Perhaps the neatest part of the Modnation Racers Pinball Heroes table is its nod towards the formers creation aspect. Flipping the ball inside the Mod and Kart caverns changes the background of the table, with different designs keeping the board fresh.

The table stays true to its source material. A countdown before the ball is launched awards you with some bonus points if you time it correctly, and the love it or hate it theme tune returns to drive the action. The table's main point of interest is a series of rails at the top, which need to be hit frequently to award bonuses.

Aside from the changing character models though, the grey tarmac background is a little plain and disappointing, especially for a game with as much personality as Modnation Racers.

Item bubbles round out the head of the track, but there's little else to hold your interest.


Pinball Heroes is a PlayStation Portable application developed by Sony San Diego. It’s available from the PlayStation Store where tables can be bought in bulk, or separately. Each table includes online scoreboards and trophies.