A while ago, Stephen Totilo introduced me to the concept of a “chaser” – a downloadable title played to take a break after a session on a serious, narrative-based game or in a long stretch of multiplayer. The Marvel Pinball tables in Pinball FX 2have been my chaser of choice for the past few months. They’re also a great gaming experience unto themselves.
So I need little incentive to play Spider-Man on Marvel Pinball, but maker Zen Studios is tossing it out there anyway. Between now and Aug. 12, it’s running a tournament on that table, with prizes.
First place gets 4,000 Microsoft Points, an annual subscription to Marvel Digital Comics, and a Spider-Man T-shit from Mighty Fine. Second place gets a set of steak knives. Third place is you’re fired. No, kidding, second and third place get the shirt, the sub and 1,600 MS points. Zen says it’ll toss out random prizes as well, so if you have the table (it’s in the original Marvel Pinball extension, which gets you three other tables, for 800 Microsoft Points) there’s prizes to be claimed out there. Start chasin’.