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Release Date: April 26th, 2016 Movie Release Year: 2016

Aliens vs Pinball

Overview -

Zen Studios continues their good work of making console (and handheld) pinball adaptions of popular licenses. The latest property to make the 'Zen Pinball 2' plunge includes the 'Alien/Aliens' franchise, which as has been common in this century, includes a bit of the 'Predator' franchise.

The three table pack is called 'Aliens vs Pinball.' The pack includes 'Aliens Pinball,' which is based off of the classic 'Aliens' film, 'Alien: Isolation,' which is based off of the 2014 game of the same name, and finally, there is 'Alien vs. Predator,' which is based specifically of off the 2004 'AVP: Alien vs. Predator' film.

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Tech Specs & Release Details
Release Date:
April 26th, 2016

Video Review


There is some real love and affection on display in these designs. From the cabinet art to the score window on down to simple elements like bumpers, the tables are packed with fun details. 'Alien vs. Predator' may lack the gravitas, but it's still been realized to an impressive degree. These PS4 versions look and play great. If I had to complain, it would be because of certain animations, particularly in the 'Alien: Isolation' table. There's a certain animatronic marionette style employed that works great for Ellen Ripley, but not for Amanda.

Audio Review


Bringing in the dialog from 'Aliens' really makes this set a can't-miss. Ripley, Hicks, Bishop, and of course, Hudson not only are fun to revisit, but also help to invoke the idea of a real pinball table. The other two tables merely sound fine in comparison.

Final Thoughts

Fans of 'Aliens,' myself included, should be pleased when they see Ripley and co in action in a pinball setting. It certainly makes me think of the heyday of licensed pinball tables. And that's just the beginning as the two other tables in the 'Aliens vs. Pinball' pack make for a great set with a nice degree of design and presentation variety.