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7.3 out of 10

Mario Pinball Land

It's just a pinball game, right? hardly. it's a flipping adventu Read more

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Mario Pinball Land – Review

GameCritics.com
18 July 2005
  • Excerpt: Damn! (click, click) Ok, that's two, only one more... Damn! (rapid button-clicking) What the hell? Aargh… Frickin' $&%! (SP crashes loudly) Ok, back up the two screens, hit the pulley and… damn! (click, click, click) Noooo… who the hell would design something like… (click) Goddamned fat bastard Bowser!!! Shove that damn flipper up… (plastic cracking) GGGaaahhhhh….. …Ahem.
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Overall 7
6.5

Mario Pinball Land

Super Mario 128 Central
3 December 2004
  • Summary: Squishing Mario into a pinball to send him off to his next adventure just wasn't the right idea.
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Expert Review

Game Freaks 365
1 December 2004
  • Excerpt: When Donkey Kong Country hit the SNES, while a good game and a start of a great series, it taught Nintendo two lessons; the graphics sold the game and that they could re-use their same licenses over and over again. But the question comes up, why didn’t we get angry when Nintendo started to do the latter? Trying to remember how many Mario games there were, I actually created a long list. Here are some: Mario Party, Mario Tennis, Mario Golf, Mario RPG, Dr.
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Overall 6
6.0

Expert Review

TheStar.com
19 November 2004
  • Excerpt: The chortling fat-headed plumber does it again, starring in yet another barely innovative game that blends classic platforming adventure elements with something so unexpected as to seem bizarre. Which is exactly why it works.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mario Pinball Land (GBA)

Evergeek
19 November 2004
  • Excerpt: The chortling fat-headed plumber does it again, starring in yet another barely innovative game that blends classic platforming adventure elements with something so unexpected as to seem bizarre. Which is exactly why it works.
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Mario Pinball Land

The Armchair Empire
5 November 2004
  • Conclusion: " This socio-political thriller of a game is kicked off when the Princess is compacted into a ball and shot out of a cannon..." During the 16-Bit Wars the chief video game rivalry was between Sonic the Hedgehog and Mario. They appeared on different systems and both spawned legions of faithful followers. I only bring this up because Mario Pinball Land (MPL) reminds me so much of Sonic’s forays into the Casino Zone, which often resembled a massive pinball machine.
  • Pros: - Lots of familiar Mario themes and settings, - Just about anyone can play it
  • Cons: - Can achieve “Frustration” status easily, - It’s all over pretty quick if you’re good at pinball
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Overall 8
8.0

Mario Pinball Land

GamePro.com
5 October 2004

Mario Pinball Land Review

GameSpot
4 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Nintendo has a knack for coming up with quirky games that are easy to pick up and play. The company's latest game, a funky fusion of Mario and pinball called Mario Pinball Land, is a good example. It combines the general concepts behind tabletop pinball with the characters and worlds from the Mario franchise to create a strange sort of adventure game that's fairly fun but a little on the short side.
  • Pros: N/A
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 10
10
Sound 7
7.0
Control 7
7.0
Addiction 3
3.0

Mario Pinball Land

Nintendo World Report
4 October 2004
  • Summary: Mario’s a bit behind the curve on the pinball phenomenon. Can he rack up the points and trounce the nay-sayers?
  • Pros: Amazing graphics, Convincing physics, Crisp flipper control, Enjoyable enemy-bashing
  • Cons: A few challenges rely heavily on luck, Evil, narrow doorways, Very, very short
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Mario Pinball Land

GamePro.com
25 August 2004
  • Excerpt: The best pinball video game ever made? Okay, so maybe that�s like saying �the best Black Sabbath album featuring Dio,� but Mario Pinball Land is still looking damn good.
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