Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!

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Mario vs. Donkey Kong:
Mini-Land Mayhem!
Mario vs Donkey Kong Mini Land Mayhem.jpg
North American box art
Developer(s) Nintendo Software Technology
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Director(s) Yukimi Shimura
Producer(s) Kensuke Tanabe
Composer(s) Lawrence Schwedler
Series Mario vs. Donkey Kong
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
  • NA: November 14, 2010
  • JP: December 2, 2010
  • AU: February 3, 2011
  • EU: February 4, 2011
Genre(s) Puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! (マリオvs.ドンキーコング 突撃!ミニランド Mario vs. Donkī Kongu Totsugeki! Mini Rando?) is a puzzle video game developed by Nintendo Software Technology and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo DS. It was announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 and released in North America on November 14, 2010. It is the fourth game in the Mario vs. Donkey Kong series.


The puzzle-based gameplay in Mini-Land Mayhem is built upon that of earlier Mario vs. Donkey Kong titles, in which the objective of each level is to lead a number of mechanical Mini-Mario toys to the exit.

Construction Zone[edit]

The Construction Zone is a level editor that allows the players to design their own levels. It is similar to the editor available in Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Minis March Again! but allows the use of all the elements present in the game.[citation needed] Players can upload and share their levels online via Nintendo WiFi Connection.


In the game's opening sequence, Mario and Pauline are sponsoring the grand opening of an amusement park named "Mini-Land". Donkey Kong is the 101st visitor to arrive to the amusement park, and is denied the gift given to the first hundred visitors: a "Mini-Pauline" toy. Infuriated, Donkey Kong kidnaps the real Pauline, prompting Mario, accompanied by toys called Mini-Marios, to give chase aboard a train. Mario and the toys then battle with Donkey Kong at various locations throughout the amusement park. After Donkey Kong has been defeated and Pauline rescued, Mario presents him with a Mini-Pauline toy, which satisfies the ape.


Mini-Land Mayhem was developed by Nintendo Software Technology.[1]


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 79 / 100[2]
Review scores
Publication Score
Destructoid 7.5 / 10[3]
Edge 7 / 10[4]
Eurogamer 8 / 10[5]
Famitsu 32 / 40[6]
Game Informer 8.25 / 10[7]
GamePro 3/5 stars[8]
Game Revolution B+[9]
GameSpot 8 / 10[10]
GameTrailers 7.9 / 10[11]
GameZone 7.5 / 10[12]
IGN 9 / 10[13]
Joystiq 4/5 stars[14]
Nintendo Power 7.5 / 10[15]
The Daily Telegraph 8 / 10[16]
The Guardian 4/5 stars[17]

Mini-Land Mayhem received "favorable" reviews according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[2] New York Post gave it an A, saying: “This the most awesome, challenging, and addictive game that has ever graced my DSiXL's screen".[18] New York Daily News said that you can't go wrong with Mini-Land Mayhem.[19] The Guardian said the game is a "creamy, comforting slice of puzzle-platforming bliss," and gave high praise to the level design.[17] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of all 4 eights, for a total of 32 out of 40.[6]


  1. ^ "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem!". Nintendo. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Jonathan Holmes (16 November 2010). "Review: Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!". Destructoid. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  4. ^ Edge staff (January 2011). "Mario vs Donkey Kong: MiniLand Mayhem". Edge (223): 103. 
  5. ^ Jeffrey Matulef (16 November 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!". Eurogamer. 
  6. ^ a b Brian (24 November 2010). "Complete Famitsu review scores". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  7. ^ Bryan Vore (December 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem". Game Informer (212). Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  8. ^ McKinley Noble (16 November 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!". GamePro. Archived from the original on 19 November 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  9. ^ Daniel R. Bischoff (15 November 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  10. ^ Nathan Meunier (12 November 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  11. ^ "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Miniland Mayhem [sic] Review". GameTrailers. 13 November 2010. Archived from the original on 20 November 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  12. ^ GameZone staff (10 December 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 5 October 2011. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  13. ^ Daemon Hatfield (12 November 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-land Mayhem Review". IGN. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  14. ^ Mitch Krpata (14 November 2010). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! review: Good things, small packages". Engadget (Joystiq). Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  15. ^ "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem!". Nintendo Power. 262. December 25, 2010. 
  16. ^ Nick Cowen (2 February 2011). "Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem review". The Daily Telegraph. 
  17. ^ a b Keith Stuart (8 February 2011). "Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! - review". The Guardian. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  18. ^ Zoey Sachs (16 November 2010). "Mario Vs Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem: this headline is too long". New York Post. Retrieved 23 October 2015. 
  19. ^ [1][dead link]

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