Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis
Confrontation Mario and Donkey Kong started so long ago that some of the readers had not yet been born. Since then, the old rivals are not just undertaken a new quarrel and friendship for ever to the delight of fans and avid Nintendo. A couple of years ago, the publisher has decided to add fuel to the fire, releasing Mario vs. Donkey Kong for GBA. Now came the turn of DS, for which the owners and is Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis.

All is not gold that glitters

Once it so happened that game, started their career for another GBA, moved to the DS, have hardly changed in appearance. With Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 are exactly the same story: the schedule is full of bright colors, but any outstanding special effects, or some otherworldly detail not wait. Even the animation, and she remained at that for sure will upset fans of the beautiful pictures. Obviously, developers do not consider it necessary to give the technical side of the issue much attention, but instead they chose to focus on gameplay. Which, admittedly, has become even more exciting than the original two years ago. Something, of course, remains unchanged, but there were also radical innovations designed to once again demonstrate the unique two screen console.

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At first, Donkey Kong, even trying to fight you honestly ... ... But then begins to wriggle out of the bout.

A Clockwork Orange

Connoisseurs of the first part will recall that there have traditionally played first fiddle Mario himself, while catchy mini-Mario worked "princesses" - they had to be rescued from the Cormorant-gorilla.

Now the priorities have changed somewhat. Kidnapped by no means a bag of merchandise, and guest star from the distant past - Princess Paulina. But since Mario was too rich and solid, to independently pursue the thief, he sends in pursuit of their own mechanical creations, hoping somebody else to deal with an old rival. Former victims were hunters - be afraid, Donkey Kong! But before the victory is far from: the primacy of beauty dragged to the very top tier rather big entertainment complex, and the climb back is not as easy as it seems at first. However, there is nothing. Ascent can not be avoided.

Task at each stage in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 is obvious - you need to get to the exit to go further. In this case, it would be good to save all the mini-Mario, collect as many prizes (mainly coins of various denominations) and keep within the allotted time to perform heroic deeds. If everything is successful, the reward will get some prize points and star medal. Curious: for the bronze and silver medals, much effort would be required even for a beginner. But to get the gold - the test is not an easy task. Carry the extra fifteen seconds? Have not saved a clockwork kids? Coin blow? You can not see gold as their ears! On the other hand, playing for the first time, jump over your head is not necessary - walk the steps as best he can, and only then, having studied them well, go on the hunt for medals. Believe me, Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 is not as difficult as it may seem at first glance.

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As we move forward the number of obstacles increases. But grow and the possibility of a mini-Mario. While the monkey in a knockout, it's time to run to win the door.
In terms of management, it is fully implemented stylus. One touch of you make a mini-Mario move. Poke it again, and clockwork man stops. But "striking a" stylus on a toy, you will see that Mini Mario - not so bad jumpers. Of course, such a limited set of motions is not enough to successfully overcome all obstacles. And because developers are provided a variety of mechanisms and arrangements, which should make life easier for you and your ward. Lifts and spring will help to get to previously inaccessible floors, special bridges will enable cross the chasm, colorful buttons will open a new path to their goals, or isolate the mini-Mario from potential enemies. The latter, incidentally, enough - then you and crabs, and carnivorous flowers, and a variety of mechanical Donkey Congo, ever get underfoot. Someone of them will get around, and someone with a hammer and not a sin to break. Especially hammers - that they hang on almost every level. Oh, and do not forget that the toys special intelligence does not shine. Have got one, started the second, left them to fend for themselves, took third, and they will go well in a given direction until they encounter some obstacle, or do not receive the order to stop.

Without bosses (or rather, the boss) is also not done. Donkey Kong over and over again trying to stop the advance of a formidable army mariorobotov now and then personally engage. However, you should not be afraid of the gorilla and her dastardly tricks, such as the impact throwing coconuts, has long been well known and therefore predictable. Also on your side of the numerical superiority. The battle always takes place about one and the same scheme. The top screen is occupying your furry opponent (sometimes with helpers), the lower is selected under the guns and special wheel, this gun running. Shells are all the same mini-Mario. Moreover, the more toys survived the passage of the next-level floor, the more time you can shoot. Without the stylus and is nowhere: using it to turn the wheel, adjusting the sight, and dodging the enemy's bombing. Shooting is complicated by the fact that Donkey Kong is not standing still and throws down all that arm will fall (yes, including coconuts). If Mario does not get shot in the gorilla, but will not meet during the flight are no obstacles, it comes back "in the clip. If a collision in the air actually happened, you will have at least one Mario.

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Pink bridges - a useful thing. Sometimes to get out really easy.

Not for everyone!

We will not argue that Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 will satisfy everyone. Someone game will look too simple. Others do not like cute, but still not the most tech and too "baby" picture. Third quickly bored unpretentious and often repeated from one level to the puzzle. But still, and there are many advantages! And if you're looking for your Nintendo DS for something new, take a look at Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis. Perhaps this is exactly what you need.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis Crazy stick
Although a full multiplayer mode in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 is not required, the developers offered a good replacement - a level editor. Now you and your friends, passing game until the end, you can choose to create new stages, and then share them. Exchange as possible between the two consoles, either directly or via a network service Nintendo DS. And the more levels you will overcome in the story mode, the more detail will be available in the "Designer". Now and then you are limited only by your imagination!

Incidentally, the idea of ​​such an editor appeared in Nintendo employees a long time. For the first time about the possibility of designing their own levels of the company mentioned in the presentation of the project Donkey Kong Plus in 2002. The game was designed for the GameCube and provided for you to download created levels on the GBA. Alas, after a while the project for unknown reasons, shut down, and instead announced Mario vs. Donkey Kong - only for the GBA and not the notorious editor.

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