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    FAQ/Walkthrough by Yoh_of_Izumo

    Version: 1.000 | Updated: 07/16/06 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

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    MARIO PINBALL LAND FAQ/WALKTHROUGH
    Gamefaqs' Username: harryjamespotter
    Universal Account Name: Yoh_of_Izumo
    AIM: xLord Protectorx
    Email: xXmasterofalltradesXx@gmail.com
    Copyright (c) 2005-2006 by Evan Thomas Delaney
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    I. Prologue
       1.1 About the Author
       1.2 Purpose of Guide
       1.3 Version History
    
    II. Gameplay
       2.1 Game Physics
       2.2 Controls
       2.3 Items
       2.4 Enemies
       2.5 How To Use This Walkthrough
    
    III. Walkthrough
       3.1 The Journey Begins
       3.2 From the Fair to Desertland
       3.3 In Desertland
       3.4 Back to the Fair
       3.5 At the Fair
       3.6 To the Prairie (Grasslands)
       3.7 In the Grasslands
       3.8 To Snowyland
       3.9 Snowyland
       3.10 To Bowser's Castle
       3.11 Castle Gate
       3.12 Bowser's Castle (but it's time to go)
       3.13 Back to the Fair
       3.14 The Fair...again
       3.15 Desertland...again
       3.16 The Grasslands...again, no?
       3.17 Snowyland...blizzard again, eh?
       3.18 Onward to Bowser's Castle...for real this time.
       3.19 Bowser's Castle...and this time...we ain't gonna go nowhere.
    
    IV. Scores
       4.1 My Overall Score
       4.2 Top 100 High Scores
    
    V. FAQ
    
    VI. Emails and Comments
    
    VII. Special Recognition
    
    VIII. Allowed Website Hosters
    
    IX. Allowed Persons
    
    X. Epilogue
    
    XI. Contact Information
    
      	
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    I. PROLOGUE
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    1.1 ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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    My name is Evan T. Delaney. I live in the Greater Orlando region in Florida
    (Longwood to be precise, about 10-15 minutes from downtown). On Gamefaqs.com,
    my Gamefaqs' username is harryjamespotter. My current Xbox Live gamertag is 
    "Fated Destiny". My former gamertags are "Killer or Noobs", "Lord Protector", 
    and "xXThe ImpalerXx" (I love those 2 month free trials). This is my first 
    general FAQ, so I hope that even though I am an amateur, you will still be able 
    to get the information you want. I am currently #2 in my junior class of 700+ 
    students, a swimmer, and an all-county (hey, that's still good) trumpet player. 
    I have good standings on Gamefaqs, and hope to contribute more when I achieve 
    my ultimate goal: a moderator. This is my 2nd FAQ (1st General FAQ), and I plan 
    to use up the memory capacity of the server of Gamefaqs.com (it's just a 
    dream). For contact information, please scroll down to the bottom of the guide 
    or press "Ctrl" + "F" and type: "XI."
    
    
    
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    1.2 PURPOSE OF GUIDE
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    Really the only purpose of the game is to save Princess Peach, so this guide
    will focus on how/where to get the stars and the star keys. Very Simple. Since
    there is only one other guide for a pretty good game, I've decided to write
    one as well. It is not a guide of where stars are exactly, but rather, the
    sequence you should take throughout the game in order to save Princess Peach.
    
    
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    1.3 Version History
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    Version .5 - 10/03/2005, about 90% complete with the walkthrough.
    
    Version 1.000 - 7/14/2006, 7/15/2006; decided to start back up on guide, and 
    now guide is 100% complete. May come back in the future to add an ASCII picture 
    on the title page.
    
    
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    II. Gameplay
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    2.1 Game Physics
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    There's not much to say about this game. It is a pinball game that has its 
    theme situated around Mario's world. 
    
    The pinball physics are relatively clean, for where the flipper and Mario 
    himself meet, Mario shall travel. Obstacles add totally new difficulties into 
    this game. While that pipe at the bottom might be saving you from dieing for 30 
    seconds, it will be for naught if obstacles keep blocking you. Truly this type 
    of pinball game is an art of geometry with walls, flippers, speeds, shapes, 
    enemies, etc...prove crucial in your Mario's trajectory flight.
    
    The graphics are very wonderfully mirroring the quality of the N64 Super Mario 
    Game with a 2D engine rendering 3D perfection. The coloring and boards are very 
    tasteful and satisfying.
    
    Music is very well done, and is never found dull or trite. It perfectly matches 
    each situation and means the difference between you falling asleep and letting 
    Mario fall to his death, or keeping up with the pace. It is definitely in my 
    top 10 for best GBA music.
    
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    2.2 Controls
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    The controls in this game are simple as they should be for a simple game such 
    as pinball. And to prevent difficulty, a pipe has been added at the base of the 
    flippers for the need of people not have a tilt function, thus simplifying 
    gameplay even more.
    
