History VideoGame / MarioVsDonkeyKong

11th May '18 8:10:49 AM Julia-BM
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* TwoGirlsToATeam: While ''March of the Minis'' introduced Mini Peach as the first female Mini-toy, ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' introduced Mini Pauline, the second female Mini-toy. They have been the two only female Minis in each installment since ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'', but in ''amiibo Challenge'', Mini Pauline is replaced with Mini Rosalina.


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* TwoGirlsToATeam: While ''March of the Minis'' introduced Mini Peach as the first female Mini-toy, ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' introduced Mini Pauline, the second female Mini-toy. They have been the two only female Minis in each installment since ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'', but in ''amiibo Challenge'', Mini Pauline is replaced with Mini Rosalina.
11th May '18 1:48:06 AM Julia-BM
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* TwoGirlsToATeam: While ''March of the Minis'' introduced Mini Peach as the first female Mini-toy, ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'' introduced Mini Pauline, the second female Mini-toy. They have been the two only female Minis in each installment since ''Mini-Land Mayhem!'', but in ''amiibo Challenge'', Mini Pauline is replaced with Mini Rosalina.
8th Apr '18 9:43:34 PM MegaMarioMan
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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: His kidnapping was all a ploy by him and Pauline to test the Mini 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.

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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: His Again!'', [[spoiler:his kidnapping of Pauline was all a ploy by him and Pauline her to test the Mini Mario toys.]] and in ''Tipping Stars'', [[spoiler: He [[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.



* MeaninglessLives: ''Minis March Again!'' has lives in it, but what happens when you run out? Well, you're given the option to retry or quit. Retrying gives you 5 lives and puts you back in the level you game overed in. Quitting lets you come back later with 5 lives. So, in short, nothing happens.



* MissionPackSequel: 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 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''.

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* MissionPackSequel: 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 more focus on interacting with the time aspect, levels themselves, ''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.
* 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.]]

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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]].]] ]]
** Also subverted by ''Minis March Again!''; the worlds use the same themes, but that's all they have in common. The Plus Mode levels also always start all your Minis at the same time.
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''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.
* OhCrap: In the first game, Mario audibly panics when [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the hands of Donkey Kong's mecha grab the last of the Mini Marios in the brief sequence directly proceeding the TrueFinalBoss fight.]]


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* PromotedToPlayable: Mini Donkey Kong, Mini Toad, and Mini Peach are all introduced in the opening of ''March of the Minis'', but are only playable in levels made with Special Kit 3, 1 or 2 respectively. The next game, ''Minis March Again!'', allows you to replace almost all the Mini Marios in the main game (only the ones in Key levels and boss levels remain Marios) with any of the above, or a combination of all 3 plus Mini Mario.


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%%* SelfImposedChallenge: In ''Minis March Again!'', playing the story levels with all 4 mini toys opens a new challenge: get them to the door in order (Mario, Toad, Peach, DK, Mario...). This one seems to have been intended by the devs, as doing so will give you colored stars when the mini toys enter the door (as opposed to just blue), and getting them all in order leads to an audience cheering for you.
26th Mar '18 6:05:20 AM GastonRabbit
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* AWinnerIsYou: Finishing the main campaign of ''Tipping Stars'' will reward you with a [[LimitedAnimation slightly-animated]] cutscene of [[spoiler:DK and Pauline revealing the whole rigmarole of saving her was a setup for a surprise party.]] Said cutscene only lasts for a few seconds.

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* AWinnerIsYou: Finishing the main campaign of ''Tipping Stars'' will reward you with a [[LimitedAnimation slightly-animated]] slightly animated]] cutscene of [[spoiler:DK and Pauline revealing the whole rigmarole of saving her was a setup for a surprise party.]] Said cutscene only lasts for a few seconds.



* 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-sounding death cry]]''...[[MoodWhiplash 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 ''shows his pain by screaming at the top of his lungs, resulting in an inhumanly painful-sounding death cry]]''...cry''...[[MoodWhiplash only to jump back up and succumb to childish sobbing afterwards.]]]]
26th Mar '18 5:58:40 AM GastonRabbit
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* DualWielding: Unlike the real Mario, the Mini Marios use two at once.

