Zen Studios has created something special with its Zen Pinball / Pinball FX platform, and thanks to our modern day system of buying downloadable expansions, the company can offer up new tables on a regular basis. In addition to original tables like Paranormal and Sorcerer's Mansion, Zen has created some amazing pinball tables based on popular franchises such as Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Street Fighter II, and the many properties under the Marvel Comics banner. That's all well and good, but I have a few suggestions for new table collections. Allow me to share the top five pinball table sets on my personal wish list.
Zen already has an arrangement with Capcom to license Street Fighter II, so why not take the next step and produce a Mega Man table? I envision a single table loaded up with encounters with Robot Masters rendered up in full 3D glory so they can move around the table as objectives change. Complete missions to earn new "weapons" which are worth point multipliers. Perhaps spelling out the letters B-A-S-S triggers a multiball mode. It all builds up to a battle against Dr. Wily as the final challenge, and I'm counting on the whole experience to include remixed arrangements of the franchise's best music.