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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.

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Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance High score table with high default scores.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A giant pyramid: another place to improve your exploration sense!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A peaceful amusement park is the visual of the 1st stage.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Select the next world to "pinball" the enemies!

Alternate Titles

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

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Fragland.net Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Cubed3 Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Life Oct 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Armchair Empire, The Nov 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
DS-x2 Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Oct 01, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
IGN Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Bordersdown Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Gaming Age Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33

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