Hit TV shows Family Guy, American Dad!, Bob’s Burgers, and Archer all come together in the Balls of Glory pinball pack. Each officially licensed pinball table “contains over 15 exciting and hilarious modes based on fan favourite characters and episodes.”
After a handful of single table downloads, Zen Studios are back on form with the released this four table pack. Featuring some of FOX’s well known adult cartoons, with the two big draws arguably being Family Guy and American Dad. Closely followed by Bob’s Burgers, and to be honest I’m not all that familiar with Archer as it seems to be on a channel rarely watched in my home, and so I’ll go through them in that order. Don’t forget to check out the video below for gameplay.
The family guy table catches the essence of the show perfectly. The table features all the main characters with the members of the Griffin family each having a ramp, hitting these will light up the letters of their name and eventually start up a mode for them once all the letters are lit. Glenn Quagmire features as one of the multiball modes, requiring you to hit his target and then follow up with sinking the ball in the uncovered hole. Giggity! Another includes the infamous chicken fight scenes seen throughout the TV show.Aalso of note is the video mode which is played as a shoot em up style game featuring the classic battle between Stewie and Bertram. Overall a standard table with some really good modes lots of multiball options and the video mode is great.
The American Dad table on the whole seems alot busier than the other tables. The main modes can be started by hitting Klaus’ fish bowl. some of the notable modes are “Bullocks to Stan” where you have to hit the right ramp or bumpers to help Stan beat up Avery. And “Of Ice and Men”, where you have to hit the lit ramps while avoiding Stan and Francine as they skate around the table. The skill shot on this table is performed by timing your punch with Avery Bullock just after launching the ball. Roger’s Secret is the name of the multiball on this table and has a max of four balls. Roger and Steve’s alter egos, Wheels and the Legman also feature on the table, activated by hitting the sink holes and then into the threat hole. Overall a very busy looking table, with some standard modes and features.
The Bob’s Burgers table has some really good features, for a start it has a day and night time cycle with different modes available in each. The modes are unlocked by shooting the ramps a few times the majority of the modes are standard ramp shooting. There is also a video mode available on this table in which you move Louise around the sewers under the Taffy Factory. There’s two multiball modes to activate, one during the day and one at night. The food festival multiball is activated by locking 3 balls in the Ferris Wheel, while the Trick or Treat multiball is activated by hitting the spinner and advancing the ferry to King’s Head Island. The skill shot on the Bob’s Burgers table is to hit the flashing target above the bumpers. Overall a nice table, lots of standard modes with the addition of the day and night cycle.
As stated before I’m not overly familiar with Archer but I will be checking out now after playing the table. by far the most feature rich table with lots of modes and multiballs. Some nice animations too with the muscle car driving in and out of the table in which you can lock a ball to start one of three game modes. Skill shot is activated by hitting the sink hole to the left of the bumpers. I couldn’t really pick out some stand out modes for this table as they’re all pretty good in my view. Overall lots to do on the Archer table although it’s not as visually appealing as the the other three.