“I deliver. Once I’ve caught my prey, nothing stops me from bringing it in – nothing. If I take on the job, I complete it and everybody in the galaxy knows that.”
Zen Studios released the first trailer for its digital Star Wars Pinball game, the first tables including Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett and Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Starting Feb. 26-27, the games can be downloaded on Xbox LIVE, Playstation Network and through multiple mobile platforms.
The trailer teases viewers with engaging game play, which features fast moving graphics, authentic sounding audio and iconic homage to the original trilogy.
The first trailer introduces the gravely, accented voice of Boba Fett and pans to a view of a vast arena, which includes the Sarlacc Pit; secret doors harboring Stormtroopers, Jabba the Hutt and Darth Vader; icons of other bounty hunters; and dozens of moving pieces.
The Boba Fett game will feature several options to execute action. The goal for the player is to complete missions by scoring a certain amount of points, triggering letters to spell out specific words, or hitting various targets – all the while avoiding being sucked into the Sarlacc Pit.
This isn’t Zen Studio’s first venture into digital pinball. After a number of original titles, they’ve released a half dozen Marvel franchise theme games. Officials stated there will be about 10 Star Wars digital tables available planned for this series.
I’m excited to check out this game, once it’s available. This is a fresh way to experience the Star Wars universe and there’s a reason pinball games have been a popular arcade style game for more than three decades. However, I wonder who this game is aimed toward – I feel it will be embraced more so by the original trilogy generation.
I have a feeling Zen Studios is also not quite sure which demographic will download this game the most, explaining their choices in initial releases. The Empire table will appeal to the OT players, the Boba Fett table will demonstrate stand alone character power and the Clone Wars table is probably targeted toward the younglings.
Depending on which of these versions proves most popular will most likely decide which direction the company steers for future releases.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think:
My wife and I opened our stocking stuffers this morning and I was ecstatic to find she got me the coolest memory drive I’ve ever seen – the Boba Fett flash drive released by MIMOCO.
When MIMOCO released its line of Star Wars flash drives, it did not take long for the Boba Fett USB device to sell out. In response to its popularity, the company released a new version of the Boba Fett MIMOBOT in its Series 7 collection.
This version of Boba Fett was inspired by his appearance in Return of the Jedi. Boba Fett is designed to look older and more battle worn. The detail in the paint job is remarkable, and when plugged into the computer, the thruster on Boba Fett’s jet pack lights up red.
In previous collections, the character’s head would simply pop off to expose the USB that connects to the computer – however, in Series 7, when the head is removed, a face of helmet wearing characters is revealed. In a brilliant touch of detail, Boba Fett’s Mandalorian helmet is removed to show his scarred face underneath.
These MIMOBOTs carry various storage capacities, ranging from 8GB to 64GB flash drives. The retail price ranges from $19.99 on the lower end, to $69.99 for the higher end memory capabilities. Standing 2.5 inches tall by 1-inch wide, the flash drive also has a one year limited warranty, and is Hi-speed.
As an added bonus, the flash drive comes pre-loaded with digital extras, including a number of Star Wars screen savers, avatars, desktop icons and wallpapers.
Companion accessories for these flash drives are Protohoodie Keychains. Made of soft fabric, and featuring a clear protective plastic window, this item protects your MIMOBOT flash drive, while keeping it accessible.
Marketed as “spacesuits” for your MIMOBOT, you can grab one of these for under $6 and they come in a variety of designs and colors.
MIMOCO also released the following product trailer, featuring some of our favorite characters, illustrated as MIMOBOTs, in Jabba’s Palace in Return of the Jedi.