vs. Donkey Kong

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vs. Donkey Kong
Screenshot of Vs. Donkey Kong's level select screen from the Nintendo Switch version of Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Level code BOSS (GBA)
Level DK (Switch)
Game Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)
Time limit 300
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vs. Donkey Kong or Level DK (called Donkey Kong in the GBA version) is the final level of the main worlds in Mario vs. Donkey Kong and its remake, immediately taking place after completion of Level 8-DK (Level 6-DK in the GBA version). During a cutscene after the previous level, Donkey Kong kidnaps the Toads and takes them up a building. Mario gives chase and the level begins.

In the Nintendo Switch remake, completion of vs. Donkey Kong for the first time will unlock the Expert levels as well as Time Attack for both regular levels and Expert levels.


Donkey Kong will begin by rolling down Spiked Barrels, occasionally rolling down a large barrel, and press the three Color Switches. These Color Switches will determine what color key appears on the third level of platforms. The player needs to grab a key and jump across platforms while dodging the barrels to unlock a Toad's cell of the corresponding color. Once a Toad is freed, it will move off the stage.

When all three Toads are freed, the player then needs to continue dodging the barrels. Once a large barrel rolls off screen, the Toads will bring it back for the player to pick it up. The player needs to carry this large barrel up to the top of the stage and then throw it at Donkey Kong, who will be knocked down to a lower platform. The player needs to repeat this process two more times, though Donkey Kong will roll barrels out faster each time he is knocked down. After throwing a large barrel at Donkey Kong a third time, he will grab onto the edge of the lowest platform and the Toads will jump on his fingers, causing Donkey Kong to fall off the building. In the remake, this cutscene was changed so the Toads are not involved and Donkey Kong slips from his grip on the building and falls down on his own, causing Mario and the Toads to look on in concern.

The credits of the game will then roll and another cinematic will play out afterward. Donkey Kong will fall into a truck containing Mini-Mario toys. The truck gets destroyed and the Mini-Marios fly everywhere, with Donkey Kong sitting where the truck used to be. Mario comes down the building and wonders if Donkey Kong is okay, but Donkey Kong gets up and starts stuffing his sack with Mini-Marios once again and runs off. Mario gives chase once more, and the Plus Levels begin.


Mario vs. Donkey Kong[edit]

Mario vs. Donkey Kong (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ドンキーコング
Donkī Kongu
Donkey Kong

Chinese (simplified) 咚奇刚
Dōngqí Gāng
Donkey Kong

Chinese (traditional) 咚奇剛
Dōngqí Gāng
Donkey Kong

Dutch Donkey Kong
French Donkey Kong
Italian Donkey Kong
Korean 동키콩
Dongki Kong
Donkey Kong

Spanish Donkey Kong