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Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance)

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Description

This is the standard "Bowser has kidnapped the Princess, and Mario must rescue her" story. In this case, the Princess is transformed into a ball and launched from a Super Mario 64-style cannon, which a pair of goombas aim directly at Bowser's Castle. Mario is also transformed into a ball and chases after her.

There are 5 levels, each consisting of a set of pinball tables. Each table has some exits (including the one below the flippers) that Mario can use to move to other tables. Also, each one holds a star, normally obtained by defeating all enemies on the table. Some exits require that Mario has a certain number of stars. To gain access to Bowser's castle, Mario must defeat the bosses of the first 4 levels, which gives him star keys. The game also features a "Time Attack" mode, which allows players to fight already defeated bosses again.

Screenshots

Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Spend your rich little money buying items and other goodies in Toad's shop.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance This apparently defenseless prickly fish is a boss. Yes, a boss!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance See this scene: some Shy-Guys are playing before dying...
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A giant pyramid: another place to improve your exploration sense!

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Mario Ball" -- European/Japanese title
  • "スーパーマリオボール" -- Japanese spelling

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
NintendoWorldReport Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Lawrence Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Modojo Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
DS-x2 Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Gaming Age Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 23, 2006 2 out of 10 20

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MadEwokHerd (129) added Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 24, 2004