Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move is a Nintendo eShop exclusive that makes major changes to the series in an interesting way. In keeping with Nintendo pushing the 3D aspect of their 3DS games in their first- and second-party games, this title has been redesigned to feature 3D visuals. Instead of a side-scrolling game, it now has a puzzle mechanic reminiscent of the classic puzzler Pipe Dream.
Now when playing, you have a series of pieces that drop into a pipe on the right side of the screen, with a limit of five available pieces, at any given time. Those pieces can be set in place in empty spaces on the game board to create a path for your Mini (a little mechanical figure, usually Pauline from Donkey Kong) to follow to collect medallions and reach the goal.