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Dxtra30

I Just grabbed the last physical copy at my local gamestop. I'm excited to play this now.

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LinktotheFuture

According to their Facebook page, The Pinball Arcade will be back on the Switch eShop tomorrow.

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madmatt213

I’m curious how TPA will look tomorrow with all the Williams & Bally tables gutted from it, and how they will be selling the DLC. It kills me that I didn’t spend the $210 when it was released that first day. I still need to buy the remaining seasons I’m missing on Steam, because I can’t live without having some of those tables after June 30th.

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LinktotheFuture

@madmatt213 I would have really liked to have the Terminator 2 pinball machine on my Switch.

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madmatt213

The Pinball Arcade is up now in the North American eShop! There are 4 table packs for Gottlieb tables (from $8.99 to $9.99 each), plus 2 packs for all the Stern tables ($19.99 each) that are in the standalone SPA game (and my purchase of Stern Table Pack 1 from SPA is not showing up in TPA, which is crummy if I have to rebuy it again. Lastly, the two Alvin G. & Co tables are in a pack for $7.99, and they have the Doctor Who: Master of Time table by itself for $4.99.

All told, the current cost to buy everything in The Pinball Arcade on Switch is $90.92 USD. I sent a Facebook message to FarSight’s The Pinball Arcade page asking if they’ll be able to map over DLC purchases from Stern Pinball Arcade. I’d like to get confirmation before I rebuy pack 1 for $19.99. I feel dumb buying that pack on SPA about a month ago, but I really wanted to play Star Trek.

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madmatt213

Also of note is that the game has a new update, if you downloaded it when it first went up. This changes the icon (since the icon used the Cirqus Voltaire table), and strips out the previously free Tales of the Arabian Nights. You now get Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as the free table, just like Stern Pinball Arcade.

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LinktotheFuture

That's really lame that Frankenstein is the free table again.

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dok5555555

So I had the original version and had Tales of the Arabian Nights. I downloaded the update and now its gone. I thought if you had got it before the update you'd get to keep it.

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LinktotheFuture

@dok5555555 That really sucks! Hopefully you were able to keep any tables you bought.

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dok5555555

@LinktotheFuture never got the chance to buy any, but I wonder if Tales was also removed from those who bought the season one pack since it may have technically not been part of that purchase.

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madmatt213

@dok5555555 @LinktotheFuture I bet it did get removed from everyone’s game when they update, since you are right it isn’t part of Season 1 pack. I’ve seen people speculating on other platforms to upgrade Tales to the Pro version so you technically “own” it after June 30th. Sadly the Switch didn’t have Pro option for any tables, so there was no chance to buy Tales.

I’m very worried what happens to people that did buy Seasons in TPA that first day. I’m hoping/guessing all those tables just show up in My Tables. I haven’t seen anyone online mention they successfully purchased any Seasons.

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dok5555555

This is why I don't have auto update turned on for stuff like this. I guess its my own fault this time. Should have been more cautious.

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dok5555555

madmatt213

So I sent a facebook message to their The Pinball Arcade facebook page about cross-buy between SPA and TPA. They replied saying they though cross-buy should be enabled, but had not received confirmation. They suggested I email [email protected], which I have done. Just waiting for a reply now, and will pass on the information when I hear back.

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Murph

You know what? Now I need to go check and see if they sent out an “update” for my PS4 version of those tables.

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madmatt213

@Murph I think only the Switch version is getting stripped of Williams and Bally tables before June 30th. All other platforms will have what they had before this announcement until June 30th. That means you can still buy what you want to keep before that date. The Switch version got this update because Farsight never had the licensing rights for these tables on the Switch platform, so they could not legally sell the tables.

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madmatt213

I received a reply from Farsight Support in regards to cross-buy between SPA and TPA on Switch:

“We currently do not have a cross buy purchasing in place, but we expect to have this implemented in about a month if all goes well.”

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LinktotheFuture

@madmatt213 What is the difference between Stern Pinball Arcade and The Pinball Arcade? Seems like only one is necessary.

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dok5555555

@KaiserGX That atcually makes me feel a bit better, I didn't realize it was required. Still stinks they coudn't let you keep it.

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madmatt213

@LinktotheFuture No real difference, which has always been the problem with SPA existing, especially now with all of the Stern tables being brought over to TPA. Only difference now is that some paid DLC limited edition tables still only being available in SPA, and they’re really just cosmetic changes.

I personally want all of the Stern tables that I’ve bought to be available in TPA so that I have a one-stop game for them. I don’t want to have to jump between TPA and SPA if I decide to play a certain table. Once cross-buy works, I’ll buy the other Stern table pack I need in TPA (or SPA if the cross-buy is one-way, that’s still my big question) and then probably eventually delete SPA from my Switch to save some space on my microSD.

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