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Dr. Mario

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In 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.


Dr. Mario Game Boy It's too fast!
Dr. Mario SNES Starting the level 0
Dr. Mario SNES I have started stacking on a red virus.
Dr. Mario NES You can get further than 20 lvl but there won't be any changes

Alternate Titles

  • "ドクターマリオ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Tetris leveled up! NES Pixelspeech (943)
Best mindless entertainment game since Tetris. NES Multimedia Mike (17464)
A classic puzzle game which still remains enjoyable today NES Jon Collins (28)
Play "Tetris" with Mario. Game Boy Michael B (338)
Everybody (especially Tetris fans) will find themselves addicted to this game in minutes. Game Boy pocketgamer2000 (22)

The Press Says

Nintendojo NES 2003 10 out of 10 100
Consoles Plus Game Boy Sep, 1991 95 out of 100 95
NES Archives NES Mar 22, 2008 A- 91
1UP! NES Dec 06, 2001 90 out of 100 90 SNES Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Game Boy Advance Oct 26, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 Game Boy Advance 2004 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Game Boy Advance Jan 31, 2005 10 out of 20 50
Cheat Code Central Game Boy Advance 2004 2 out of 5 40


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  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #76 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll

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