Golden Minis are a feature from the Mario vs. Donkey Kong and Fantendo Mini Madness series that appear in most of the titles in their respective titles. They are important Miniature versions of the characters that are clad in gold with glowing keys. They must be brought to the end of the level to beat it, unlike other Minis that are allowed to die as long as one lives. They are sometimes given special powers to protect themselves.
Mario vs. Donkey Kong U is the debut of a game published by Fantendo that features the Golden Minis. In pre-boss levels, Mario is tasked with finding a Golden Orb that contains the Golden Mini, which he must with the the rest of his Minis to the ending goal and tossing him into the Star Box.