Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

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Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move
M&DKMotM Logo.png
Developer(s) Nintendo Software Technology Corporation
Nintendo SPD Group No.3
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date USA May 9, 2013
Europe May 9, 2013
Australia May 10, 2013
Japan July 24, 2013
Genre Puzzle
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player
Media
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Nintendo 3DS:

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (known as Mario & Donkey Kong: Mini Mini Carnival in Japan) is a Nintendo 3DS eShop title. It is the fifth installment of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.

Story

After a huge success with the Super Mini Mario World Theme Park in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, the Mario Toy Company decides to host an annual Mini Toy Carnival. Donkey Kong joins Pauline to run a game arcade inside the carnival.[1]

Gameplay

A Mini Mario traveling through a level in Mario's Main Event.

The basic objective of Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is the same as the previous three games, in that the player must guide the Mini Marios to the goal within the time limit. In this game, however, the path is cut off in sections, and the player must either drag tiles into place or rearrange them (depending on the mode) in order to create a path leading to the goal; filing in the path to the goal causes the mini to automatically speed to the goal; at this point, the timer automatically stops and the player cannot place any more tiles. Additionally, tapping one of the mini icon on the touch screen causes it to have a short burst of speed. If at any point the mini falls off the pathway or is blocked, the player fails. This also occurs if they do not move the mini out of the pipe before a certain amount of time passes, or if the player runs out of time during a stage. The player can use the L Button and R Button buttons at any time to change the camera angle on a course.

In Mario's Main Event and Giant Jungle, the player gets pieces of pathway by tapping the "tile pipe," which causes a piece to fall in that the player can place on the path. The tile pipe can only hold five tiles at one time, and not clearing one before another enters results in failing. Occasionally, the player may also be given a bomb tile, which removes a tile that has been placed. In some courses, there are also "trash cans," in which the player can place any unneeded tiles; filling them up gives the player a "magic tile" as their next tile, which takes the form of a tile required to fill the path. In Many Mini Mayhem, the player rearrange the given path to guide multiple minis to the goal, and in Puzzle Palace the player must use the tiles given in order to create a path to the goal.

Within each level in every mode minus Giant Jungle are three M-Tokens; collecting all of them within a level and beating it earns the player a star, which allows them to unlock things such as extra modes and Minis to view.

Modes

The Main Game mode features four modes total, each unlocked after collecting a certain number of stars. The first two modes have sixty stages each. There are also additional expert levels that can be unlocked in the first two modes by clearing the first 60 stages of each mode.[2] Many Mini Mayhem contains 50 and Giant Jungle contains three.

  • Mario's Main Event - "Use the falling tiles to get the Mini to the goal!"
  • Puzzle Palace - "Use the tiles given to find the best path for the mini!" (unlocked by collecting ten stars)
  • Many Mini Mayhem - "Shift and rotate the tiles to get all the Minis to the goal!" (unlocked by collecting twenty stars)
  • Giant Jungle - "Collect the Stars, and get the Mini all the way to the goal!" (unlocked by collecting thirty stars)

Characters

Playable Characters

Hosts

Enemies

Minigames

  • Mini Target Smash: A minigame where the player flings Mini Marios into multiple targets.
  • Fly Guy Grab: A minigame where the player fires a claw at Fly Guys and reels them in to earn points.
  • Cube Crash: A minigame where the player flings Mini Marios into cubes to get points.
  • Elevation Station: A minigame where the player must use the touch screen to position a Mini Mario into the paths of coins.

Toy Collection

The completed Toy Collection.

As the player earns stars, new Minis will be added to the Toy Collection. In this mode, the player can view and polish his/her toys. There are a total of 12 toys that can be unlocked.

Toy Stars to Unlock
Mini Mario 0
Mini Peach 20
Mini Toad 30
Mini DK 50
Red Mini Shy Guy 60
Capture Kong 70
Green Mini Fly Guy 90
Catapult Kong 100
Blue Mini Fly Guy 120
Mini Pauline 150
Gold Mini Fly Guy 200
Gold Mini Mario 230

Staff

Main article: List of Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move staff

Gallery

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move.

Names in Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese マリオ&ドンキーコング ミニミニカーニバル
Mario & Donkī Kongu Mini Mini Kānibaru
Mario & Donkey Kong: Mini Mini Carnival


References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV8KCdyZdIw
  3. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2CNNVMM3BA

External links