Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Game Boy Advance)

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In the beginning video, Donkey Kong is at home channel-surfing. While flipping through channels, DK notices an ad about the new Mini Mario Toy. Right away, he decides to get his hands on as many as he can, so he steals them from Mario's Toy Factory. Now, Mario has to get them back.

Mario must find the key then rescue a Mini Mario in six levels of each world. In the seventh level, Mario must guide all the Mini Marios he collected through the letters T, O, and Y and into the toy box. The eighth and last level pits Mario against Donkey Kong. There are many enemies and obstacles to avoid, including Bob-ombs, Shy Guys, Boos, trash cans, fireballs, and Thwomps.


Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Beware of the stones
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance The plant monsters from previous Mario escapades
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Stopping the arrow on the right box gives you a 1 UP mushroom
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Use the bars to gather momentum to jump up

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥对大金刚" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "マリオvs.ドンキーコング" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Maliao dui Dajingang" -- Chinese title

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Arcade classic with puzzle elements NeoJ (428) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars
Here's One Worth Your Hard-Earned Dollars and Cents Steve Thompson (110) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
THE essential Mario game for the GBA. optrirominiluikus (112) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May 24, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN May 24, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Jun 18, 2004 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Nov 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Jul 27, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP May 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Jun, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Yahoo! Games May 28, 2004 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic Jul 18, 2004 B- 67
GameSpy May 26, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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1001 Video Games

The Game Boy Advance version of Mario vs. Donkey Kong appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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