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Be a force for good or evil in Star Wars Pinball

Get an exclusive look at the first Star Wars game on the Switch.


With so many games getting ported and released on the Nintendo Switch, it’s a surprise that a Star Wars title hasn’t found its way to the hot console/handheld hybrid. This will soon be changed when Star Wars Pinball launches later this month. We got an exclusive look at some gameplay, along with new details on what players can expect from this pinball game set in a galaxy far, far, away.

In the interview below, Zen studios walks us through the games key features, and what it does to marry traditional pinball with the iconic world of Star Wars. One of these features is the constant struggle between the light and dark side of the force. Good vs evil is at the core of the Star Wars saga, and the team behind Star Wars pinball decided to directly tie it into gameplay. At the main menu, players can select which side of the force they want to support. From there, all of their actions across the game will contribute to their designated side. This meter is community based and will constantly change to reflect which side is receiving more support.

Pinball on its own creates a pretty fun and satisfying gameplay loop. However, when it comes to video game adaptations, you may need more content and substance to hold player interest. Star Wars Pinball looks to tackle this with career mode. This mode hosts 100 challenges, each with their own specific rules and stipulations. The developers told us these levels are designed to improve the players pinball skills.

If you enjoyed the interview, make sure you use the force to subscribe to Shacknews and GamerHubTV’s Youtube channels. Star Wars Pinball releases on Nintendo Switch on September 13.

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Donovan is a young journalist from Maryland, who likes to game. His oldest gaming memory is playing Pajama Sam on his mom's desktop during weekends. Pokémon Emerald, Halo 2, and the original Star Wars Battlefront 2 were some of the most influential titles in awakening his love for video games. After interning for Shacknews throughout college, Donovan graduated from Bowie State University in 2020 with a major in broadcast journalism and joined the team full-time. He is a huge Star Wars nerd and film fanatic that will talk with you about movies and games all day. You can follow him on twitter @Donimals_

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