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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 Bonus stage with hungry Chomp-Chomps.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Mario is furious and prepared to rescue Peach one more time!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Other bonus stage, now with some Bob-ombs to explode.
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

The Video Game Critic Dec 19, 2004 A- 91
Kombo.com Oct 18, 2004 7.9 out of 10 79
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
NintendoWorldReport Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Armchair Empire, The Nov 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
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
Bordersdown Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Gaming Age Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33

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