Heads up, pinball fans! Zen Studios sends notice that the Paranormal table for Pinball FX2 will be a FREE download on XBLA, running from October 26th to November 2. This is partly due to Zen Studios celebrating the one year anniversary of Pinball FX2, and… apparently it’s also coinciding with some manner of holiday that falls in that spread of time. I’m not sure which – All Saints’ Day, perhaps? Anyway, here’s a little more about this particular table.
Players will assume the role of a paranormal detective and investigate mysterious and supernatural phenomena including hauntings, weird creatures, and inexplicable lapses in the laws of nature. Solve the mysteries of a rotatable mini playing field with four different mini games, supernatural events, time portals and floating objects. Top it off with 10 flipper bats and you have one of the most exciting and engaging pinball tables ever!
Personally, Pinball FX and FX2 have long been my favorite titles on the XBLA. They manage to capture the general feel and mechanics of the best of the best pinball tables, back when arcades were at their height of popularity. If you haven’t given these games a try, you could hardly pick a better time to do so – be sure to check them out!