Read the full review here.
“While the whimsical images of the playing cards, Mario, ball-bouncing seals, and the metallic ball at least show signs of an effort being put into this title, the overall effect remains definitively underwhelming.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
I will leave it to someone else to point out how poignant it was to have a pinball game as among the NES’s launch titles; and, at face value, this is not a terrible game. Especially as the years go by, its simplistic stylism does retain a certain charm. Under scrutiny, though, one cannot reasonably place this in the top pantheon of the 8-bit library. It has its place elsewhere.