Metroid Prime Pinball Review

source: nintendoinsider
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Jonthan Coley recently reviewed Metroid Prime Pinball over at nintendoinsider. At first glance of the game it reminded me of a favorite old NES game, Pinbot. Last year Nintendo tried to release a pinball game on Game Boy Advance called Mario Pinball Land but that went nowhere. Even with the last unsuccessful pinball game, Nintendo seems ready to give it a go again. Features of this game include:

– The touch screen combined with the top screen provides a larger table
– Tilt the table using the touch screen
– Possible rumble pack for the bottom GBA slot

Unlike Mario Pinball Land, this game doesn’t try for the adventure pinball concept but goes for a more realistic arcade pinball feel. With the dual screen this makes gameplay even better with such a large playing field of view. As for a ‘tilt’ feature, players touch the bottom screen in a certain direction and maybe you can avoid your ball sinking.

A very unique feature of this game are its ‘mini-games’ you can enter by bouncing into the right slots of the pinball table. At E3 they knew of at least four different ones. Some games known are “Metroid Mania” where metroid creatures come and try to take the life from your pinball. There's “Space Pirates” in which Samus has to turn into a pinball and crush invading aliens, and “Wall Jump Challenge” which doesn't mention any specifics.

One good thing are the graphics which appear to be better than the Game Boy Advance versions. Nintendo is preparing to launch Metroid Prime Pinball later this year, and hopefully will bring a new standard for pinball games everywhere.

Game: Metroid Prime Pinball
Developer: Fuse Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Action
Players: One
Release Date: 4th Quarter, 2005

source: nintendoinsider
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Jonthan Coley recently reviewed Metroid Prime Pinball over at nintendoinsider. At first glance of the game it reminded me of a favorite old NES game, Pinbot. Last year Nintendo tried to release a pinball game on Game Boy Advance called Mario Pinball Land but that went nowhere. Even with the last unsuccessful pinball game, Nintendo seems ready to give it a go again. Features of this game include:

– The touch screen combined with the top screen provides a larger table
– Tilt the table using the touch screen
– Possible rumble pack for the bottom GBA slot

Unlike Mario Pinball Land, this game doesn’t try for the adventure pinball concept but goes for a more realistic arcade pinball feel. With the dual screen this makes gameplay even better with such a large playing field of view. As for a ‘tilt’ feature, players touch the bottom screen in a certain direction and maybe you can avoid your ball sinking.

A very unique feature of this game are its ‘mini-games’ you can enter by bouncing into the right slots of the pinball table. At E3 they knew of at least four different ones. Some games known are “Metroid Mania” where metroid creatures come and try to take the life from your pinball. There's “Space Pirates” in which Samus has to turn into a pinball and crush invading aliens, and “Wall Jump Challenge” which doesn't mention any specifics.

One good thing are the graphics which appear to be better than the Game Boy Advance versions. Nintendo is preparing to launch Metroid Prime Pinball later this year, and hopefully will bring a new standard for pinball games everywhere.

Game: Metroid Prime Pinball
Developer: Fuse Games
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Action
Players: One
Release Date: 4th Quarter, 2005

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