Star Wars Pinball: Heroes Within (PS4) Review

Han’s blaster skill shot.

Zen Studios just keeps on bringing the content to their platforms. With six Star Wars themed tables already under their belt, they bring out four more to round up to ten with the Heroes Within table pack. For $9.99, this pack comes with some rather enjoyable experiences.

The pack features tables dedicated to Han Solo, C-3PO and R2-D2, Episode IV: A New Hope and the light and dark sides of the Force itself. Each has their own unique feel and look to them and not a single one feels like a rehash.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3
Multiplayer: Yes, but no one uses it.
Demo: Yes
MSRP: $9.99
Price I’d Pay: $9.99
Length: N/A

I really enjoyed the variety in each table. The mission aside, many things like navigating an asteroid field in Han Solo or having to put C-3PO back together by collecting his parts around the table add a very arcade feel to the tables.

Never tell me the odds!

The classic music and sounds surround the tables, and while it may not be Harrison Ford, they got a guy that sounds a lot like him to fire off Han’s one liners while the Cantina music plays in the background.

Missions in A New Hope revolve around classic scenes from the movie including the trash compactor and Tusken Raider scenes. There’s a ton to do in this table and has some of the most potential for high scores.

This is one confusing table.

The Force can be confusing sometimes.

Masters of the Force is the last table in the pack, and a bit of a let down. Much like the Balance of the Force table in a previous pack, this table is divided into light and dark sides straight down the middle. Players can take on mission for either side depending on where they shoot the ball. It’s a combination of both the graphics on the table as well as the lanes that make this both a difficult board as well as a confusing one. It was just difficult to come to grasp with what the table wanted me to do. It is the weakest out of the entire pack.

For pinball fans looking for more, this pack is quite the steal. Of course, Star Wars fans will get the most out of it, but even with the objectives being a little obscure, the casual pinball players can have a ton of fun. There’s a good amount of content to have the pinball wizards playing for a long while. Zen Studios said they were bringing more tables, and they delivered.

Review copy of game provided by publisher. Primary play on PlayStation 4.

Good

  • Tons of missions
  • Four tables for $10
  • Lots of variety
  • Great Star Wars atmosphere

Bad

  • Some objectives are obscure
  • Masters of the Force is a bit confusing
9

Excellent

Drew is the Community Manager here at ZTGD and his accent simply woos the ladies. His rage is only surpassed by the great one himself and no one should stand between him and his Twizzlers.

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