Excerpt: It’s common fact that game spin-offs generally tend to fail. Metroid Prime Pinball is an exception to that fact. It stands above failures such as Pokemon Dash and Simpson’s Skateboarding with an effervescent glow and confidence. Samus has a new challenge, and it involves her balls. All of the action in Metroid Prime Pinball takes place over the DS’s two screens, and while initially it takes some getting used to (the gap in the DS’s hinge between the two screens serves as...
Conclusion: Despite the worries many Metroid fans had about Metroid Prime Pinball, this pinball adventure proved that there was nothing to even be worried about. Though many fans wont see this title as their Metroid dream game, it is great pinball game within the scope of the Metroid Prime series. Metroid Prime Pinball is definitely the best pinball game made in years.
Excerpt: Before you write off Metroid Prime Pinball as a lazy and rather untimely attempt at cashing in on a classic Nintendo series, consider that most brilliant pinball tables these days bank rather cynically on any license they can get hold of. Nip down to the local arcade and have a go on the Pirates of the Caribbean 3 pinball machine and you'll see what I mean. It's a terrible film, brilliantly applied in detail to the flashing lights and noisy flippers.
Conclusion: Metroid Prime Pinball is a challenging one player game that also provides a wireless multiplayer option that you and up 7 fellow gamers can battle each other on the same table to reach the high score first. With the addition of the included rumble pak enhancing the pinball game feel this game is a nice little package deal in itself.
Excerpt: Developer – Fuse Games Publisher - Nintendo Rating: E - Everyone Features 1-8 Player Touch Screen Compatible Wireless DS Single-Card Download Play Rumble Pack Cartridge Save When one thinks of Metroid, one definitely does not think of pinball. However anything is possible nowadays and these two things have crossed paths and melded into a game that will definitely surprise everyone.
Excerpt: Metroid Prime Pinball is the latest pinball game from Nintendo,
courtesy of FUSE Games. When I first heard about it, I felt highly
skeptical. Even though Galactic Pinball for the Virtual Boy was a
quasi-Metroid pinball game, it felt pretty traditional, while this
would incorporate all kinds of things, including the wall jump, bombs
and boss battles.
Excerpt: We're used to seeing Mario spin-offs, but you can understand why Nintendo fans were concerned when Metroid Prime Pinball was announced. Metroid Pinball was developed by the same studio that brought us Mario Pinball Land , a game which was not well received. Fortunately, it turns out that Samus fits into pinball form much better than Mario does, and the game is much more than a cash grabbing spin-off.
Excerpt: I've never really understood entrepreneurship and risk-taking. It's too, uh, risky for my tastes. Luckily, I'm not the one in charge of developing games for Nintendo, because once again they've completely blindsided me by taking one of their top franchises, Metroid, and mixed it with a completely random genre, pinball, creating a game that is simply one of the best of its kind. My first thought was, "Who wants to play a Metroid pinball game?
Conclusion: In the end, Metroid Prime Pinball is a fun little title for fans of both pinball and Metroid alike. However, if you don’t already have an interest in pinball games, there really won’t be much to get out of it. The game has a lot of polish and plays well. The tables are well designed, but a few more would have helped the value of the game a little.