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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 A bonus level where you herd the mini Marios like Lemmings
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance The end of level scores
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance Doing a hand stand is the best way to avoid the falling bricks
Mario vs. Donkey Kong Game Boy Advance It's hot in here!

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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 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

64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2004 87 out of 100 87
IGN May 24, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplanet Jul 27, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot May 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Nov 11, 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
JeuxActu Dec 13, 2004 14 out of 20 70
The Video Game Critic Jul 18, 2004 B- 67
EL33TONLINE Oct 16, 2006 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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