Is it possible to buy just one table?

#1 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1047 posts) -

Is it possible to buy just one table?  
And by that I mean if I download "free" version of the game and then pay for example 200 ms points for SF2 - table, will I have full SF2 - pinball game or do I have to get  "Full game core pack (800 ms points)" before that?

#2 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

Yes, you can buy just one table.

#3 Posted by Twisted_Scot (1180 posts) -

Thought this was Ikea anonymous. Sorry.

#4 Posted by Redbullet685 (6054 posts) -

Yes and No. 
You have to buy the Marvel pack (None come separately) and the Pinball FX 2 main pack. All of the others you can buy separately.

#5 Posted by Shuborno (938 posts) -

Well, some Marvel tables are add-ons... Fantastic Four and Captain America.

Pinball FX1 and FX2 are in packs.

The rest are individual.

Most are awesome.

#6 Posted by pweidman (2342 posts) -

No! You will not be able to resist buying them all. You'll see why. ;)

#7 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3827 posts) -

I love Street Fighter II (the game), but it's a pretty awful table.  I'd highly suggest the Mars table instead.  It's a great beginners table, and it's nowhere near as frustrating and punishing as SF.

#8 Posted by charlie_victor_bravo (1047 posts) -
Thanks for the replies.
Yes. It was possible to download one table and play it fully. Strange thing was that before this worked I had to download Game (not the table) again for it work.
And yes, pweidman was right: It is pretty much impossible to stop after one table.  I will definitely buy more. 
 
@SpaceInsomniac said:
I love Street Fighter II (the game), but it's a pretty awful table.  I'd highly suggest the Mars table instead.  It's a great beginners table, and it's nowhere near as frustrating and punishing as SF. 
Personally, I liked that table, but then again I tend to like novelty pinball games more than good tables.
#9 Posted by Redbullet685 (6054 posts) -
@charlie_victor_bravo: My personal favorite table is Excalibur. There is so much to do in it. I recommend it a lot.
#10 Edited by Nintendude (283 posts) -

@Redbullet685 said:

@charlie_victor_bravo: My personal favorite table is Excalibur. There is so much to do in it. I recommend it a lot.

I was thinking of getting that one and now I feel that I should. Seemed to have all kinds of stuff and quite long replay value compared to many of those other single tables (chose to exclude comic themed "expansions" for now).

#11 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3827 posts) -
@Nintendude
 
 
My current opinion of each table. very good > good > not bad > just okay > bad > Extreme

Classic Core Pack:
Agents - very good
Speed Machine - good
Buccaneer - not bad
Extreme - the worst table out of any pack or individual tables

PBFX2 Core Pack: 
Secrets of the Deep - very good
Pasha - very good
Bio-Lab - good
Rome - bad

Marvel Core Pack:
SpiderMan - very good
Blade - good
Wolverine - just okay
Iron Man - just okay

Individual tables:
Mars - very good 
Captain America - good 
Excalibur - good
Earth Defense - good  
Street Fighter II Turbo - not bad
Nightmare Mansion - just okay 
Rocky and Bullwinkle - just okay 
 
I don't currently own the Fantastic Four or Ms. Splosion Man tables.
#12 Posted by Nintendude (283 posts) -

@SpaceInsomniac:

I'm kind of surprised that you think Rome is bad, it seemed to be quite fine when I demoed it. Would be interested in knowing why you think so.

PS. Really liking this Excalibur table I bought. Not an easy one because I can't see any way to have ball-save back up after couple of mins.

#13 Posted by pweidman (2342 posts) -

Rome is a difficult table compared to some, but it's not a bad design. Play it for a while and you'll end up liking it....at least I did. The table from the original that's the worst is the nerfed Bullwinkle table, and of the more recent releases, Iron Man seems the most annoying and boring; strange design imo.

Excalibur is challenging and excellent at the same time...one of the best.

#14 Posted by jozzy (2042 posts) -

Try the tables yourself and see what you like because its pretty personal. I would give very different ratings than @SpaceInsomniac. For example Rome is my favorite table out of the core pack, and Wolverine out of the Marvel pack. I dont like Spiderman at all.

Most of the tables are very good, but they focus on different kind of players.

#15 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3827 posts) -

@Nintendude said:

@SpaceInsomniac:

I'm kind of surprised that you think Rome is bad, it seemed to be quite fine when I demoed it. Would be interested in knowing why you think so.

@pweidman said:

Rome is a difficult table compared to some, but it's not a bad design. Play it for a while and you'll end up liking it....at least I did.

@jozzy said:

I would give very different ratings than @SpaceInsomniac. For example Rome is my favorite table out of the core pack, and Wolverine out of the Marvel pack. I dont like Spiderman at all. Most of the tables are very good, but they focus on different kind of players.

If memory serves, I dislike both Rome and Wolverine for the same reason I dislike most of the tables that I dislike. Because the ball either has an unusually common tendency to drain down the out lanes, and the kickbacks are either overly difficult to keep alive, or they don't exist in the first place. Rome also has both main ramps pointing very close to the center drain, and a really goofy scoring system that is incongruous with the other tables.

And don't get me wrong. I'm not saying either of them are bad tables as a point of fact. I'm just saying they're bad tables in my personal opinion.

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