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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.

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Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Inside of this "?" box, a good item awaits for a owner. And nobody (not even this "mole") will disturb your way!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Bonus stage with hungry Chomp-Chomps.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A typical ice level: ice puppets, pines, colorful canes... and Shy Guys?
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance See this scene: some Shy-Guys are playing before dying...

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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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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
DS-x2 Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GamerDad Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Diehard GameFan Oct 19, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43
Bordersdown Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40
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
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