Review: Marvel Pinball Epic Collection Vol. 1 (PS4)

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A Review? It’s been over 4 years since I last did a review!

Yes, though I don’t plan on making a habit of it.

I was offered a review copy of Marvel Pinball Epic Collection, and after thinking about it for 2 days, I accepted mostly because it is something that is Pinball Related… more specially Pinball FX2 related which I have been posting a lot of videos of recently.

So to make it absolutely clear, I did not pay for the game, though I guarantee that if I had, nothing in the review would have changed.

Marvel Pinball Epic Collection Vol. 1 was released on 11/8/2016, developed by Zen Studios, published by Nighthawk Interactive, and is available for the Playstation 4 and XBox One.

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16 Comments on “Review: Marvel Pinball Epic Collection Vol. 1 (PS4)”

  1. Did not know this one was out there (but I did only just find the Pinball Arcade physical PS4 release and will get the 2nd one of those now they are available). Not 100% sure about the Zen tables, as I do prefer the realistic tables of Pinball Arcade, saying that these could be fun to play as well. May look out for it, but it will depend on how much it ends up selling for over here.

  2. The one thing, I dislike about the PS4 version of Zen Pinball 2 is it's no online muti-player of which is on the PS3 version had, that upon till the PS4 version half a year in was very active going against people on it.
    You get it exactly the same as the Split-screen version but online and had 4 players against each other which was great fun, if Zen Studio is following your Comments on this Video Review, then please do bring it back, I know of a lot of PSN friends who are missing it on the PS4 and I found a lot of Zen Pinball players that way.

    By the way the other people who are interested in this Disk Version would be Trophy Hunters who know what to do to get Trophys on the Tables on Zen Pinball 2 just to have them in the collection and Digital Pinball Collector's of disk version games!

    Plus if in a round 15 or more years time PSN for the PS4 goes offline a Retro Player can still buy it and play the tables that they can't buy after all that is the problem with Download Games only once it's out of the Digital Shop it is in its gone forever Zen Pinball 1 on the PS3 is proof of that, so many people want that set of Trophys but can't get them because they only found out about Zen Pinball by Zen Pinball 2!

  3. A good idea for people to really check out Zen's pinball experience without the digital stuff.
    Is the physics a hundred percent like Zen Pinball 2? If it isn't, I cannot purchase it.

  4. Terrible review. How's the ball physics? Was it fun? I believe the review focuses on quantity of content rather then quality. Best to stick with reviewing physical machines instead of software. You have no idea what developers go through to put out software.

  5. I don't mind Zen's DMD, but I do think they should have just made a $60 disc consisting of all the available Marvel tables out now so you don't have to bother getting them digitally (until there are newer tables to download) and would be a complete collection. $30 is too much considering the constant sales of their tables throughout all their storefronts (Steam, PSN, and Xbox Live); they could have doubled the table amount to make it more worthy of the $30 value.

  6. There's gonna be a Stern Pinball Arcade physical release for PS4 and Xbox One that includes only 6 tables for $40; 6 tables is a stretch, though, as it's just AC/DC, Mustang, Star Trek, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, and disc-exclusive LEs of Star Trek and AC/DC.

  7. You're right about the DMD. It's always been a poor element of Zen's work. Now that Jersey Jack and Stern are putting out LCD displays, Zen will have to rethink their whole DMD concept, I think. I really love how much effort and polish Zen put in to their titles, unlike Farsight, but I do think too many of their tables are "cookie cutter". They rely far too heavily on bland orchestral music and bombastic one-liners uttered by animated characters. I really think they need to mix it up a bit. It's all a bit samey at this point. Hopefully the new Bethesda tables will do that.

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