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Mario Pinball Land

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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 Pinball in the sea: fishes, treasure chests and a suspected ship.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Title screen.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Spend your rich little money buying items and other goodies in Toad's shop.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance When the Boos are invisible, they're immune to any attack.

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Mario Ball" -- European/Japanese title
  • "スーパーマリオボール" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Kombo.com Game Boy Advance Oct 18, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer 2.0 Game Boy Advance Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Modojo Game Boy Advance Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
DS-x2 Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Dec 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33


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