D+PAD Magazine writes:
To date, the Zen Pinball series has proven to be a masterclass in videogame pinball design. It started by laying down remarkably solid foundations with wonderfully authentic physics, and then built an impressive suite of features on top – online leaderboards and multiplayer, videochat support and more. It then cemented its position with a series of nicely priced and beautifully designed DLC tables to keep players hooked. In short, it has provided the most authentic and fully featured pinball experiences that gamers could ask for. The game now arrives on the Nintendo 3DS’s eStore – and this release sees the series’ high standards maintained, even if it doesn’t necessarily push it in any particularly new or interesting directions.