A short story. After an abused ape escapes from the local zoo, Mario must save his city - and the terrified Pauline - from its aggressive clutches.
"A young 'Jumpman' saves the day?"
Sixteen-year-old Mario has everything he could ask for: athletic talent, decent grades, a sense of humor - and he's not unpopular with the girls, either. But he doesn't want any old peaceful, planned future: Mario still dreams for a life of adventure!
When an angry gorilla breaks out of the local zoo, he just might get his chance. The stubborn ape - called 'Donkey Kong' by frightened citizens - is terrorizing New Donk City's streets like any superhero's dream!
But Mario's excitement at the rampaging escapade soon turns troublesome when Donkey Kong gives a taking eye to Mario's friend, the beautiful Pauline. What was meant to be a fun night out quickly becomes the girl's worst nightmare on the skyscrapers of New Donk City - in the clutches of a lovestruck ape!
Brash, bold, and ready to roll, Mario seizes the chance he's been waiting for - to fight a monster, save a damsel, and be the hero.
Based on the original Nintendo title and its sub-series, Mario vs. Donkey Kong.