    A-button: Select (such as an item from Toad, a destination with the cannon, or 
    when to stop the random item box), Right Flipper
    
    B-button: Use Item, Cancel Destination
    
    R-button: Right Flipper
    
    L-button: Left Flipper
    
    D-pad Up: Only for Selection
    
    D-pad Down: Only for Selection
    
    D-pad Right: Only for Selection
    
    D-pad Left: Only for Selection, Left Flipper
    
    Start: "Press Start" and Pause
    
    Select: Only for Selection
    
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    2.3 Items
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    Item: Star
    Description: Rewarded after the completion of an objective. There are 35 of 
    them in this game. There are doors that have a number on them to specify the 
    amount of stars needed to go through that door.
    
    Item: Star Key
    Description: There are four of these in the game. They are found after killing 
    a boss. Use them on the statues at the entrance to Bowser's Castle to gain 
    entry.
    
    Item: Question Mark
    Description: If you have already completed an objective that rewards a star, 
    you will get a question mark in its place. You can also buy a question mark off 
    Toad in certain locations. Once you hit the question mark, a randomizer will 
    occur where you may win one of the following:
    
    -Yellow Coin: Receive an increase of +2, +5, +10 of Yellow Coins, or x2 
    (double) your yellow coins.
    -Blue Coin: Receive an increase of +2, +5, +10, or x2 (double) your Blue Coins.
    -Pipe: Gives you a blue pipe.
    -Yoshi Egg: Get a Yoshi Egg.
    -Lightning Bolt: Get a Lightning Bolt item.
    -Star: Receive an Invincibility Star.
    -Power Mushroom: Receive a Power Mushroom.
    -Small Mushroom: Receive a Small Mushroom.
    -Thumbs Up: Receive 100,000 points.
    -Thumbs Down: Receive only 100 points.
    -1-up Mushroom: Receive a 1-up Mushroom.
    *Note* If you have a Pipe, Yoshi Egg, etc...and you hit the question mark, 
    sometimes you will see Double Pipe, Double Yoshi Egg, etc...
    
    *Note* If you select a box item, it will override the item currently in the 
    box.
    
    Item: Yellow Coin
    Description: Defeat a regular enemy to receive one. At the end of the game it 
    is worth 1000 points apiece. Get 100 coins to buy a 1-up mushroom from Toad.
    
    Item: Blue Coin
    Description: Defeat two enemies or more in succession. Use this for minigames 
    and to buy items.
    
    Item: Pipe
    Description: Receive from Question Mark, Item Box, or Toad. If after 30 seconds 
    is up, and the pipe disappears, you can replenish it with this item.
    
    Item: Yoshi Egg
    Description: Receive from Question Mark, Item Box, or Toad. Also found in 
    minigames at the Fair. Use for the Yoshi Egg Challenge or to hit more targets 
    faster. When the Yoshi Egg is used, it will also restart the timer on the 
    disappearance of the Pipe, and if the Pipe is already gone, the Pipe will 
    reappear for another 30 seconds.
    
    Item: Red Yoshi Egg
    Description: Receive from Red Item Boxes. If no item is present in your Active 
    Item Box and you hit a Red Item Box, you receive a Red Yoshi Egg. The Red Item 
    Box is found after defeating a boss, placing the Star Key in the key holder of 
    Bowser's Castle's entry, activating the red switch, collecting all 8 coins in 
    the allotted time, and then returning to the boss's lair to find the red box. 
    Red Yoshi Egg is to be used for Yoshi Egg Challenge or to facilitate a user. It 
    has the combined affect of an Invincibility Star, Power Mushroom, and regular 
    Yoshi Egg. 
    
    Item: Lightning Bolt
    Description: Instantly kills most enemies, but enemies that require two hits 
    will usually only have the primary hit done to them, and not the secondary. 
    Received from the Question Mark, Item Box, or Toad.
    
    Item: Invincibility Star
    Description: Receive from Question Mark, Item Box, or Toad. Instant death to 
    all enemies except for bosses that touch Mario when the Invincibility Star is 
    activated. Lasts one minute.
    
    Item: Power Mushroom
    Description: Receive from Question Mark, Item Box, or Toad. Temporary Power 
    Mushroom when Mario hits the Obelisks while facing the boss Tutankoopa. 
    Increases Mario's size by double for two minutes.
    
    Item: Small Mushroom
    Description: Receive from Question Mark, Item Box, or Toad. Quarters Mario's 
    size for two minutes.
    
    Item: 1-up Mushroom
    Description: Receive by continuing to hit the Mole in sequence until he comes 
    close enough to throw the 1-up Mushroom onto the board. You then have 20 
    seconds to collect it before it disappears. You can also buy it through Toad 
    for 100 yellow coins. Gives an extra life or 10 extra bombs in the End-Game 
    Minigame.
    
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    2.4 Enemies
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    Name: Goomba
    Found: Fair, Grasslands, and Bowser's Castle
    What: Mushroom
    How to Kill: Lightning Bolt, Star, One-Hit
    
    Name: Boo
    Found: Fair and Bowser's Castle
    What: Ghost
    How to Kill: When they aren't looking at you, they becoming visible and then 
    you can strike them down.
    
