The Mario vs. Donkey Kong series has undergone a rather bizarre change in identity. What originally began as a continuation of the classic 1981 platformer that started it all, slowly morphed to become a Lemmings style puzzle series wherein you guide miniaturized of various Mario characters to exits. Though it could be argued that the series hasn't necessarily had many fresh ideas as of late, the games are usually pretty entertaining, and the eShop has seen a number of entries in the series over the past couple years.

Mario Vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis was the game that began the shift towards puzzle-centric gameplay, and it's recently been revealed that it will finally be coming to the Wii U Virtual Console in North America this Thursday. This one released in Europe nearly a year ago, and we thought it was pretty good then, so better late than never?

What do you think? Will you be picking this up? Would like to see the MvDK series go back to platforming someday? Drop us a comment in the section below.

[via nintendo.com]