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    Default Pinball FX3 Table Wishlists

    I always enjoy reading people’s requests (even – and especially – when they differ from mine). Since I see table requests everywhere (social media, Steam, livestreams, etc) but there isn’t a dedicated thread for that in the new Pinball FX3 subsection of the forums, I figured it’d be okay if I went ahead and did it. So please, feel free to post yours!
    Last edited by TheMerc; 09-12-2017 at 05:28 PM.

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    Here’s my personal wishlist. Some of these are (much!) less likely than others, but it contains everything (or most) I could ever hope to see Zen do. Please don’t take this list too seriously, it was made for fun and out of boredom : ) BTW, if I mention table packs too much, it’s not (just) because I’m greedy, but because that seems to be the business model Zen has moved to, so instead of mentioning single tables, I tried to bundle everything in packs that make sense.

    Game of Thrones
    I think it’s fair to say Game of Thrones is probably the world’s biggest IP right now. The first seven seasons are filled with great moments that could be brought to specific tables to great effect. I could see a 4-table pack working very well: a “Beyond the Wall” table could show Jon Snow’s early days in the Night’s Watch, complete with incursions North of the Wall, the Battle for Castle Black, Hardhome and maybe this season’s Suicide Squad-like mission; “The War of Five Kings” would be centered on the events between Seasons 1 and 3; “House Stark” could show a bit of the story of most Stark characters (Ned, Robb, Arya, Bran and Jon, mainly); and finally “Daenerys Targaryen” could be centered around this particular character and her specific supporting cast. Or scrap all these ideas and go with a completely different arrangement! There seems to be great fan demand to see Westeros in pinball form, and given how much of a license to print money Game of Thrones is these days, I really hope Zen eventually gets to work on this IP.

    The Lord of the Rings & The Hobbit
    Keeping with the fantasy theme, J.R.R. Tolkien’s evergreen world could make for some truly amazing pinball moments, especially if based on Peter Jackson’s epic adaptations. A 3-table pack featuring each of the LOTR movies is an obvious suggestion (and if accompanied by a fourth table based combining the best moments of the three The Hobbit movies – no need to spread the story over three tables – all the better!).

    Indiana Jones
    Given how Zen and LucasArts have collaborated in the past, I would hope that the potential for tables based on Indy’s adventures exists. Much like with The Lord of the Rings, a 3-table pack based on the first three movies would be excellent (especially if John Williams’ legendary score and voice work from the movie could be added!). Feel free to add another based on the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: the completionist in me would like it, but I can honestly say it’d be no skin off my nose if it didn’t make it in.

    James Bond
    I feel the guys and gals over at Zen could have a blast with the most famous spy in the world. With almost 25 movies to pick from, the potential is almost endless: relive the beautiful beach scenarios and setpieces of “Dr. No”, or the intrigue and exotic violence aboard the Orient Express and beneath the streets of Istambul in “From Russia With Love”; the iconic moments and characters from “GoldenEye” (shoutout to the N64 classic!) or poker games from “Casino Royale”. Build packs around specific Bond actors, time periods, themes, or completely different criteria. Odds are, I’d buy them all regardless (yes, even “Moonraker”!) I could see this working really well, frankly.

    Hellboy and the B.P.R.D.
    This is a more niche choice, but Mike Mignola’s universe has such a huge cult following and is so different from anything else out there that I’d be curious to see how Zen would adapt his world. I don’t know how Zen could package/sell this – either a single table or a 3-table pack with “Hellboy”, “Abe Sapien” and “B.P.R.D.” – but especially now that the new movie is supposed to come out one year from now, I could see there being an interest in at least a “Hellboy” table.

    Transformers
    Yet another nostalgia IP, this property has a huge fanbase and its universe is so vast that again, so much could be done with it. I’d personally like to see a 3-table pack – “G1”, “Transformers: The Movie” and “Michael Bay’s Transformers” – but the potential for wildly different selections is there.

    Mad Max
    Take the sheer insanity and visual spectacle of George Miller’s crazy dystopian future, and put it in a pinball table. Match made in heaven and pinball goodness aplenty! My tip would be a 2-table pack: “The Road Warrior” and “Mad Max: Fury Road”.

    Harry Potter
    Still one of the most important and beloved properties in the world, how could this go wrong? Zen could go the movie route and give each of the movie its own table (with “Deathly Hallows” collecting both movies), but there’s potential for so much more: a “Hagrid” table dealing with mythical creatures, a “Snape” table exploring his days as Hogwarts’ Potions teacher and his stint as a double agent for Dumbledore amongt’ Voldemort’s Death Eaters, “Quidditch”, exploring Herbology, Transfiguration among others in “Hogwarts”. Again, the possibilities are endless!

