Pinbal FX2 – Venom table review

I remember when I was younger spending time at the pub with the family, we get roast potatoes and something to drink and if we were really good we get to play on the pinball machine, which was even better when we found the special button to give us as many free goes as possible.

Being able to play Pinball on my Xbox all these years later is almost as good as having the real thing, and to be fair about as close as I’ll get to actually owning one! I’ve played all sorts of pinball games but Pinball FX2 has had me constantly going back to play again and again. The huge amount of tables on offer means there is something for everyone.

The latest table to be released is a an enemy of that Spider-Man, Venom. As you may or may not know, Venom originally started out as bonding with Spider-Man before he realises how evil it is and separates himself. Venom eventually becomes one of Spidey’s archenemies, and is considered one of the greatest threats to humanity.

The Venom Pinball FX2 table is pretty good, although I found it much more challenging than any of the other tables I have played. Firstly it feels much smaller than any table, it’s possibly down to the fact the table has two sections, the lowest part doesn’t give you much room for manoeuvre, but as you become accustomed to the table you’ll find yourself hitting the shots that will get you to the upper section.

Venom is located in the upper section and that’s where most of the missions take place. At some point you’ll hit enough of the required lanes to release Carnage, a that point Spiderman and Venom will work together to hold him off. Of course most of the time you are trying to help disrupt Venom by using the upper flippers to create multipliers, ringing the bell tower and creating fires.

Back on the lower sections of you manage to break the locks on Spidey’s black suit you’ll start a multiball section, how long will you last? There is a lock button down there too but I found it pretty hard to hit.

The table looks great and I enjoyed the voice acting of the characters, if you are a big Spiderman fan then this table is really worth checking out, it will take a lot of practice to master but once you do it will be worth it!

Thanks to Zen Studios for supplying TiX with a download code

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