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 Other ice area, this time with some lazy penguins.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A very simple Game Over screen.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance High score table with high default scores.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance The next step: a barren desert.

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

GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Cubed3 Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Gamer 2.0 Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Lawrence Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Oct 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Oct 19, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43
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
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