DescriptionIn this Tetris-style game, you play as Dr. Mario, who must drop differently coloured pills onto viruses to remove them from the bottle. Each pill is split into two, with each side being of one of three different colours, red, blue or yellow. Align three pills of the same colour to a virus of the corresponding colour (or any combination of pills and viruses totaling four or more) and it will be removed from the bottle, along with the aligned pills. The level is cleared when there are no viruses left, and the game is over when the pills reach the top and Dr. Mario can't drop any more pills.
Included in the game is the normal mode, a time trial, and a two player battle mode to see who can remove the most viruses.
- "Virus" -- Working title
- "ドクターマリオ" -- Japanese spelling
Part of the Following Groups
- Classic NES / Famicom Mini / NES Classics releases
- Dr. Mario series
- Dr. Mario variants
- Game Center CX challenge games
- Genre: Falling block puzzle
- Mario games
- Nintendo Power games
|Consoles Plus||Game Boy||Sep, 1991||95 out of 100||95|
|Mean Machines||NES||Feb, 1991||88 out of 100||88|
|Armchair Empire, The||Game Boy Advance||Jan 09, 2005||8.6 out of 10||86|
|Video Games||NES||Sep, 1991||83 out of 100||83|
|Game Freaks 365||NES||2005||7.6 out of 10||76|
|Retro Gamer||Game Boy Advance||Feb, 2005||70|
|neXGam||NES||2002||6.8 out of 10||68|
|Nintendo-Online.de||Wii U||Feb 23, 2014||6 out of 10||60|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Game Boy||Nov, 1990||23 out of 40||58|
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1001 Video GamesDr. Mario appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
- Game Informer
- August 2001 (Issue #100) - #76 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll