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    If I remember correctly I think I read an interview with some Zen Studios guy mentioning Zen Pinball 3, but I haven't heard anything since. Has there been any more info on this, like when it's coming out? Will it be on Vita? I hope so, as Zen Pinball on the go is the best thing since sliced bread, which, IMO, is way overrated.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by hunter328 View Post
    If I remember correctly I think I read an interview with some Zen Studios guy mentioning Zen Pinball 3, but I haven't heard anything since. Has there been any more info on this, like when it's coming out? Will it be on Vita? I hope so, as Zen Pinball on the go is the best thing since sliced bread, which, IMO, is way overrated.
    Nothing to speak of at the moment, as soon as we have news I'll post it

    Any features you'd like to see?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
      Nothing to speak of at the moment, as soon as we have news I'll post it

      Any features you'd like to see?
      Tournaments with extra balls turned off.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
        Nothing to speak of at the moment, as soon as we have news I'll post it

        Any features you'd like to see?
        Can I chime in here?

        At the moment, I want to see something as simple as seeing the trophies of your friends' trophies. Same thing we use to see in Marvel Pinball and PBFX2 (old UI). Let me know when you're ready to discuss tables.
        PSN ID- RayCrocheron82
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        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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        • #5
          I would love to see actual 1080p assets both graphically and audio wise. And of course more great tables.
          "Zen Pinball Rules!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
            Nothing to speak of at the moment, as soon as we have news I'll post it

            Any features you'd like to see?
            If the leaderboards of the differents platform can be on the site, so we can see the top score outside of the game, it will be fantastic.
            Last edited by Mammouth; 01-11-2016, 06:33 PM.
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            • #7
              More trophies per table, like 3 per table, an easy (can get relatively easy through normal play) medium (special mode or difficult trick shot) and hard (wizard).

              We already have trophies for the existing tables so don't take up trophy space on ZP3 for them unless you want to add an extra for all the tables that only got 1 like Wild West, CastleStorm, Ant-man, etc. But for all tables that got 2 trophies before, no trophies on ZP3. Save the room for multiple trophies for new tables!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                Nothing to speak of at the moment, as soon as we have news I'll post it

                Any features you'd like to see?
                I'd like Zen Pinball 3 to focus more on Zen Studios original tables rather than licences like Marvel and Star Wars. Some of the best tables in my opinion are original ones like Eldorado, Earth Defense, Tesla and Paranormal. I understand that both Star Wars and Marvel Pinball were standalone games on the last gen consoles but Marvel with 21 tables now is overkill (just my opinion) and Star Wars at 11 tables is getting close to that point as well.

                What I'd like to see is a game with tables created by Zen Studios and licences used sparingly as one offs like the Street Fighter and Ninja Gaiden tables back in the day. Although I think Zen Pinball is the better game, The Pinball Arcade has ZP beaten hands down on variety and choice.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Stephen220378 View Post
                  I'd like Zen Pinball 3 to focus more on Zen Studios original tables rather than licences like Marvel and Star Wars. Some of the best tables in my opinion are original ones like Eldorado, Earth Defense, Tesla and Paranormal. I understand that both Star Wars and Marvel Pinball were standalone games on the last gen consoles but Marvel with 21 tables now is overkill (just my opinion) and Star Wars at 11 tables is getting close to that point as well.

                  What I'd like to see is a game with tables created by Zen Studios and licences used sparingly as one offs like the Street Fighter and Ninja Gaiden tables back in the day. Although I think Zen Pinball is the better game, The Pinball Arcade has ZP beaten hands down on variety and choice.
                  Well I love the marvel and Star Wars tables I love the licensed tables better than the originals -- but I like the originals too so I say keep them coming all of them

                  The marvel pinball is what got me started

                  And I prefer this to pinball arcade because I love the characters moving and doing things on the table which could never be done in real life -- 1st person Vader battle and Jedi training is just awesome!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by DiscoKing View Post
                    Well I love the marvel and Star Wars tables I love the licensed tables better than the originals -- but I like the originals too so I say keep them coming all of them

                    The marvel pinball is what got me started

                    And I prefer this to pinball arcade because I love the characters moving and doing things on the table which could never be done in real life -- 1st person Vader battle and Jedi training is just awesome!
                    This right here!
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                    Gamertag- RAFIE82
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                    Nintendo ID- Rafie82

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                    • #11
                      Just this one thing....or you could call it two.

                      A mute button for the main music menu (gets repetitively annoying after awhile) or perhaps a selection of music / ingame table music where ever the cursor is rested on.
                      Table wishlist: Tremors, Regular Show, Orphan Black, Lost Girl, Ren & Stimpy, Futurama, Hack/Slash.
                      Loki (More villians)
                      Moon Knight - werewolves story arc
                      Brainscan - Trickster theme.
                      Critters, Tucker and Dale Vs Evil, Gremlins, Chucky.
                      SAW (billy doll)
                      B-movie horror/monsters.
                      My Babysitters a Vampire, MONSTER HUNTER, Darkstalkers, Chocobos, Goosebumps.
                      Fullmoon Studios themes (i.e. Puppet Master, Subspecies, KillJoy, Gingerdead Man, Trancers)

                      Yeah I don't want much do I? >.>

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                        Any features you'd like to see?
                        I have !

