Key Mini Mario

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Key Mini Mario
Artwork of Key Mini Mario from the Workshop Store.
First appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015)
Variant of Mini Mario

Key Mini Mario[1][2] is a type of Mini Mario with a key, which appears in several games in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.

History[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

Mario finding a Mini-Mario with a key in Level 2-4+

Key Mini Mario first appears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong. It appears in each level of the game's Plus worlds aside from boss levels, and is introduced in Level 1-1+ of Mario Toy Factory. Instead of carrying a key by himself, Mario must lead a Mini-Mario with a key to the locked door in each Plus level. The Mini-Mario in each Plus level sits idly until Mario approaches it, after which the Mini-Mario follows Mario. If Mario and the Mini-Mario reach the locked door, the Mini-Mario unlocks the door and both Mario and the Mini-Mario enter the door, completing the level.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again![edit]

A Key Mini Mario in Room 1-Key

Key Mini Mario reappears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!, being introduced in Room 1-Key and appearing in subsequent Key levels. Key Mini Mario appears in levels with a locked door, which must be unlocked by a Key Mini Mario in order for any Minis to enter the door.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem![edit]

A Key Mini Mario in Area 1-8

Key Mini Mario reappears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!, where it appears in the eighth course of each attraction, along with a locked Exit Door. It functions identically to its appearance in the previous game.

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move[edit]

Key Mini Mario reappears in Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move in levels with a locked goal. Minis other than Mini Mario can also use keys in this game. In Mario's Main Event, a Mini does not have a key at the beginning of a level with a locked goal; instead, it must collect the key within the level, then use it to unlock and enter the goal. In Many Mini Mayhem, one of the Minis in a level with a locked goal spawns with a key; this Mini must reach the goal first in order to unlock it.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars[edit]

Key Mini Mario reappears in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars, with the same function as in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! Floor 1 Help 4 (Key Mini Mario)
  2. ^ "This template contains a Key Mini Mario and a locked Exit Door." — Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Construction Zone; description of Key Game-Rule