The Artifact Temple is a table in Metroid Prime Pinball based on the area of the same name on Tallon IV. Like in Metroid Prime, all 12 Chozo Artifacts are required before access to this table is granted, and Meta Ridley must be defeated before Samus can enter the Impact Crater. Unlike other tables, there are four flippers, two of them being on the circular section on the top screen. Once the ball enters a blue light on the top screen, 6 spherical rocks serving as the balls for this stage appear, as does Meta Ridley. To complete the table, all balls must be sent into the Chozo Totems located around the table; once there is no more than one ball remaining outside of a Totem, the rest are released, allowing them to activate other Totems. If a ball is lost, it can be respawned by hitting the target located directly under Samus. Should all balls be destroyed by Meta Ridley or lost between the flippers, Samus will fail the table. While she will not lose any of her artifacts (or a life, for that matter), she will have to complete another table before being allowed another try at the Artifact Temple.
|Elements of Metroid Prime Pinball|
|Tables|| Pirate Frigate • Tallon Overworld • Phendrana Drifts • Phazon Mines • Artifact Temple • Impact Crater |
|Board Features||Clone Machine • Progress Bar • Drop Target • Cow|
|Mini-Games|| Beetle Blast • Burrower Bash • Clone Multiball • Gunship Multiball • Hurry Up • Metroid Mania • Parasite Purge |
Phazon Frenzy • Phazon Multiball • Shriekbat Shootout • Space Pirate Panic • Triclops Terror • Wall Jump