    Name: Mr. Blizzard
    Found: Snowyland
    What: Snowman
    How to Kill: Can't be killed; Only stunned for about 5-10 seconds through 
    Lightning Bolt, Star, and One-Hit
    
    Name: Cheep-Cheep
    Found: Snowyland and Bowser's Castle
    What: Fish
    How to Kill: One Hit, Bomb, Lightning Bolt, Star
    
    Name: Pokey
    Found: Desertland and Bowser's Castle
    What: Segmented Cactus
    How to Kill: Keep hitting them to shrink them until you hit their head. I'm not 
    sure if a Star will kill them in one hit, though.
    
    Name: Penguin
    Found: Snowyland
    What: Penguin
    How to Kill: Hit once for them to fall on their back and then twice to kill. If 
    they come back onto their feet, you'll have to try again. Use a star for a one-
    hit kill, or Lightning Bolt to stun them.
    
    Name: Cobrat
    Found: Desertland (in Pyramid)
    What: Snake
    How to Kill: One hit, Lightning Bolt, Star
    
    Name: Condor
    Found: Desertland (around the Pyramid)
    What: Vulture
    How to Kill: Use the pyramid as a ramp to soar into the air and hit them for a 
    one-hit kill. Can also use Lightning Bolt for an easier job.
    
    Name: Stinger
    Found: Grasslands
    What: Wasp
    How to Kill: Lightning Bolt, Star, One-Hit
    
    Name: Spiky
    Found: Desertland
    What: Armored Creature
    How to Kill: One-hit via Invincibility Star. Or two hits via one hit to make 
    them fall over on their back and then one hit to kill them, or two hits via one 
    hit by Lightning Bolt and then one hit to kill (or double Lightning Bolt).
    
    Name: Lakitu
    Found: Desertland
    What: Cloud Creature
    How to Kill: Can't Kill.
    
    Name: Shy Guy
    Found: Desertland
    What: Pseudo-Person
    How to Kill: One hit, Lightning Bolt, Star
    
    Name: Skating Guy
    Found: Snowyland
    What: They are dressed up creatures that skate on the ice, Pseudo-Person
    How to Kill: Lightning Bolt, Star, One-Hit
    
    Name: Fly Guy
    Found: Bowser's Castle
    What: Shy Guy with Flying Capabilities, Pseudo-Person
    How to Kill: One hit when on the ground, or use Lightning Bolt for fast kill.
    
    Name: Koopa
    Found: Grassyland
    What: Turtle
    How to Kill: One-hit with star, two Lightning Bolts, or a Lightning Bolt and a 
    hit, or a hit to knock them on their back, and another hit to send them 
    packing.
    
    Name: Koopa Trooper
    Found: Browser's Castle
    What: Armored Turtle
    How to Kill: Push them back into the wall for them to explode, or use an 
    Invincibility Star for one-hit kill contact, or a Lightning Bolt for a faster 
    job.
    
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    2.5 How to Use This Walkthrough
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    This walkthrough is basically a read along. It is written as if the person 
    turned on the game as was starting from scratch and planning to go from start 
    to finish. It is more difficult to understand this guide as a pinpoint guide if 
    looking for a specific star that you are missing or how to beat a specific 
    boss, but it can be easily done as well if you are willingly fast reader.
    
    
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    III. The Walkthrough
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    3.1 The Journey Begins
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    In the beginning, Mario, Princess Peach, and Toad are playing a nice game of
    pinball, where a machine squashes them into a pinball and sends them to the
    board game. Toad goes first, but when Princess Peach goes, some Goombas turn
    the machine (the cannon) to Bowser's castle, and off she goes...will Mario let
    her get away? It's up to you to save Princess Peach!
    
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    3.2 From the Fair to Desertland
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    Shoot yourself onto the first board of the game. Nothing much you can do
    here...so hit the cannon with Mario to have it retract, and then aim Mario
    into the hole to go into launch sequence. Aim for map that has ancient Egypt-
    like music, with a pyramid, and lots of sand. Fire away, and get ready to
    collect some stars.
    
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    3.3 In Desertland
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    Star #1: Kill the Pokeys
    The very first star is the easiest to get. When you land on the very 1st level
    of the Desert map, kill the cactus-like creatures to get your first star. Two
    hits to each of them will kill them.
    
    Star #2: Big Pokeys
    After you get the 1st star, hit the 1 star door once to have it open. Then aim
    and go through the door. Kill those giant pokeys and claim your star. It's
    four hits to each of them.
    
    *Get a 1-up Mushroom*
    In that same room with the big pokeys, hit the mole to have him move up the
    room. Eventually after the 4th hit, he will through the 1-up mushroom at you.
    Just collect it.
    
    Star #3: Slay the Condors
    Now since you have two stars, you can go through the two star door. In this
    room, there will be a pyramid surrounded by flying condors. Launch Mario into
    the air via the pyramid ramp to wack the birds out of the sky. After all of
    them have been downed, collect your star. It is easier to kill the condors
    when the pyramid is down, and not up, because if you enter the door, you'll
    have to start over when you come back out. But yet again, it's easier to aim 
    when the pyramid is up...I say take your chances. In my opinion this is the 
    hardest star to get in the entire game.
    
