Pinball FX3: Jurassic World Pinball Pack – Xbox One Review
Twenty five years ago Jurassic Park was unleashed to a rabid audience of cinema-goers and we lapped it up. The original film spawned a movie franchise that shows no sign of stopping any time soon and with Jurassic World 3 announced for 2021 you can bet that it’s just going to keep on rolling. The same can’t be said for the franchises video games though. It’s been a while since anyone has stepped up to the plate but now we’re beginning to see our favourite dinosaurs brought to life once again on our consoles.
Zen Studios who are everyone’s number one choice for digital pinball tables have one again teamed up with Universal Studios and managed to secure the licence for Jurassic World with The Jurassic World Pinball Pack for Pinball FX3. I reviewed the original pack which included Jaws, E.T. and Back to the Future which you can read here.
You get a selection of three tables in this pack with two based on the original Jurassic Park and the most recent entry into the franchise. Before you pick wild table to play you can look at the table guide. This handy little guide will show you all the different scenarios and how you activate them. I would have been lost without these guides and I recommend everyone takes a peak before playing.
The Jurassic World table is the one that reminds me of a more old fashioned pinball table. The first thing that struck me about this table is how drab it looks compared to the others. That does sound harsh but it just doesn’t stand out like the other two tables. When the game begins you get to choose if the challenges based on particular movie scenes appear in sequence as they would in the film or randomly. The best challenges are when the ball changes how it acts. It’s physics change making how it moves around the table very unpredictable.
The Jurassic Park Table looks awesome and made me feel like i was back in the local arcade from my youth. This table has all the bells and whistles. Setting off challenges here is a breeze. There are all kinds of animations to set off with the raptors stealing the pinball being a particular highlight. Jurassic Park is still one of my favourite films of all time and I found myself being drawn to this table more than the others.
Jurassic Park Mayhem doesn’t live up to its name unfortunately. At least that’s how it seems at the start. The longer you play this table the more it seems to come alive as Dinosaurs spring to life on the table as day turns into night which leads to even bigger bonuses.
Zen Studios have once again proved they are the king’s of the digital pinball realm. This Jurassic Park/World triple threat pinball pack is full of fun and nostalgia. Hearing iconic lines of dialogue alongside the distinctive roar of the parks varied dinosaurs just adds to the fun. If you like the Jurassic Park franchise and you like pinball it’s a no brainer.
Pinball FX3 – Jurassic World™ Pinball is available now for £8.39
Review code supplied by Zen Studios.