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Try to keep the ball out of the little hole at the bottom of the board by using two flippers (in case somebody doesn't know what kind of game pinball is :).

The playing field is splitted into two parts, so if the ball falls down the first little hole you aren't dead yet: you get to play on the bottom floor.

If you are lucky you get to play the bonus game where Mario makes an cameo appearance: bounce the ball off a platform on top of your head to save Pauline.

Pinball was one of the very first NES games ever released.


Pinball Game Boy Advance Lower section with a flipped card.
Pinball NES Upper part of the board
Pinball Game Boy Advance Upper section
Pinball Game Boy Advance Title screen

Promo Images

Pinball Screenshot
Pinball Screenshot
Pinball Screenshot
Pinball Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Pinball-e" -- e-Reader title
  • "ピンボール" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Fun, but outdated. NES Da Pur Insanitee (38)

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Sep, 1987 8 out of 10 80
Tilt NES Dec, 1987 15 out of 20 75
Retro Game Reviews NES Nov 22, 2015 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
IGN Wii Dec 05, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Defunct Games NES Jun 19, 2012 C 50
HonestGamers (Staff reviews only) NES Apr 08, 2013 5 out of 10 50
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Power Play NES Feb, 1988 3.5 out of 10 35
Defunct Games NES Sep 05, 2009 D+ 33 (UK) Wii Jan 16, 2007 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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