Mario vs. Donkey Kong
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|Mario vs. Donkey Kong|
|Developer||Nintendo Software Technology|
|System||Game Boy Advance, 3DS Virtual Console|
|Release Date|| Game Boy Advance|
US May 24, 2004
JP June 10, 2004
EU November 19, 2004
3DS Virtual Console
JP/AU December 15, 2011 (Ambassador)
US/EU December 16, 2011 (Ambassador)
|Genre||Adventure / Puzzle|
Mario vs. Donkey Kong is a Gameboy Advance game pitting Mario against Donkey Kong in a revival of their rivalry that started in the original Donkey Kong arcade game. However, it is based more on Donkey Kong GB with its puzzle-like gameplay.
A line of Mini-Mario toys has been made by the Mario Toy Company due to Mario's popularity. Donkey Kong sees a commercial for the toys and becomes obsessed with collecting them all. After finding the toys sold out everywhere, he breaks into the Mario Toy Company and steals all the Mini-Mario toys. Mario initiates a pursuit in order to retrieve the toys.
Each different 'world' contains eight levels. The first six levels have you collecting the key to the doorway, the Mini-Marios, and three different packages for bonus points. In the seventh level the player has to lead the collected Mini-Marios to the end of the level, with the number of surviving Mini-Marios determining the amount of Mario's lives in the boss battle. Then the player faces Donkey Kong one-on-one in a variety of different-themed boss levels.
The game features a host of unlockable levels. Not only can the player unlock a whole new set of worlds (where you lead a Mini-Mario with a key to the door hole), but also a host of incredibly hard levels to test the player's skill.
This game spawned a new subseries of Donkey Kong-based video games primarily for the Nintendo DS. However, the sequels shifted to a different Lemmings-like gameplay style in which the player controlled the Mini-Marios and had to guide them through levels.
It was followed by Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis for the DS, which changed the gameplay style.
Ports and Remakes
- In 2011, it was included in the set of Game Boy Advance games that were released for free download on the 3DS to those participating in the Ambassador Program. It has yet to receive a normal eShop release.
|Titles in the Donkey Kong Series|
|Donkey Kong - Jr. - Math - 3 - '94 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong - March of the Minis - Minis March Again! - Mini-Land Mayhem!|
Donkey Kong Country (2: Diddy Kong's Quest - 3: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble) - Donkey Kong 64 - Donkey Kong Land (2 - III)
Jungle Beat - King of Swing - Jungle Climber - Returns - Donkey Konga (2 - 3) - Barrel Blast - Diddy Kong Racing
|Titles in the Mario Brothers Series|
|Donkey Kong - Jr. - Mario Bros. - Mario Clash|
Super Mario Bros. (Lost Levels - 2 - 3) - Super Mario World - Yoshi's Island
Super Mario 64 (DS) - Super Mario Sunshine - Super Mario Galaxy (2) - Super Mario 3D Land
Super Mario Land (2) - DX - Super Mario Advance (2 - 3 - 4) - New Super Mario Bros. (Wii)
Donkey Kong '94 - Mario vs. Donkey Kong - March of the Minis - Minis March Again! - Mini-Land Mayhem!