Mario Pinball Land (known internationally as Super Mario Ball) is a pinball video game starring Mario, released in 2004 and developed by Fuse Games and published by Nintendo.

Why it Sucks

  1. Lackluster and poor table design.
  2. Stiff controls.
  3. Dull and hair-pullingly frustrating gameplay with no replay value.
  4. Poor physics.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. Decent 3D visuals for a GBA game.
  2. The Mario ball became a happy meal toy from McDonald's.


The game received mostly mixed reviews, being heavily praised for its graphics and music but being critically panned for its dull, repetitive and frustrating gameplay. Electronic Gaming Monthly gave it a 4 out of 10. It was included on PocketGamer's Five Worst Mario Games list.