System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Pinball
Series Pinball Series

A simple pinball game featuring a single table split into two screens, plus a third Bonus screen.

You control the paddles at the bottom of each screen. Keep the ball in play in order to rack up high scores by hitting bumpers and other table features.

Game B is a faster version of Game A. There is also a 2-Player mode, where each player takes it in turns to compete for the high score.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ピンボール Pinball 02 Feb 1984
US Pinball Oct 1985
Europe Pinball 1986


System Japan U.S. Europe
Famicom Disk System 30 May 1989 - -
Card-e Reader (GBA) - 16 Sep 2002 -
Wii Virtual Console 02 Dec 2006 19 Nov 2006 15 Dec 2006
Wii U Virtual Console 23 Oct 2013 24 Oct 2013 24 Oct 2013

Ports & Remakes

Arcade VS. Pinball

Also available to play in:

Nintendo 64 Dōbutsu no Mori
GameCube Animal Crossing


Mario & Pauline Bonus Stage

Mario & Pauline Bonus Stage

On the bottom screen, hit the ball into the hole on the right-hand side of the table. You will be taken to a bonus stage starring Mario and Pauline from Donkey Kong. You control Mario carrying a platform, and you have to free Pauline by bouncing the ball to remove the platforms under the wandering Pauline. You then have to catch her and move her to the exit safely for a bonus score.

Mario also appears on the game's U.S. boxart holding the platform.

Submitted by Fryguy64

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