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90
Nintendo 3DSGame Revolution (Mar 05, 2015)
Mario is missing, and some toy has taken his place.
90
Nintendo 3DSGod is a Geek (Mar 05, 2015)
My mind was taken back to another cross-platform classic with a superb creativity bent – the astonishing Sound Shapes, which still regularly gets airtime in my household to this day. Tipping Stars looks set to remain a regular fixture in much the same way, and as such, is rather essential for the puzzle game fan.
90
Wii UCubed3 (Apr 11, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is very reminiscent of Lemmings, as the goal is to guide Mario and friends through levels by manipulating objects around them, instead of directly controlling them. Creating inventive ways to avoid hazards and collect coins make each level a challenging, but endearing, experience. The ranking system is well crafted to make the game appealing to both casual and competitive gamers. Creating new levels in the workshop mode and then sharing them online adds further replay value to a game that is already rich in content. The whole package is presented with beautiful visuals and an incredible soundtrack to create something that should not be missed.
85
Nintendo 3DSXGN (Mar 05, 2015)
Je kan de game natuurlijk ook aan een vriend kado doen, zodat jullie elkaar kunnen naaien met onmogelijke levels. In ieder geval is het zeker dat Mario vs. Donkey Kong Tipping Stars een game is die je zeker meer dan één keer wilt spelen. Tipping Stars is namelijk een ontzettend toffe puzzelgame geworden voor de Nintendo 3DS. Je zal genoeg tijd in de levels kunnen stoppen die door Nintendo zijn gemaakt, of zelf aan de slag gaan met de uitgebreide level editor. Het feit dat je twee voor de prijs van één krijgt is zelfs nóg beter!
80
Wii UGirl Gamers UK (Mar 31, 2015)
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is a lovely little puzzle game with the potential for a lot of content. Designing levels is best on the Wii U GamePad, whilst playing the game is most enjoyable on the 3DS. Fortunately, players get both games for the one purchase, so everyone’s a winner.
80
Nintendo 3DSGirl Gamers UK (Mar 31, 2015)
Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is a lovely little puzzle game with the potential for a lot of content. Designing levels is best on the Wii U GamePad, whilst playing the game is most enjoyable on the 3DS. Fortunately, players get both games for the one purchase, so everyone’s a winner.
80
Nintendo 3DSDarkstation (Mar 19, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is a good new game in the series. Nothing more, nothing less. The gameplay really hasn’t introduced much new but the Miiverse level sharing functionality hopefully will give it more legs. The ability to own both the 3DS and the WiiU versions of the game with a single purchase is nice, at least.
80
Wii UNintendo Life (Mar 05, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is a hugely enjoyable action puzzler with some really fantastic ideas and mechanics. The sharing feature is easily the biggest draw, and the possibility of fresh content being available for years to come is enormously exciting. It's not vastly different when compared to the previous titles in the series, but as the old adage goes: if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
80
Wii UGaming Nexus (Apr 29, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is enjoyable but rather easy, even in later stages. The main attraction here is the stage builder where after unlocking everything you can build practically any kind of stage you wish. While some people tend to make stages simply to give easy stars in the hopes of getting easy stars in return, there are stages where a lot of thought was put into them and are challenging. If you like the series, you’ll enjoy Tipping Stars, but you might find it a bit too easy.
75
Wii UInsideGamer (Mar 09, 2015)
Zoals altijd is het fijn om al je überschattige Mini’s naar de einddeur te puzzelen. Deze franchise biedt solide puzzelgameplay met een vrolijke noot. Maar opwindend is Tipping Stars niet; er wordt weinig nieuws aan de franchise toegevoegd en de rol van Wii U blijft beperkt tot alleen de HD-graphics op je TV-scherm.
74
Wii UVideo Chums (Mar 06, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is a worthy entry to the series that'll appeal to existing fans and creative souls alike. However, not caring much for creating and sharing may be a tipping point for you to pass up on this toy-land puzzler.
70
Nintendo 3DSNintendoWorldReport (Mar 05, 2015)
An entry that doesn't add much to the formula.
