The problem with Zen Pinball

by NFG - 7th March 2013 in Games

There aren’t many companies making pinball games, and fewer that are basically only pinball creators. Zen Studios do make other games, but they’re secondary (and basically irrelevant) compared to their pinball offerings. They take pinball seriously, and they make games […]


Zen Studios has announced Star Wars Pinball which might actually be the best-ever use of the license.

Android Review: Revenge of the Rob-O-Bot Pinball

by NFG - 19th January 2013 in Mobile Devices, Reviews

Sometimes things surprise you. On the Zen Pinball forums someone mentioned this Rob-O-Bot pinball game and said favourable things about it. Others agreed, the developer chimed in, and so I went and had a look. I had seen the developer’s […]

Zen Pinball Review: Civil War

by NFG - 6th January 2013 in Mobile Devices

This is a pinball table with a story to tell. Specifically a story about a bunch of masked bodybuilders with their underwear on the outside of their latex suits. It’s not weird if you’re a comic book fan, but for […]

Zen Pinball Review: Excalibur

by NFG - 26th December 2012 in Mobile Devices

Excalibur is a table that is probably a perfect example of Zen’s problem with table design: it’s a colourful contrasty miasma of fancy artwork, and trying to figure out where the hell your ball has gone is an exercise in […]

Zen Pinball Review: Tesla

by NFG - 26th December 2012 in Mobile Devices

OK, so this review will be very short, ’cause I’ve got half an hour’s play time on this table, and I still have yet to start a lit round. It’s been 100% random ball flipping so far, without any special […]

Blasts from Ye Olde Pasts!

by NFG - 15th February 2006 in Games

These posts are really old, but it might be worth revisiting. They came to the fore again curing the conversion of the old archives. There’s some pictures (most with boobies) of the lovely new Psikyo Visualworks Poster Book. A Herzog […]

Two game guides – Works in Progress

by NFG - 29th January 2005 in Games

I’ve been working on a couple of game guides. Hudson’s Nectaris is one of the greatest hex sims ever made. I’ve put together a light guide to the basic strategic elements of the game, with more to come. For more […]


I’ve been busy. Here’s some writeups for some games you’ve probably never seen or even heard of:
Korokoro Post Nin for PS,
Power Rangers Pinball for PS,
Necronomicon Pinball for Saturn.

All three are loaded with screenshots and a review, please check them out.