Excerpt: Before I was born pinball used to be a really big thing. In fact pinball was the arcade machine of choice long before video games were invented. Sort of like video killing the radio star, pinball has been decimated thanks to the video game industry. Kids no longer want to just score points, and watch a ball bounce around. They would rather save the princess, while never having to get off the couch.
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: 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.
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.
Summary: When developer Fuse Games coughed out its first tabletop attempt, , most gamers hardly took notice. The GBA title was pretty to look at, but was awkward, mediocre and just plain confusing. What was the point of squashing Mario into a roughly spherical shape, and then swatting him around a series of Mushroom Kingdom themed tables? Needless to say, Mario Pinball was quickly forgotten.