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Mario vs. Donkey Kong

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

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Box - Game Boy Advance (US):

    For the first time in ages, Mario squares off against his original foe!

    Donkey Kong just made off with all the Mini-Mario toys, and now it's up to Mario to chase his long-time nemesis and retrieve the stolen goods.
    • Jump, man! Leap and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts, hammers, and more to overcome the hordes of enemies that block your way.

    • You need brawn…and brains! Figure out the best path, then break out new Mario-moves like the handstand to track down keys, collect gifts, and navigate perilous platforms across barrels of levels.

    • KO DK! Before battling Donkey Kong at the end of each world, collect all the Mini-Marios and lead them to safety.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5066) on Aug 17, 2008.

www.nintendo.com:

    A Classic Confrontation on Game Boy Advance!



    After years of apparent good will, Mario and Donkey Kong are at it again -- this time on Game Boy Advance! Donkey Kong has stolen all the Mini-Mario toys from the Mario Toy Co., and now it's up to Mario to hunt down his long-time nemesis and retrieve the pilfered goods. He'll have to race through confounding levels, finding keys and releasing Mini Marios, before time runs out. Along the way he'll master new moves in order to scale the puzzling heights of six action-packed worlds!

    Features

    • Leap, climb, and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts, hammers and other tools to save the day.
    • A unique mix of action and puzzle gameplay elements will challenge your brain as well as your reflexes!
    • Shy Guys, Piranha Plants, Bob-ombs, and other classic Mushroom Kingdom baddies stand between Mario and his goal.
    • Before battling Donkey Kong at the end of each world, you'll have to collect all the Mini-Marios and lead them to safety.


    Mario has always been more athletic than his somewhat portly appearance would have you believe, but he really struts his stuff in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. Mario backflips high into the air, walks on his hands, and even spins on gymnastics bars. You'll have to master all of Mario's new moves to save all of the Mini-Mario toys.

    Once you've collected all of the Mini-Mario toys in a world, you then have to lead them into a toy box in a follow-the-leader game. The Mini-Marios will follow big Mario anywhere -- even if it means falling to their demise. Safely guiding them into the toy box is a tough task which will require you to overcome both action and puzzle challenges.

    Even with the Mini-Marios safely tucked away, Mario's mission in each world is not done until he goes toe-to-toe with Donkey Kong. The big ape may not be the smartest enemy Mario's ever faced, but he sure is strong!

    Bottom Line

    Mario vs. Donkey Kong perfectly blends action and brain-teasing elements into a unique title that's a great choice for gamers on the go. Increasingly difficult challenges will put even the most advanced gamers to the test, and there is enough replay value packed in to keep you coming back for more.

    Contributed by Alrightya (312) on Jun 22, 2005.

www.mariovsdk.com :
    FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AGES, MARIO SQUARES OFF AGAINST HIS ORIGINAL FOE!

    Jump, Man! Leap and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts, hammers, and more to overcome the hordes of enemies that block your way.

    You need brawn… and brains! Figure out the best path, then break out new moves to track down keys, collect gifts, and navigate perilous platforms across barrels of levels.

    KO DK! Before battling Donkey Kong at the end of each world, collect all the Mini-Mario toys and lead them to safety.

    Contributed by gamewarrior (5066) on Nov 08, 2004.