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Zen Pinball 3D (Nintendo 3DS eShop) discussion [game]
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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.

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Posted: 01/13/12, 10:11:00  - Edited by 
 on: 02/21/12, 17:15:59
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No notification, you have to add their friend code too. A little backwards, but maybe that will be fixed in a future update.

On the flipside, once someone accepts, the next time you open your friend list, it does tell you that.
Posted: 01/23/12, 22:44:52  - Edited by 
 on: 01/23/12, 22:45:39
So by "accept" you mean: they add your friend code after you've added theirs. So I added all you guys, but you'd have no idea that I'd done so unless you read this thread? I'm starting to see why people complain about Nintendo's friend codes now.
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:03:04  - Edited by 
 on: 01/23/12, 23:05:27

Correct. Once I add your code, assuming you've added mine, it will say something like "You're now friends with nacthenud!" (or whatever your Mii's name is)

This is much better than the Wii and DS system of doing things, but we can all agree that it still needs some work.
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:05:22

Few people complain about the 3DS friend codes. At least you add someone only once and you're done. The trouble was with the Wii and DS where you had to add people for each and every game. Each game had its own code.
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:05:36
I knew that about Wii and DS, but I thought they'd got their act together with the 3DS. I guess they're worlds ahead of where they were... but still worlds behind 2011. I was confused about why I had to enter the friends' name after I entered their friend code. I'm like... doesn't their system already have a name for them? Do I get to give them my own nickname? Will Guillaume be able to see the terrible nick-name I just assigned to him???
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:09:33

Once I add you back, whatever name I gave my Mii will be how you see me, not as whatever nickname you gave to me. So if I change Miis, I'll change names too.
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:14:13
Well then it really makes no sense why I had to input a name for you.
Posted: 01/23/12, 23:20:13

Its a placeholder so you know who hasn't added you back I suppose. They don't want to give you the name of the random person you could have added I suppose. I can see their crazy roundabout logic even if it doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
Posted: 01/24/12, 00:12:42

I bet their logic on not sending a notification that someone has sent you a friend request is in case someone gives themselves a username of "penis" and then sends out friend requests too. Think of the children!!!
Posted: 01/24/12, 00:57:13
They don't want you adding people you don't know (and don't want you to be added by people you don't know). It's as simple as that. Sure, it's overkill, but heh. It works well enough.
Posted: 01/24/12, 01:09:12
Won't work. What if some pedophile is driving down the highway and starts up a swapnote conversation with you and you exchange friend codes?!? Boo-ya. What an unsafe system Nintendo has developed!
Posted: 01/24/12, 02:55:35
Ok, I got my friend code:

Posted: 01/24/12, 07:33:39
Has anyone found a way to sync up high scores with the ranking server if they didn't do it automatically, either because you weren't connected when you earned the score or because it just decided not to upload your score for some reason (grrrr)?
Posted: 01/31/12, 19:13:56

Other than playing some more, no.

Your score will find its way on the leaderboards eventually. Heh.
Posted: 01/31/12, 19:22:29
I've got your pro score in my sights, Gui.
Posted: 01/31/12, 20:09:29
Incidentally, with Zen Pinball, I am once again reminded that Gui is a superior gamer to me.
Posted: 01/31/12, 20:23:42
Posted: 01/31/12, 21:21:46
I might get this game, but if nac and Pandareus are involved I know I'll spend my entire time with it well and thoroughly emasculated!
Posted: 01/31/12, 23:34:35

Don't worry, there are tons of NW people with better scores than I on the Excalibur table (and pretty soon, all of the tables, since I issued a challenge).
Posted: 02/01/12, 01:12:25
I got Gui's challenge. Then I stepped up to the plate! Then I struck out. I improved my high score on one table by 20%, but it didn't upload even though I was connected. Even if it had though... it wouldn't make a difference.
Posted: 02/01/12, 03:58:24
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