Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis DS

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
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  1. AceGamez
    100
    The gameplay is great fun and varies throughout with new themes, changing obstacles and introducing great new abilities for the minis at a carefully planned and gradual pace. It looks great, it sounds great and the WiFi functionality is a wonderful surprise that we're only used to seeing on the PSP.
  2. One of the most addicting and entertaining games currently available on the Nintendo DS. The game makes great use of the touch screen (and your logical thinking skills).
  3. Add in the two-player Wi-Fi option and what you've got here is a brilliant game, and one that is an absolute must for all DS owners. Quite simply: if you've got a DS, get this!
  4. The story is told by fantastic cutscenes, fully voiced and animated to perfection.
  5. A fun, challenging, and addictive game. The levels are short, and easily digestible, making this the perfect game to pick up and play for a few minutes on the go, while this very nature makes it difficult to put down.
  6. 85
    As a sequel, Mario vs. Donkey Kong: March of the Minis surpasses the original by leaps and bounds backed by the capabilities of the Nintendo DS, however the new control scheme does take some getting used to.
  7. The gameplay all revolves around the touch screen, and the puzzles and boss battles are interesting and well designed.
  8. The new touch-screen controls, level creator, and colorful presentation make March of the Minis an even better puzzle game than its predecessor.
  9. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    82
    The relaxed pace is good for your blood pressure but it's not much of a challenge. [Mar 2007, p.78]
  10. It's not the most challenging of games, but I think it's cute and very entertaining.
  11. With each level presenting it own unique challenges to overcome, what you have with 'Mario Versus Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis' is not only one of the longest game titles of the year but an accessible and thoroughly addicting puzzle game for thinking gamers of all ages.
  12. With quality graphics, good sound and a Lemmings like gameplay how can anyone go wrong?
  13. 80
    An extremely refreshing puzzler that should find a huge audience on Nintendo DS. It may not have the legacy of Lemmings or the multiplayer gaming of Worms, but its stages are brilliantly crafted and the creator can't be beat.
  14. Nintendo Gamer
    80
    If you're good enough, it'll last ages. If you're just an amateur dabbler, at least you'll get to see the ending. What's not to like? [Dec 2006, p.32]
  15. Games Master UK
    80
    Just as efficient as its clockwork nature would seem to suggest - this is splendid form. [Jan 2007, p.70]
  16. Nintendo Power
    75
    How much you enjoy Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis will probably correlate directly with how much you like guiding characters via the stylus. [Nov. 2006, p.87]
  17. If you appreciate action games with major puzzle and strategic elements, then March of the Minis is for you. In particular, the game is perfect for players interested in level design.
  18. It's a lot of fun while it lasts, and if you have the skills required to get the coveted 'no stopping' bonus then there's plenty of mileage to be had out of beating your own high scores and comparing your progress to your friends over Wi-Fi.

Awards & Rankings

#31 Most Discussed DS Game of 2006
#42 Most Shared DS Game of 2006
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Mar 23, 2013
    7
    A great solid game. The ability to make your own levels and the high amount of puzzles/aka levels in the game give this a solid 8

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    A great solid game. The ability to make your own levels and the high amount of puzzles/aka levels in the game give this a solid 8

    Replay Value: High: You want to make your levels often and play some worlds again to unlock secrets
    Story: A decent, but good story.
    Extras: Awesome level building
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  2. May 28, 2011
    4
    I am sorry, but this game isn't that great. It starts off great, with beautiful graphics, a nice cutscene, and really solid gameplay and levelI am sorry, but this game isn't that great. It starts off great, with beautiful graphics, a nice cutscene, and really solid gameplay and level design. Then at about world three, things get stupidly complex, and all the fun goes right out of it. This is really only for those people who love both frantic scrolling, tapping and rubbing, rigorous level memorization, and replaying a level repeatedly until you beat it. For me, it really wasn't fun. It was just too complex. Full Review »
  3. MeganH.
    May 14, 2007
    10
    superb game. I like the bit were you can make your own level and play it!