    Pyramid Time:
    On the same map with the pyramid, hit the statues at the top corners, and the
    pyramid will rise. Be quick for the pyramid will sink if you don't hit them
    fast enough. After the fourth hit, the pyramid will fully rise, and the door
    will open. Enter.
    
    Star #4: Don't Let 'em Escape
    When in the pyramid, hit the middle switch. Cobrats (green snake-like
    creatures) will appear from the corners of the map. They are trying to get
    into the middle grating. Don't let them. If you do, the switch will reset, and
    you'll have to start again. Kill them, before they get there, and when you
    kill eight of them, a star will appear.
    
    Star #5: Shy Guy Assassins
    Now on the primary level of the pyramid (the one with the grating), hit the
    left switch, and go down the hole. In this room, hit the left switch again to
    cause the Shy Guys to appear. The will hide behind their pillars, and run from
    pillar to pillar during certain times. That is the time to strike. Kill all
    five of them to have a star appear. After that...It's time to fight the boss.
    
    Boss Time: Tutankoopa
    In that same room, hit the right switch, and fall down into the boss room.
    This boss isn't too tough. Hit the obelisks to cause Mario to become
    invincible and large for a couple seconds. Tutankoopa will try to stop this by
    sending energy balls from the obelisks to shrink you and strip your
    invincibility. You can only hurt Tutankoopa when you are invincible and large.
    It doesn't matter if he is hovering or not, because when you are large and
    invincible, you can take him down. Three hits are all it takes. Now collect
    that nice star key, and collect any other goodies you want.
    
    Now then, drop from that map, onto the primary pyramid map with the grating in
    it.
    
    Star #6: Shy Guy Parade
    Hit the right switch, and drop down the map. If you see Toad down there, go
    buy a small mushroom, if you don't have one already. After you've done that,
    hit the right switch to cause Shy Guys to appear. This time you need to kill
    all five of them before they retreat back to the pillar or you'll have to
    start again. Collect that nice star.
    
    *If you don't have a little mushroom still, go back down the holes to get Toad,
    or head back to the fair and enter the tent, whichever is easier for you.
    
    Star #7: Small Mario > Large Mario :)
    Go back to the pyramid and to the first room with the grating. Now you
    shouldn't have let the Cobrats down there, but now it's your turn to go down
    there. Use the small mushroom (B button), shrink, and go down the grating. In
    here, collect the lightning bolt, and prepare to kill lots of Cobrats. The
    Cobrats will fall, and once there are about eight to ten of them, use the
    lightning bolt to kill them all at once. Now keep killing the continuous flood
    of fall Cobrats, and eventually they will stop falling, and after all of them
    have been killed, collect your well-deserved star.
    
    Head out of the pyramid and fall down to the primary map of Desertland and go
    to the door that requires four stars. If you want, go buy a Yoshi egg from
    Toad. It is well worth it.
    
    Golden Yoshi Egg #1: Go to through the door requiring four stars. Activate the
    Yoshi egg (B button), and this will start the minigame. Keep chopping down the
    pillars with Yoshi's egg, and after they are all gone, you win. You'll get
    several coins and several points. Not bad.
    
    Star #8: Lakitu...
    Once you've done the Yoshi egg challenge (if you wanted to, it's only
    optional), go back to that same room. You must defeat all the Spineys the
    Lakitu sends at you. Do it quickly for more Spineys will follow. After you've
    defeated them all, enjoy the star. To kill a Spineys, you must hit it once to
    put it on it's back, and then hit it again to kill it.
    
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    Nothing much left to do at Desertland, for now...so it's time to go into the
    cannon (after you beat the boss) and head back to the fair (it's the one with
    all the happy music, and a big dart board).
    
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    Now that we have a good amount of coins (yellow and blue) and eight stars, we
    can collect the 4 of the 5 stars right now (we can get the fifth star, but
    we'll save that 'til the end).
    
    Star #9: Chomps Blowup
    Go into Toad's blue tent, and pay 1 blue coin, to play the mini-game. You have
    to wack all the Chomps back to wall, and they will blow-up. Simple? Not so. It
    is very hard, and it is near impossible if you don't keep all the Yoshi eggs.
    Knock them back quickly, because this is a time gamed. Collect your star
    afterwards.
    
    Star #10: Bullet Time
    At Toad's blue tent, pay 2 blue coins to play another mini-game. This time you
    need to hit 30 bullets with Mario and the Yoshi eggs in 30 seconds. Not too
    hard. Collect the star, when this is accomplished.
    
    Star #11: Bob-Omb Go Bye-Bye
    At Toad's blue tent yet again, pay 3 blue coins to play another mini-game. The
    objective is to hit the blue switch in the middle to cause Bob-ombs to go be
    launched from the cannons onto the board. There can only be four on at a time,
    so make them blow up, and get another 4 to enter the board. After defeating 10
    in less than 30 seconds, you get the star.
    
    Boss Time: Big Boo
    Launch into the mansion, and go through the 10-star requirement door. You will
    then ride a roller coaster to Big Boo's lair. Just hit him when he's not
    looking (not hard since he usually turns) and three hits will do him in.
    Collect the star key and the goodies. Don't forget the lightning bolt item.
    
