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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 High score table with high default scores.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance When the Boos are invisible, they're immune to any attack.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance This apparently defenseless prickly fish is a boss. Yes, a boss!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Your task: defeat some Goombas (and other enemies) in a peaceful and beautiful forest.

Promo Images

Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Cubed3 Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GameZone Oct 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Lawrence Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
GamerDad Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxActu Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Bordersdown Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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MadEwokHerd (129) added Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 24, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (17800)