“Chalk and cheese” is a phrase usually used when comparing two objects of juxtaposing qualities. Such a phrase could be applied to the titles “Metroid Prime” and “pinball”, so it's quite a compliment to developers “Fuse Games” that it merged these two contrasting entities into an enjoyable DS game. Metroid Prime...
Metroid Prime Pinball Guides
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About The Game
Unleash Metroid pinball action across dual screens. Play Samus in Morph Ball form on different Metroid-themed tables in a classic pinball adventure.
- Multi-Mission Mode: Play through six different pinball table regions, each with its own Metroid theme and game-play style. Collect hidden artifacts, find weapon upgrades, battle bosses and play dozens of pinball mini-games in the quest to unlock new regions and battle Metroid Prime.
- Wireless Mission: Metroid Prime Pinball features the world's first simultaneous eight-player game play using DS Download Play with a single game card. Players hit targets to release Metroid enemies on opponents' tables as they try to beat one another to the top score.
- Single Mission: This mode features two single-player modes. In Score Attack, players play a traditional pinball game on the board of their choice. They try to collect extra balls, because if they run out, it's game over. In Time Attack, players try to defeat a boss in the fastest time possible.
- The Nintendo DS Rumble Pak, the first DS accessory to make use of the secondary expansion slot, gives players an added level of immersion by rumbling and vibrating in response to the action on the screens. The Rumble Pak is the same size as a Game Boy® Advance game pak and activates when the pinball hits a bumper or when enemies attack.
Game Storyline: Samus Aran's entry into the bumper-and-flipper world is a sci-fi adventure that has her battling gigantic boss creatures and careening through all the classic Metroid® Prime regions, including Phendrana Drifts and Magmoor Caverns.
Characters: Samus, Space Pirates, Metroids, Triclops, Thardus, Omega Pirate, Meta Ridley and Metroid Prime.
How to progress through the game: Play Multi-Mission play on one of six pinball tables to unlock new pinball regions, or level-up the current region to increase the challenge and up the point values. Players collect hidden artifacts, play through dozens of pinball mini-games, battle a variety of enemies and defeat bosses. Even if they can defeat the ultimate boss, the game is not over. Players can backtrack through the game to take on even harder enemies so they can really rack up the points. Play individual Score Attack or Time Attack modes for high scores.
Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Drop into a third-person Samus form to battle attacking bugs, bosses, Space Pirates and a host of other enemies. Use a combination of flipper action and Morph Ball Bombs to play through the game. Tapping the touch screen nudges the surface of the table to keep the pinball in play. Through game-play achievements, Samus collects a variety of weapons like Power Bombs and Missiles. This slick, action-packed pinball game features more than a dozen pinball-style game modes. Players flip and bomb their way through the Triclops Terror, and even unleash the mighty Phazon Multiball.