    Star #12: Roasted Boos
    Drop down from the lair, and enter the previous room. Just as the boos appear,
    use the lightning bolt item to kill them all off. An easy star.
    
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    We are done in the fairgrounds for now, so launch yourself to the map that has
    Country music and that has prairies and hills of green. Ya hoo!!!
    
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    This map is the easiest of them all.
    
    Star #13: Freebie
    That's all this star could be...it's so easy. Kill the Goombas on the primary
    map, and claim that star.
    
    Head through the Two-Star door.
    
    Star #14: Koopa Time
    Not to hard. Kill all the koopas in the room to get a star. I like using the
    invincibility star to make it quick and painless (for you and the Koobas :).
    
    *1-up Time*
    In the same map, hit the mole 4 times as he progress throughout the room so
    that he will through the 1-up mushroom.
    
    Now if you don't have a small mushroom, go to Desertland and buy one from
    Toad.
    
    Star #15: Small Mario vs. Killer Bees
    Go back to the primary map, and use the small mushroom to shrink Mario. Launch
    Mario into the beehive. Kill all the Stingers and collect that wonderful star.
    
    Star #16: More Bees
    Head through the door with only one star required. Hit the beehive in this
    room, to send the bees out. Kill them. Don't worry if they return, because the
    amount that was left will still be the amount when you agitate the hive again.
    Get the star. Now how about a boss...
    
    Boss Time: Petey Piranha
    This boss is pretty easy, like all the bosses in this game (if you are good at
    pinball, I guess). Just whack the man-eating plant in the bulb center thrice
    and it should die. Usually on the last time, it gets hard, because Mr. Piranha
    wants to eat you and then spit you back out, and if there isn't a pipe left,
    you will fly down to the previous room. Using an invincibility star seems to
    halt this action, but I'm not a 100% sure. Collect the Star Key, and the
    treasures.
    
    After defeating that boss, head out to the previous map, and go buy a Yoshi
    egg from Toad. You guessed it: Golden Yoshi Egg time!!! Head through the One-
    star requirement door.
    
    Golden Yoshi Egg Challenge #2: Just launch the egg to start the sequence, and
    keep aiming at the center pillar and keep knocking it down. The end result is
    a big Golden Yoshi egg with lots of bonus points and yellow coins.
    
    After doing that, drop off the room, and then head back to get the final star
    (for now).
    
    Star #17: More Koopas
    This Koopa fight is a little harder. I suggest a lightning bolt or an
    invincibility star to expedite the process. Just kill them all, and make sure
    the mushroom bumpers don't fling you don't to the previous room, or you'll
    have to start all over again. Savor that star.
    
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    Nothing else left to do right now in the Grasslands. Just hop into that cannon,
    and off we go to the land of ice and snow.
    
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    The hardest and my least favorite board of the entire game...
    
    Make life a little easier, and get rid of Toad by going into his tent and 
    buying a small mushroom.
    
    Star #18: Skating Guys Fall
    Not to hard to get. Just kill a Skating Guy, and then another will follow. 
    After killing two of them, you will be awarded your star. The only hard part of 
    this is that you need to avoid hitting the upper door for you'll have to start 
    over if you go through it.
    
    Star #19: Small Mushroom Time
    Now with that convenient mushroom, shrink yourself and go into that tiny hole 
    at the top left of the board. To get the star in the tiny igloo is very hard. 
    You need to hit the mole six times as he progresses around the igloo. If you 
    aren't quick enough, he'll retreat to the previous location. Very hard to get 
    this star, but hey, it's another star.
    
    Star #20: Penguins
    Just go up through the 1-star door and kill all the penguins on this map to get
    a star. Knock them down by hitting them once, and then kill them by hitting
    them, while they are on their backs. Aw, look, another star.
    
    Now on this same board, do you see the big ice block...well, now do you see the
    crack in the ice...hmm...SAT skills, yah sure, SAT skillz...Push that ice block
    onto the crack to cause it to sink, and make a hole in the ice. Launch Mario
    down into it.
    
    Star #21: Three's the Charm
    As in the title, kill the three Cheep-Cheeps that you encounter down in the
    water world. It's not too different from the regular air-boards, so just adapt
    to it. Get that easy star.
    
    Oh yah, you know what time it is...BOSS TIME!!!
    
    Hit all three treasure chests to cause the sunken ship to tilt unto its side 
    and launch Mario into the abysmal void in the bellows of the ship.
    
    Boss Time: Cheep-Cheep Pufferfish
    My favorite boss to cream. You know why? You use bombs to kill him! Hit the
    corners of the board to release bombs, and whack 'em at the fish. If you make
    contact, the fish will blow-up (as in increase its volume, not explode) and 
    that is the time you strike it. Do this two more times, and say good-bye to Mr.
    Pufferfish. Collect the goods and your final Star Key.
    
    Now head back down to the primary board map. Then go up the 1-star door, and
    then head up the right 3-star door.
    
