Mario vs. Donkey Kong

Mini-Land Mayhem!

by Arun Subramanian

2 December 2010

 

Super Mario Galaxy might have been Nintendo’s biggest Mario release of the year. But Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Mini-Land Mayhem! is certainly the best one for the portable DS, and one of the best DS titles overall in some time.  Players guide an army of Mario-themed wind up toys in an effort to rescue Pauline from Mario’s original antagonist, Donkey Kong. It’s challenging without being frustrating, and charming throughout. The game is chock full of audiovisual references to Mario’s history, appropriate given that this year is Mario’s 25th birthday, and is highly recommended for gamers of all ages.

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Double Take: The African Queen (1951)

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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