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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31

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  1. Mar 23, 2013
    7
    Zen pinball 2 is a great pinball game, zen studios creates the best pinball games! I will Firstly,gameplay, the gameplay is brilliant. Off-TV mode is also supported. There are no free tables. For each table theres a demo. so if your playing a demo of a table theres a limit of 60 seconds then it exits you to the menu. you can play demos as many times as you want. The process of downloadingZen pinball 2 is a great pinball game, zen studios creates the best pinball games! I will Firstly,gameplay, the gameplay is brilliant. Off-TV mode is also supported. There are no free tables. For each table theres a demo. so if your playing a demo of a table theres a limit of 60 seconds then it exits you to the menu. you can play demos as many times as you want. The process of downloading new tables and trials (demos) is terrible! when you click 'buy table' in the game menu it tells you to go to the eshop. so i have to push the home button wait for the eshop to load, find the gamepage, and select what you want to download, you can only download 5 tables at a time in your download management. When a table is finished downloading, you have to exit the game, and open it back up. this is unconvenient, it should be done via in-game. The score of this game would of been 8 but the download process is not user friendly.

    Besides from download issues, this game is brilliant. If you brought a table, for example you brought the plants vs zombies table, you can see online rankings, friends rankings. and when your playing a table, after you beat your high score it shows the process to beating your friends high score. Besides, its always fun when you beat you friends high score, admit it haha.
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  2. May 5, 2014
    5
    Zen Pinball 2 has great tables. They are excellent. But getting to the tables is the biggest challenge in Zen Pinball 2. The menu system is AWFUL! You can download Zen Pinball 2 for free from the e-shop, but you need to buy each table. Unfortunately, it's far too difficult to buy tables because of the selection system. You can also play demos of each table, but demos are over in tenZen Pinball 2 has great tables. They are excellent. But getting to the tables is the biggest challenge in Zen Pinball 2. The menu system is AWFUL! You can download Zen Pinball 2 for free from the e-shop, but you need to buy each table. Unfortunately, it's far too difficult to buy tables because of the selection system. You can also play demos of each table, but demos are over in ten seconds. What the hell! When trying to buy tables, the unhelpful menu system seems like it is trying to put every obstruction between you and the tables. It's bizzare. I thought Zen wanted to make money here! Expand
  3. Mar 23, 2013
    0
    Zen pinball 2 is a great pinball game, zen studios creates the best pinball games! I will Firstly,gameplay, the gameplay is brilliant. Off-TV mode is also supported. There are no free tables. For each table theres a demo. so if your playing a demo of a table theres a limit of 60 seconds then it exits you to the menu. you can play demos as many times as you want. The process of downloadingZen pinball 2 is a great pinball game, zen studios creates the best pinball games! I will Firstly,gameplay, the gameplay is brilliant. Off-TV mode is also supported. There are no free tables. For each table theres a demo. so if your playing a demo of a table theres a limit of 60 seconds then it exits you to the menu. you can play demos as many times as you want. The process of downloading new tables and trials (demos) is terrible! when you click 'buy table' in the game menu it tells you to go to the eshop. so i have to push the home button wait for the eshop to load, find the gamepage, and select what you want to download, you can only download 5 tables at a time in your download management. When a table is finished downloading, you have to exit the game, and open it back up. this is unconvenient, it should be done via in-game. The score of this game would of been 8 but the download process is not user friendly.

    Besides from download issues, this game is brilliant. If you brought a table, for example you brought the plants vs zombies table, you can see online rankings, friends rankings. and when your playing a table, after you beat your high score it shows the process to beating your friends high score. Besides, its always fun when you beat you friends high score, admit it haha.
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Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Apr 10, 2013
    67
    A baffling barrier to entry. [May 2013, p.79]
  2. Zen Pinball remains top of the tables in this most recent iteration - it's just a shame that it's such an effort to get into playing the thing.
  3. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    If Zen Pinball 2 is the beginning of a new distribution model on the Wii U eShop, of free apps accompanied by paid DLC, then it's an extremely rough start. The infrastructure is clunky and, to be blunt, unacceptable, which could be enough to put off some that decide it's too confusing or clumsy to be worth the effort.