    Star #22: A Snowman Fight
    There are four Mr. Blizzards. You must stun them all to receive the star. The
    only problem is, after about 5 seconds, they return back to normal, so be 
    quick. This can be a little difficult. I suggest a Yoshi egg or an 
    invincibility star if you are having trouble. Snag that star.
    
    Get a Yoshi egg after you've collected Star #22, and head up to the 5-star 
    board to do...
    
    Golden Yoshi Egg Challenge #3: Just launch the egg to start the sequence, and
    keep aiming at the center pillar and keep knocking it down. The end result is
    a big Golden Yoshi egg with lots of bonus points and yellow coins.
    
    Star #23: Mix and Match
    After doing the Yoshi Egg challenge, four Skating Guys will appear. Your
    objective is to get them all to be the same color. It is pretty hard to do, so
    just keep going, and eventually you'll achieve STAR success.
    
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    You are done on this board for now, so take the cannon to Bowser's Lair. The 
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    Now then, with the defeat of the four bosses, you can finally open the gate to 
    Bowser's castle. All you need to do is hit each of the pillars to insert the 
    key. When you insert the key, you notice that a red box for that bosses lair 
    appears. We are going to go back to them to collect four additional stars in 
    red coin time trial challenges.
    
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    Finally the keys are turned, the gate has opened, and now you enter onto the 
    evil castle. But wait, take the cannon, we've got 4 more stars to collect on 
    the maps (1 for each map).
    
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    Would you go to the same fair again in the same year? I wouldn't...
    
    Star #24: Go in the Boo Mansion, and go through the 10-star door and take the 
    roller coaster ride. Activate the red switch and you have 100 seconds to 
    collect 8 coins. There are two in the boss's lair, four in the board below, and 
    two on the primary level.
    
    After you are through with that, take the cannon to Desertland.
    
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    You like the heat?...
    
    Star #25: Go through the middle 2-star requirement door. On the upper board, 
    hit the statues in the upper corners of the board 4 times to raise the pyramid 
    to its full height so the door opens. Go inside. Then hit the left switch 
    inside and fall down. On the lower floor, hit the right switch and fall down 
    again. Now activate the red switch in the boss's lair. It's time for Red Coin 
    Challenge #2. 
    
    This one can be a toughie, and you only have 100 seconds. There are two coins 
    in the boss's lair. Two coins on the primary floor of the pyramid. Two coins 
    are then found if you hit the left switch on the main floor and then fall down. 
    After that, go back to the primary floor of the pyramid, and take the right 
    switch to collect the final two stars. If you hit the middle switch on the 
    primary floor of the pyramid just let the crobat get into the drain so the 
    switches reset to avoid further time loss. This is hard, and confusing Red Coin 
    Challenge.
    
    After you are down with that, take the cannon to The Grasslands.
    
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    Well, I guess it's time for Red Coin Challenge #3.
    
    Star #26: In The Grasslands, go through the 1-star door and head into the 
    boss's lair, and activate the red switch.
    
    Now this one's tough as well, even though it looks easy. The obstacles make it 
    tough. You have yet again 100 seconds. There are two in the boss's lair. Drop 
    down for another two coins. Drop down again, for another two coins. Then go 
    through the 2-star door and get the final two coins. And say hello to another 
    star.
    
    *Note* If you haven't already tested it, that red-block that replaces the red 
    switch has no benefit but an additional 1000 points, if you already have an 
    item in the box. But if you don't...you get a Red Yoshi Egg.
    
    Now take the cannon to Snowyland to complete the last coin challenge.
    
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    So you like ice or snow...or maybe that star? Let's get this sucker.
    
    Star #27: *I suggest you have a lightning bolt with you.* In Snowyland, go 
    through the 1-star door and go into the ice hole you created on your last visit 
    here. Hit the 3 treasure chests to turn over the ship sideways. Then go into 
    the ship under the sea to activate the red switch.
    
    Yet again, 100 seconds. Getting the hang of this yet? The challenge on this map 
    is quite retardedly hard as well. Now then, get the two in the boss's lair (you 
    can use the bombs as Yoshi eggs if you wish). Drop a level, to get another two 
    red coins. Then drop another level to get another two red coins. Then go 
    through the 1-star door to get 1 red coin. And then go the 3-star requirement 
    door on the right to get the final red coin. The final red coin is the hardest 
    since the snowmen throw snowballs if you try to get the coin, so I suggest 
    using that lightning bolt to stun them and then you can retrieve it. Finally, 
    the last star you can get on the four primary maps.
    
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    Take the cannon back to Bowser's Castle.
    
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    3.19 Bowser's Castle...and this time...we ain't gonna go nowhere.
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    So now we have arrived...to save Princess Peach and put Bowser out of his 
    misery.
    
    Star #28: An Army of Three
    Now when you are back at the entry point of Bowser's Castle, there are 3 Fly 
    Guys waiting for you. Wait for them to land, and kill them. You will get a 
    star. Just hope you don't go through the gate, or you'll have to try again.
    
    Star #29: An Army of Five
    Not only are there five of them this time, you've got three doors, a cannon, a 
    level below, and Toad (yes, annoying Toad), to mess you up. Just to do yourself 
    a favor, buy a lightning bolt from Toad to clean up this mess easily, and claim 
    that star.
    
