From what I've read that C of yours is very fair. What seems to be the funny part of things is that the DS version while not quite as pretty (but still full 3D) actually runs better and handles nicer on the controls and has rated higher due to that. Also that DS game is only $20 which helps too. I want it and will get it someday, just not today.
If you have to get pinball get the Williams Collection on Wii as they did that right to not just a science but as an art. Beautiful in every aspect right down to being able to shove the table using the controller parts which is cool.