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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 A giant pyramid: another place to improve your exploration sense!
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Bonus stage with hungry Chomp-Chomps.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance A very simple Game Over screen.
Mario Pinball Land Game Boy Advance Title screen.

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Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Screenshot
Mario Pinball Land Logo

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

Cubed3 Game Boy Advance Nov 25, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Game Boy Advance Nov 29, 2004 15 out of 20 75
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Oct 04, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamer 2.0 Game Boy Advance Oct 06, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
Lawrence Game Boy Advance Oct 12, 2004 71 out of 100 71
Nintendo Life Game Boy Advance Oct 22, 2011 7 out of 10 70
DS-x2 Game Boy Advance Oct 01, 2005 6 out of 10 60
GamerDad Game Boy Advance Nov 16, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Bordersdown Game Boy Advance Sep, 2004 4 out of 10 40
Gaming Age Game Boy Advance Oct 13, 2004 D+ 33

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