Marvel Pinball

Iron Man Suits Up in Marvel Pinball

Coming this December to XBLA and PSN!

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Tony Stark suits up as Iron Man in "Marvel Pinball"
Stark Industries is teaming up with Iron Man in "Marvel Pinball," releasing this December on Xbox 360's Xbox LIVE Arcade and PS3's PlayStation Network. We’re here to give you all you need to know about one of the most amazing experiences in the history of pinball!

Pinball may seem like an easy game to play and even develop, but it's more complex than people think it is. For example, the development documents for each "Marvel Pinball" table are in excess of 15 pages! Building complex tables can make it difficult for both novice and experienced pinball players to uncover all the hidden secrets in a table, so we are taking some time today to explain the intricacies of the game. We’ve brought in some muscle to help show you the ins and outs of "Marvel Pinball."

Iron Man uses his repulsor blasts in "Marvel Pinball"
The goal in any pinball game is to get the highest score possible. To do this, you need to start various modes of play that will allow you to get those high scores. Contrary to popular belief, pinball is more than just hitting bumpers! You can initiate Iron Man modes and boss battles by hitting targets and ramps repeatedly while a single ball is in play. For example, to "suit up," hit the three blue targets in front of Tony Stark, and then shoot the ball into his area one more time to finish the job. Tony Stark will suit up, and one of six boss battles against Whiplash or Mandarin will begin. For now, let’s assume we have started the Mandarin Impact Beam battle.

This battle pits Iron Man’s repulsor ray against Mandarin’s impact beam. The goal is to push the beam back toward Mandarin by hitting ramps and orbits, and you have a limited amount of time to get the job done. If time runs out, you’re out of luck and the process must be completed again. But if you succeed, Iron Man’s beam hits Mandarin, causing an explosion that knocks the villain out! Mission complete! When you manage to defeat both Whiplash and Mandarin, Ultimo rises from the center of the table and unleashes serious fury. We don’t want any spoilers here, you’ll have to find out for yourself how to defeat him.

Iron Man firing his repulsors in "Marvel Pinball"

There are plenty of other things to do on the Iron Man table, and the same goes for every table that Zen Studios creates. We suggest that you check out the Rule Sheet in the options menu of "Marvel Pinball" for more explanations and tips on all the hidden modes and unlockables for every table.
That wraps up a very short lesson on some pretty in-depth gameplay. We know you will have a blast uncovering all the hidden bits from each character’s story as you play through each table. Stay tuned to Marvel.com for more info on "Marvel Pinball," and head over to www.marvelpinball.com to VOTE for the next character table to be released.

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      3 comments
      dparrot
      dparrot

      No PC or Wii versions....I don't have an XBox or PS3, but I really want to play this.

      baruthski
      baruthski

      I'm so excited! This looks like it's really cool.