Summary: Metroid Pinball is a well executed game with smooth play and good graphics. But it is just too complicated for a pinball game. There are too many non pinball modes that had me reaching for the manual to figure out what to do. I would rather they give us more table layouts than just the 2 in the game. In my opinion, portable games should be simple and easy to pick up. This game was by no means simple.
Summary: It doesn't make much use of the touch-screen feature of the DS but the dual-screen fits perfect for the tall nature of a pinball table (though there is annoying unseen space between them). I've never played any of the other Metroid games but I do know that the main character can turn into a ball. You play that ball in this game (or just control the flippers that move it) and the tables are brilliantly done and are full of wild features.
Summary: This is a great pinball game for the DS. Since pinball stopped being included with Windows I've been hunting for a replacement. Playing single player is the most exciting as the two player mission only has one level so you always have the play the exact same game - it would have been better if the levels unlocked in single player mode were available to choose from as I can tell we will be bored of playing together soon but I'm very happy to play on my own.