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1st September 2004 - Two of videogaming's biggest stars return in this fantastic mix of platform and puzzle solving action. Players can challenge their reflexes and their brain as Mario comes up against Donkey Kong once more - this time with a full range of acrobatic skills and a collection of Toy Marios to help him. Mario vs. Donkey Kong launches for the Game Boy Advance across Europe on 19th November 2004.

The all-new action adventure begins when Donkey Kong sees a TV advert for an exclusive new toy product, the "Mini Mario". After rushing to the store, he finds they have all sold out so he takes things into his own hands. The infamous ape breaks into the Mario Toy Company, stealing newly made "Mini Mario" toys straight off the production line and puts them into his sack. However, it all goes terribly wrong when Mario turns up to give chase - he will retrieve his stolen toys!

The adventure ensues as Mario must overcome the mind-bending obstacles of girders, platforms and elevators, as well as fending off familiar enemies such as Thwomps, Shy Guys and Piranha Plants to find keys and reach exits. With six different areas and over 100 puzzle-filled levels in total, Mario has a lot of ground to cover! But fear not, with a range of acrobatic moves including handsprings, back flips and somersaults Mario is sure to find the stolen Mini Mario's.

In the penultimate level of each area, Mario must lead a group of six toy Mini Mario's to the end of the level. These Mini Mario's follow the real Mario very closely and it's up to players to ensure their survival. The number of Mini Mario's saved means more hits for Mario in the Boss level - a fight against the arch rival himself, Donkey Kong.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong launches across Europe on 19th November 2004 and is available at the estimated retail price of around 40 Euros.

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Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games worldwide, created such industry icons as Mario® and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda® and Pokémonÿ. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64, NINTENDO GAMECUBE, Game Boy Advance and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game system which has sold over 170 million units. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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