History VideoGame / MarioVsDonkeyKong

10th Apr '17 11:21:10 PM Orbiting
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--> ''"Hey! Come back here, you big monkey!"''
--> --'''Mario'''

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--> ''"Hey! ->''"Hey! Come back here, you big monkey!"''
--> --'''Mario'''
-->-- '''Mario'''
18th Mar '17 9:22:48 PM DoNotEatMyBacon
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* RumpRoast: Getting hit by fire or lava in the GBA game lights Mario's rear on fire. When he lands on solid ground, the butt-flames [[ManOnFire engulf]] and [[AshFace char him.]]
16th Mar '17 6:14:27 PM Spanks
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* GoodVersusGood: Mario is clearly the hero of these games and Donkey Kong is the antagonist, but Donkey Kong has no ill-intentions either. He just wants some Mini-Mario toys. In ''Tipping Stars'', [[spoiler: He deliberately kidnaps Pauline (who is also in on the gag) to order to lead Mario to a surprise party.]]

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* GoodVersusGood: Mario is clearly the hero of these games and Donkey Kong is the antagonist, but Donkey Kong has no ill-intentions either. He just wants some Mini-Mario toys. In Minis March Again, [[spoiler: He kidnapped Pauline and sent Mario on an adventure in order to test the Mini Marios.]] and in ''Tipping Stars'', [[spoiler: He deliberately kidnaps Pauline (who is also in on the gag) to order to lead Mario to a surprise party.]]
16th Mar '17 6:02:35 PM Spanks
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* GoodVersusGood: Mario is clearly the hero of these games and Donkey Kong is the antagonist, but Donkey Kong has no ill-intentions either. He just wants some Mini-Mario toys.

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* GoodVersusGood: Mario is clearly the hero of these games and Donkey Kong is the antagonist, but Donkey Kong has no ill-intentions either. He just wants some Mini-Mario toys. In ''Tipping Stars'', [[spoiler: He deliberately kidnaps Pauline (who is also in on the gag) to order to lead Mario to a surprise party.]]
28th Feb '17 1:43:33 PM MegaMarioMan
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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' (2004, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance): Originally planned to be an UpdatedRerelease of the UsfulNames/GameBoy ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong94 Donkey Kong]]'' (itself presented as a remake of the original arcade game for its first four levels), though it ended up being an entirely new game. In short, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] has had Mini-Mario toys made in his image, but Franchise/DonkeyKong, unable to buy them in stores due to them being sold out, has stolen them from the factory.

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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' (2004, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance): Originally planned to be an UpdatedRerelease of the UsfulNames/GameBoy UsefulNotes/GameBoy ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong94 Donkey Kong]]'' (itself presented as a remake of the original arcade game for its first four levels), though it ended up being an entirely new game. In short, [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] has had Mini-Mario toys made in his image, but Franchise/DonkeyKong, unable to buy them in stores due to them being sold out, has stolen them from the factory.



Nintendo3DS Ambassadors have access to the original game as one of ten free UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance games; incidentally, this means they can play every game in the ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' series on one system.

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Nintendo3DS UsefulNotes/Nintendo3DS Ambassadors have access to the original game as one of ten free UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance games; incidentally, this means they can play every game in the ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' series on one system.



* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original game actually starred Mario himself over the Mini-Marios, and neither Pauline nor the level editor were present. It was also far more action-based (not unlike ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'') than the Lemmings-type puzzles of the rest of the games, which also use the stylus instead of the buttons.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The original game actually starred Mario himself over the Mini-Marios, Mini Marios, and neither Pauline nor the level editor were present. It was also far more action-based (not unlike ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'') than the Lemmings-type puzzles of the rest of the games, which also use the stylus instead of the buttons.



* MarathonLevel: There are only 3 Giant Jungle levels in ''Minis on the Move'', but it's counteract by the fact that they take around 8 minutes to beat. Most levels take around 10 to 30 seconds.

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* MarathonLevel: There are only 3 Giant Jungle levels in ''Minis on the Move'', but it's counteract counteracted by the fact that they take around 8 minutes to beat. Most levels take around 10 to 30 seconds.



* MissionPackSequel: And how... the first two games and the 3D-based ''Minis on the Move'' are the only truly original titles - the others are, at their core, custom level arrangements of ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis''. Granted, there ''are'' a few incremental updates to the same formula; ''Minis March Again!'' simplified the gameplay with less control over the minis themselves and focusing more on the time aspect, ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' changed the DK boss setup and included more minigames, and ''Tipping Stars'' exclusively has Mini Luigi and a Workshop store where you can buy features with your accumulated points, and there are a few minor enhancements to the enemy and obstacle types over time. Subverted with ''Minis on the Move'', which tries to shake it up a bit with new 3D gameplay, only to return the old 2D formula with ''Tipping Stars''.

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* MissionPackSequel: And how... the The first two games and the 3D-based ''Minis on the Move'' are the only truly original titles - the others are, at their core, custom level arrangements of ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis''. Granted, there ''are'' a few incremental updates to the same formula; ''Minis March Again!'' simplified the gameplay with less control over the minis themselves and focusing more focus on the time aspect, ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' changed the DK boss setup and included more minigames, and ''Tipping Stars'' exclusively has Mini Luigi and a Workshop store where you can buy features with your accumulated points, and there are a few minor enhancements to the enemy and obstacle types over time. Subverted with ''Minis on the Move'', which tries to shake it up a bit with new 3D gameplay, only to return the old 2D formula with ''Tipping Stars''.



* NewGamePlus: Subverted by the original; Although the worlds are the same, the individual levels are completely different and have different mechanics. [[spoiler:The final battle of Plus Mode is also [[TrueFinalBoss different.]]]] ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' plays this straight, for the most part; the only differences are that the order you get Minis to the goal is important, and bosses and minigames are harder.

