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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 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 Other ice area, this time with some lazy penguins.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance The next step: a barren desert.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Other bonus stage, now with some Bob-ombs to explode.

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
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
Gamer 2.0 Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Lawrence Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
JeuxActu Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GamerDad Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
IGN Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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