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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is an action puzzle game for the Nintendo DS and the fourth game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series. Notably, it is also the last Mario game released for the console, being first launched in late 2010. The base gameplay and objectives of this game are mostly the same as in previous titles, being centered on bringing all the Mini toys safely to the goal in each level. However, the gameplay is now focused on tracing paths and bridges for the Minis to use, more so than simply toggling blocks and buttons to determine their path as in previous games. Most future titles in the series, such as Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge, would continue to follow this construction-based gimmick. Mini Pauline toys make their debut with this game, joining the cast of Minis. They are the highlight of Mario's new theme park, despite them appearing late in the game as playable characters. Alongside the main game, a level editor is also present in a mode called the Construction Zone, where players can design their own levels. A significant feature of the game was its Wi-Fi compatibility, using the same system as in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Every two weeks, Nintendo held challenge contests where the player could submit a level that was subsequently judged by other players, with the top-rated level being announced as a winner candidate at the end of a contest.
In the Japanese version of the E3 2019: Nintendo Direct presentation, Nintendo had to add a written explanation for the "right/wrong Bowser" joke, as it could have went over some of their audience's heads, as Bowser is known as 大魔王クッパ (King Koopa) in Japan, and therefore they would have not gotten the irony with Doug Bowser's name. Text above Bowser reads "バウザー (クッパの英語名)" (Bowser (Koopa's English name)), and text above Doug Bowser reads "ダグ・バウザー (米国任天堂社長)" (Doug Bowser (President of Nintendo of America)). The Korean and Chinese versions of the presentation also added a written explanation for similar reasons.
Mushroom World Encyclopedia
The Mushroom World Encyclopedia is a multilingual and open-content project which includes the independent encyclopedias covering the Mario franchise from different areas of the world.