Yet another collection of pretty diverse top-tier tables awaits
As a self-avowed lover of pinball, especially anything to do with classic Williams tables, I’m perpetually excited to see what new tables the folks at Zen Studios have converted this time. In the case of Volume 5 they may actually have delivered a pack with no clear tag-along table of weaker renown, all 3 are well-known and highly-regarded, if not necessarily at the top of the food chain. I’d consider Tales of the Arabian Nights to be the strongest entry in the bunch, offering satisfying ramp play, great effects and sound, and overall just a satisfying experience. Next there’s No Good Gofers, a popular table inspired by the Caddyshack movies. While it was never a table I loved it undoubtedly has character, a sense of humor, and offers a challenge, though the overall “flow” of the table wasn’t something I ever got in tune with. Last, but not least, there’s Cirqus Voltaire, an incredibly flash table with a very distinctive personality and design but one I always felt has a very “hungry” center opening. Perhaps the only thing I’d consider a letdown, though it is pretty tangential, is that the enhancements made to the tables overall feel more lacking in substance than some more recent packs. They look nice and jazz things up a little but they’re making no improvement of substance to play. Still, since that feature isn’t something everyone appreciates anyway it does little to detract from the overall quality of this new pack.
Justin Nation, Score:
Nindie Choice! [8.1]