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Mario Pinball Land

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Game Boy Advance
65
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 Title screen.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Pinball in the sea: fishes, treasure chests and a suspected ship.
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.

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 Game Boy Advance Dec 19, 2004 A- 91
Fragland.net Game Boy Advance Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
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
IGN Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Game Boy Advance Dec 02, 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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