Default Prime's Lucas Stephens writes, "No video game rivalry is as old as Mario and Donkey Kong. Mario’s been hurdling Donkey Kong’s barrels and rescuing Pauline longer than he’s been pulling Princess Peach out of Bowser’s castles. Every so often, though, Mario needs a bit of help. For several years now, Mario’s employed the use of clockwork miniatures of himself to march their way past trap-laden areas to chase after Donkey Kong. This time around, Mario and Donkey Kong put their past differences aside to sit back with their mechanical selves for some good old puzzling-solving fun."