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Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance)

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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 this scene: some Shy-Guys are playing before dying...
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 Pinball in the sea: fishes, treasure chests and a suspected ship.

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 Dec 19, 2004 A- 91
Cubed3 Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
Armchair Empire, The Nov 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Modojo Jan 31, 2005 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameDaily Oct 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Mygamer.com Oct 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
IGN Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GamerDad Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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MadEwokHerd (129) added Mario Pinball Land (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 24, 2004