ZEN PINBALL 2: SOUTH PARK
Be they the chocolate salty variety or the, erm,
grotesquely overinflated kind, South Park is no stranger to
them. There was a real pinball machine based on the most
consistently magnificent TV show of the last almost 20 years, too.
This isnít that.
Instead, the Zen wizards have gone their own
way, with not one, not three, but two original tables in one cool
First upís Super Sweet Pinball. Itís aptly
named. Centring on Stan, Kyle, Kenny and fat-ass shitball Cartman,
you can name most anything ace from South Park ever (except
Robert Smith and Mecha-Streisand) and itís here somewhere.
probably. From Chef to plenty of Randy, seasonal visitor Mr Hankey
to Timmy, Cheesy Poofs to Polly Prissypants, Terrance and Phillip
(the monkey claw is smelly!) to ManBearPig, not only do they pop up,
there are also lines aplenty. You will laugh. You will lose your
The second table? Butters! Yes heís here in his
Very Own Pinball Game (capitalised as, well gee fellas, thatís
what itís called). Featuring a few more traditional pinball elements
than Zen usually go for, thereíre also plenty of modes involving
everything from the Goth kids to the Meheecans and Professor Chaos
to Imaginationland, if itís floating about inside the mind of
Butters somewhere, itíll now be floating about your screen.
While some recurring Zen faults remain such as the near useless
table bump which, if it doesnít immediately tilt you usually just
helps your ball down the drains that they gravitate to like
McCormacks to scotch, these are the two best sim pinball tables that
weíve ever played Ė and weíve played more than Cartmanís Mom has
had, well, you know...
Sure, the licence helps, but many good
licences have been attached to poxy games, and these arenít poxy. If
you think otherwise then screw you guys, weíre going home.