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Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance)

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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.


Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance This apparently defenseless prickly fish is a boss. Yes, a boss!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Title screen.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Bonus stage with hungry Chomp-Chomps.
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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The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Dec 19, 2004 A- 91
Fragland.net Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Kombo.com Oct 18, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
NintendoWorldReport Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Lawrence Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Modojo Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Age Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33


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