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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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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 Game Boy Advance Apr 06, 2005 83 out of 100 83
GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
GameZone Game Boy Advance Oct 02, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Oct, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer 2.0 Game Boy Advance Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74 Game Boy Advance Oct 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GameDaily Game Boy Advance Oct 19, 2004 6 out of 10 60
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Bordersdown Game Boy Advance Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40


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