Aug 1st, 2020
Pinball FX3 goes retro with a set of alphanumeric Williams Pinball tables!
Hi, Pinball fans!
Williams Pinball Vol. 6 is coming soon!
Since we started creating Williams tables, we’ve done the fan favorites and a few dot-matrix games (e.g. Black Rose and Attack from Mars). Now it’s time to go back in time and bring you some alphanumeric classics! A simpler time where displays only gave you scores and a few short instructions.
We are very happy to finally show you the 3 new additions:
• FunHouse, a much-requested favorite from Pat Lawlor
• Dr. Dude, a zany, crazy, fun-filled party table
• Space Station, a stone-cold classic 1987 old-timer, jam-packed with stuff to do
If you haven’t checked out the trailer above, now’s the time! Over the years we had the pleasure to collaborate with the amazing creators surrounding the pinball world and they have joined us today to hype you up for the new pack! Huge thanks to Deadflip, The Blahcade Podcast, RB Flip France, Rudysoup, The Crow Continuum, Spacies Arcade.
Buckle up — the new pack arrives soon!
The Zen Team
Dec 10th, 2019
Come one, come all! Williams™ Pinball: Volume 5 now available in Pinball FX3 and Williams Pinball!
Ladies and gentlemen, Zen Studios welcomes you to this year’s closing Williams Show!
Our available seats are at the PlayStation 4, Steam, Nintendo Switch, Mac, Xbox One & Windows 10 parlors! We also have places in the Williams Pinball Application booth, for Android and iOS visitors. Grab your hot pretzels! Hold on to that popcorn tightly! Because tonight, we have a marvel to behold!
And now… on with the show!
- First, coming deep from the bazaars of middle-east, I present to you: the Tales of the Arabian Nights! A thrilling story of magic, wonders, and tales of the old, with one key piece missing: you! A brave hero, collecting the mysterious jewels with the help of their faithful companion, Dimira, to empower your scimitar for the upcoming battle against the Evil Genie, who’s holding our beloved princess captive. Help her, and your efforts shall be rewarded!
- And the show goes on! Now, on to our second performance: the marvels of Cirqus Voltaire!“No no, my dear, don’t let the ringmaster taunt you — he does this all the time.” Pay attention, my guests, as the balls are locking in, the rope-dancers start to ascend their poles, getting ready to position. Watch as they confidently walk on their ropes, despite the fact that each conducts electricity! Watch the Boom balloon popping, the cannon blowing, the acrobats flying. And watch this! Should you feel worthy of our ranks, we dare you to challenge us, and should you topple our obstacles, the Cirqus Voltaire welcomes you as its artist!
- And last, but not least, the final act of tonight:Two little gophers set their eyes onto something much bigger than themselves in No Good Gofers… an entire golf course! You, my dear spectator, should bring your best golf skills here, as these little ones are relentless. They will do everything to wreck your scores, and make you suffer from bogey fives! Go for those Hole-in-Ones, try to not hit the ball out of bounds, and most importantly: watch out for those little gophers, because I can assure you: they have no good intentions.
That’s it for tonight, ladies and gentlemen. The show is over, but fear not!
The wonders of Volume 5 are available now!
See you next time!
Oct 29th, 2019
The classic Universal Monsters™ now haunt Pinball FX3 and Williams™ Pinball!
A Full Moon rises and awakens The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon emerges from the depths, Frankenstein and his Bride are alive, The Mummy is haunting the pyramids, and Dracula is back from his coffin! Williams Pinball™: Universal Monsters Pack is available now on:
Mobile users can find the new tables in Williams Pinball available in the Apple App Store or Google Play!
Join the party with Dracula and his friends in the spookiest gig of the Fall, or take the Halloween feeling to a drive-in movie date!
The Monster Bash pinball table was released in July 1998, featuring several classic Universal Monsters forming a rock band. It became one of the highest-rated machines of all time, not surprisingly, as it has a superb layout, mad rules and insanely stackable modes.
Released in 1992, the Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball table got its theme from the classic movie of the same title, a film shot in 3D in the early 1950s. The table is set up as a drive-in cinema typical of the era, with features like a snack bar, a rude driver whose van blocks the screen, and of course the Creature, lurking in his lagoon.
