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Pinball M - Death Save Bundle

Developer: Zen Studios

  • Price: $19.99
  • Release Date: Jan 28, 2024
  • Number of Players: 1 - 4
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  • ESRB Rating: M [Mature]
  • While not every table is a winner, and the interface is a bit of a mess, it’s nice to see M-rated tables being made

    Zen Studios has released Pinball M, an interesting experiment that separates the more family-friendly Pinball FX brand from a new app that will feature more mature content. The base table, Wrath of the Elder Gods, is a decent enough appetizer and feels good to play. The real meat of the game, however, is in the licensed tables, which feature horror icons and a boundary-pushing classic gaming character.

    Dead By Daylight tries to bring the core concepts of the game into play, but the table itself is limited and gets dull quickly. Chucky's Killer Pinball is a lot of fun, with excellent use of Chucky's voice and a classic overall design that I probably enjoyed the most of the tables in this pack. The Thing is well-themed, but the table layout and play aren't as great, and too often I found one of the ball returns constantly putting me at risk for losing the ball, which got annoying. Finally, I found that Duke Nukem had a decent number of targets and flowed well overall, but it can also have stretches without much happening.

    Whether or not you'll want to pick up this pack will depend on how much you enjoy the licensed properties. It's surprisingly diverse, with two very different movies and both a horror game and a classic icon. However, that diversity may also be considered a weakness if you only connect with one or two of the franchises.

    The attempts to extend play and create more reason to return to the game didn't work well for me. Aside from there simply being a bit too much going on, the interface felt clumsy to navigate with a controller. Still, it's a solid pack for people who appreciate a variety of looks rather than reskinning everything.

    Justin Nation, Score:
    Good [7.8]

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