Zombie Rollerz Pinball Heroes Review (Steam)

Our Zombie Rollerz Pinball Heroes Review has us taking on this ultimate mashup of classic pinball, zombie defense, and rogue-like! Shoot, slam and smash your way through hordes of zombies and epic boss fights. Select your hero, it’s time to become a pinball wizard!

Zombie Rollerz Pinball Heroes Review Pros:

  • Decent cartoon-like graphics.
  • 903.73MB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics – fullscreen, resolution, v-sync, screen shake, Invert ballista, vibration, graphics quality preset, and anti-aliasing.
  • Pinball gameplay.
  • 3 difficulties – normal, hard, and hell.
  • Tutorial level but pop-ups throughout.
  • Easy to learn controls.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Quick to learn.
  • Over map that you use to roam and pick routes, fights, and special events.
  • Before choosing an encounter you will get told the difficulty (it varies) rewards and any specific challenges.
  • Your health is persistent across the levels.
  • As you do a level the game advances one day and the zombie plague edges closer shutting down routes and options.
  • Earn EXP and level up to unlock new abilities.
  • Outside of normal pinball paddle control, you can hit enemies with your paddles and charge up special attacks.
  • To launch the ball back into play you use the ballista and can hit enemies with it.
  • Combo counter.
  • Power-ups and Bombs can spawn and cause trouble.
  • Puzzle encounters.
  • A handy aiming line comes up to help guide you.
  • Pick up hearts to regain health or items to help regain health.
  • Interactions can happen on the Overworld game board like obstacles where you choose how to deal with it like using an item or taking damage etc.
  • Has a tabletop feel to it.
  • Find elites and bosses to fight.
  • You have a lot of control over how the game plays but also your choices on travel matter.
  • Find Mages and wizards to upgrade stats or abilities.
  • Collect coins in the levels and on the board.
  • Damage numbers pop on the screen.
  • It’s a lot of fun.
  • As the difficulty increases so do the rather impressive on-screen enemy counts causing epic moments.
  • Ten characters to unlock each with unique stats and abilities.
  • Roguelike element in that you can unlock permanent features but you also get one life then your done.
  • Every run is randomized.
  • The overall score is used to unlock the chances of a new item’s abilities and characters showing up.
  • Treasure houses can be found on a level and this is a one-shot attempt at extra rewards.
  • Earn keys to unlock bonus loot chests.
  • Every location is unique with its own features.
  • Every run feels different.
  • Big boss battles.
  • Unlock and use many special abilities and minions to fight for you.
  • Does a good job of keeping the action going and minimizing the ball getting stuck in a loop.
  • Gets very addictive.
  • The more you play the more diverse and rewarding the game gets.
  • Gallery shows all discovered abilities, trinkets, and enemies.
  • A lot of replay value.
  • Pinball fragments can be had and every four of these will unlock a new ball modifier slot and then when maxed will increase stats overall.
  • You can recall the ball back to the ballista at will.
  • Upgrade your ability cards in a run by picking them on upgrade choices.

Zombie Rollerz Pinball Heroes Review Cons:

  • Minimal graphic settings.
  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • Hitting enemies with the flippers sucks as you think you have time to hit them and they then jump at you from distance and it always catches you by surprise.
  • Has a bit of luck and RNG to it.
  • Can get hard to see the ball especially when all the explosions start going off.
  • Levels can feel claustrophobic at times.
  • Difficulty ramps up quickly.
  • The game doesn’t explain everything.
  • You have to unlock the extra difficulties outside of normal.
  • If you have the Steam fps counter on it will be in the game window all the time.
  • Boss fights feel cheap with unblockable attacks.
  • Takes a while for the game to get going in terms of must-have unlocks to improve it all.
  • The aiming of the ballista is a right pain as it’s so slow.

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Zombie Rollerz Pinball Heroes:

Official website.

Developer: Firefly Games

Publisher: Firefly Games

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Over the last few years, we have had many games take Pinball and try and implement it into another genre with mixed results. Here we have a roguelike pinball game with a huge emphasis on combat. You can do damage with your ball, environmental interactions, abilities, and more. What I really love about the game is how they have structured it, being a roguelike every run is unique, every encounter feels different and with so many types of abilities, I have yet to get a Deja Vu feeling. The game starts slow as you learn the mechanics and how to manipulate the game board traversal to your benefit by maximizing your route, as it builds and the difficulties go up the game shines even brighter, the more enemies on screen the more carnage the more damage the bigger combos and the most important part. The more satisfaction! I lost hours as every run had me saying how il just see what this ability does and then before I know it an hour has passed. Unlocks wise you get permanent new abilities, characters, and items judged on how well you score. In-game you earn exp and level up each run you get a choice of two abilities so that mixes the game up even more. The Overworld where you move around is hex-based and honestly feels like a tabletop game, as soon as you finish an encounter the game advances one day and with that, the plague moves forward shutting off parts of the map. Learn to play the field and you will get cool rewards, access to shops, and the chance to upgrade abilities. Gameplay and it’s simply pinball but with you blowing shit up and hitting enemies. Every location has a hidden treasure room along with unique environmental benefits, boss fights are mega as they fill the screen. Launching the ball is done via a ballista and you can aim and headshot enemies with it, a combo counter banging up feeds your adrenaline and desire to fuck shit up. It is really hard to find fault with the game, it doesn’t have a lot of the rules or mechanics of a traditional pinball game but it does have unique twists and turns giving you one of the best pinball hybrid experiences in years, its a must for pinball and roguelike fans alike.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!