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Pinball (NES)

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Title Screen


Developer: HAL Laboratory
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: NES
Released in JP: February 2, 1984
Released in US: October 18, 1985
Released in EU: September 1, 1986

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GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.

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LuaIcon.png This game has a Lua scripts page

So very stubbly.
This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
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Pinball, contrary to what the box and cartridge label would have you believe, is not a Mario game.

Developer Credits

Present at offset 0x17A:

(Source: CaH4e3)

S. Matsuoka is Satoshi Matsuoka, a programmer for HAL Laboratory, while S. Iwata is the late Satoru Iwata. According to Iwata, this was the first game HAL developed for Nintendo.

Unused Graphics

Bonus Game


The bonus game (featuring a pancake-prone Pauline) has rollovers with numbers "1", "2", and "3". Graphics exist for a "4" rollover, using the top-right tile from the "1" rollover.


Pauline about to walk and then fall off an edge. Unused because the bonus game ends as soon as she falls below the paddle.


of steel

A little 8×8 ball graphic in the background tiles. May have been used for showing the ball count instead of the text "BALL".


Pop-up bumpers to add realism to the slingshots. As is, the ball just bounces off for no real reason.


Unused one-way gates. Some were clearly meant for the top of the table.

No hole for you.


A hole surrounded by a moving gate. Might have been used to block off the minigame?