It’s a return to the classic rivalry between Mario and Donkey Kong in a video game released on this day in history.
Developed by Nintendo Software Technology and published by Nintendo, Mario vs. Donkey Kong was released for the Nintendo Game Boy Advance in the United States on May 24th, 2004.
In the game, players take on the role of Mario, chasing Donkey Kong through a factory where he has stolen Mario toys. The game combines platforming and puzzles. There are also levels where the player must safely guide the toys through a stage, and others where Mario battles Donkey Kong.
The game was a success, and Mario vs. Donkey Kong became a series in its own right with new games released for other handhelds and most recently, the WiiU.