The free demo contains four levels from the first world of the final game, according to Nintendo.
The demo also gives players a first look at the new Two Player mode, where they can share Joy-Con controllers with a friend and team up as Mario and Toad.
Demo players will also have access to the game’s new difficulty settings in single-player mode, Classic and Casual styles.
Based on the 2004 original for Game Boy Advance, Mario vs. Donkey Kong is a 2D platformer with puzzle elements, planned for release for Switch on February 16.
VGC wrote in a recent Mario vs. Donkey Kong preview: “While the presentation still doesn’t feel quite right in the remake – it’s like an external team using brand guidelines to come up with ‘something Mario’ – there are some significant additions here.
“Thankfully, while most of its early levels are virtually identical to the original, the game’s fourth world is entirely new to the Switch version – the first of two new worlds in the remake – and it does introduce some original mechanics.”