    Star #30: Koopa Tropper Squad
    For this star, just push the two Koopa Troopers back into a wall to have them 
    blow up. Then collect your star. This can be difficult if they come close to 
    the bumpers though, so try to avoid that.
    
    *1-up Time*
    On the same board as Star #30, hit the mole around the board and eventually he 
    will through the 1-up mushroom out of its shelter for you collect. Enjoy.
    
    Now go up to the 19-star Requirement Door.
    
    Star #31: Petey Piranha...reincarnated.
    Now then defeat the six goombas and then you will face Petey Piranha again. He 
    or she...or it will be the exact same difficulty...and just beat the way you 
    did before. Or refer to this:
    
    Boss Time: Petey Piranha
    This boss is pretty easy, like all the bosses in this game (if you are good at
    pinball, I guess). Just whack the man-eating plant in the bulb center thrice
    and it should die. Usually on the last time, it gets hard, because Mr. Piranha
    wants to eat you and then spit you back out, and if there isn't a pipe left,
    you will fly down to the previous room. Using an invincibility star seems to
    halt this action, but I'm not a 100% sure. Collect the Star Key, and the
    treasures.
    
    Now enjoy 1,000,000 (1.000.000 in other nations) points and a star to go along 
    with that order. Oh ya, and you get a special item in that box as well...I got 
    double super mushrooms.
    
    Now head back down a board and go into the 25-star requirement room.
    
    Star #32: Say hello to Big Boo...again.
    Defeat the four regular boos to spawn Big Boo. As before he is the exact same - 
    well actually he feels as if he has stronger psychic powers now - but 
    anyway...refer to this:
    
    Boss Time: Big Boo
    Launch into the mansion, and go through the 10-star requirement door. You will
    then ride a roller coaster to Big Boo's lair. Just hit him when he's not
    looking (not hard since he usually turns) and three hits will do him in.
    Collect the star key and the goodies. 
    
    Lavish another One Million Points! and another star. Oh yah...and another bonus 
    item...make Toad go bankrupt! Well actually...if you don't have a lightning 
    bolt, I suggest you buy one.
    
    Now head back down to the Castle's main board (with the cannon, Toad, three 
    doors, etc...), and go through the 21-star requirement door.
    
    Star #33: Koopa Tropper Squard v2
    Well now you have to face three Koopa Troopers with a hole in the ground and a 
    door that can prove an obstacle. Just use a lightning bolt and end their 
    pitiful lives and claim that star.
    
    Now head through the door that requires 23 stars.
    
    Star #34: Tutankoopa...Back from the DEAD!
    First kill those big Pokeys and have Tutankoopa arise. He's the exact same as 
    before, so just refer to this:
    
    Boss Time: Tutankoopa
    This boss isn't too tough. Hit the obelisks to cause Mario to become
    invincible and large for a couple seconds. Tutankoopa will try to stop this by
    sending energy balls from the obelisks to shrink you and strip your
    invincibility. You can only hurt Tutankoopa when you are invincible and large.
    It doesn't matter if he is hovering or not, because when you are large and
    invincible, you can take him down. Three hits are all it takes.
    
    Maintenant...viola, c'est un million points, trs bon, non ? ...et un endriot 
    aussi. C'est la vie...ou la vie est bonne, oui ?
    
    Ok, enough with French, back to English...can't you see I'm getting bored...I 
    need some variation.
    
    Now head back down and go through the hole in the board.
    
    Star #35: Yah!!! Cheep-Cheep Pufferfish wants some more...or shall I 
    say...we're having fish again tonight!
    
    The fishy boss is still the same. Except that he/she/it? will start with the 
    defenders this time. Refer to this if you can't remember how to beat it:
    
    Boss Time: Cheep-Cheep Pufferfish
    My favorite boss to cream. You know why? You use bombs to kill him! Hit the
    corners of the board to release bombs, and whack 'em at the fish. If you make
    contact, the fish will blow-up (as in increase its volume, not explode) and 
    that is the time you strike it. Do this two more times, and say good-bye to Mr.
    Pufferfish.
    
    And oh yah!!! One million points, and the final star! But wait, let's not fight 
    Bowser yet, I want you to have some more goodies (and this goody actually is 
    one heck of a goody).
    
    Go buy a Yoshi Egg from toad...and it's time for the Yoshi Egg Extravaganza!
    
    Now there are two reasons why you should get 35 stars...Yoshi Egg Challenge 
    #4...or the ultimate one...and a special ending as well after you kill Bowser.
    
    Golden Yoshi Egg Challenge #4: Just launch the egg to start the sequence, and
    keep aiming at the center pillar and keep knocking it down.
    
    And wow baby!!! I got 6.33 million points and maxed my yellow coins out at 999. 
    Crazy!!!
    
    Well now...it's time to end this story for the happy ending...
    
    Go back to the primary level (with the cannon, Toad, etc...) and go through the 
    middle big 15-star requirement door for the Bowser showdown.
    
