Mario Pinball Land

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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.


Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance When the Boos are invisible, they're immune to any attack.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance The next step: a barren desert.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A peaceful amusement park is the visual of the 1st stage.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Some Koopas are walking peacefully in a toadstool field, waiting the moment of death... ;-)

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 Game Boy Advance Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
NintendoWorldReport Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Life Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Modojo Game Boy Advance Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
DS-x2 Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GameDaily Game Boy Advance Oct 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Oct, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 (UK) Game Boy Advance Dec 02, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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