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.
...What happened to the first Mario vs. Donkey Kong?
I'd download this in a heartbeat if it had online.
"...the classic 1983 platformer that started it all"
Er, if you're referring to Donkey Kong that would be 1981. I realize Nintendo may believe the Famicom/NES release to be the definitive version, but that still doesn't change the fact that it was in the arcades first.
to be honest its to expensive for my tastes otherwise i would buy it.
@Qun_Mang Ha touche!
While not my favorite in the series (I prefer Mini Land Mayhem), this game's still really fun! I'd recommend it.
No turbo grafix 16 😫
For some reason Nintendo never goes back to using the gameplay of the first Mario vs. Donkey Kong (which in turn was a revival of the gameplay from Donkey Kong on Game Boy). I preferred that a lot more than the Mini Mario Lemmings play that took over the series.
I mean this series was still fun and all, but I stopped caring after Minis March Again. There wasnt a reason to since they all followed the same gameplay as MVSDK2.......and not the first game.
'Just a year behind Europe'
I'm still waiting for Rusty's Real Deal Baseball here in Europe and how long has that been?
Is there a physical edition of this ?
never really a fan of the series so..
@Madder128 Yes, as it was made for the original DS. I'm not sure what prices are though.
I find stupid that they haven't released the first Mvsdk Game in NA eshop considering that is was made in that country.
Played in DS. 100%. Amazing game.
soooooo can we expect a NoA VC release of Pokémon Snap in about a year...?! ô.Ô
man, its like i'll never play this game...
I'll skip this one. I didn't care for the first one either. Just not my cup of tea
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