Nice. Here I was, wondering if I should buy up those import PS4 pinball collections that have gone out of print and *ding!* Zen Studios ends up with the Bally/Williams license. The developer has just published four tables available NOW on PC, (via Steam as well) Mac, PS4, Xbox One and Switch, with the classic 1992 table Fish Tales available for free across all platforms. I recall that one as being a high scorer with even beginners able to rack up tens of millions of points on three balls. The table also had flippers slightly smaller than standard ones, so it was actually easier to lose balls thanks to the super fast action.
Williams™ Pinball: Volume 1 is LIVE NOW on Pinball FX3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 and Steam as well as for Zen Pinball 2 on Mac. In addition to the classic true-to-form simulations, Williams™ Pinball Volume 1 also includes remastered versions of the classic tables, which feature 3D interactive characters, side wall art, ball trailer effects, particle effects and more. Look for these additional features in Williams™ Pinball Volume 1:
- New physics system for the classic simulation designed to feel like the real thing
- Seamless transition between Classic and Remastered versions at the toggle of a button
- New IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) style ruleset which is an even greater difficulty setting
FYI, The Pinball FX3 platform is available as a free download, which is required to play Williams™ Pinball: Volume 1.
EDIT: Yes, I just downloaded and played Fish Tales for a bit on both my PS4 and Switch and hoo boy, that table brings back memories. Even cooler, Zen gives players the option to play the original table or a modern recreation with Zen’s digital animated characters and objects doing their stuff. You can even switch between new and old looks on the fly (although, that’s a good way to lose a ball or two if you’re careless). All I need is my old platform shoes back and I’m good. Or maybe not (oops).