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Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars

Rating Summary

Based on 34 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

72

Top Critic Average

38%

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Based on 34 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Wii UMar 5, 2015
Nintendo 3DSMar 5, 2015

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Arcade, Puzzle

Get that ‘aha!’ feeling over and over as you guide Minis – toy versions of Nintendo characters - to the exit in each puzzling stage. Tap objects—like bridges and springs—with the stylus to perfect your strategy. You can create, play and share stages online, and use the new tipping system to reward your favorite creators and unlock more content! Donkey Kong’s rivalry with Mario™ has reignited in an all-out puzzle challenge! Tackle tricky stages, each filled with clever obstacles: girders, spiked floors, wind-up enemies, warp pipes, conveyer belts and more! You can make your own levels and share your creations online.* As you beat levels, you can earn stars, then cash in those stars to earn new parts for level creation. If you like a level someone built, tip them some stars and they’ll be able to create more imaginative levels using the stars you tipped them!

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Reviews

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Eurogamer

No Recommendation / Blank
Eurogamer

And as a game in its own right? You can't accuse it of being short on content, features or ideas, but it's hardly long on them either, and it's a shade overpriced for what it is. Perhaps worse, you can tell that Tipping Stars is a game made with care but without passion, a game that isn't its own raison d'�tre. Like the little clockwork Marios marching toward their goal, it's got purpose, but it's not the real, joyful thing.

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The amount of content in Mario vs Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars is great, but its lack of new ideas isn't.

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Mario vs Donkey Kong remains a compelling concept and series veterans will find more of the same brilliant puzzling. It's a particularly good fit for 3DS

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A disappointingly familiar entry in the long-running puzzle series, that comes across as very cheap (in terms of production values, if not price) but not particularly cheerful.

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