Mario vs. Donkey Kong (series)

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong
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First Installment Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)
Latest Installment Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move (2013)
Number of Installments 6 (1 tech demo)
Parent Series Mario, Donkey Kong

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (known as Mario and Donkey Kong in Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move) is a sub-series of the Mario series and the Donkey Kong series. The first game, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, was heavily inspired by the Game Boy follow up to the original Donkey Kong game, and was initially planned as Donkey Kong Plus. This series feature a comeback of Pauline and Donkey Kong's rivalry with Mario. A Wii U demo of a Mario vs. Donkey Kong game was presented at GDC in order to showcase Nintendo Web Framework, although at this point, it is not known whether it will expand into a full game.

Games[edit]

Title, original release and system Synopsis and Ratings
Mario vs. Donkey Kong

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong is the first game of the series. The game was created for the Game Boy Advance, as the game brings back Mario and Donkey Kong's rivalry from the Mario series' first game, Donkey Kong. But instead of fighting over Pauline, they fight over the Mini Marios instead, at the end of the game, Mario gives Donkey Kong a Mini Mario as a gift.
USA 2004
Game Boy Advance
(Ratings unavailable)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is a platform game and sequel to Mario vs. Donkey Kong. The game is for the Nintendo DS. It was released on September 25, 2006. Instead of the first game's plot of the player using Mario and rescuing the Minis, Mario and the Minis now fight to rescue Pauline, as the player go through stages, guiding the Minis to the end of the level.
USA 2006
Nintendo DS
(Ratings unavailable)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! is the third installment in the series. The game is for the Nintendo DSi's DSiWare. Similar to the second game in the series, Mario once again sends the Mini Marios to rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong.
USA 2009
Nintendo DSi
(Ratings unavailable)
Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is the fourth installment in the series and the second for the Nintendo DS. As in the two previous games, Mario and the Minis set out once again to rescue Pauline from Donkey Kong.
USA 2010
Nintendo DS
(Ratings unavailable)
Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move

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Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a Nintendo 3DS Nintendo eShop game, as part of the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. In this game, Donkey Kong and Pauline join to run a carnival. This is also the first three-dimensional game in the series, but its gameplay is similar to the past games'. In this game, the player must place falling tiles on a field and guide Mario to the goal. Besides the main game, three extra modes and four minigames are available.
USA 2013
Nintendo 3DS
(Ratings unavailable)

Trivia[edit]

  • All games in the series had their North American releases first.