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Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Nintendo finally brought Mario vs. Donkey Kong to the North American Wii U Virtual Console today. Watch some footage below.

Mario vs Donkey Kong will make its way to the North American Wii U Virtual Console this week. That’s according to a listing on Nintendo’s website confirming a release date of February 9.

Here’s an overview:

“Donkey Kong just made off with all the Mini-Mario toys, and now it’s up to Mario to chase his long-time nemesis and retrieve the stolen goods.

Leap and battle through increasingly difficult levels as you use switches, conveyor belts, hammers, and more to overcome the hordes of enemies that block your way.

You need brawn…and brains! Figure out the best path, then break out new Mario moves like the handstand to track down keys, collect gifts, and navigate perilous platforms across barrels of levels.

Before battling Donkey Kong at the end of each world, collect all the Mini-Marios and lead them to safety!”

Mario vs Donkey Kong will cost $6.99.


Last week, Mario vs. Donkey Kong came out on the European Wii U Virtual Console. You’ll find nearly 20 minutes of footage from the game below.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis are coming to the European Wii U Virtual Console later this week. View their official trailers below.

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Here are today’s chapters:


1. Intro
2. Picture of the Day
3. Game of the Week: Wario’s Woods
4. Where is Steve?

What we played

5. Laura removes her own heart in The Sims 4
6. Austin vs. Donkey Kong (Mario vs. Donkey Kong)
7. Laura looks for cheap love in Story of Seasons


8. Nintendo Directs us to Mario Kart 8 DLC, and more.

Shenanigans Redux

9. Freetures
10. Animal Crossing Music Break

Listener Questions Mail

11. The “right” way to play Fire Emblem?
12. Maybe microtransactions are just like modern arcade machines?
13. Jack’s favorite email about A Link to the Past.

Shenanigans Finale

14. Wario’s Woods Quiz
15. Devolution and Ending

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Wii U eShop

Three new Virtual Console games are on track for the Japanese Wii U eShop next week. Super Chinese (Famicom), Golden Sun: The Lost Age (GBA) and Mario vs. Donkey Kong (GBA) will be out on July 23. Pricing is set at 514 yen for the Famicom game and 702 yen for the GBA titles.


Polygon has shared a new Mario vs. Donkey Kong Wii U details through a hands-on report. You can find them rounded up below.

– Action puzzle game
– Similar to previous titles
– Emphasizes the new level editor and sharing features
– Guide Mario wind-up toys towards a goal
– Manipulate the environment by connecting “girders” to make a path for your wind-ups
– Level editor lets you drag pipes, girders, characters, and obstacles onto the 2D grid
– Play and rate creations from around the community
– Game will have a star system to rate and share


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