70
Wii UTheSixthAxis (Mar 09, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is an enjoyable and involving puzzle game, particularly for younger gamers, which despite its relatively short campaign has a number of tricks up its sleeve to guarantee that you’ll be returning to it many months later. The level editor is a great example of empowering players with clear and solid tools, which allow you to to work creatively and effectively without being hampered by overly complicated systems.
70
Nintendo 3DSTheSixthAxis (Mar 09, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is an enjoyable and involving puzzle game, particularly for younger gamers, which despite its relatively short campaign has a number of tricks up its sleeve to guarantee that you’ll be returning to it many months later. The level editor is a great example of empowering players with clear and solid tools, which allow you to to work creatively and effectively without being hampered by overly complicated systems.
70
Like Minis on the Move, Tipping Stars won’t draw the kind of crowd Mario’s other extracurricular activities (kart racing, tennis, golf) might, but it’s no less a quality way to kill time while on the go.
68
Wii UIGN (Mar 12, 2015)
The amount of content in Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is great, but its lack of new ideas isn't.
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Wii UDigital Chumps (Mar 09, 2015)
Tipping Stars is just about what you’d expect from a modern Mario vs. Donkey Kong title: unique, fun in short bursts, and inexpensive—but nevertheless, nothing terribly exciting. Although it certainly is the product of Nintendo’s B-game (in contrast to the blockbuster, irresistibly creative products it’s known for churning out elsewhere), it’s a nifty $20 distraction that does include a respectably versatile level designer and affiliated online sharing system.
63
Wii U4Players.de (Mar 19, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars wirkt wie das krasse Gegenteil zu Captain Toad: Während ins Rätsel-Abenteuer des Pilzkopfs unheimlich viel Liebe zum Detail geflossen ist, liefert Nintendo hier nur das Nötigste ab. Das klassische Prinzip der marschierenden Blechfigürchen kann zwar immer noch motivieren, trotzdem wirkt das Ergebnis irgendwie lustlos. Es gibt weder lustige Zwischensequenzen, noch Bosskämpfe oder Alternativmodi, welche die minimalistischen Puzzles auflockern könnten. Im Gegensatz zum isometrischen Vorgänger oder der Pullblox-Serie gibt es auch keine frischen Impulse. Dank alternativer Lösungswege und einem gut dosierten Schwierigkeitsgrad wurde ich aber immerhin solide unterhalten. Außerdem sollte der mit Level-Tausch mit Belohnungs-System auf Dauer für genügend Nachschub sorgen.
63
Nintendo 3DS4Players.de (Mar 19, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars wirkt wie das krasse Gegenteil zu Captain Toad: Während ins Rätsel-Abenteuer des Pilzkopfs unheimlich viel Liebe zum Detail geflossen ist, liefert Nintendo hier nur das Nötigste ab. Das klassische Prinzip der marschierenden Blechfigürchen kann zwar immer noch motivieren, trotzdem wirkt das Ergebnis irgendwie lustlos. Es gibt weder lustige Zwischensequenzen, noch Bosskämpfe oder Alternativmodi, welche die minimalistischen Puzzles auflockern könnten. Im Gegensatz zum isometrischen Vorgänger oder der Pullblox-Serie gibt es auch keine frischen Impulse. Dank alternativer Lösungswege und einem gut dosierten Schwierigkeitsgrad wurde ich aber immerhin solide unterhalten. Außerdem sollte der mit Level-Tausch mit Belohnungs-System auf Dauer für genügend Nachschub sorgen.
50
Wii UGameSpot (Mar 05, 2015)
Between its lackluster introductions and almost total lack of context for why you're doing anything in the game, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars feels more like a particularly robust tech demo than a proper full-release. As a cross-buy title, it can be played on both the Wii U and the 3DS, but since you only use the Wii U Gamepad while playing, there's little reason to play it on anything other than the 3DS if you own both. If you have the patience to stick around for the game's true challenges, Tipping Stars is worth an inspection, but you have to slog through a lot of tedium to get there.
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Nintendo 3DSDestructoid (Mar 04, 2015)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is not bad. It is essentially Mini-Land Mayhem! with visual and technical upgrades. It never instills any sense of wonder or accomplishment, and it often feels more like work than play. It's a very paint-by-numbers affair; for a puzzle game it doesn't actually require much thinking, only doing. It is a game that exists, and that's about as much as there is to say about it.