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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 Title Screen
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Pole Jump
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Use the key to get to the next level
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance A bonus level where you herd the mini Marios like Lemmings

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong Screenshot
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Screenshot
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Screenshot

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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User Reviews

Arcade classic with puzzle elements Game Boy Advance NeoJ (455)
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THE essential Mario game for the GBA. Game Boy Advance optrirominiluikus (118)

Critic Reviews

64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Dec, 2004 87 out of 100 87 Game Boy Advance Nov 19, 2004 17 out of 20 85
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Jun 18, 2004 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Game Boy Advance Nov 11, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance May 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gameplanet Game Boy Advance Jul 27, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Informer Magazine Game Boy Advance Jun, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Dec 13, 2004 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Game Boy Advance May 26, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 Game Boy Advance Feb 08, 2005 6 out of 10 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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