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This game has finally hit the North American eShop and it's pretty fantastic... four fun, quality tables in 3D for $6.99.
I've already put a couple hours into it and I'd have to say that Excalibur is my favorite of the tables so far. There's a lot of fun toys and modes that aren't too difficult to unlock. The physics are well done and the graphics are pretty nice, though perhaps not quite up to Farsight's efforts with The Williams Collection.
I was hoping to get my hands on Pinball Arcade soon, but it looks like that's going to be a little delayed on the platforms that I have access to, so it's nice to have a quality pinball game like this to tide me over. I guess it is also going to support DLC tables in the future. Good stuff.
If you like pinball, you should probably buy this.
I don't want to come across as a sourpuss but WTF is up with the online leaderboards? I broke my top score and went to see my rankings and it only shows my previous score. What's the point of rankings if it doesn't push your top score to the server?
I'll still play the game but if it doesn't update in 24 hours I'm declaring this game broken. If in turn its not patched I will definitely fall out of love with it and probably not bother with future tables.
I've always disliked the analog buttons introduced by the DualShock 2. I always felt that they were a little less responsive for digital applications, and I sometimes felt like I had to press them harder to make them register the input. Or for racing games, all of a sudden I'd realize I wasn't going as fast as I could because I wasn't holding the button down hard enough. Very annoying.
The one use I liked for them, though, is for the plunger in the PSN version of Zen Pinball: the pressure determines how far back you pull it. It works and feels great.
And I miss it.
You can use the circle pad to do a similar thing, but it's not the same. It doesn't feel right, and not just because it's on the left when the plunger is on the right. There's also a delay between when you let it go and when the plunger shoots the ball. Heh.
Pretty sure you can do the same with the A button on the 3DS. The longer you hold it, the more you pull back the plunger. It works on Excalibur but not Earth Defense, I forget for the other two.
@anon_mastermind This worked thanks. This had me anything but Zen this morning. I was so pissed I thought my score somehow didn't count I said FTS and refused to play anything 3DS for the day (except for streetpass... I cooled off before evening).
Yeah. I lost Ball 3 on my high scoring Excalibur game in the stupidest way possible - it switched to the "Load the catapult" view and I was looking at the catapult, waiting for something to happen, as my ball just drained down the middle. Booooooo! I'd have had you all beat, I tells ya!
Also, when I go fishing, I always catch a fish THIS BIG!