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  • Summary: Zen Pinball 2 is full of exciting Wii U GamePad features such as controlling the plunger on the touch screen, rotating camera views, accessing information via the dot matrix, and Free View control by tilting the Wii U GamePad. Additional features include:
    - Unprecedented table visuals and
    Zen Pinball 2 is full of exciting Wii U GamePad features such as controlling the plunger on the touch screen, rotating camera views, accessing information via the dot matrix, and Free View control by tilting the Wii U GamePad. Additional features include:
    - Unprecedented table visuals and the most advanced ball physics on Wii U
    - Trial version for all tables, try them out before you buy!
    - Local Hotseat multiplayer, and fast paced Split-screen multiplayer game modes
    - Action cameras to guide and emphasize spectacular moments
    - Ranking support for all tables, National Ranking, and Worldwide tournaments
    - Continue playing on the Wii U GamePad if the TV is occupied!
    - Robust social features with Challenges, Pro Score, and Team Score. Its up to you to become the Pinball Champion!
    - Awards for each table
    - Regular table releases through the Nintendo eShop
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 6, 2012
    95
    Zen Studios has done it again! Not only is the Plants vs. Zombies table as addicting and fun as the original game, but its design and feature set make it an instant classic on the Zen Pinball platform.
  2. Oct 12, 2012
    90
    If you have tried Zen Pinball before and came away unimpressed, there is little here to warrant taking another look. If, however, you're a fan or just fancy giving a pinball videogame a try, then Zen Pinball 2 really is as good as it gets.
  3. Nov 27, 2012
    90
    It's tonally perfect, and it's a hell of a lot of fun. [Issue#224, p.81]
  4. Sep 24, 2012
    88
    Casual pinball players will love the Plants vs. Zombies table, and pro players have access to a great selection of Zen's most popular tables.
  5. Sep 29, 2012
    86
    Zen Studios clearly has a lot of love for pinball; it shows in every facet of this game.
  6. Oct 1, 2012
    80
    Zen Pinball 2 is all you really need if you're after a decent variety of pinball tables to play around with; whether you're at home or on the move, your scores – and those of your friends, provided you have an Internet connection – are always there to be beaten. The tables are intelligently designed and not too costly, there are more than enough settings to fiddle with, and the chance to craft your own collection without being forced to pay for any unwanted tables is very welcome
  7. Sep 6, 2012
    75
    It's tough to grade Zen Pinball 2. It's nice that they've brought all the tables under one roof, and the price can't be beat. Yet they've offered nothing new and it would have been nice to see a more robust tournament system in there.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 21, 2012
    10
    This is the best video pinball game ever made. Literally the only flaw I find in the game is that checking scores and trophies are not in theThis is the best video pinball game ever made. Literally the only flaw I find in the game is that checking scores and trophies are not in the primary r-stick column as they were in Marvel Pinball and are relegated to buttons on the menu. Small potatoes, right?

    The physics are satisfying and skill-based. The game encourages the player with comically high point values and even RPG elements in tables like Ninja Gaiden and Epic Quest. The graphics are colorful and sharp, the sound is dense and realistic. Licensed tables like Plants vs Zombies make particularly fantastic use of sound.

    Fun title that you can play for 15 minutes or 2 hours. Listening to music or podcasts through the custom soundtrack option makes it all the more appealing. Take it on the go with Vita crossbuy. ZEN!
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  2. Feb 24, 2014
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Para mi el mejor de los dos títulos de pinball que hay ahora mismo en cabeza. Muchísimas mesas, muy divertidas y con muchas animaciones o misiones. La música y el sonido cumplen perfectamente.
    A veces resulta poco creíble por la cantidad de tiempo que llevamos sin que la bola se pierda, pero también puede ser un punto a favor. Trofeos o logros ocultos, records etc..
    En resumen divertido juego y las mesas mucho mas económicas que las de la competencia. Yo tengo los dos juegos y el precio que hay que pagar por las mesas me parece mucho mas asequibles o menos abusivo en zen pinball.
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  3. Sep 6, 2012
    8
    Zen pinball 2. is to begin with a free update for existing owners of any of zens pinball tables. with vastly improved load times for theZen pinball 2. is to begin with a free update for existing owners of any of zens pinball tables. with vastly improved load times for the initial zen 2 engine to load up and each table now loads within seconds. all the existing tables can be imported into the zen 2 engine or menu select screen and they have all been updated with better graphics, ball physics and some seem to have had there score system tweeked to allow for higher scores and a more enjoyable game. there are new trophies for all tables to with new leaderboards and an all tables owned leaderboard plus the freinds team leaderboard isback. The new avengers pack that arrived with the update is a set of good tables and is worth adding to any serious zen player. overall good as zen have given back to the fans by making zen 2 backward compatible and also any new tables you buy will also be available for ps vita free or vice versa. good news all round. update now Expand