Quick initial thoughts: this is another high quality Matmi pinball game. If you've played Monster's or Snowy's Pinball, this is cut from the same cloth. It has that unmistakeable Matmi art style, slightly Pixar-ish with a sort of crazy demented edge. It's extremely fast paced, much more so than your traditional pinball games. This has been a turn off for some players, so if you weren't a fan of their other pinball games chances are you aren't going to like this one either. For those that do like Matmi's brand of pinball, this game is just as fast and fun as the others.
The main hook here is the multiball. Unlike most pinball games that require you to complete many missions or requirements to unlock multiple balls, I had the multiball going in the first 30 seconds of play. The pace of Matmi's games are frantic as is, and throwing multiball into the mix makes it that much more so. It's a lot of fun. The board itself has lots of tricks up it's sleeve waiting to be discovered. The in game help doesn't go into detail on what most of this is, but after just playing for a short while I've been able to figure out what a lot of it does. The art style and charm built into Multiball Pinball is astounding. So far, a tiny alien has popped up from a tube in the bottom of the screen and shot his zapper into the table, electrocuting everything. I activated a small spout that shot out smoke rings, that I'm not too sure what it did. Weird, but awesome. It's definitely a wild and crazy game, and the accompanying sound effects fit right into that theme.
So, everything sounds great, right? Is there at least one negative here? There absolutely is, and it's unfortunately a huge negative. There's only ONE table. Granted, it's an excellently designed table and loads of fun, but both Monster's and Snowy's offer multiple tables that are connected to each other. That's one of the biggest highlights for me with their games, and I was pretty disappointed this game doesn't feature anything like that.
If you've enjoyed a Matmi pinball game before, chances are you'll enjoy this one as well. Just bear in mind that you are trading off multiple balls for multiple tables.