Summary: If you are a serious pinball fan or what we are also called, a pinhead, I don't recommend this game for the Pinball Wizards. The storylines take up too much time and the player has to sit & wait before playing any serious pinball! It's a good game for the ages of 8-12yrs. old. I endedup giving this game to my mother because she's a casual pinball player. That's another thing I wanted to recommend this game for, the casual pinball players.
Summary: Flipper Critters was not the best idea for a game. It was amusing when I first played it, but then after 2 mins it got boring. I could not get past world 2 and ent up taking it back to the store. UNLESS YOU LIKE WASTING MONEY, DON'T BUY IT.
Summary: From the picture and other reviews I mistakenly thought this would be good for a young child. The story line may be engaging but it is a bit more complicated than it appears and actual pinball playing is very limited. Unless an adult wants to go through it step by step each time and assist a child i don't think it is good for kids too young and older kids may find it too juvenile. I should have done my homework on this one.
Summary: I recommend to see a selection of videos to see if you like it - search google for videos of this game. What I like: 1 - hypnotic music 2 - unusual things happen - the ball gets carried away by a bird... 3 - the ball rolls from one table to another to another with different sceneries - and even more tables to unlock. My personal judgement: Not for playing hours and hours each day - but a few minutes once a week - yes - fun for me - the best DS game I have tried so far.
Summary: If you're a very young child (or an easy-to-please person in your 40's), you might get some enjoyment out of this, but if you have any kind of desire for a descent pinball sim on the go then this is the wrong game. If that's what you're looking for, then you need Metroid Prime Pinball instead. Flipper Critters initially impressed me with a vibrant, colorful art style backed up by a silky-smooth 3D graphics engine.
Summary: Flipper Critters makes the best use of each of the features of the DS all rolled into one exciting pinball game. Each level has plenty to do - you need to move the flippers, tap the screen and use the arrow keys. There are usually three pinball tables in each area/level and built-in arcade type mini games which aren't impossible to win! You get plenty of lives and there are lots of opportunites to gain new lives.