    Ubisoft
    Ubisoft has in its portfolio some of the most overexposed franchises in gaming today, but I’d be intrigued to see how Zen could breathe some life back into them with a 3-table pack (similar to their collaboration with Bethesda): “Assassin’s Creed” (the franchise’s cast of characters and stealth/action-driven gameplay might be adapted in fun ways to pinball, similar to the “Alien: Isolation” table), “Prince of Persia (mix pinball, POP’s parkour and time-reversal sand powers and you could have a really fun combo) and “Far Cry” (this is, honestly, filler for me: I never played any of the games, so I can’t give my perspective on anything!).

    Telltale
    Zen did such a great job on the “The Walking Dead” table that I’d be thrilled to see them give Telltale’s “The Wolf Among Us”, “Game of Thrones” and “Batman” the same treatment. I’m sure this can’t be easy to arrange, with so many cooks in the kitchen (not only Zen Studios and Telltale, but HBO, DC/WB, etc), but as a huge fan of both companies, it’d be excellent if it ever came to fruition!

    DC Comics
    Assuming the partnership with Marvel Comics doesn’t render this completely impossible, I see no reason why Zen couldn’t give DC’s characters the same loving treatment it gave Marvel’s. With a universe just as vast, I could see themed packs based on the Batman corner (“Batman”, “Nightwing” and “Robins”), the Lanterns (“Green Lantern”, “Blackest Night”), the Flash (“The Flash” and “The Rogues”), villains (“Deathstroke”, “Joker” and “Suicide Squad”), movies (“Batman v Superman”, “Wonder Woman” and “Justice League”), shows (“Arrow”, “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow”). As a comic book fan, I’d be over the moon if I could have some fun with tables based on the two biggest companies in comics!

    Marvel Comics
    Now, I get that most people are tired of Marvel tables. There are a lot of them, and I get the desire to see more variety. However, as a huge Marvel Comics fan, I can’t help but want a few more. I feel like 2018 will offer at least two great opportunities that Zen should take advantage of: “Black Panther” and “Avengers: Infinity War”. The latter will almost certainly be the biggest movie of the Summer (I’d even say the year), so a pinball table inspired on it just makes sense business-wise. The former is based on a huge character that’s been absent from Zen’s tables thus far (unless he makes an appearance in the “Civil War” table I can’t recall right now), and given the buzz around the movie ever since that teaser came out, I’m sure it’ll be another huge hit. “Thor: Ragnarok” also looks extremely good, but since that’s coming out so soon, I’m guessing it’s chances are slim… Moving onto the TV side, I’d want nothing except a 2-table Netflix pack, with a “Daredevil” table (come on, please don’t ignore my favorite character! He’s one of the most consistently well-written characters in comics. The show was awesome and between the two seasons that are already out, I could see some awesome moments with DD, Kingpin, Elektra, Punisher!) and a “Defenders” table (pick and choose the best moments from “Luke Cage”, “Jessica Jones”, “Iron Fist” and “Defenders and go to town!). My point is, Marvel’s universe is so expansive that I feel it’s a mistake to throw out the baby with the bathwater. Maybe do one table a year, or something, but it’d be a waste to abandon that property completely.

    Star Wars
    “The Last Jedi” is an obvious pick, but how about doing the prequels right? Remove Jar-Jar and the political intrigue in the senate, and make the tables all about the sweeping set-pieces: Maul vs Kenobi & Jinn, the speeder chase on the skies of Coruscant, the battle of Geonosis, Grievous vs Kenobi on Utapau, Order 66, Vader vs Kenobi and the Emperor vs Yoda…

    *Whew*
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    +1 on Hellboy & Mad Max

    My list:
    + Judge Dredd (or 2000AD pack adding Rogue Trooper and ABC Warriors.)
    + The Last Starfighter
    + Jurassic Park
    + The Tick
    + Conan the Barbarian
    + Warhammer 40k

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    What I would love if we could do, is Star Wars: Old Republic tables, and my absolute favorite thing to suggest: Futurama.

    We do keep track of your request, so please if you have any ideas feel free to share!

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    I think Universal Monsters would be cool since you have the Universal liscense now. Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Simpsons, Disney (characters, shows, or Disney World themes), Dragon Ball Z, 90s Nicktoons, Sonic, Pac-Man, TMNT would be some other ideas.

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    Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheMerc View Post
    James Bond Odds are, I’d buy them all regardless (yes, even “Moonraker”!) I could see this working really well, frankly.

    A little off topic, but Moonraker, the original novel from 1955 is probably the best in the series. What makes me hate the movie even more is that it doesn't use a single thing from the novel other than the title and the name of the villain.

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