Dec 01 AT 9:28 AM Anthony Domanico 42 Comments

Zen Studios releases Zen Pinball THD for Tegra devices


Zen Studios has announced the release of their Zen Pinball THD application for Tegra devices. Zen Pinball THD is a modern take on the classic pinball game, with all the gameplay basics you’ve come to expect from pinball games and a mix of games that will keep the game interesting – for a price.

Zen Pinball THD is a free application that leans heavily on in-app purchases. The game includes one game board for free (the same Sorcerer’s Layer table that is found in the PS3 counterpart), but if you want to play on a different game board, you’ll have to shell out an extra $2. They will be releasing game boards on a regular basis, and the main screen suggests that as many as 9 game boards will be available very soon.

We will have a full review of Zen Pinball THD over the next few weeks as we test out a few of the game boards. For now, if you own a Tegra device and are interested in Zen Pinball, you should head over to the market to download the free application.

Anyone out there planning to check this game out? If you do, let us know what you think.


Show Press Release

Zen Pinball THDâ„¢ Now Available on Android Marketplaceâ„¢

Download Zen Pinball THD for Free! Includes a Free Pinball Table!

Los Angeles, CA - December 1, 2011 — Zen Studios, creators of Zen Pinball, Marvel Pinball, and Pinball FX2 today announced Zen Pinball is available on Android Marketplace for NVIDIA®Tegraâ„¢ powered smart phones and tablets. Zen Pinball THD is the most exciting mobile pinball game experience available, featuring interactive 3D models, the most advanced ball physics, rich social features and hot seat multiplayer, Zen Pinball THD continues the rich pinball tradition established by Zen Studios, the definitive leader in pinball videogames.

Zen Pinball THD is a free pinball platform download featuring a mix of Zen’s original pinball designs and the hugely popular Marvel Pinball series tables including Wolverine and Fantastic Four. All players are invited to download and play risk free — downloading Zen Pinball THD scores a FREE copy of Sorcerer’s Lair (no strings attached). Zen Studios will support Zen Pinball THD on and Android Marketplace with frequent table releases which can be purchased individually as DLC.

Key Game Features

  • The most advanced ball physics on mobile devices.
  • Beautifully designed custom pinball tables featuring vibrant colors, multiple modes of play and interactive 3D models.
  • A robust social system including global Pro Score and Team Score leader boards and in-game friend challenges. Pro Score measures a player’s performance across all tables, and Team Score is the player’s Pro Score plus friends Pro Scores.
  • Achievements for all tables.
  • Each table comes equipped with a rule sheet providing tips and tricks to help boost your score.
  • Hot Seat multiplayer mode.
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  • ndub21

    I normally don’t get too excited about pinball games, but I may try this one out. It looks pretty cool.

  • pcon

    I’ve been seeing more of this “first bite free” type of apps, but $2 per board is a little ridiculous.

    Does anyone know if they are able to sell that many at the same price on the PS3?

    • Anthony Domanico

      I don’t know what their sales model is on the PS3, but when I get home tonight I can check that out if you’d really like me to (fortunately, I have a PS3) hah.

    • ZRod

      In app purchases ate always ridiculous. I guess these games think they are a can of pringles; Once you pop, you can’t stop

  • NegativeOne13

    If they have a Marvel game board…. they HAVE to have a DC game board as well.

    • Anthony Domanico

      right now it’s wolverine and fantastic four, but we expect more soon.

  • AndroidCowboy

    Android Market say it’s compatible with my Galaxy Tab 10.1 but when I try to install from my tablet it say otherwise. Anyone else having the same issue.

    • Anthony Domanico

      I reached out to the Dev, who reported that they’re having some issues with the Galaxy Tab. A fix should be coming soon.

      • AndroidCowboy

        Great, thank for the info.

  • ranwanimator

    I think after very few people bite on the additional board they’ll drop the price to a more reasonable and expected $0.99. It’s next to impossible to charge anything more than that for apps anymore. The culture just won’t support it.

  • SuperAndroid

    Another incompatible game… yay!

  • Kaote

    Been enjoying the free board for a few days now, game play is good enough to consider buying additional boards.

  • stenzor

    Did anyone have the Windows Pinball sound effects going off in their head as they read this?… I did

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  • aj

    WOW!! that game looks totally wicked. Really getting me amped for possibly getting a tegra 3 device and endadgets review didnt help me much either in swaying me from not buying it.

  • thaghost

    Dowloaded it last night. It is not great. Pinball HD is much much better.

  • Pinballer

    Seems pretty cool, right on time for when I get my Xoom this Saturday. :) At least it lets you try for free, if you want another board pay the 2 bucks, if you don’t want to pay, don’t. Simple. What is 2 bucks anyway? 10…9…8….7…6….oh look I just made 2 more bucks.

  • wzietek9

    I just don’t like it. Playing pindball I can’t see any sense in that!

  • charliethesuperturtle

    As long as my ball repels when it hits invisable lady, I’m alright with buying this ;D

  • cheeseasaurus

    After playing for a bit I’m slightly disappointed. For being a Tegra zone app, it just doesn’t seem to showcase the tegra2 capabilities like the rest of the games in there. Sure, it’s pinball, I guess you can’t expect it to eyepopping.

  • Azaurath

    Wish I could play it. That’s all.
    Well maybe if I win this GTab AndMe is giving away!

  • Luke Haviland

    It’s an awesome game.

  • neskasi

    This looks stunning. Now… I just need to get my hands on a Transformer Prime…

  • ToonPanda

    I really need a tegra tablet! :(

  • JC005

    Pinball is a perfect game for phones/tablets. Quick and to the point, not much to think about just pick it up and get your game on.

  • justmeandher

    this looks nice wish I had a tegra device

  • GUI_Center

    Looks pretty awesome

  • wild

    Want to play it.

  • goodevilgenius

    That’s a beautiful game. I hope I get a Tegra tablet from Santa this year so I can play it.

  • ericwilborn

    Soooo realistic…

  • poopster

    This game looks so cool +_+ I hope it brings back the feel of that pinball game on windows 95~

  • Vipitus

    Yeah, working on my Galaxy S with Chainfire :)

    Love pinball games :D

  • sylar

    Now if only i had a Tegra device. My friend does and I like this game but It’s not compatible with mine.

  • Crash27

    It is a good game, I just hope they do not start making all the newest best games for Tegra 3 like the Glow Ball

  • eioous

    I need me a Tegra device sooo bad

  • Oskar Wismierski

    now we gotta wait for the non tegra version.. ;/ or just get a tegra device :P

  • Danthes24

    i have tested this game on my LG Optimus 2x with Tegra 2 and i think its the best pinbal for droid phones.:P

  • Albert Altman

    I am so glad i bought a tegra 2 device as soon as it came out. My LG 2x makes me happy :)

  • phaet2112

    It works well on the G2x, but surprisingly is faster on the tegra 2 tablet, likely because of the optimized display size.

  • HoLfElDeR

    It is awesome, pinbal is one of my favorite games

  • AndroidCowboy

    Finally got the app working on my Tab and reviewed it for our site.