[PS4 Review] Zen Pinball 2 – Ant-Man
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Marvel’s Ant-Man is based on the Paul Rudd movie of the same name. The movie is about a clever scientist called Hank Pym who invented a groundbreaking shrinking technology. Hank needs a hero to protect the technology and who better than Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) as Ant-Man? There is no hero bigger than him, right?
The table comes with game modes galore, so I’ll take a moment to explain some of them without giving too much away. In Shrinking Multiball mode, when you hit all the Pym targets the ball will shrink in size, then it will come out of the cage for a two-ball multiball special. For the Army of ants multiball, there are five types of ants across the table and when you collect all five (by shooting into their lanes), you will manage to lock the ball to then start a three-ball multiball mode. In Yellowjacket multiball, spelling the word LAB in Yellowjacket’s containment pod make it electromagnetic by hitting the jump ramp with careful precision.
As for Sparring with Hope, there is a dedicated spot on the playing field for a sparring run with Hope Van Dyne. This mode can be started with the spinner. If the spinner is hit then, the light bar around the turntable can be filled up as you go which will then in turn initiate the Sparring with Hope mode itself.
As for the Wizard Mode for the Ant-Man table, it is activated when all other modes have been completed at least once. After this has been covered, then the final mode will unlock and become accessible through the big loop.
The game controls work flawlessly, so no complaints there. The graphics are amazing. Zen Studios have done the table justice. The voice acting is not bad at all. If you are a fan of Zen Pinball 2, it is definitely worth a download. A single purchase gets you all three versions for the PS4, PS3 and the PS Vita, allowing you to play at home or on the go. I managed to score 6.5 million at the table. Can you top my score?
Overall this is not a bad table but I definitely preferred the previous Star Wars table I reviewed before this one as the animations were more fun and lively, probably because the source material was an animated show.