I had an idea for a similar game but it never materialized. I didn't play too much to know what all your your powerups and everything are but it's looking to be pretty solid. I'm a big pinball fan though so probably not he best to comment on how well it plays for today's gamer.
Have you ever played or heard of the arcade game Gunbarich? It's a pinball/breakout hybrid that I always though would work in today's casual market. A difference there is that you can move the flippers back and forth. I also remember a cool power up that lets you shoot bullets.
Anyways, good luck with your release.