the next table coming to consoles in a 2 table pack. That table right there is the epitome of a retro table with the "ding-ding-ding" sound that has no extra stuff going on and makes those sounds when the score raises. You can get it now if you have an IPad. I have it.
                    PSN ID- RayCrocheron82
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                    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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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lk12345gt View Post
                      I agree. I really enjoy the Marvel tables, but have been wishing for more "regular" tables ever since Sorcerers Lair. While SL has a bit of a "kiddie" feel to it, it's not like Epic Quest or Pvs.Z.
                      I love all the hard work Zen puts into the tables for us, but really wish they cycled the releases. Marvel, non-Marvel, Marvel, etc.
                      Space Walk agrees.
                      When talking about the unknown... Anything is possible.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Michelasso View Post
                        Am I only one that would love some good, old vintage tables like the ones I was playing when I was a kid (which makes it the '70s )?

                        All mechanics, no digital effects with that lovely ding-ding-ding noise of the bumpers. Not to mention the "flap-flap-flap" sound of the scores raising!!
                        I remember those like it was yesterday. Our bowling alley had like 30 of them and video arcade was just coming out like pacman etc. I would love to see zen make a few tables with more drop targets and less ramps. How about the loud bang sound when one would get free game (special) I miss all those old sounds and a ton of quarters in your pocket. I'll never forget paragon in 78.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Rafie View Post
                          Then you may want to purchase The Pinball Arcade (TPA). Big Shot is the next table coming to consoles in a 2 table pack. That table right there is the epitome of a retro table with the "ding-ding-ding" sound that has no extra stuff going on and makes those sounds when the score raises. You can get it now if you have an IPad. I have it.
                          The term your looking for is EM (Electro Mechanical) Machine.

                          As for the OP's question, I'm not burned out by Marvel tables. Many of the Marvel tables have some very innovative ideas, that I just don't see in their original works.
                          Last edited by shogun00; 11-21-2012, 05:42 PM.

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                          • #14
                            What are the Xbox tables?
                            I would def get them if they were released for PS3.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Casio View Post
                              More originality with the Marvel roster would make a lot of difference.
                              It is hard to walk 5 feet anymore without running into the Avengers. I am certainly happier to see people like Moon Knight and Doctor Strange and (deeply beloved) Adam Warlock than Iron Man and Thor, at this point. I like a lot of the Marvel tables, in general. I'm just saying the balance is getting a little wonky.

                              Originally posted by Michelasso View Post
                              Am I only one that would love some good, old vintage tables like the ones I was playing when I was a kid (which makes it the '70s )?

                              All mechanics, no digital effects with that lovely ding-ding-ding noise of the bumpers. Not to mention the "flap-flap-flap" sound of the scores raising!!
                              I probably wouldn't even be starting this conversation if Farsight put even half the effort into their work that Zen does with theirs. But Zen's "Xbox 8" tend to be a bit more toned down in this regard than most of the newer stuff. Extreme, for example, would probably be right up your alley.

                              Originally posted by Bearded_Warrior View Post
                              The good news for people looking for non-Marvel tables is that there's only one more confirmed to be in development - Doctor Strange. After that Marvel says its a wait-and-see approach. So just sit tight and be patient. Good things come to those who wait.
                              I don't think we're even done with Iron Man tables. I keep reading that Dark Reign is coming up. Crawl back in your bottle, Stark! I'm tired of seeing your shiny metal face! lol

                              Despite my rally for more non-Marvel tables, I'll still be happy to see Dr. Strange.

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