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 These ice puppets team are armed and dangerous!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Some Koopas are walking peacefully in a toadstool field, waiting the moment of death... ;-)
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Title screen.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Other ice area, this time with some lazy penguins.

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
GameSpot 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
Modojo Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Informer Magazine Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Mygamer.com Oct 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GamerDad Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Oct 19, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43

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