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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (DS)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the action and multi player mode. The value for money and design also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the graphics. Some have doubts about the controls.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem (DS)


Mario may have bigger adversaries to tussle with these days, but sometimes, age-old conflicts can't be put to rest quite so easily. Aside from giving the mustachioed Italian plumber a shot at getting some payback and settling an old score with his...

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis (DS)


Released in 2004, Mario vs. Donkey Kong for the Game Boy Advance took a decidedly more puzzle-oriented look at the infamous conflict between Italian plumber mascots and oversized apes that has captivated a generation for more than a quarter century. It...

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem Review


Although the Mario vs. Donkey-Kong series could definitely use some shaking up, Mini-Land Mayhem is a solid addition for anyone's DS library -- just don't expect a game leaps and bounds over previous series installments.

Loads of levels, interesting puzzle variations, excellent music. Overall, boss battles are the high point of the action

Graphics could use some sharpening. Gameplay might get tedious if you're not the type of gamer enthralled by puzzles and strategy. Not markedly different from previous Mario vs. DK titles


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Mario Vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Review


Super Lemming Land 2: 6 Golden Coins

Minis look great; Clever puzzles build on the elements; Classic soundtrack clarms; Create your own and download new puzzles

I want more of the main campaign

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Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is Big Fun


Minis march again on the DS with the impending release of Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Did the ride break down or is it big fun? Read our review to find out.

There are only two more words I really need to say about Mario vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land of Mayhem! and they are simple: buy it. If you like puzzle games, Mario games, Donkey Kong games, games you can pick up any time on the go and jump into without...

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis - Nintendo DS Review


Tight touch screen controls, creative puzzles, and an intuitive level editor all make Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis an excellent puzzle game on Nintendo's dual screen handheld.

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Nintendo DS Review


Thankfully puzzle design is one feature that does live up to expectations. Each of the game's eight worlds introduces new elements to overcome and exploit, including rotating warp pipes, magnetic walls, and weight/counterweight platforms. The levels...

Over 70 levels of devious puzzles

Questionable touch-screen controls. Not many extras

Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2 would probably have been better off if it were branded as something else entirely, so as to not be compared to the original Mario Vs. Donkey Kong. That game was so good, (as was the grandfather of all Nintendo platform puzzlers...

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis


Don King himself couldn't pick a proper side in this sequel to the GBA cult classic.

Nice new art design; sharing user-created maps online is great; well-designed and elaborate puzzles

Doesn't quite capture the last game's charm; touch screen isn't always responsive enough

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Mario vs Donkey Kong Minis March Again


Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is taking a hard line stance on the Nintendo 2DS. Do you think you know what Family Friendly Gaming Nation has to say about this upcoming portable device? Are you...

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March Of The Minis


Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis seems to me to be the logical sequel to the GBA version. With more processing capabilities, the touch controls, and the dual screen all available on the DS, this version although somewhat limited in scope,...

Product Specifications

It seems folks love those Mini Mario toys. So much so that the Mario Toy Company has expanded the line to include Mini Donkey Kong, Mini Toad and Mini Peach figures to the series. With all these toys bringing him more money than he knows what to do with, Mario decides to fulfill his lifelong dream and open a theme park called Super Mini Mario World. The opening-day crowd includes Pauline and Donkey Kong, who immediately falls head over heels for the lovely lass. The proud ape tries to show off his Mini DK toy to Pauline, but she picks the Mini Mario toy over his and the jealous Donkey Kong becomes enraged. He smashes the displays, destroys the toys and takes Pauline to the top floor of the amusement park. Players must find Pauline and save the day.


Elements:Action - platformer
ESRB Rating:Everyone (6+)


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mario


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo DS
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - action