Flipper Critters Review

Pinball on the DS seems like a natural fit. After all, it

The graphics are okay for a DS title. That is, the 3D characters and objects are pretty blocky, but hey, it Music and sound are fine. The audio is a little bit tinny from the DS speakers, but they

The interface is pretty simple, which you would expect from a pinball game. The left and right shoulder buttons work fine for controlling the flippers. Sadly, there

The story mode is an unusual addition to what would ordinarily be just another pinball game. The idea is to progress through the stages by hitting specific targets and ramps. This is actually harder than it sounds, since some ramps will take you to completely different boards. The stories themselves are quirky little riffs on standard RPG quests, and the game regularly pokes fun at many traditional gaming clich It

Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming. Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter. Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 21 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).
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