Greetings from Zen Studios! As you may know, we launched Pinball FX3 last fall alongside three great new tables in the Universal Classics Pinball collection. Half the fun of creating new experiences based on “Back to the Future,” “E.T.,” and “Jaws” came from conceptualizing how we would represent your favorite scenes from those movies in pinball form. Your kind reviews make us feel like we did a pretty good job there—and we’re not done adapting iconic Universal films yet! My friends…
Welcome to Jurassic World Pinball.
Don’t let the name of this three-pack fool you! In addition to Jurassic World Pinball, we’ve also got two more: Jurassic Park Pinball and Jurassic Park Pinball Mayhem, inspired by the movie that started it all.
Much like the classic films in Universal Classics Pinball, we loved turning our favorite scenes from “Jurassic World” and “Jurassic Park” into gameplay. And they all feature some epic movie moments – so hold on to your butts and enjoy some of our favorite examples!
From “Jurassic World”
Other than watching “Jurassic World” again and again on Blu-ray (always a fine idea), we can’t think of a better way to tide ourselves over until the release of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” on June 22, 2018, than to top the leaderboards on the Jurassic World Pinball table.
Take a Ride in the Gyrosphere
The genetically modified Indominus Rex looms as a constant threat on the table — you’ll have to avoid her many times! One of the highlights is our re-creation of the thrilling Gyrosphere ride through the valley taken by the kids in the film. For this mode, the pinball literally turns into the Gyrosphere, and you must use all the power you have in your flippers to avoid the deadly dinosaur. To put it simply: don’t get eaten.
“See, Charlie? That’s Whatcha Get!”
“Jurassic World” surprised us all with Chris Pratt’s character, Owen, having found a way to train – and befriend – the deadly Raptors on the island. But they’re not gonna remain friendly unless you feed them a healthy diet of digital spherical steel. Nail those shots, listen to Owen’s dialogue directly from the film…and brace yourself for the Part Raptor mode when the clever girls join forces with the Indominus Rex and decide to turn on you.
Making a Big Splash
Remember that huge aquatic dinosaur in the film that eats an entire great white shark in one bite? That’s the Mosasaurus, and like Owen’s Raptors, she’s also got quite the appetite for pinballs. Hit the shots and enjoy the show!
And it gets even better! You’ll get an Achievement if you can make this happen by defeating the wizard mode…
From “Jurassic Park”
We’re truly honored to be part of Universal’s yearlong 25th anniversary celebration for “Jurassic Park.” It’s been such a thrill for our team to adapt iconic scenes like these to pinball gameplay.
“Must Go Faster!”
See that conveyor belt? That’s no T. rex treadmill – rather, it’s a fun way to relive some of the most exciting moments from “Jurassic Park” while keeping all the action on the table! The scene depicted above – where Dr. Ian Malcolm and team step on the gas to escape the T. rex – is one of our all-time favorites! Of course, the action itself is downright intense…but it’s the actual movie dialogue that really sells the scene.
Another “Jurassic Park” T. rex scene we love involved her pursuit of a herd of Gallimimus – with Dr. Alan Grant and the kids caught in the middle. You know what that means for pinball gameplay, don’t you? Multiball! With the T. rex terrorizing each of the four stampeding dinosaurs – er, pinballs – that pass her, you’ve got more to worry about than just making sure they don’t pass through your flippers!
Wrath of the Raptors
And what would a “Jurassic Park” table be without the dinosaur that has become one of the most famous and feared cinematic creatures in pop culture today? “We’re being hunted,” you’ll hear Muldoon say as you face the Raptors yourself, trying to get him and Ellie safely to the maintenance building (spoiler alert: even if you win, only one of ‘em makes it…).
At the same time, we’re just as excited about the classic film scene in the kitchen with the kids doing their best to stay alive by outsmarting the clever girls. You’ll need to nail spatulas, ladles, and other silverware in the game to distract them and survive.
And Total Mayhem Ensues!
You won’t be reliving any iconic film scenes on the Jurassic Park Pinball Mayhem table, but there’s a very good reason for that – it’s an entirely original experience! Enjoy all-new colossal moments on Isla Nublar, including a chance to fight a T. rex as a Stegosaurus!
Jurassic World Pinball is available now and we can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Let us know on Twitter at @pinballfx and @zen_studios, or on Facebook at. Also, keep your eyes open for news on tournaments where you can win great prizes, no matter your skill level! See you on the leaderboards, everyone…