Star Wars: Rogue One was one of last year’s hit movies, and the first side story film set in the famed universe. It’s all about the events that happened right before A New Hope, where a team of rebels tries to steal the Death Star plans to discover its weakness. And now you can relive the action in pinball form with Star Wars Pinball: Rogue One for play on Zen Studios’ pinball platforms: Pinball FX2 and Zen Pinball 2. They’re available on nearly all current game consoles and computers, but reviewed on PS4 here. Also maybe a slight spoiler warning or two for those who haven’t seen the movie yet.
You can download and play the new Rogue One table on consoles that support Zen Studios pinball platforms. When you download Pinball FX 2 or Zen Pinball 2 (depending on which game console you own), you’re just downloading the hub. It’s free, and then you purchase separate tables for play in the game.
The focal point of the Rogue One table is the field at the top of the screen. It’s usually filled with bumpers with TIE Fighters on them (and they make awesome sound effects when you hit them). But when you spell out ROGUE with the targets at the top, you’ll start a mission based on one of the scenes in the movie. Then the field will change to things like an AT-AT Walker, Death Star, and more. There will even be rain on the table if you are at the mission where you confront the designer of the Death Star plans. So missions are easy to activate and the visuals and audio are fitting and fun. Definitely a pinball table to check out if you’re a Star Wars fan.
All Zen Pinball games are rated E-10 with ESRB descriptors of Fantasy Violence and Mild Language. But this is pinball and is safe and fairly non-violent and has been around for many generations. Youngsters love Star Wars, and if you’re OK with your kids watching the movies, they’ll be OK with the game, too. Reading skill is helpful for some of the rules and menu texts, but not necessary just to play.