PSNStores Pinball Arcade Tournament

Posted by on July 20th, 2013 | 16 Comments | Tags:

If you love Pinball, and a bit of friendly competition, you’ve come to the right place. PSNStores will be holding a Pinball Arcade tournament for all you loyal readers. To sign up, just send a quick friend request to contestps on PSN. Below are the rules, and an FAQ list.


Every week, I will randomly select a new table to play on. The table selected could be ANY table, including the DLC, so make sure you have or are able to buy the tables for every week. Again, the tournament will last for 8 whole weeks, so make sure you have the money to buy some tables if need be.

I will announce the table on Sunday, and you can start trying to set your score for the competition the day after, on Monday. You will have one week to set your score (Monday-Sunday, I will start tallying scores at approximately Sunday, 3:00 PM CST) on that table, and at the end of the week I will, tally up the scores and award points to the top scorers. So, for example if I got the top score of the week, I would get 5 points, second would get 4, and so on.

You can play as many times as you want, and I will take your highest score on the weekly scoreboard. Depending on how many people we get, I might split the league into two divisions, so more information on that closer to the league’s start date.


When does the tournament start?

The first table will be announced Sunday, July 28th and competition will start the day after on the 29th. I will take late sign-ups, so if you are just viewing this now, feel free to send that friend request and get started right away!

What can I play on to set my score?

You can play across both your Vita and PS3.

What if the scoreboard glitches and I lose my score?

Sadly, there is nothing I can do. However, I suggest if you pull an awesome score, you take a screenshot and send it to me at noah@psnstores.com. As long as I get it before that Sunday, I will use that for your score.

What is the prize for the tournament?

The winner will receive a voucher for some PSN cash. [UPDATE] We have some PSNStores editors in the mix now, and they cannot win a prize. It’s just like a giveaway; it’s for you, readers! Due to where we live, you will have to use a PSN Account from North America.

If you have any questions, or you think I left anything out of my explanation, feel free to ask/tell me in the comments below. Have fun, and let the smack talk commence.

  • Freelance

    I’m not that good at pinball, but I’ll participate.

    However, the game has a glitch right now that affects some people in whuich friend scores don’t appear on the leaderboards. Luckily I have a Vita so I can take screenshots easily though.

    • Freelance

      Ignore this.

    • Yeah, added it to the FAQ section.

    • Freelance

      I see. it wouldn’t matter if I win then, as I have all the tables released already 😀 and I dunno how it’s gonna work with PSN cash. I’m pretty sure US PSN cards don’t work in Canada.

    • I’ve gotten 2 besides yours so far. And I’m not too good either, but I loooooove pinball though.

  • Eric G

    Sound like fun. this may be calling to my competitive side.

    • KosmoCrisis

      And mine. Not sure if we’d be allowed to win since the prize is coming from little Noah’s pockets, but I’m down to give the readers a run for the money!

  • quidnunc1

    I still get an error when attempting to install the “free” PS+ version on the Vita :/

    • KosmoCrisis

      Do you have the space for the game. You need to allow twice the space as the file size for the install. Try deleting something else, then install.

  • Devin Hudson

    I’ll sign up, but I doubt I have a chance at winning since I only have the base four tables and I don’t have any extra money in my wallet to be buying tables at random. I’ll participate for any table I do have though.

    Now if you do a Zen Pinball 2 tournament, I’ll be all over it as I have nearly every table for that game.

    • Maybe after this one, we could get one of those going. I absoultely love ZP2 as well. Thanks for the game suggestion, that will probably be our next one if we do one.

    • Devin Hudson

      Awesome. I like both games, but ZP2 has always been more fun to me so I’ll definitely be anticipating that tournament. I’ll consider this one the warm-up. 🙂

    • Freelance

      I can join that too. I have -most- of the tables so I should be fine. I love TPA a lot more than ZP2 though, but I’m sure you already know that.

      If I actually do win something in this TPA tournament, I can give my code away to someone who deserves it.

    • KosmoCrisis

      Yo, let’s space out the pinball madness here. I’m down for some PSASBR next time. We’re already talking 8 weeks of Pinball Arcade!

    • Freelance

      PSASBR (Vita) doesn’t even work for me. I can’t connect to anyone online to play multiplayer with for some reason. The person comes on, and he ‘disappears’ a sec after.

    • Devin Hudson

      Heh, I’m under the mindset that you can never have too much pinball! And it probably won’t be 8 weeks of Pinball Arcade for me unless I somehow strike it rich and can suddenly afford the rest of the tables.

      But it’s understandable that not everyone is into pinball, so it’ll be better to space it out. Maybe by the time you guys get around to a ZP2 tournament there will be some new tables out to generate some more interest in the game (since there haven’t been any new ones since the Star Wars tables in February).

      For the record though, I can’t play PSASBR at the moment. I only have a digital copy for the Vita, and I don’t have any room for it on my memory card. I really wish Sony would get around to making bigger memory cards already.