DS #0142: Metroid Prime Pinball (U)

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  1. shaunj66
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    ROM NumberÂ

    0142


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    Full NameÂ

    Metroid Prime Pinball




    RegionÂ

    USA




    LanguagesÂ

    English




    Release GroupÂ

    Mode7




    ROM SizeÂ

    256Mbit




    Save TypeÂ

    Unknown




    GenreÂ

    Pinball




    FilenameÂ

    m7-metpp.zip




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  2. Elrinth

    Elrinth :Master beyond your imagination:

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    Haha it's out! [​IMG] gotta try this one [​IMG]
     
  3. m_babble

    m_babble Elder Phantom

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    It's a lot cooler than I expected.
     
  4. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    The game is very very entertaining...but I have only one issue...not sure if its the ROM or the game itself but did you notice how the game tends to have a lower frame rate usually and then the frame rate jumps when you change mode?"
     
  5. Vince989

    Vince989 Still lurking around, sometimes...

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    That's what the SuperCard's "play from CF/SD" does. Just play it from the SuperCard, yes with the loading before, and everything will be fine after... [​IMG]

    Honestly, I don't know if I really like the game. It's not bad, but I just tend to get somewhat frustrated after a while of playing pinball games and seeing the ball fall helplessly between the paddles on repeated instances... [​IMG]

    - Vince989
     
  6. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    Yep just tried that now vince...works like a charm...hope they work it out in the future firmwares

    Edit: Wait a minute...how did you know I had a SuperCard?
     
  7. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    Did anyone also get freezes? I know I did... [​IMG]
     
  8. Bi99uy

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    Did you use the SC option when you patched the game? I get random freezes and slowdowns when i using direct acess to the SD card, but it work´s perfect when using the internal memory of the Supercard.
     
  9. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    Well, I tried it with NDSpatcher yesterday and got multiple freezes. I'm trying now with the SC option and until now I didn't experience any freezing [​IMG]
     
  10. cory1492

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    I hope this game isnt their excuse to sell rumblepacks (like 64's memory expansion was only available with certain games at first)...

    Not that big of a pinball fan, something in my youth is telling me its just wrong to whack your balls around on a table... [​IMG]
     
  11. berlinka

    berlinka You have sustained a lethal injury.

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    But it sure FEELS good ...cloink... [​IMG]
     
  12. shadow1w2

    shadow1w2 Still here.

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    Playing this game on my EZFA cart.
    Im surprised at how much this game does not suck.
    I was expecting a crappy Mario Pinball game >.>
    But its not bad at all. A little too much renderd graphics for my tastes, but heck, its fun pinball.
    I like how its not too hard to get tartgets and enable certain modes.

    I used to play Sonic Pinball and it got frusturating as Id always end up randomly hitting everything, and Mario Pinball there was just tons of bouncing x-x.
    In this its more mission objective based and everythings straight forward without being too simple and still giving that seroius pinball feel.
    The music is great too xD

    Though a few things that bug me is the fact theres no saving between levels, so ya gotta return to the begining after you spent all your lives. And those Artifacts arent exactly easy to earn since you gotta get em peice by peice.
    Plus its really annoying when the ball falls straight down and theres just plain nothing you can do about it falling down to its doom.
    Also, I was disapointed that there was no classic styled metroid table in the game from the get go. It would be cool to play a flat Metroid version of the old Pinball NES game, or even atleast (or aswell) a two screened version of the oriogonal pinball NES game.
    Now that, woulda be kick ass xD

    But still, its a good game, and worth getting for the rumble pack and a nice simple game of pinball with more than just a single simple table.

    Anyone know of any unlockables the game might have though?

    Oh ya, one last thing, wouldnt Metriod pinball be alot better as a REAL pinball game? With a buncha samus suit decaled balls and maybe a big metroid thing that glowed and grabed the ball. And heck, maybe some little holograms (using mirrors and transparent screens maybe. Monochrome ones too, cuase their cheap.) for the monsters and stuff. Oh and a Samus Model in the middle xD
    Oh oh! and a screen on the scorestand that shows a 3D model of samus who shows less suit with more score sorta like the better endings with the samus games.

    Ya, a REAL life Metroid Pinball game would be awsome [​IMG]

    Ok, time for me to shut up now xD
     
  13. Sherv

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    Apologies for bumping an old thread, but man, I can't get this game to save at all. No freezing problems though...