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* DualWielding: Unlike the real Mario, the Mini Marios use two hammers at once.
26th Mar '18 5:56:21 AM GastonRabbit
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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!'' (2010, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS). Mario has made Mini Pauline toys and is giving them away to the first hundred visitors - but DK is number 10'''1''', which... [[RecycledScript do we really need to explain it?]]

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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!'' (2010, UsefulNotes/NintendoDS). Mario has made Mini Pauline toys and is giving them away to the first hundred visitors - -- but DK is number 10'''1''', which... [[RecycledScript do we really need to explain it?]]10'''1'''.



* DropTheHammer: Again, this can be done in every game released so far. [[CaptainObvious Duh]].
* DualWielding: You know the hammers we just mentioned? Unlike the real Mario, the Mini Marios use two at once.

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* DropTheHammer: Again, this can be done Hammers appear as weapons in every game released so far. [[CaptainObvious Duh]].
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* DualWielding: You know the hammers we just mentioned? DualWielding: Unlike the real Mario, the Mini Marios use two at once.



* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Donkey Kong's [[spoiler:HumongousMecha]] in the first game, which attacks very identical to the [[spoiler:FinalBoss of the Game Boy ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong94 Donkey Kong]]'']]. Where did he get it from?

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* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: Donkey Kong's [[spoiler:HumongousMecha]] in the first game, which attacks very identical to the [[spoiler:FinalBoss of the Game Boy ''[[VideoGame/DonkeyKong94 Donkey Kong]]'']]. Where did he get it from?
26th Mar '18 5:50:46 AM GastonRabbit
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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' (2004, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance): Originally planned to be an VideoGameRemake of the 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.

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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' (2004, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance): Originally planned to be an a VideoGameRemake of the 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.



* ExcusePlot: The first game had a cutscenes via slideshow and were probably the most elaborate of plots for the entire series. Then once the series began opting for the VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}-style stylus-centric gameplay it's known for now, the "excuseness" of the plots became more apparent. It culminated in the most recent installment as of 2015, ''Tipping Stars'', where the introduction cutscene is composed of only ''one'' screen of "plot", showing DK carrying Pauline off with Mario in pursuit. [[spoiler:The normal ending isn't any better, which is also one screen with sightly animated assets revealing the whole game being a setup for a surprise party for Mario.]]

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* ExcusePlot: The first game had a cutscenes via slideshow and were probably the most elaborate of plots for the entire series. Then once the series began opting for the VideoGame/{{Lemmings}}-style stylus-centric gameplay it's known for now, the "excuseness" of the plots became more apparent. It culminated in the most recent installment as of 2015, 2015's ''Tipping Stars'', where the introduction cutscene is composed of only ''one'' screen of "plot", showing DK carrying Pauline off with Mario in pursuit. [[spoiler:The normal ending isn't any better, which is also one screen with sightly animated assets revealing the whole game being a setup for a surprise party for Mario.]]
26th Mar '18 5:48:08 AM GastonRabbit
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''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' is a series of platform-puzzle video games for Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s portable systems (with the latest one released on the UsefulNotes/WiiU as well). The series started out as a SpiritualSuccessor to the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' arcade game, where [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] was out to catch [[Franchise/DonkeyKong the titular gorilla]] and keep him from causing trouble, but the gameplay soon went in a slightly different direction.

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''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' is a series of platform-puzzle video games for Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s portable systems (with systems, as well as the latest one released on the UsefulNotes/WiiU as well).UsefulNotes/WiiU. The series started out as a SpiritualSuccessor to the original ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'' arcade game, where [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros Mario]] was out to catch [[Franchise/DonkeyKong the titular gorilla]] and keep him from causing trouble, but the gameplay soon went in a slightly different direction.
28th Feb '18 2:27:52 PM rjd1922
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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' (2004, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance): Originally planned to be an UpdatedRerelease of the 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.

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* ''Mario vs. Donkey Kong'' (2004, UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance): Originally planned to be an UpdatedRerelease VideoGameRemake of the 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.
20th Nov '17 12:31:58 PM N.Harmonik
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* RearrangeTheSong: The music for some of the games' title screens is a combination of the Super Mario Bros overworld theme and the Donkey Kong Country title screen theme.

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