Ever since the Pinball FX3 team took over the Williams pinball license there has been a steady stream of quality tables coming from them, but with the release of the Indiana Jones table in particular it feels like they’ve really underlined their commitment to making the most of their opportunities. First, the conversion of the table itself in its original form is spot-on accurate, bringing with it all of the great sights, sounds, and even the trickier extras like the custom mini field in the back left corner. Where this conversion really shines though is with its enhanced mode, something I’ve not always felt has integrated well with every given table but in this case absolutely enhances the experience pretty brilliantly. The figure of Indiana Jones cracking his whip and swinging around periodically, as well as some of the other on-table props, work well and generally compliment play but it’s the new mini video area that opens for some modes that really impressed me. The round portrait of Indie in the front center of the table opens up to play what’s usually a relatively simple video but the way this blends in with the whole experience feels natural and like something someone would have tried to do if they had the technology at the time, with it feeling like a very enhanced take on little clips you would have traditionally seen in the LCD score area in modern traditional tables. It all makes for a great retro experience that feels wonderfully contemporary as well, and a proper celebration of a deserving classic.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [9.1]