History VideoGame / MarioVsDonkeyKong

14th Jun '17 6:07:49 PM Sammettik
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* AdaptationalVillainy: Donkey Kong, natch.
3rd May '17 8:50:54 AM 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 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.]]

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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 ''Minis March Again, Again'', [[spoiler: He kidnapped His kidnapping was all a ploy by him and Pauline and sent Mario on an adventure in order to test the Mini Marios.Mario toys.]] 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.]]]] The most villainous Donkey Kong has ever been was ''March of the Minis'', where is just a sympathetic AntiVillain.
1st May '17 11:29:01 AM kablammin45
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* OhCrap: In the first game, Mario audibly panics when [[spoiler: the hands of Donkey Kong's mecha grab the last of the Mini Marios in the brief sequence directly proceeding the TrueFinalBoss fight.]]
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.
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