Take on the beautiful mix of pinball wizardry and nostalgia in these classic tables, now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Windows 10, Steam, Nintendo Switch, and Mac. Also available on iOS App Store, and Google Play.
Oct 16th, 2019
Williams™ Pinball: Universal Monsters Pack — IT’S ALIVE on October 29!
The monsters are on their way! We are happy to announce that our next Williams™ Pinball pack is coming to haunt you — just in time for Halloween — with two iconic tables: Monster Bash™ and Creature from the Black Lagoon! The Universal Monsters™ Pack arrives on Tuesday, October 29, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 and Steam. Mobile users can play through the Williams™ Pinball app for iOS and Google Play.
- The creatures of the night are here, and they are ready to ROCK! Dig up The Mummy, rebuild Frankenstein, lure Creature from the Black Lagoon up from the slimy depths, let Dracula taste some garlic, give Wolf Man a full moon to howl at, and get Bride of Frankenstein wailing about her ball and chain, so you can reunite the Monsters of Rock band in Monster Bash!
- Experience a Universal Studios classic in Creature from the Black Lagoon, where everything comes together: a monster flick, the fun of a drive-In movie date, nostalgia, and high-tech pinball wizardry!
Williams Pinball: Universal Monsters Pack comes with the already implemented physical updates for the Volume 4 pack, classic, arcade, and tournament modes available, new achievements, and more.
Get ready for the night, see you on the leaderboards on October 29!
May 28th, 2019
Williams Pinball Volume 4 sweeps into Pinball FX3 and Williams Pinball today!
…and a few tips your kid-self would have loved to know when you were sinking quarters into these games.
Williams Pinball Volume 4 — a three-pack including White Water, Red and Ted’s Road Show and Hurricane — is now available to download on:
Xbox One & Windows 10
Also individually on Google Play today. iOS App Store version will arrive shortly!
It’s the early ‘90s. Life is good — you’ve just beaten Super Metroid.
You go down to the local arcade to play some pinball. You finally managed to start multiball on Road Show, hit the skillshot on Hurricane, and nailed that shot into Insanity Falls on White Water on White Water. As these tables arrive to Pinball FX3 here are a few tips you wish you knew back then:
White Water has a tricky sinkhole return, just left above the flippers. If you don’t want to lose your ball right when you would get it back, keep the right flipper upright to catch it safely. Another advanced trick to be aware of is that if you miss your first shot on the upper playfield – no problem! You can just nudge the ball back to the flipper and try again.
Souvenirs might be worth your while on Road Show, as they give bonuses to the main modes. Try for the skillshot — which gives you one for free — or trade in some of your points in Bob’s Souvenir Bunker. If you’re having trouble landing that shot on the Blast Targets, you can trap the ball on the flipper adjacent to them for a short time to aim your shot better.
Hurricane rewards consistent ramp shots, so if you get into the rhythm of shooting the middle ramp, you will shoot to the top of the leaderboards. Same goes for the Hurricane ramp on the right, you can rake in big millions as the game gives you back the ball to make the next shot instantly.
You can try these tricks out right now in Williams Pinball Volume 4 now available PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Windows 10, Steam, Nintendo Switch and Mac. Also individually on Google Play today. iOS App Store version will arrive shortly!
March 19th, 2019
Williams Pinball Volume 3 now available – Trick, brawl or sneak your way to the top of the leaderboards!
Theatre of Magic, The Champion Pub and Safe Cracker are now available to download as Williams Pinball Volume 3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & Windows 10, Steam, Nintendo Switch and Mac. Also on the iOS Appstore and Google Play on Mobile.
Hope you’ve charged up the controllers, tightened the screws on your digital pinball cabinet and polished down your mobile screen – Williams Pinball Volume 3 is here!
Theatre of Magic takes you to a shadowy old theatre that holds many secrets. Perform the 8 illusions with the ravishing young magician and reach the Grand Finale for hundreds of millions of points.