    FINAL BOSS: BOWSER
    
    Bowser v1: In Bowser first stage, you will notice that hey, there's Bowser 
    along with two Thomps, and a blue switch. You must spin around the room to make 
    one of the Thomps ascend. When it reaches the top, it will lock, and the Blue 
    Switch will activate. Hit it to flip Bowser over and then he is on his back, 
    take aim and hit him. After three hits, Bowser will enter his second state.
    
    Bowser v2: Bowser is now a very big pinball. You must fling Bowser into the 
    walls near where the chains are to cause the wall to start to crumble. After 
    three hits on one side of the wall, send Bowser through the hole in the wall, 
    and Bowser will be flung out into the horizon, and congrats, you win. *Note* 
    it's three hits on one wall. If you hit him once on both walls, you still need 
    to hit twice more on one or the other wall. And with his demise...I got 
    5,000,000 extra points, what did you get?
    
    Now wait for the credits to role, and it's time to play my favorite part of 
    this game.
    
    ***End Game Mini-Game***
    Basically there is this mini-game at the end where you can rack up a ton of 
    points. The game consists of bombs, a cannon, and a dartboard. The bombs roll 
    out of the tent, you shoot them into the cannon, and then after 3 seconds of no 
    bombs going into the cannon, the cannon will come up and you'll have to aim and 
    fire into the dartboard. Miss, and you'll miss a lot of points. The bombs 
    explode after about 10 seconds. I have gone over 30 bombs straight into the 
    cannon before missing. It's all about timing. If you have all 35 stars, each 
    hit will be worth 500,000 points. The amount of bombs you receive is based on 
    the amount of lives you have. Have 7 lives remaining at the end of the game and 
    you'll get 70 bombs.
    
    And finally, the game is over. The End.
    
    There are time trials after you beat the game once, and you must try to beat 
    each level under 1 hour. I didn't feel like doing it so I didn't, but how about 
    you?
    
    
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    Here's a summary of my best game and highest score:
    
    999 Yellow Coins = 999,000
    84 Blue Coins = 420,000
    32 Red Coins = 160,000
    35 Stars = 6,300,000
    Total = 7,879,000
    
    Score = 61,821,500
    
    
    OVERALL SCORE = 69,700,500
    
    
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    1. ETD (that's I): 35 Stars; 69,700,500
    2. ADE: 25 Stars; 10,000,000
    3. CMP: 20 Stars; 8,000,000
    4. KEV: 15 Stars; 6,000,000
    5. CAI: 10 Stars; 4,000,000
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    26 and up...: ...As needed...
    
    If you've played this game, and wish to submit a High Score (be honest), then 
    by all means email me.
    
    
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    No Emails or comments yet. If you do not wish for your Email or comment to be 
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    Email: xXmasterofalltradesXx@gmail.com
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    Fuse Games Limited - Though I have never heard of you before this game, you 
    have surely made an awesome graphical and musical game in the pinball genre. 
    Kudos.
    
    Nintendo - For its innovations and willingness to take innovative risks 
    (Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS as examples).
    
    Gamefaqs - For making a community where fellow gamers can learn to interact and 
    hopefully better themselves for the future.
    
    Word 2000 - For letting me type this guide and for your spellcheck (not your 
    grammarcheck though).
    
    High Speed Internet - someday Internet will be wireless and free (hopefully) 
    and will travel billions of times faster (come on US government, be #1). But as 
    of right now, I love that something took the place of 56K and could allow for 
    Internet multiplayer gaming and passable browsing speed, but I wouldn't mind 
    continual improvements.
    
    Fellow Readers - for looking at this guide.
    
    Responders - for adding feedback to this guide.
    
    
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    www.neoseeker.com
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    www.1up.com 
    
    If you want to use my guide on your website, just ask me, and make sure you 
    give me credit. Just remember if I ever find or if someone contacts me that my 
    guide has been illegally posted on a website not under my permission, the law 
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    Everybody is allowed to use this guide for their own private personal use. You 
    may not use this guide in anyway for commercial benefits. If you wish to 
    incorporate this into a guide you wish to make yourself, please contact me for 
    permission. There is no harm in asking, for 99.99% I will say, yes.
    
    Plagiarism though without credit, acknowledgment or permission is against 
    International Copyright Law.
    
    As before...
    If you want to use my guide on your website, just ask me, and make sure you 
    give me credit. Just remember if I ever find or if someone contacts me that my 
    guide has been illegally posted on a website not under my permission, the law 
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    And now it's time to say my final words on this game. Mario Pinball Land was a 
    very nice game to play as I was able to deviate my mind off FPS games such as 
    Halo 2 and RPGs that range from Pokemon to Final Fantasy games.
    
    The graphics and music are wonderful, and there is much difficulty in the game 
    from the obstacles and grueling need to continue on and save Princess Peach in 
    a pinball game that may take up to 5 hours to complete and 10 hours or more if 
    you wish to accomplish everything. And besides this, there are the Time Trials 
    to add more challenge to those pinball oriented people. Good game, and thanks 
    to all who used this guide as an aid.
    
    
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    Email: xXmasterofalltradesXx@gmail.com
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