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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (Nintendo DS)

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4.0
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90
Fragland.net
Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem is simply said a really fun, beautiful, tightly created game with tons of content that will please young and old. There's little more to be said; if you've got a DS, DS Lite, DSi, DSi XL or a 3DS this is definitely one to get
80
GameSpot
The only real problem with Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem is that it feels too much like the last two games in the series--both in terms of aesthetics and gameplay. That's not much of a complaint, considering how much content is loaded into this hefty little package, but it is hard to stave off the feeling that this is just another tweaked round of the same stuff. If you enjoyed the previous entries enough to crave more, or if you've been thinking about checking out the series for the first time, don't hesitate to give Mini-Land Mayhem a go.
80
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Minis March Again! was slechts een opwarmertje. Voor het echte werk verwijzen we je graag door naar Mini-Land, waar zelfs volwassen mannen snikkend om hulp schreeuwen.
80
Brash Games
Despite bearing the name of two of Nintendo’s biggest mascots, the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series has been one of the Nintendo DS’s most innovative and original series. The puzzle take on the formula seen in the original Donkey Kong is extremely enjoyable, with the quirky humour of other Mario games flowing joyously through the experience.
80
Gamereactor (Denmark)
Man skal tænke både langsigtet og være hurtig til at reagere, da man tit bliver nødt til at skille sine figurer fra hinanden af den ene eller anden årsag, eller flytte en bjælke straks efter den sidste Mini-Mario har passeret den, fordi man skal bruge den længere fremme. Dertil kommer at alle Mini-Marioerne skal nå i mål inden for en bestemt tid af hinanden, så der er en vis nu-eller-aldrig-spænding over tingene.
80
Gamereactor (Norway)
Etter å ha slitt noe med identiteten i de to siste spillene, ser det ut som at Mario vs. Donkey Kong-serien endelig har funnet en formel den kan trives med. De nye elementene og kontrollsystemet sørger for at gamle fans kan få noe nytt å bryne seg på, samtidig som spillet er lett for nye spillere å plukke opp. Noen fornyelse av et gammelt konsept er spillet ikke, men underholdende er det lell.
80
Gamereactor (Sweden)
Att luta sig tillbaka blir det dock inte tal om på de upplåsbara extrabanorna. Här är svårighetsgraden ofta märkbart högre än i huvudäventyret, vilket gör att det är lätt att övertala sig själv om ideliga återbesök till Marios miniland för nya försök. Dessa utmaningar, tillsammans med en smidig baneditor och ett hyfsat aktivt community bidrar till att höja livslängden avsevärt. Också variationsgraden får en välbehövlig skjuts framåt, då somliga moment i huvudspelet, främst bonus- och bossbanor, kan bli lite enformiga.
70
Level
För några år sedan var Mario vs Donkey Kong-konceptet alldeles perfekt och egentligen är det precis lika roligt då som nu. Det enda som känns lite obekvämt nu, våren 2011, är att det här är precis den typen av spel som skulle kunna kosta en tjuga på app store. Simpel ströunderhållning ämnad för busshållplatsen, på tunnelbanan eller på rasten. Men bortser man bara från det enkla faktumet att det finns underhållande bärbara pusselspel för en billigare penning där ute kan man ha precis hur roligt som helst med Mario och hans allra första nemesis.
70
Games Radar
In the end, Mini-Land Mayhem isn’t that different from the previous games in the series, and those looking for a spiritual Donkey Kong sequel should instead download Super Meat Boy on XBLA. Still, MvDK:MM is a consistently fun time filler that keeps the series’ above-average quality streak alive. It may not be the best Mario or Donkey Kong game this year, but out of the few big DS releases this holiday, it’s one of the better ones.
60
Play.tm
As unsatisfying as I found Mini-Land Mayhem, it's difficult to disparage it too heavily. The game offers plenty of content with a full campaign and a New Plus mode, online levels made by other plays to be downloaded, and a neat construction mode to create your own levels. As a game to stick into your DS and play from time to time, Mini-Land Mayhem will not disappoint. It really does the basics right - very right in fact. Keen puzzle-goers, though, may feel that if it had the charm of Mario and the simple touch controls stripped away, then the game would be a bit too forgettable.