Transport yourself to the old timey watering hole of The Champion Pub and fight a zany cast of international characters to be crowned the Pub Champion! Remember to train your skills first in the unique minigames like the jump rope or the speed bag.
The cult classic Safe Cracker will force you to play an in entirely different playstyle then you’re used to. Getting into the Bank is only half the journey, you still have to break into the Vault with the interactive boardgame on the backglass!
If you want to see these tables in action make sure to check out the dedicated and wonderful pinball creators out there!
On Youtube you can join: Croooow Pinball, SpaciesArcade, The Blahcade Podcast
Or catch a livestream by: DeadFlip, RudySoup, habermania, MANvsPINBALL, Pizza Snail, PinballWiz45b and the Lup’s Club channel.
Have fun and see you on the leaderboards!
November 15th, 2018
Bally favorites The Party Zone, Black Rose and Attack from Mars hitting Pinball FX3 in Volume 2
We are happy to announce that The Party Zone, Black Rose and (you might have guessed if you follow our social channels😉 ) Attack from Mars are joining the Williams™ Pinball collection for Pinball FX3 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10, Steam and Nintendo Switch on December 4, 2018 for $9.99, once again including classic and remastered versions of each table.
Just as dragons came to life and a fisherman reeled ‘em in for past tables, Williams Pinball Volume 2 presents remastered versions of each table in addition to the simulated interpretations straight from the 1990s. In The Party Zone, host Captain B. Zarr comes to life as a 3D interactive character parading around on a giant rocket, while Attack from Mars features a 3D-animated general barking orders as the missile launchers fire upon a flying saucer that circles the playfield. At the same time, Black Rose, queen of the high seas, swings on the mast as you loot a treasure chest and fire an interactive cannon.
With the release, also comes the option for players in the PC Steam version of Pinball FX3 to play the tables in their original form. This means family filter off by default and unaltered cabinet and playfield art on all three Volume 2 tables.
We’ve got one more surprise, the option to turn off cinematic cameras with Remastered graphics is now present in the Options menu. So you can enjoy the Remastered effects while keeping the pinball immersion of an unmoving view.
We are grateful for your continuous feedback, which helped us in improving the Williams collection and Pinball FX3 as a whole together.
See you on the leaderboards!
Release Date, Price, Free Content and Remastered Versions Confirmed
Zen Studios is excited to reveal new details about the Williams™ Pinball tables coming soon to Pinball FX3.
Zen Studios will release Pinball FX3 – Williams™ Pinball Volume 1 on October 9, 2018. The initial pack includes Medieval Madness®, Junk Yard and The Getaway: High Speed II®, and will cost $9.99 / €9.99 / £8.99.
Fish Tales will be FREE for all Pinball FX3 players on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam, as well as for Zen Pinball 2 on Mac.
Zen Studios is also excited to reveal that in addition to the classic true to form simulations, the studio is also producing remastered versions of the classic tables which will include 3D interactive characters, side wall art, ball trailer effects, particle effects and more. Remastered versions of the tables can be played with both the new classic physics simulation or with Zen’s modern-day pinball physics simulation. The re-mastered versions will not cost additional money and are included in the regular price of the game.
At the push of a button players can toggle between classic and remastered versions of the tables.
Check out the screenshot gallery below to get a look at the remasters.
We are also happy to let you know that the remastered versions of the Williams™ Pinball tables have been added to the Pinball FX3 LIVE Beta on Steam! The beta will conclude on September 24, 2018.
● THE GETAWAY: HIGH SPEED II™:
“Okay, buddy… Pull over… Pull over NOW!!!” Time to press pedal to the metal and shift into high gear!
● JUNK YARD™:
The meanest game in the whole darn town! Sneak in and rummage through Crazy Bob’s Cosmic Salvage. Collect junk and pick up fireworks to build your flying jalopy!
● MEDIEVAL MADNESS™:
Behold the Renaissance of Pinball! Defeat the king and all his men to stop the madness and restore order to this great land.
● FISH TALES™:
Lets you Catch ‘Em All – Hook, Line and Sinker! Can you get a score “thiiisss big”? Just remember – leaderboards don’t lie!