Pokémon Pinball on the Game Boy Color remains a favorite of many Pokémon fans out there. There’s certainly no shortage of spin-off Pokémon games, but Pokémon Pinball is definitely one of the highest-quality efforts. Even decades after the game’s release, the game is just as fun to play as it was on launch day. That title was followed up by Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire on the GBA, which was also met with critical and commercial success.

You’d think two successful Pokémon Pinball games would mean a third would come about, and that was definitely the plan at some point. Pokemon Co. and Nintendo had interest in releasing a new Pokémon Pinball game for the Nintendo DS, but unfortunately, that project would never see the light of day.

In this video, Did You Know Gaming takes a look at a cancelled Pokemon Pinball game for the Nintendo DS that was being developed by Fuse Games, the developers of Metroid Prime Pinball. Pokemon Pinball on the DS would have been a step up for the sub-series, with Fuse bringing the same level of quality as seen in their previous NDS outing.

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1+ y ago

Man, this could have been good. I love the original on GBC. DYKG does some awesome deep dives. So glad they're working on preserving this history.


1+ y ago

The first two pinball games were awesome back in the day (not counting the mini console game). I doubt I would have the patience today to complete the Pokédex in a new one though.