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Friday
May202011

Review: Marvel Pinball: Fantastic Four (Multi)

Marvel Pinball came out way back in December 2010 and if you're like me, you have been impatiently waiting for the next Marvel-themed table. The wait is finally over thanks to the release of Marvel Pinball: Fantastic Four. It may seem odd that they chose Fantastic Four over Thor—a pretty good Thor film may or may not have just crossed a rainbow bridge into theaters—but Marvel's First Family makes for great pinball and it just so happens to be their 50th anniversary.

If you remember, I really enjoyed the initial release of Marvel Pinball and Zen Studios unsurprisingly delivers another great table. I'm honestly not the biggest Fantastic Four fan, but their table features the variety and interactivity I've come to expect from Pinball FX 2 tables. The visuals and controls are great as usual, but I truly believe the audio takes the top spot here—the music, voice work, and effects all come together into a wonderful, cohesive package. The audio is simply fantastic for all aspects—I'm sorry, I couldn't help myself—and really gives the table an extra sense of excitement.

I can only say so much about a pinball game before I begin repeating myself. it's pinball in a Fantastic Four suit and it's great; what more do you want? It's priced at 240MSP, which is a great price and you don't need to buy any other tables or the Marvel Pinball pack—at least on XBLA—in order to play this table. My only real complaint is that it took this long to get a new Marvel-themed table. If you're a fellow pinball fanatic, join me in hoping we don't have to wait another five months for a new table.

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