Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. Incredibly entertaining portable pinball game with additional rumble pack cart.
  2. A fully realized and well-tuned hybrid of pinball play and Metroid Prime atmosphere, and it sets the bar high for other pinball-action games to come. [Dec 2005, p.109]
  3. Metroid Prime Pinball may be the surprise sleeper of the fall, and although the "Prime" moniker may be out of place, it certainly embodies the fun and sense of addiction that other Metroid titles have shown.
  4. If it's Metroid it's in here, and looking absolutely amazing... [Nov p.99]
  5. 90
    The graphic stylings are incredible, the tables are well thought out and integrated, the musical score is brilliant and the theme works in ways you would never imagine.
  6. Video game pinball doesn’t get any better than what Nintendo and Fuse Games have put together in Metroid Prime Pinball.
  7. The game’s pinball mechanics, save for the somewhat inept table-tilting feature, are expertly implemented, and the numerous flavors of Metroid have been liberally sprinkled throughout the experience the ensure fans of the franchise will come away both smiling and humming a familiar tune.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Nov 24, 2013
    It's a fun spinoff to the series and works well on the DS. But being a spinoff, it lacks depth. You can beat the game in an hour. It's a fun game, if you're a Metroid Prime or Pinball fan you should pick it up since it's cheap. But it doesn't deserve higher than a 7/10 Full Review »
  2. Sep 25, 2010
    i can see this game being a Metroid game. but i don't get how it ties into with the Metroid prime series. but its still a great game if you like pinball Full Review »
  3. BlueFalcon
    Dec 24, 2006
    I would venture to say this is the best pinball video game ever created. If I was a fan of metroid prime, I'd probably give it a 10. Basically what makes it great is variety and polish. Full Review »