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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 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 Which mysteries this room hides? Only playing to discover!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Select the next world to "pinball" the enemies!

Alternate Titles

  • "Super Mario Ball" -- European/Japanese title
  • "スーパーマリオボール" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance Oct 05, 2004 4 out of 5 80
Nintendo Life Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65
Mygamer.com Game Boy Advance Oct 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Dec 17, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 05, 2004 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
IGN Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 5 out of 10 50
Diehard GameFan Game Boy Advance Oct 19, 2004 4.3 out of 10 43
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Game Boy Advance Jan 23, 2006 2 out of 10 20


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