                        • Better nudge system : I mean nudge twice before a tilt is not really realistic. Maybe insert a force gauge in game, like an visible option, a "thermometer" where we could see the evolution and the calm of the tilt. Last time for exemple, I re-took a long game, I would manage a nudge pass and made a tilt (I couldnt' remember I've nudge twice the day before). So something most visible will be great.

                        • Tournaments (1) : I understand your first idea wasn't to reward every time the same players who still are in the top of the leaderboards. Maybe you could limit the number of games in tournament, three games is reasonable and it's . To avoid too many restarts which actually reward gamers who play most often.

                        • Tounements (2) : more tournaments without necessary prices, like you did once with Wolverine on XB360. One tournament per month will be great !

                        • Zoom : pushing Y for a zoom allows to move above the table. It would be nice to use the analog stick at the same time to change the angle.

                        • Views : Real customizable views, specially to let the choice to the gamer of the distance between him and the machine.

                        • Stats : a graphic courb showing scores evolution will be more interesting than actual stats (like number of pressured keys for exemple).

                        • Superscore ranks : A better understanding of this SuperScore concept. Today it means nothing, between tables which totaled more than others (Paranormal, Spiderman) and Super League Football we can purchase many times to increase it. Make a scale of values, eg 1 super point for 100,000 points on Iron Man would be equal to 1 million on Paranormal.

                        • Leaderboards : Ability to create a team spirit, for example by country or another concept like groups of players.

                        That's all for the time being
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                          Nothing to speak of at the moment, as soon as we have news I'll post it

                          Any features you'd like to see?
                          I'd love to see it support tournaments on a regular basis, like The Pinball Arcade does. Also, it'd be great if the pro-score leaderboard only included a persons highest score across all versions of the soccer table that they own, instead of including the top score from each one. That really killed the leaderboard chasing aspect of the game for me.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Stephen220378 View Post
                            I'd like Zen Pinball 3 to focus more on Zen Studios original tables rather than licences like Marvel and Star Wars. Some of the best tables in my opinion are original ones like Eldorado, Earth Defense, Tesla and Paranormal. I understand that both Star Wars and Marvel Pinball were standalone games on the last gen consoles but Marvel with 21 tables now is overkill (just my opinion) and Star Wars at 11 tables is getting close to that point as well.
                            I would agree with this post. Don't get me wrong, I love the Star Wars and Marvel license. More recent licenses a little less. But they do play second fiddle to the originals IMHO. Tesla 2, Eldorado 2, Paranormal 2, Sorcer's Lair 2 and Excalibur 2 for Zen/FX3 anyone? hehehe...

                            Also, traditional "table sizes" are by far the best way to design tables, but if ZP 3 ever becomes a reality, some way of designing uber huge tables with dozens of flippers, play fields, and ball drains that pans/tilts across many views but is still a single "table", just bigger, may be a feature to incorporate into the main program whether it could be effectively executed by a designer or not. I mean if overused it would be horrible, but I am thinking about like the Genie table on pinball arcade, only even bigger. But only in certain cases and not in leiu of traditional table design dimensions.
                            Last edited by steven120566; 10-15-2015, 08:10 PM.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by BarbieBobomb View Post
                              Any features you'd like to see?
                              I second the request for better views made by Wims. More specifically I'd really like to see a fixed view that more closely matches the view an average person has standing in front of a real machine. The view I'm describing would be about half way between current views 1W and 2. I find views 1/1W to be too low of an angle and view 2 to be too high of an angle, and I would prefer a fixed view.

                              I think the lack of this particular view is a big issue among people used to playing real pinball a lot. When I talk to other players at tournaments/leagues/shows about Zen Pinball the viewing angles are a frequent gripe.

                              Now, if you really wanted to above and beyond completely customizable views would be great. If the player could set these things it would pretty much be perfect:
                              • Set the initial camera position and angle above the table
                              • Set a secondary position the camera would zoom/pan to based on ball position
                              • Set a ball position (Y-coordinate) on the platfield that would trigger the camera to zoom/pan
                              • Choose a zooming/panning transition speed



                              Other than the views I would love to see an expert mode with separate leaderboards. By expert mode I mean having table adjustment settings (playfield pitch and outlane adjustments) automatically set to the hardest levels, bouncier flipper rubbers, and possibly slightly shorter flippers to increase the center gap (just like the old Williams lightning flippers). I think a lot of people would enjoy competing at a harder difficulty level on this game where it was a little tougher to keep the ball in play.

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