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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.

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Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Which mysteries this room hides? Only playing to discover!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Finally: Lakitu makes a traditional appearance in another Mario game, like its non-separable Spinys!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Other bonus stage, now with some Bob-ombs to explode.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance When the Boos are invisible, they're immune to any attack.

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Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Render
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot

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 Video Game Critic Game Boy Advance Dec 19, 2004 A- 91
Fragland.net Game Boy Advance Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GameZone Game Boy Advance Oct 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
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
Gamer 2.0 Game Boy Advance Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Lawrence Game Boy Advance Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
IGN Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Advance Jan 23, 2006 2 out of 10 20

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