In 2023, Nintendo players have been particularly spoiled when it comes to the house mascot: Mario. In addition to a new Super Mario RPG launched at the end of the year, Nintendo Switch players were also able to discover the brand new Super Mario Bros. Wonder, an episode which sold several hundred thousand units in France. As a whole, Super Mario video games have accumulated more than 2.7 million sales in 2023 in France.
A new Mario game on Nintendo Switch?
And to start the year 2024, what could be better? that’a new Mario game on Nintendo Switch ? Older players probably remember the first appearance of Mario, aka Jumpman in the video game Donkey Kong, in the early 1980s. twenty years ago, Nintendo offered a new game on Game Boy Advance, bringing together the two famous characters.
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You will have understood, it was already about Mario vs. Donkey Kong, a platform and puzzle game, directly inspired by the game Donkey Kong launched in 1994 on Game Boy. Officialized on September 14, 2023, this Nintendo Switch version is in reality a reissue of this same opus initially launched on GBA in 2004.
When is Mario vs Donkey Kong released?
Just like Super Mario RPG was nothing like a “classic Mario game“, it should be clarified from the outset that Mario vs Donkey Kong is not a platform game. There are levels designed in such a way that the player must think carefully to achieve his goals. You must use different mechanisms activated by switches and demonstrate a real sense of timing and logic to complete each level.
Mario vs Donkey Kong will be available February 16 next.
Note that two sequels were offered at the end of the 2000s on Nintendo DS, namely Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis and Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mayhem in Mini-Land! It remains to be seen whether these will also be brought up to date soon.
Where to play Mario vs Donkey Kong?
Nintendo license required, Mario vs Donkey Kong will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch.
Obviously, the game will be playable on the various iterations of the Nintendo console (classic Switch, Switch Lite and Switch OLED), which should exceed 8 million sales this January (in France).
Obviously, this Nintendo Switch version will allow you to benefit from various new features, with more than 130 levels in total. To this will be added new obstacles, a “relaxed“ mode, or even the possibility of playing with two players locally.
Mario vs Donkey Kong: prices and collector's edition
Mario vs Donkey Kong will be available in digital edition, but also in physical version. On the eShop, the game is listed at the price of €49.99. At Nintendo, each pre-order of the game will allow the buyer to receive a small key ring bearing the image of the game.
Obviously, various resellers already allow you to get your hands on the game at a more advantageous price. This is particularly the case.
Mario vs Donkey Kong, what's the story?
In Mario vs Donkey Kong, the famous Nintendo gorilla really wants to have mini-Mario, the new toys that are all the rage, but they are out of stock everywhere& #8230; So he showed up at the factory that made them and stole the entire production!
Failing to save yet another princess, the plumber Mario must this time chase the monkey with the red tie to recover all the toys. To do this, you will have to go through levels filled with puzzles, and completing each of them will allow you to recover the key which will open the door behind which there is a mini-Mario.
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