Pinball FX 2 brings four new pinball tables to the series on Xbox Live Arcade, and for gamers new to the series there is a lot to take in. With these new, detailed tables it can be hard to get a hang of everything before your three lives are used up. To help keep you playing longer and getting higher scores here are some tips and hints for playing Pinball FX 2.
Pinball FX 2 Tips – Options
After playing each table a couple times in Pinball FX 2 take some time and look through each of the display options. You can adjust the position of the replay and dot matrix windows, or even remove them entirely. Setting your display up so you can easily see all the information presented without being distracted helps keep your balls alive a lot longer. Be sure to check out the different camera angles as well while you are playing with the right bumper. There are 6 different views available and each one behaves a little differently.
Pinball FX 2 Tips – Secondary Flippers
All of the tables in Pinball FX 2 have at least one, if not two, extra flippers about half way up the table. Familiarize yourself with their positions and what paths will make the balls cross in front of them. Using these flippers to keep the ball towards the top of the tables in Pinball FX 2 will help you rack up a higher score and keep you alive longer. If the ball is not near the bottom of the table then it is not going to slip past your defenses and cost you a life.
Pinball FX 2 Tips – Multiball & Story Progression
Each table has a story you can progress through to earn bonus points. Watch and listen for the indicators on how to advance the story so you can earn the large points bonuses with each portion of it. Each table in Pinball FX 2 also has a method for unlocking multiple balls at once. Try to activate multiple balls as often as possible as they will rack up a lot of points quickly. Plus, the multiball turns on a life saver so the first time you lose the extra balls it will come right back into play. When the multiball bonus activates the camera zooms out to show the whole table. Be prepared for this so you do not get distracted and accidentally miss a bonus ball right at the start.
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