Zen Pinball 3D
Developer: Zen Studios
Publisher: Zen Studios
Release Date: 01/12/2011
It’s hard to deny that Zen Studios have been premier studio for pinball simulations over the past few years. With games like Zen Pinball, Pinball FX and Marvel Pinball, all of which have received multiple downloadable tables, you could say that Zen has almost single-handedly kept the genre alive. Zen has made games for the PS3, the 360, Android phones and even the iOS, but Nintendo systems was suffering from a massive Zen drought. That’s all changed with the release of Zen Pinball 3D for the Nintendo 3DS. Not only has Zen promised DLC for the game, but Marvel Pinball is on the way as well. So if you’re a pinball fan and a Nintendo loyalist, you now have a third option besides Pinball Hall of Fame and 101 Pinball, the latter of which hit the eshop the same day as Zen Pinball 3D
Of course converting Zen Pinball from a console game to a handheld one is a tricky proposition – doubly so when you add in 3D graphics. So how well did Zen Studios succeed? Is this the best version of Zen Pinball yet, or are you better off sticking to a console for your pinball cravings?