Mario Pinball Land

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Game Boy Advance
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3.9
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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 See how many big Bullet Bills you can destroy with only 30 seconds...
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance This apparently defenseless prickly fish is a boss. Yes, a boss!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Select the next world to "pinball" the enemies!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance The next step: a barren desert.

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

Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Oct 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Oct 19, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43
Bordersdown Game Boy Advance Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Advance Jan 23, 2006 2 out of 10 20

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