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  • Summary: Marvel Pinball is an expansion set for Pinball FX-2 for the Xbox 360.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Mar 2, 2011
    100
    This is a great, great pinball game and I'm inclined to call it the best of its genre that I've ever played-and I've played a lot of them, going back to ancient historical artifacts such as David's Midnight Magic up through the obscure tables done by Japanese developer Little Wing.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    95
    The look and features of the four new tables in the Marvel Pinball pack are awesome works that must been seen by anyone with a pulse, and a penchant for Pinball.
  3. Dec 15, 2010
    91
    Anyone that is a fan of the Marvel characters or pinball in general will love Pinball FX II and specifically the Marvel Pinball table pack. While either piece alone is enough to satisfy someone, if you love both Marvel and pinball, you will be in heaven…
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    85
    Overall, the quality of the tables is extremely high, and you'll most likely need to play for hours on end before you discover everything each has to offer.
  5. Dec 12, 2011
    80
    But when the game does things well, it does them really well. Activating Dr. Doom's multiball is a joy, and trying to keep those four balls in play makes for quite a feat – but when you hear the Super Jackpot has been hit you know you've done something right. Even when non-standard things such as The Human Torch lighting the ball on fire and the ball absorbing Dr. Doom's power in other modes are not as distracting as you might think – and they fit really well into the game.
  6. Jan 16, 2011
    80
    However, it is also hard to deny that Marvel Pinball is a wonderful homage to the Marvel Universe and the game of pinball itself, and if you have even the slightest interest in either, then there is a mountain of content here to recommend.
  7. Aug 5, 2011
    75
    Marvel Pinball is a surprisingly good expansion that adds some of Marvels most iconic superheroes to an already good game. It's a shame that some of the level bosses aren't impressive. Just like the original Pinball FX2 game, this expansion is meant for people that don't mind breaking their own highscores over and over again.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Dec 9, 2010
    10
    If you like Pinball FX 2 you will love these Marvel tables. They are great! If you are a pinball fan and have not tried Pinball FX 2 whatIf you like Pinball FX 2 you will love these Marvel tables. They are great! If you are a pinball fan and have not tried Pinball FX 2 what are you waiting for? Expand
  2. Feb 13, 2011
    9
    Generally a terrific table set. I would test out each table individually before deciding to go for the whole package. Quality is pretty solidGenerally a terrific table set. I would test out each table individually before deciding to go for the whole package. Quality is pretty solid across all of the tables.

    Blade is interestingly laid out, but it doesn't flow as well as most of the other tables. Still, it's fun, there's plenty to do on it, and the day/night transition thing is a blast. Very good artwork as one would come to expect from Pinball FX tables.

    Spider Man has a ton of crazy ramps befitting the name, and few things to interrupt play flow. It's pretty easy, but that's part of the fun. The voice clips are annoying, but I guess that's also fitting.

    Wolverine is great. It's more difficult, but it's still solid. There's a spinning wheel that your ball is held onto and then dropped from; this is a nice little gimmick, but occasionally it dumps the ball straight between your flippers. Aside from that, it's a very nice table. The special effects, artwork, sound effects, and music are possibly the best of the four.

    Iron Man I don't like as much. Lots of ramps, but they don't really do anything outside of the missions (a couple thousand points here or there, which is pennies compared to the millions you get from the missions). There's a ball lock right-of-center that requires you smack a couple targets blocking it before you can get your ball in. Those targets happen to be oriented directly towards the spot between the two flippers. Whoops! The music isn't as great, the missions aren't as wacky, the sounds and voice clips are weird, and there's no neat gimmicks to it.
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