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Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Discussion (Nintendo 3DS) [game]
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Did anybody receive the advertisement for this game on their Wii U systems? I certainly did, and I decided to take the plunge.
I haven't played a Mario vs. DK "Minis" game since the very first (not counting the original Mario vs. DK) since the theme never really appealed to me. For whatever reason though, I grabbed this and it happens to be one fun piece of entertainment!

I tried the Wii U version first, then tried out the 3DS version. Aside from one of the levels in the first world starting slightly differently, the games are identical (minus the resolution of course). The 3DS game doesn't have any 3D either, unless you count the splash screen before you boot up the game.

A little quibble though: The games don't share saves, so owning both versions, while nice, is sort of pointless. The main levels are nifty, but once you've bested them there is no fun in doing them all over again. Granted, you can always download community levels on either version, so I guess it doesn't hurt to have both.
That said, being Nintendo, I didn't expect them to share saves, but I was hoping to be surprised.

Anyway, check it out! It's a neat little game.

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Posted: 03/06/15, 04:48:47  - Edited by 
 on: 03/06/15, 05:21:27
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Why not sign up for a (free) account and create your own content?
I just shared a new stage. Let me know what you think!
Posted: 03/12/15, 05:28:02

I shared one, but I literally made it in about an hour, it's not great.
Posted: 03/12/15, 05:36:09
I'd be interested in splitting this with someone. I'd prefer to get the Wii U version for myself but would consider the other way around.
Posted: 03/12/15, 05:46:44
I'm having the same issue you had trying to find friend-made stages. I'll keep refreshing the search!

Edit - I started the stage up straight off Miiverse since the "friend levels" option doesn't seem to work from within the game for me.
I liked it!! The beginning when you need to make Mario turn around while climbing the ladder stumped me for a bit.
Posted: 03/12/15, 07:06:35  - Edited by 
 on: 03/12/15, 08:13:33
YES! Hence the name of the stage, Wrong Turn.
Posted: 03/12/15, 13:42:03
Getting real tired of searching for Friends-made levels and finding nothing. This thing doesn't work very well.
Posted: 03/13/15, 01:48:36
Yeah, it's definitely broken.

Other things I dislike:

1. FREE STARS!!! Levels taking up the popular stage spots. These people are raking in stars for doing very little work.

2. Nobody playing my stages. Waaahhhhh!
Posted: 03/13/15, 02:17:27
Oh so there is a thread for this.

I got the 3DS version. I'll check it out soon and I'm excited to play people's stages.


I'll try your levels soon!
Posted: 05/07/15, 07:33:37

Really good (and tricky!) Toad level, ploot. The only thing that I would change is if there's some way to make it so that the Thwomp can't accidentally get caught below the blue blocks that you create. A few times I had everything lined up but the Thwomp wasn't trapped and it led to my unfortunate demise. I think that was just bad luck, but maybe there's a trick to it I didn't get. That small quibble aside, really cool stage!

It was particularly tough since I had only done the first world of the main game and my Mario vs. DK skills have atrophied from where they were when I 100%ed Minis March Again way back when.

I think I will play through the main game a little more first to get myself back up to speed, but I'm looking forward to trying your other stage soon! And yours too Guillaume!
Posted: 05/14/15, 13:57:32
@ploot The same thing happened with all of the mediocre TONS OF BUBBLE POINTS stages in LittleBigPlanet that would rise to the top of popularity. Not sure what the answer would be other than not having user-made stages give you gains like this.
Posted: 05/14/15, 15:30:30
Just "beat" the game, as in I saw the end credits. It's a Mario vs. DK game alright. I kind of wonder if I'd just replayed Minis March Again, if I would have noticed the difference since this one feels so similar. There is a bit of new stuff, I suppose. Anyway, someone gave me this for free so it's a moot point, basically. Plus the real fun always begins in the bonus levels.

I will play Guillaume's level and ploot's second level and share my thoughts soon!
Posted: 05/23/15, 16:07:33
I'll have to boot the game up again to see what you're talking about.
While making it, I recall setting up the Toads and the buttons in a way so the player could properly trigger the blue blocks at the right time. I think it involves using both Toads correctly.

I'll check it out though! I could have messed it up.
Posted: 05/23/15, 17:33:39
Finished the main mode and all the Extra levels. Nothing too tricky yet, but the Bonus levels are surely where things will ramp up.
Posted: 05/31/15, 06:01:02
Has anyone tried Level B-14 in the Bonus levels? There's a cursed Mario and no hammer to defeat him with. I tried to drop a Thwomp on his head but that didn't do the trick. I could just look it up but I'd prefer a hint if anyone here has figured it out.
Posted: 06/06/15, 08:35:33
Oh man Jargon, you certainly are getting your money's worth out of this title. I wish I could help you, but you are now the Master. I am but a lowly peon.
Posted: 06/07/15, 04:19:30

Haha, I just figured it out: You have to slide down a hill into him. They never showed you that mechanic previously but now that I've figured it out, it makes sense given what you're taught earlier in the game.

And I actually got the game for free so I'm definitely getting my money's worth . Unless there's hidden content I've got 3 more levels to go. At that point I'll try out some highly ranked user generated levels I guess.
Posted: 06/07/15, 05:37:45
Beat all the levels! I discovered there are official Nintendo levels in the community section as well. There's been 28 but only the last 20 are available so I may have missed out on those first 8. Ah well.
Posted: 06/07/15, 13:41:58
Just tried my hand at making my very first level. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out! If you've got the game and we're friends on the relevant platform*, why not check it out? And if we're not friends , why not? Let's fix that and then you can check it out!

*Even though I made the level on 3DS, someone with the game on Wii U could play it, right?
Posted: 06/07/15, 16:09:44  - Edited by 
 on: 06/07/15, 16:28:51
Play my level!!!!!
Posted: 06/10/15, 03:24:14
Yeah, both 3DS and Wii U players can play your level. I'll try it tonight!
Posted: 06/10/15, 05:37:19
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