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* NewGamePlus: Subverted by the original; Although the worlds are the same, the individual levels are completely different and have different mechanics. [[spoiler:The final battle of Plus Mode is also [[TrueFinalBoss different.]]]] different]].]] ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' plays this straight, for the most part; the only differences are that the order you get Minis to the goal is important, and bosses and minigames are harder.



* RearrangeTheSong: The first game's title screen theme is a combination of the Super Mario Bros overworld theme and the Donkey Kong Country title screen theme.

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* RearrangeTheSong: The first game's music for some of the games' title screen theme screens is a combination of the Super Mario Bros overworld theme and the Donkey Kong Country title screen theme.



* SpiritualSuccessor: The first is this to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', while the later titles are this to ''MarioAndWario''.

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* SpiritualSuccessor: SpiritualSuccessor:
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The first is this to ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong94'', while the later titles are this to ''MarioAndWario''.''VideoGame/MarioAndWario''.
24th Feb '17 4:32:46 PM Sammettik
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* ConntinuityNod: Whenever Pauline gets kidnapped by Donkey Kong, Mario grabs for her but only catches the hem of her dress, tearing it in the same way as [[IconicOutfit the original]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.

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* ConntinuityNod: ContinuityNod: Whenever Pauline gets kidnapped by Donkey Kong, Mario grabs for her but only catches the hem of her dress, tearing it in the same way as [[IconicOutfit the original]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.
24th Feb '17 4:17:28 PM Sammettik
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* ConntinuityNod: Whenever Pauline gets kidnapped by Donkey Kong, Mario grabs for her but only catches the hem of her dress, tearing it in the same way as [[IconicOutfit the original]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.



* MusicalNod: Several tunes in ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' are remixes of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' tunes.



** Whenever Pauline gets kidnapped by Donkey Kong, Mario grabs for her but only catches the hem of her dress, tearing it in the same way as [[IconicOutfit the original]] ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong''.
** Several tunes in ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' are remixes of ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros2'' tunes.
13th Feb '17 7:45:23 PM tropower
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* FakeLongevity: In ''Minis March Again!'', in order to unlock all the stages, you have to get bronze and silver stars [[DoWellButNotPerfect in addition to all those gold stars you worked so hard for]]. In other words, you have to intentionally take too long to complete each stage; and this is just to unlock the rest of the basement stages (only one is available initially after finishing the game). To unlock the remaining roof stages (only a few are available after you complete the game), you need to complete the game all over again in [[NewGamePlus "Plus" mode]].

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* FakeLongevity: In ''Minis March Again!'', in order to unlock all the stages, you have to get bronze and silver stars [[DoWellButNotPerfect in addition to all those every gold stars you worked so hard for]]. In other words, you have to intentionally take too long to complete each stage; and this is just star in the game in order to unlock the rest all of the basement stages (only one is available initially after finishing the game).game)[[note]]Some of them can be unlocked with bronze and silver stars, but you will eventually have to get every gold star to unlock every basement stage.[[/note]]. To unlock the remaining roof stages (only a few are available after you complete the game), you need to complete the game all over again in [[NewGamePlus "Plus" mode]].
8th Jan '17 11:00:28 AM MarioAndSpongeBobFan
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Donkey Kong, natch.



* TheBusCameBack: Pauline.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Wario isn't included in ''Mini Mario and Friends: Toys/{{amiibo}} Challenge.''

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* TheBusCameBack: Pauline.
Pauline, who was last seen in ''Donkey Kong '94''.
* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Wario isn't included in ''Mini Mario and Friends: Toys/{{amiibo}} Challenge.''Challenge'', despite having an Amiibo.



* DarkerAndEdgier: In the first game, they managed to make ''Donkey Kong'' creepy, [[SlasherSmile as seen in the boxart.]] Then you get to see him in-game, and yes, he's a menacing villain: he growls, he uses a ShadowDiscretionShot to show his ambush on the poor Toads, and so on. ''Then'' [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]] since the game itself, as a whole, is pretty darker than your usual Mario game. [[spoiler:In the real final battle, after you destroy his mecha, he ''[[HellIsThatNoise shows his pain by screaming at the top of his lungs, resulting in an inhumanly painful-looking death cry]]''...[[SissyVillain only to jump back up and succumb to childish sobbing afterwards.]]]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: In the first game, they managed to make ''Donkey Kong'' creepy, [[SlasherSmile as seen in the boxart.]] Then you get to see him in-game, and yes, he's a menacing villain: he growls, he uses a ShadowDiscretionShot to show his ambush on the poor Toads, and so on. ''Then'' [[FromBadToWorse it got worse]] since the game itself, as a whole, is pretty darker than your usual Mario game. [[spoiler:In the real final battle, after you destroy his mecha, he ''[[HellIsThatNoise shows his pain by screaming at the top of his lungs, resulting in an inhumanly painful-looking painful-sounding death cry]]''...[[SissyVillain [[MoodWhiplash only to jump back up and succumb to childish sobbing afterwards.]]]]



* SuddenlyVoiced: Mario in the original game (one of the few canon examples of him saying full sentences; most apparent in the ending credits), and Pauline in ''Mini-Land Mayhem!''

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* SuddenlyVoiced: Mario in the original game (one of the few canon examples of him saying full sentences; sentences as opposed to his usual one-liners; most apparent in the ending credits), and Pauline in ''Mini-Land Mayhem!''
3rd Dec '16 4:38:47 PM Spanks
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* GoodVersusGood

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* GoodVersusGoodGoodVersusGood: Mario is clearly the hero of these games and Donkey Kong is the antagonist, but Donkey Kong has no ill-intentions either. He just wants some Mini-Mario toys.
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