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 Mario and Peach are surprised with something...
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Nice trophy gallery!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance The next step: a barren desert.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Some Koopas are walking peacefully in a toadstool field, waiting the moment of death... ;-)

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

The Video Game Critic Dec 19, 2004 A- 91
GameZone Oct 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamer 2.0 Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Lawrence Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Armchair Empire, The Nov 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
DS-x2 Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Oct 01, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
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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