Key Mini Mario
|Key Mini Mario|
|First appearance||Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! (2009)|
|Latest appearance||Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (2015)|
|Variant of||Mini Mario|
Mario vs. Donkey Kong
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!
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!
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
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
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!.
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! Floor 1 Help 4 (Key Mini Mario)
- "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
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again!|
|Characters||Mario • Pauline • Donkey Kong • Toads|
|Minis||Mini Mario • Mini Toad • Mini Peach • Mini Donkey Kong|
|Floors||Mini Mayhem • Sandstone Stroll • Magnet Mania • Jungle Rumble • Rooftop • Basement|
|Items and objects||Blue Spring • Box Spring • Cannon • Clock • Coin (large) • Color Switch • Conveyor Belt • Door • Girder • Hammer • Key • Key Door • Ladder • M-Token • Magnet • Mini Mario Card • Pink Block • Pokey Block • Pop-up Gate • Rotate Pipe • Shy Guy Block • Spike • Spin-bar magnet • Warp Pipe • Yellow Spring|
|Enemies||Monkey robots (Capture Kong · Circus Kong) • Bird • Piranha Plant (fire) • Pokey • Polterguy • Shy Guy • Snapjaw • Snifit • Thwomp|
|Miscellaneous||Media • Staff • Super Mini Mario World|
|Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move|
|Hosts||Donkey Kong • Mario • Pauline|
|Minis||Mini Donkey Kong • Mini Mario • Mini Pauline • Mini Peach • Mini Toad|
|Enemies||Bullet Bill • Fly Guy • Monkey robots (Capture Kong · Catapult Kong) • Shy Guy|
|Items and objects||+ Clock • Blue Spring • Bomb • Conveyor Belt • Key • M-Token • Spikes • Star • Tile • Warp Pipe|
|Worlds||Mario's Main Event • Puzzle Palace • Many Mini Mayhem • Giant Jungle|
|Minigames||Mini Target Smash • Fly Guy Grab • Cube Crash • Elevation Station|
|Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars|
|Characters||Donkey Kong • Mario • Pauline • Toads|
|Minis||Cursed Mini Mario • Gold Mini Mario • Mini Donkey Kong • Mini Luigi • Mini Mario • Mini Pauline • Mini Peach • Mini Toad|
|Enemies||Fire Piranha Plant • Monkey robots (Cannon Kong · Capture Kong · Circus Kong) • Piranha Plant • Pokey • Shy Guy • Thwomp|
|Worlds||Rolling Hills • Jumpy Jungle • Runaway Warehouse • Crumbling Cavern • Dashing Desert • Twilight Valley • Orbiting Observatory • Bonus Levels (Bonus 1 · Bonus 2 · Bonus 3)|
|Objects||Items||Coin (large) • Hammers • M Coin • Pickup|
|Resource items||Blue Lift • Movable Pipe • Pink Block • Purple Conveyor • Red Girder • Spring|
|Fixed objects||Cannon • Color Switch • Conveyor Belt • Girder • Goal Door • Ladder • Magnet Ground • Rock • Spikes • Warp Pipe|
|Further info||Gallery • Media • Official online levels • Slide • Staff (Nintendo 3DS version · Wii U version) • Stamps • Workshop Store|