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Pinball FX game

Pinball FX

A virtual pinball collection developed by Zen Studios and released digitally for the Xbox 360. Because all of the tables can be imported to the free-to-play Pinball FX2, this collection has been discontinued.

Overview

Pinball FX is a virtual pinball collection developed by Zen and published digitally by Microsoft for the Xbox 360 on April 25, 2007.

It features original tables presented in a high-definition style with realistic table physics (including a simulated dot-matrix display). Along with local round-robin multiplayer for up to four players, Pinball FX also features competitive simultaneous online multiplayer for up to four players, with each player (with their own pinball machine) racing to reach a certain amount of points (with an infinite amount of extra balls and a score penalty for each ball lost). The game also supports the Xbox Live Vision camera, which can be used for both video chat and flipper control (using the player's arms).

The initial download comes with three tables, with six downloadable tables released in a later time (including tables based on licensed franchises, such as The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and Street Fighter II). The game itself was later superseded by the free-to-play Pinball FX2. Because all of the Pinball FX tables can be imported into Pinball FX2 (even the original three tables, which is free if the player owned the original Pinball FX), the original game has been de-listed from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

Tables

Pinball FX includes three tables and includes six downloadable tables. All tables can be imported to Pinball FX2 and can also be purchased through it, with some tables compatible with Pinball FX3. Street Fighter II Tribute, Earth Defense, and Excalibur were also downloadable tables for the PlayStation 3 equivalent, ZEN Pinball.

  • Speed Machine - Included in the base game. Based on illegal street racing and car-tuning culture.
  • Extreme - Included in the base game. Based on extreme sports and skateboarding.
  • Agents - Included in the base game. Based on action movies and spy movies.
  • Buccaneer - Free DLC released on October 31, 2007. Pirate themed.
  • Nightmare Mansion - Paid DLC released on January 16, 2008. Horror themed.
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle - Paid DLC released on April 2, 2008. Based on the 1950s cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
  • Street Fighter II Tribute - Paid DLC released on November 12, 2008. Based on the Street Fighter II game series and made in collaboration with Capcom to promote Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix. Not to be confused with the Gottlieb Street Fighter II pinball machine.
  • Earth Defense - Paid DLC released on September 21, 2009. Sci-fi horror theme based on alien invasion.
  • Excalibur - Paid DLC released on January 27, 2010. Fantasy medieval table based on the legend of King Arthur. Not to be confused with the Gottlieb Excalibur pinball machine.