In space, no one can hear you scream, but toss an active pinball cabinet in there and that’ll get the attention of whoever it is you’re trying to scream at, guaranteed. Those things are super loud. That’s why I prefer to get my pinball fix through video games, where mute will always be an option. That’s not to say you’ll need to mute Zen Pinball 2, which has ‘zen’ in the title, so you know it won’t cause a raucous. It’ll probably soothe you, because a calm player can be more easily facehugged, and that’s kind of the whole point.
If you fancy the idea of becoming the human equivalent of one of those stripper birthday cakes, then you might want to consider grabbing the Aliens vs. Pinball pack for Zen Pinball 2 when it releases later this month, if only because it combines pinball and Alien: Isolation.
The story, as it were, should be familiar to fans of Isolation, as you’re tasked with helping “Amanda Ripley survive the dangerous corridors of Sevastopol Space Station while evading a merciless Xenomorph,” while evading the “Working Joe androids and Station Security Guards, craft weaponry, and hack computers while you keep an eye out for the relentless Alien.”
Aliens vs. Pinball arrives on Alien Day, April 26, for Zen Pinball 2 and Pinball FX2.
Next up, the Predator pack. No release date for that yet. Stay tuned!