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Update 2: Looks like the kinks have been worked out, and it's now available on the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

We first told you about Zen Pinball THD back in May, and it finally landed in the Android Market just a bit ago. I got the opportunity to test out the APK a few weeks ago, and I can assure you, it was well worth the wait. This is probably the single best pinball game that I've played on any device - the graphics are great, the tables are fantastic, and the overall feel of the game is absolutely stellar.

There seems to be some confusion about device compatibility - this is for Tegra devices only.

Zen comes with one free table (which also happens to be my personal favorite): the Sorcerer's Lair. There are also two additional tables available for purchase: Wolverine and The Fantastic Four. I haven't had a chance to check out the Wolverine table yet, but The Fantastic Four table is a mighty fun one, and I highly recommend it.

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Each table has its own set of environmental obstacles to overcome and bypass, some of which will take  you into hidden, bonus tables if hit at the appropriate time. The characters also interact with the ball during gameplay, so no two games ever go the same way.

If you're looking for some super-slick pinball action on your Tegra device, then hit the widget below to grab Zen Pinball now!

For some reason, the Market lists Zen Pinball as "not compatible" with the Galaxy Tab 10.1, though I was able to install it on the Acer A100 without issue. We've pinged the developer to see what's up with the lack of Tab support and will update when we hear something back.

Update 1: It seems they're having an issue that is specific to the Tab 10.1, but we've been told that it should be fixed "within the the next few hours."

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • tommy

    It's not compatible with any of my Samsung Devices, Epic 4G, Nexus S, Epic Touch OR the tab. booooooooooooo!

    • Cameron Summerson

      It's Tegra-only, so that explains why it's not available on the Epic 4G, Touch, or NS. No clue why it doesn't support the Tab, though.

      • Erik I Graul

        Why is that??? Is it blocked from phones that don't have Tegra. Or is it really a hardware issue??? My LG Optimus V is a no go too!!! But i expect that by now... Time to upgrade!!!

    • http://villainrom.co.uk Fysi

      Well with the Chainfire 3D app, you can trick the market to think you are on a Tegra phone, and Chainfire 3D will allow the phone to run any Tegra app.

      • Jon

        Actually...Nope. I just bought the Pro version in order to finally repay mr Chainfire for his work, and...nope. It still tells me my device isn't compatible (after clicking in the "fix market" option of CF3D).

  • rogue3

    I'm getting a "Not Compatible With Your Device" on my rooted Fascinate running MIUI 1.11.25. I do encounter this from time to time. Does anyone know why some apps don't support custom ROM's?

  • Charles

    I have chainfire installed and it's still not showing up in the market for me on my thunderbolt with CM7

  • http://iandouglas.com Ian Douglas

    As of earlier today, Zen has said:

    "We're having an issue with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 specifically. Hopefully it will be resolved tomorrow-ish."

  • Evan K

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

    I love pinball, I used to play pinball all the time in the 70s & 80s. This game is serious, if you played pinball for real as a kid then you know what I'm talking about. PHYSICS baby, the feel of the game is uncanny. I have a G2x with a tegra chip. This thing is faster than my dual core computer which by the way has 2 nvidia video cards installed. The "Sorcerer Lair" is awesome and I bought the "Fantastic Four" too since I love all the marvel characters and this table rocks as well, I can't wait to get "Wolverine" Way to go TEGRA ZONE!!!!!

  • Falconator

    Installed fine with the A500 and I'm actually quite impressed with this. The physics isn't 100% accurate as you would expect a pinball to be such as how the ball returns to you or when you get that "pattern" going and pretty much get points easily. Still, I give it a 4/5 overall. Nice work!

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