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Mario vs. Donkey Kong

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
75
3.4
Nintendo 3DS
...
3.7
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance The first encounter with Donkey Kong
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance The hammer weapon works exactly the same as it did in the original Donkey Kong
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance There is help in the form of these info screens
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Climbing the bars in a similar style to Donkey Kong.Jr.

Alternate Titles

  • "马里奥对大金刚" -- Chinese Title (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 (428)
Here's One Worth Your Hard-Earned Dollars and Cents Game Boy Advance Steve Thompson (110)
THE essential Mario game for the GBA. Game Boy Advance optrirominiluikus (112)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Game Boy Advance May 24, 2004 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN Game Boy Advance May 24, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
VicioJuegos.com Nintendo 3DS Jul 20, 2012 85 out of 100 85
Game Over Online Game Boy Advance Jun 18, 2004 82 out of 100 82
4Players.de Game Boy Advance Jun 02, 2005 80 out of 100 80
1UP Game Boy Advance May 27, 2004 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play Game Boy Advance Apr 06, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance May 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
UOL Jogos Game Boy Advance Jun 29, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Game Boy Advance May 26, 2004 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

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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