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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 Ohhhh... Mario was knocked out!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A peaceful amusement park is the visual of the 1st stage.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Other boss: a big Koopa pharaoh with magical powers.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Select the next world to "pinball" the enemies!

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Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
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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

GameZone Oct 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
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
GamerDad Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
DS-x2 Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Modojo Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
JeuxActu Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GameSpy Oct 01, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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