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    Star Wars pinball for the Nintendo Switch. I have owned the game now for a few weeks and thought I would do a write up for those interested detailing the pros and cons of the game. The game comes as a digital download or also as a cartridge, which I purchased. I was able to find it for 15 dollars and got all 19 star wars tables for it that are already available within the Pinball fx3 game so purchasing tables I have previously already purchased on the PS4 came at much less of a sticker shock and playing on the go, during lunch at work using my flip grip was ideal. Most would likely assume it is the same exact assortment of games on Pinball fx3 merely dressed up with an overly star wars theme and that assumption would be correct, but there are some significant changes that I will detail here. Gone now are the challenges section of the game where most of us spend a fair amount of time in 1ball, 5 minute or survival mode upgrading our various powerups. Instead now is a chain of challenges that tediously must be gone through that run the gambit of flipper counts, survival, exceeding a specific score in a short amount of time etc that now unlock 1, 2 or 3 holocraun shards?? I'll be honest, I can't remember what the hell they are called, but the point is that these unlocked thingamabobbers are used to now upgrade your various powers minus rewind..........ya, that's right rewind is gone. Gone too is a leaderboard. Oh, sure it has leaderboards for each of the challenges it throws at you showing how you placed, but there is no clickable leaderboard that allows you to peruse at your leisure the various scores and to date I have not found a way to find your classic score.........ie the collective score of all of your classic matches. Gone too are also those pesky cheat scores that plague the other systems since this game is not cross play, so ya, to that and also boo to that as the level of skill seems to also be gone. I have only had the game for a few weeks and in that time only maybe 5 unique tournaments have been posted by zen where I have one twice and during the week that I was working 12 hours a day only managed a second. I fully intend to win the next two, so. Most tournaments seem to get around 200 players or more, but they just don't seem as committed to winning as on other systems. Did I mention no survival?? You can no longer set up survival challenges when hosting a tournament. Anyone who knows me knows that this singular oversight pissed me off. I LOVE SURVIVAL MODE and promise to advocate for it's addition repeatedly until such time as they either ban me or add it in a future update. I mean, it's in the game. Some of the challenges in the game have it and it's even called survival, but you cannot set up a game with it for some stupid reason. All in all it's a decent game and well worth the 15 I paid. To those who already own it, the Nintendo does not allow the same amount of characters as Sony's PS4 and I can now be found on that system as Hoosier_ D.
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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    Adding to this........................this past weekend servers were down again. I know this issue has been addressed and supposedly going to be better in the future, but at the same time my xp level which was 20, almost 21 reset to level 0 and made me start over. Just saying, kinda sucks.
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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    Seriously???? You guys made this and released it...................I'm only asking why now, in this release do you have a function called survival, which we have come to believe is a mode where you play to accomplish the next goal within the time limit and if you succeed you get a higher, more challenging score to hopefully achieve....................so then we get star wars survival mode which is nothing more than 3 minutes......................that's it, but hidden within the game, within the various challenges you are forced to play in order to max out your various powerups is a challenge that functions exactly like traditional survival mode........................SO WHERE IS THE FRIGGIN SURVIVAL MODE IN THE REST OF THE GAME? OH YA, IM YELLING NOW, BECAUSE NONE OF YOU WANT TO ANSWER ME.......................I've been patient, wondering. I was also respectful, posting to your other sites.........................you know, just asking........................SO FRIGGIN ANSWER ALREADY. You guys sporked the release. For real. Survival mode, in the form that you have already established in Zen Pinball 3 is used all the time. You guys use it all the time, when you post tournaments. It's a favorite that people like to choose when making tournaments, yet, in star wars pinball for the nintendo switch YOU CAN NOT SELECT THIS AND WHEN ZEN POSTS TOURNAMENTS THAT SAY SURVIVAL THEY ARE NOTHING MORE THAN 3 MINUTE TOURNAMENTS......................................S O FRIGGIN FIX IT ALREADY AND MAKE IT WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN WHEN IT WAS RELEASED OR RENAME IT GAYASSED3MINUTE MODE......................you know, or something similar, but.........................being serious here.................you guys could f'n respond when people who buy your poo and support you for over 10 years on every single platform, ask you a simple f'n question.
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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    Hi cantankerous--!

    Glad you are getting to know Star Wars Pinball on the Nintendo Switch! 15 dollars, good deal!

    Let me answer a few things:

    - Yes, this game is built a bit differently, instead of the regular challenges we made this progressable career mode.
    - We decided to remove Rewind from the Force Powers to stay true to Star Wars, as there is no time altering in this universe
    - Your cumulated score should be the 'Force Score' you can look at it if you into a table where you can select 'Single Player', 'Hotseat' etc. and browse the leaderboards there.
    - I'm investigating why Survival is not an option in Tournaments.

    Thanks, sorry for missing this topic!
    Akos

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    Thanks finally for responding, I honestly appreciate it Sir. While investigating why it is not an option that can be selected while starting a tournament please also investigate why it does not function as anything more than a 3 minute tournament please. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Hi cantankerous--!

    Glad you are getting to know Star Wars Pinball on the Nintendo Switch! 15 dollars, good deal!

    Let me answer a few things:

    - Yes, this game is built a bit differently, instead of the regular challenges we made this progressable career mode.
    - We decided to remove Rewind from the Force Powers to stay true to Star Wars, as there is no time altering in this universe
    - Your cumulated score should be the 'Force Score' you can look at it if you into a table where you can select 'Single Player', 'Hotseat' etc. and browse the leaderboards there.
    - I'm investigating why Survival is not an option in Tournaments.

    Thanks, sorry for missing this topic!
    Akos
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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    Also noticed an unusual amount of zen tournaments with regular rules allowing no extra balls then realized during the tournament set up for rules there is no option whatsoever to allow for extra balls or numbering the amount of balls or turning on or off this option, so this should be fixed as well. I mean, what is the point of having "regular" game mode then not allowing a person to earn extra balls?
    Accomplishments in real life

    1. Rolled a star wars machine................ie played over 99 levels and rolled it back to level 1.
    2. Rolled Nintendo punch out, several times, same quarter.
    3. Played an entire game of dragons lair and completed it and won while blindfolded.

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