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Topic: PINBALL FX3 buyers guide

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madmatt213

Great news for me, as Hurricane is one of my all time favorite tables! I’m a fan of White Water, too.

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madmatt213

@HobbesGrrr I own a ton of discontinued Williams/Bally tables in The Pinball Arcade on PC/Steam, but I’ve been buying everything that Zen Studios has released in Pinball FX3 on Switch. I also own all the tables that are currently in The Pinball Arcade on Switch, for that matter.

Anyways, I would say that TPA physics in general feel more accurate to me, but the new physics for the Williams tables in PFX3 feel plenty fine for me, I never get mad at it and it doesn’t feel weird/off to me. And I’ve played almost all of the PFX3 tables in real life, so I know how they are suppose to feel.

I personally never got much into playing TPA on my iPad, I never liked using the touchscreen for the flippers. For some reason it just feels better to me to play with a controller. My personal preference for playing digital pinball is definitely on Switch, as I can play in landscape or portrait (TATE, as they often like to call it). I have a FlipGrip, which works wonders playing pinball on Switch in handheld. I like the HD Rumble feel that Pinball FX3 has incorporated, too.

I decided to go all in long ago with pinball on Switch, but I don’t feel comfortable telling you that you should too. If you’re happy playing your old tables on mobile, maybe that is best for you. I’d say keep playing the free tables that you have, and grab a Williams pack if you are enjoying playing on Switch. One thing I forgot to mention are the tournaments in Pinball FX3, which I think are cross-platform with Xbox, PC, and maybe mobile (PS4 is definitely out, since Sony is still being a jerk). The community aspect of tournaments and leaderboards is a really great added bonus for Pinball FX3 compared to The Pinball Arcade, which is pretty much non-existent and completely broken at this point.

I use virtual pinball as a way to feel calm and relaxed, so I guess that’s a big factor of me going all-in with pinball on Switch. It’s my favorite gaming device, I always have with me, and I want Zen Studios (and FarSight Studios for that matter) to continue putting out high quality replicas of real tables, so paying $10 every few months for more tables makes me feel like I’m voting with my money, so to speak.

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Lroy

I play and enjoy all of the digital pinball games on Switch - PBFX3, TPA, STERN PINBALL, ZACCARIA PINBALL. They all offer variety and a diiferent game-play feel. However, I would personally say the new ‘deep engine’ Zen has incorporated into these Williams tables since gaining the licence from TPA is totally revolutionary in terms of how superior it is to what has come before. The classic-arcade and classic-tournament physics are the closest to real-life pinball I’ve ever played.

I don’t play on my iPhone or iPad so can’t speak to the physics on apps. I haven’t got my own virtual pinball cab so I can’t compare the Zen ‘deep engine’ to Virtual Pinball software for vpincabs physics engine.

But IMHO all the Williams Volumes are must-own in PBFX3 for Switch.

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Lroy

For anyone playing on PS4. The EU PSN store has some tables discounted including Williams Volume 3.

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