Hello and welcome to another review on InsideTheBox. Today we are reviewing Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles which is a DLC table add-on for Pinball FX2 on the Xbox 360. It is also available on PSN.

The DLC is available today on the Playstation Network for PS3 and tomorrow on Xbox Live. It will retail at the price of 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99/€9.99 on Playstation Network.

Lets take a look at some of the game details:

The Avengers table features a custom ball for each of the Avengers, representative of each Avenger and players need to complete specific missions for each ball in order to activate the wizard mode. Black Widow, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, Iron Man and Thor are all aboard the Hellicarrier with Nick Fury leading the charge into battle. This table is based on events from the recent smash hit movie from Marvel Entertainment.

Hulk Smash! After Hulk’s banishment to outer space he returns to Manhattan to seek revenge against the Illuminati and wage war against the X-Men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Doctor Strange in World War Hulk. Featuring a Madison Square Garden mini-playfield, a cameo line by The Punisher, and
11 lanes, World War Hulk exposes players to Hulk’s smarter side, but do not be fooled, his anger has decimated New York City!

The table gets flipped upside down (literally) as Silver Surfer and Adam Warlock battle Thanos and recover the six Infinity Gems (Time, Space, Reality, Power, Mind, Soul) to save the Universe in The Infinity Gauntlet. Each Infinity Gem produces a special mind bending effect on the table creating an intense pinball atmosphere. In order activate Wizard Mode, players will need to master each gem.

The Avengers must defeat the Asgardian god, Serpent, and free the world from the grip of fear in Fear Itself. Featuring a table design unlike any to date, Fear Itself utilizes magnetic energy in ways never experienced on a pinball table.

The new tables are the first time that Marvel Pinball tables have been based on actual events in the world of the characters. Previously, tables would only have been based on the characters themselves.

The graphics for each table are BEAUTIFUL, textures for the pinball tables are excellently designed and presented beautifully. I love the colourful graphics which are present in every ZEN pinball table produced, it really makes the pinball experience better.

The sounds present in the DLC tables are realistic, clear and a nice companion to the brilliant tables. Dialogue is great as with most of the offerings presented by the excellent ZEN Studios.

Gameplay mechanics are nothing short of perfect, ZEN’s pinball engine is the closest thing to playing at a real pinball table I have ever seen in a console game. I definitely recommend this DLC for pinball lovers and casual gamers alike, it definitely delivers a premium experience.

There is nothing I can fault based on the graphics, sound and mechanics, so, I suppose… here are the scores…