Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Released: September 25, 2006
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis is the sequel to the Game Boy Advance game Mario vs. Donkey Kong , a follow up to the Game Boy Donkey Kong game. Although it is more puzzle-oriented, now that the player controls several Mini Marios with the touch screen instead of Mario himself. The game also features the return of Pauline , whose last appearance was in the 1994 Donkey Kong game, a Game Boy port of the original Donkey Kong (video game). It features Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection. The DS Download Station Series 3 set of games features a short demo of the game.
The game starts out with Mario opening an amusement park called "Super Mini Mario World" (a possible reference to the Super NES game Super Mario World ). At the grand opening of his park, he and the guest of honor, Pauline, are opening the park(also with Mini-peaches Mini-Toads and Mini-DK). When Donkey Kong sees her, he attempts to give her a Mini Donkey-Kong toy as a gift, but she ignores it and takes the Mini Mario from Mario instead. Donkey Kong becomes enraged, and kidnaps Pauline, taking her into the elevator for the amusement park, up to room R (Which could possibly mean the Roof, but not known for sure). Mario, unable to follow, sends the Mini Marios in a small entrance to save her.
Instead of controlling with the D-pad, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis uses the touch screen to control the Mini Marios. To move, the player must use the stylus to turn a Mini Mario's direction to move them in that direction. Jumping requires to swipe up, and tapping one stops them, and using L to move the camera to view other areas of the level. Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 uses a Lemmings style gameplay, where the player use the touch screen to affect other things in the level, such as drawing a bridge, pushing buttons or grabbing items.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis incorporates a feature that was meant to be included in the cancelled Donkey Kong Plus. The player can create levels and upload them wirelessly or over the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for friends to play. As the player plays through the single-player mode, more tools are unlocked within the level editor.