By: Uma Smith
Developer Zen Studios has included a huge diversity of themes every time a new table is added to their pinball lineup. Thankfully, that doesn’t mean that their ideas are starting to run dry. In fact, they’ve added a sports flavor to the mix with their latest DLC entitled Super League Football for Pinball FX 2 on the Xbox Live Marketplace as well as Zen Pinball 2 on PlayStation Network. So if you’re a fan of soccer (and hence still not confused about the “football” in the title), then it’s time to get the match going!
While there are eight teams in total, the initial purchase of the table will allow you to choose only one from the following: Arsenal, Liverpool FC, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid C.F., A.C. Milan, Juventus Football Club, A.S. Roma, and finally, Zen Studios FC. Afterwards, any additional teams you wish to add will set you back an extra $2.99 each.
Not only do you get the lively animations of the mascot during the pinball action, but you also get to hear the commentary from the announcers, which actually varies according to what is going on. For every team you choose, the overall look of the table will change in terms of the ramps, color scheme, team anthem and artwork. Plenty of sports action comes into play here as well as you try to get your ball traveling to alternating ramps, in hopes of reaching your opponent’s goal.
The spirit of football (or soccer) is evident in every aspect of the Super League Football DLC. Although you’ll need to spend more than you normally would on a single downloadable pinball table if you want to get all the teams, Zen Studios still delivers a very impressive piece of work that’s worth every penny. Even if you just stick to one team you’ll still get a real “kick” out of your newly-found pinball experience.