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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!
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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 dok5555555 View Post
    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.
    Universal Monsters - YES! But true to the original films, not like the real table "monster Bash" (trashy) or the real table "Creature from the black lagoon" about a drive in where you blow up other cars. Dumb, dumb, dumb. Make it like the Lugosi/Karloff/Clive films

    Also, PEANUTS (Charles M. Schulz) Man o man, I prefer original tables but if you gotta go with licenses, these would be great!

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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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    I would love to see a Sega table pack. Sonic, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Yakuza (for that one dark horse table) would be good contenders.

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    I like a lot of these suggested tables.

    How about a Killer Instinct table? Now that the Street Fighter table is not coming to FX3, we can use a new fighting one and Killer Instinct is my favourite fighting game of all time. Maybe with a central arena in the middle where different characters jump in and fight as you light up different modes. C-C-C-Combo breaker!

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    The thing about a Killer Instinct table is that it would have to be XBOX/Windows exclusive, since Rareware is owned by Microsoft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BinaryHedgehog View Post
    The thing about a Killer Instinct table is that it would have to be XBOX/Windows exclusive, since Rareware is owned by Microsoft.
    Microsoft has been vocal about wanting crossplay with Sony's platform for different multi-plat games; maybe Microsoft would be open to having a Killer Instinct pinball table on a Sony platform as it could be good advertising for Killer Instinct and maybe spur some Xbox sales if someone got invested in the table and lore etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PainkillerJTL View Post
    Microsoft has been vocal about wanting crossplay with Sony's platform for different multi-plat games; maybe Microsoft would be open to having a Killer Instinct pinball table on a Sony platform as it could be good advertising for Killer Instinct and maybe spur some Xbox sales if someone got invested in the table and lore etc.
    I wouldn't hold my breath. All you have to do is look at Ms Splosion-man. Microsoft owns that property and we've seen what happened to that table.

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    What about a Bioware set? Mass Effect, and Dragon Age could make decent tables.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shogun00 View Post
    I wouldn't hold my breath. All you have to do is look at Ms Splosion-man. Microsoft owns that property and we've seen what happened to that table.
    You remember when the xbox was revealed. Not the xbox 1, but the one prior and it had all that encryption that wouldnt allow you to own your games and if you purchased it they still owned it poo and there was an uproar in the crowd and a big stink and then Sony came out and said, Hey we dont have any of that?? Well, they absolutely do and my system is first gen and when I got my system and took the day one update which was meant to take all that away, it didnt work and none of my games would work offline because the system could not check for licensing and I had to call sony to get them to explain to me how to fix my system. My point is they were in cahoots together and sony has the proprietary right to the tech that allows them to do that and gave it to microsoft and they were buddy buddy until microsofts reveal and sony stabbed microsoft in the back, smartly so, but they will never be allies. Not ever.
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    (This is re-worded from a previous PS4 thread post but now updated.)

    I'd love to see some 'John Carpenter' themed packs centred on some of his older films. My personal favourites would be:
    - Halloween
    - The Fog
    - Escape From New York
    - The Thing
    - Big Trouble in Little China
    - They Live

    All have excellent soundtracks/dialogue that would lend themselves well - especially Big Trouble in Little China. Jack Burton's one-liners are just too good!

    Now just some random tables based on some films I think would work well as tables:

    - Akira
    - Creepshow
    - Dredd (2012)
    - Flash Gordon
    - The Goonies
    - Mad Max 2 The Road Warrior
    - Mad Max 4 Fury Road
    - Terminator
    - The Warriors
    - Tron (& Legacy)

    (Massive thanks for the Aliens pack too guys - so stoked to have that!)

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    - Evil Dead trilogy
    - Godzilla / Mothra / Rodan / Monster Zero / Gamera / Mechagodzilla
    - Code Geass
    - Babylon 5
    - Buck Rogers
    - Aqua Teen Hunger Force
    - M.A.S.K. (80's cartoon)
    - Turbo Teen (80's cartoon)
    - Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors (80's cartoon)
    - Tom And Jerry
    - Defiance (the sci-fi show/game)
    - Golden Girls
    - Pinky And The Brain
    - Drunk History
    - Marx Brothers (specifically Duck Soup)
    - Life & Times of Tim
    - He-Man / She-Ra
    - Mushi-shi
    - Utawarerumono
    - Mike Tyson's Mysteries
    - Parasyte (Maxim)
    - Sealab 2021
    - Ghost in the Shell
    - Tenacious D
    - Yukikaze
    - Squidbillies
    - Michiko and Hatchin
    - Yukikaze
    - Robotech / Macross
    - Venture Bros
    - Twilight Zone
    - Sifl And Olly
    - The Tick (the original animated series)
    - Stargate SG1
    - Orphen (cartoon)
    - Metalocalypse
    - GoBots
    - G.I. Joe / Cobra
    - Smokey And The Bandit 1/2/3
    - The Karate Kid
    - Ratchet And Clank
    - The Peanuts
    - Dr Seuss
    - Resident Evil
    - Caddyshack
    - The Princess Bride
    - Little Shop Of Horrors
    - Kamikazi Girls
    - Goosebumps
    - Pootie Tang
    - Cheech and Chong
    - National Lampoons Pinball Vacation
    - Magnum P.I.
    - A-Team
    - Dukes of Hazard
    - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    - NASA
    - The Cube / Hyper Cube / Cube Zero
    - Shaun Of The Dead
    - Alice in Wonderland
    - Color of Magic
    - Battlestar Galactica (original and latest series)
    - Jurassic Park
    - Planet of the Apes
    - Gremlins
    - Mystery Men
    - Pacific Rim
    - Underworld
    - The Neverending Story
    - Snowpiercer
    - Tron
    - Willow
    - Dark Crystal
    - Time Bandits
    - Farscape
    - Red Dwarf
    - Boondocks (cartoon)
    - Dungeons And Dragons (80's cartoon)

    - A classic Kung-Fu table
    - A city building table
    - A table based on clocks (themed with a bunch of gears everywhere)
    - A table that looks like the inside of a computer (nudge too much and it bluescreens)

    ...and bring back all the tables we've lost since PF1.

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    I'd be interested to see what Zen could do with REAL tables. At present, TPA are recreating the real tables, but I'm not enjoying those games anymore. Not the tables themselves, but gameplay seems swamped with bugs, lack of cab support, etc. Be great to see tables like Attack From Mars by Zen. Not sure if that is something you (Zen) have in the pipeline i.e. real table recreations???

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    Let's start with Satori's list- it's nice and short. Zen Studios can wrap that one up in a few days

    Awesome list, though!

    I like the idea of a pinball game based on another game like Ratchet and Clank.

    Alice in Wonderland could be insane especially if Zen Studios put its magical touch on it.
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