JPN - August 26, 2004
USA - October 4, 2004
EUR - November 26, 2004
I just explained it above. lol for Mario games
It;s pinball, all right. Mario controls just like a normal pinball….except WAY too fast. At uncontrollable levels. Which completely detracts from the
experience, because of the huge learning curve. Once you’ve finally mastered the pinball part, it’s pretty fun. you go around on different tables, collecting
all the stars in that paticular table, and then going on to different ones doors that take higher star amounts to enter. It’s easy to beat, but considering
that a game over (or quitting) will reset all your stats but stars, it works like a good pick-up and play title. Sadly, the learning curve takes much too
long to only be pick-up-and-play, as you would need to paly for about 30 minutes to get the hang of it for the first time.
If Super Mario Pinball Land is only good for one thing, it’s its graphics. Great sprite animations, and all masterfully pre-rendered. Even better than
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong or any Donkey Kong Country!
The music, to be quite frank, is bad. Extreme midi. The sound is good and Mario has a full voice-set, but again, it’s all recycled from
Super Mario Sunshine!
Quite hard to get ALL of the stars in each world. It’s because of those freaking mini and mega mushroom gimmicks =P
It takes forever to get into those doors during those learning curve hours. Very angersome indeed.
(anything past 4 not counted)
It’s pick-up-and play. Good enough, though a regular pinball mode along with the adventure mode would have been much better than a small adventure.
IDK. How much is it going for used? Probably 20 bucks, considering it’s a Mario title. Id’ say that’s sufficient costs, depending on if you can survive the
first few hours, that is.
(Value not factored into final score)
also 76/54, 7.6, or 75.92%.
This is a weird title to review. It’s a pinball adventure with Mario elements. This game could really only be reviewed by a real pinball expert, IMO. Regular
gamers play other games to the point where pinball feels like a minigame, not a full game. Yet Fuse Games tries to make this. Apparently Metroid Prime
Pinball and Pinball of the Dead, both also by Fuse, are much better. I’m not sure if they’re adventures, though. Are they?
Thanks for reading my review. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions for the next reviews I do, PM me at nintendo City, or comment on an article
at http://ncbblog.wordpress.com/ . It’s off for me to do… something else. Oh yeah, read my comic The Mushroom Kingdom at http://tmk.smackjeeves.com/ , it
is what inspired me to write so many of these dang Mario reviews. =P