[PS3/Vita Double DLC Review] Zen Pinball 2: Doctor Strange Table


The Master Of The Mystic Arts needs your help stopping the two dimension rulers, Dormammu and Nightmare, and their foul ally, Baron Mordo, who are trying to conquer our dimension. Our fate is in your hands!
Table features:
- Increase the Sorcerer Supreme’s abilities and skills, including: Arcane, Alchemy, Wisdom, Spirit and Intellect.
- Test your wisdom on the Eye Of Agamotto special mini playfield.
- Defeat Baron Mordo and retake The Book Of The Vishanti.
- Enter the Dark Dimension and defeat its ruler Dormammu.
- Save the world by entering the Dream Dimension and defeat its ruler Nightmare.
- Purchasing this content entitles you to both the PS3™ and PS®Vita versions!

Zen Pinball 2 is a pretty cool Pinball game in which supplementary Pinball Tables (or levels) can be purchased in Cross-Buy mode. Today, we are reviewing the Doctor Strange Table DLC for Zen Pinball 2.

Zen Pinball 2: Doctor Strange – Trailer

This is a double review for the PS3 and Vita versions for Zen Pinball 2: Doctor Strange Table. The PS3 version was played by Ceidz, and the Vita version was played by EdEN. This review presents what they both had to say.

The Doctor Strange Table for Zen Pinball 2 pictures the Marvel character with a few of his enemies, and it helps that the characters are well modeled, and the voices are well done… although they might seem repetitive if you play the same level for a long stretch.

The Table itself features a relatively standard Pinball layout (pictured below). This table has are several bonus modes (as any pinball game should), and most of them require that you send the ball to a specific flashing point in the board to activate other functions, or to defeat Strange’s foes and enemies.

I enjoyed playing this table during short bursts of gaming (as is always the case with pinball games), and managed to keep me coming back for more once I had mastered the layout and knew how to activate all special modes. Oh, and I’m still working on the two trophies!

More Zen Pinball 2 is always great news, and I was happy to receive this lovely table from Zen Studios. This time around I went with the Vita version for the Doctor Strange table to give it a spin in its portable form, and I have to say that it was a fun ride!

To be honest, at first the table didn’t win me over. The layout felt weird, and the fact that Doctor Strange isn’t one of the better known Marvel characters didn’t make it easier for it to “click” right away. This happened to me as well with the Blade table, but after playing for a few rounds everything came into place.

Ceidz actually started to play the table a bit before I did, and when I started my second run his high-score popped-up in my Vita’s screen… it was ON! I kept playing over and over, learning the best combos and what sections triggered this and that mini-game until I managed to beat his high-score to secure the top spot.

As always, this table includes two new trophies to get (one for triggering the Shuma-Gorath Multiball option, and another one for beating the special mini-playfield that rises when you activate the Eye of Agamotto), and they will keep you busy for a few extra hours as well.

Conclusion

Doctor Strange is a nice stand-alone addition to the Zen Pinball 2 range of pinball tables. It is more fast paced than the rest of the tables, but this gives it an identity of its own. Playing in short burst at home or on the go is how you should start with this table and, before you know it, you’ll have spent hours working on beating your high-score, as well as the high-score of your friends.

Review

ProsCons
Cross-Buy for the PS3 and Vita versions of the Table
Not as easy to like as the other tables
Rating
80%

Cost: $2.99

PSN Game size: 80MB

You can purchase Zen Pinball 2 and the Doctor Strange DLC from the PSN.

Disclaimer

This review is based on a copy of Doctor Strange provided by Zen Studios.


Written by: Ceidz - Contributing Editor


  1. #1 by agentg on February 18th, 2014 [ 1715 Points ]

    Always nice to see someone take their time to go through Zen Pinball tables. I didn’t like what I saw of their Star Wars tables, so I’m keeping an eye on other releases.

  2. #2 by EdEN on February 18th, 2014 [ 131293 Points ]

    @agentg: There are several great tables on Zen Pinball 2, and we just got a new one today (which we’ll also review).

  3. #3 by the_nmac on February 18th, 2014 [ 39684 Points ]

    Nice. Great review guys. Looks great.

  4. #4 by Darklurkr23 on February 21st, 2014 [ 17526 Points ]

    These marvel trophies for pinball are always IKMPOSSIBLELSNG


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