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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Pinball FX combines the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with enhanced gameplay and innovative features not found in any other pinball game. Gamers may control the flippers with their hand or arm motions using the Xbox LIVE Vision Camera or simply use the standard Xbox 360 controller. Real-time head-to-head mode for online multiplayer competition for up to 4 players. Three vibrant, 3D pinball tables. Tables start out simple, but new challenges open up as a player’s skill advances. Gesture based controls and live chat via the Xbox 360 LIVE Vision Camera. Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points. [Zen Studios] Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. With great graphics this fun and addictive game will provide hours of gameplay for any pinball fan and is definitely worth a purchase.
  2. The amount you'll pay for this game is less than you'd pay playing multiple pinball tables in an arcade, so ignore the botched Vision Camera functions and just focus on the fun. There's plenty of it to be found in Pinball FX.
  3. 75
    Thankfully, one of the earlier problems with the game - the lack of tables - has been somewhat resolved with the release of two new tables since Pinball FX came out several months ago, though players will undoubtedly take issue with the rather tardy release of new tables.
  4. A great pinball sim let down by limited tables. [June 2007, p.97]
  5. The lights and sounds of the Buccaneer table are entertaining and the game physics are solid.
  6. Every arcade needs a good pinball game, and Pinball FX fills and obvious hole in Live Arcade. We just wish our 10 bucks got us more variety. [May 2007, p.79]
  7. Hopefully in the future they will add more tables to add into the mix, and more importantly make them free.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. Culturedropout
    Jul 16, 2007
    I've played a _lot_ of pinball in my life (starting with the machines that used relay-logic instead of electronics, if that tells you anything) and this is one of the best "virtual" pinball games I've ever played. The physics are as close to perfect as I've seen, and the sounds and use of the controller vibration make it easy to forget you're not play a real pinball. Along with some of the others who have posted, I'd like to see more tables offered for it. The reason I gave it a 9 instead of a 10 is that all three tables seem to be kind of "dead"; i.e. there's a big area in the middle of the playfield where nothing much happens, and which is surrounded mostly by fairly non-responsive targets. How about some drop-targets, or maybe electromagnets under the playfield - something like that? Great job overall, though. Well worth the money. Expand
  2. RyanP.
    Jun 8, 2007
    Great game for a great price. I cannot wait to see what they have for downloadable tables.
  3. NickG.
    May 28, 2007
    You have three playable pinball tables, only two of which are fun. The game really needs more tables. A lot of fun when you play against others. Suprisingly deep, as I was still discovering new things after days of playing. Expand
  4. BryanM.
    May 31, 2007
    Not bad price. it is very fun you can play the ganster table and more. If you like pinball get this game.