DescriptionThis 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.
- "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|
|Gamer 2.0||Oct 06, 2004||7.4 out of 10||74|
|Game Informer Magazine||Oct, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|GameDaily||Oct 19, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Mygamer.com||Oct 20, 2004||6 out of 10||60|
|Modojo||Jan 31, 2005||60|
|GameSpy||Oct 01, 2004||50|
|Bordersdown||Sep, 2004||4 out of 10||40|
|Digital Press - Classic Video Games||Jan 23, 2006||2 out of 10||20|
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Related Web Sites
- Mario Pinball Land for Game Boy Advance (Official game web site by Nintendo of America.)