Console: Gameboy Advance
A spiritual successor to Donkey Kong, Mario vs. Donkey Kong was a clever rebranding of the classic puzzle platforming formula. Featuring a wealth of content — 48 levels and a bevy of secret challenges — Mario vs. Donkey Kong tested both your platforming and puzzle solving skills. The basic premise: securing keys, packages, and adorable mini-Marios en route to clearing rooms. Nintendo and developer NST even threw in classic boss battles against DK himself. The whole sub-series is great, but Mario vs. Donkey kicked things off in exciting fashion.