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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 Your task: defeat some Goombas (and other enemies) in a peaceful and beautiful forest.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A typical ice level: ice puppets, pines, colorful canes... and Shy Guys?
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Mario and Peach are surprised with something...
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance This apparently defenseless prickly fish is a boss. Yes, a boss!

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

Fragland.net Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
NintendoWorldReport Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50
IGN Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Oct 19, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43
Bordersdown Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40

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