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Platform 3DS eShop Publisher Nintendo Developer Nintendo Software Technology Release Date 2013-05-09

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Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move review: Small Wonder

It's a brilliant twist on the Mario vs. Donkey Kong line, a puzzle-platformer spinoff series that's marched steadily towards the former end of that spectrum since it started in 2004. Eschewing both the "vs." and the platformer elements of previous titles, Minis on the Move offers tighter action and a top-down perspective. But Minis on the Move's real brilliance lies in its willingness to tweak its own formula. It keeps things interesting and challenging across more than 180 stages, with four main game types that all offer a fresh take on Mario vs. Donkey Kong's basic structure, building on those core mechanics. Recent Mario vs. Donkey Kong games have centered on guiding the titular minis (tiny wind-up toy versions of popular Mario Bros. characters) through increasingly crazy...

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Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move hits 3DS eShop May 9

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move will hit the Nintendo 3DS eShop on May 9, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata announced in a Nintendo Direct event this morning. The puzzle-focused game, which stars miniature versions of Nintendo characters, will include four modes and over 180 stages. "In this game, your objective is to place different types of tiles on the flat map shown on the bottom screen to guide the mini characters to the goal," Iwata said. "The upper screen displays the various paths and obstacles in 3D as the minis make their way through the level." Some levels include a limited number of tiles, while others focus on guiding two characters simultaneously through large maps, he said. Players will also be able to create and share their own puzzles in the downloadable...

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Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move coming to the 3DS eShop

Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, a puzzle title featuring Donkey Kong and Mario, will be coming to Nintendo 3DS soon, Nintendo's Kit Ellis announced today. The game will feature miniaturized versions of Nintendo's characters participating in a series of puzzles, in which paths must be created to lead waddling mini characters to a goal. The game will feature multiple modes and unlockable minigames. Players will also be able to create and share their own puzzles. Nintendo will release Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move as a downloadable-only title on the 3DS eShop. Ellis promised more information would be made available about the title soon. Check out the video below for a look at the game in action.

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  • Nintendo 3DS eShop
    • Released 05/09/2013
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Nintendo Software Technology
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