The controls are hard to get used to, but it's not impossible to get used to them. I play the game using the d-pad, even if I'm used the 3D Nights pad, I switch it to D-pad. Sometimes, I don't even use either of them, just use the flippers to move around. After you get the courses down, you don't even notice the horrible camera angles. But my only complaint is that it's way too easy, can beat it in a little over 30 minutes.
It would be cool if they made a sequel with some better course, camera angles, and graphics.