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Dr. Mario (NES)

84
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.0
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

Tetris leveled up! Pixelspeech (943) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
Best mindless entertainment game since Tetris. Multimedia Mike (17464) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
A classic puzzle game which still remains enjoyable today Jon Collins (28) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.4
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.8
Overall MobyScore (48 votes) 4.0


The Press Says

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100
Nintendojo
Dr. Mario may not be as popular or critically acclaimed as it’s older brother Tetris. But I honestly belive it is the better game. It’s intuitive design and simplistic gameplay make it very user friendly, but it’s customization of speed and virus infestation make it a tough one to master. On top of that it’s one of the most competitive games on the market to this date. If you haven’t tried this outstanding puzzler out yet, then you owe it to yourself to pick up either the original, Dr. Mario 64, or even its latest reincarnation in Wario Ware Inc.
91
NES Archives
Dr. Mario is not quite as good as Tetris but its two-player mode is my personal favorite of all of the Tetris clones on the NES. You can really adjust the levels for two players of different talent levels to make any match even. This is a must buy if you are a fan of Tetris but not necessary if you don’t enjoy those kinds of games.
90
1UP!
La version NES reste la meilleure de toutes car elle est en osmose avec la console, chaque élément du jeu colle parfaitement avec les capacités de la petite NES. Et je ne le répèterai jamais assez, les musiques sont super.
90
NES Times
All in all Dr. Mario proves to be another top-notch puzzler in the NES library. Nintendo did an excellent job building on the Tetris formula with its own added touches, and it has enough addicting action that will have you constantly coming back for more. This is one doctor that you should definetely make an appointment with.
88
Mean Machines
I liked Columns a lot, but in places it was ridiculously easy. But Dr Mario's even better, what with dealing with all the germs as well as creating the columns. When you first start playing, clearing the screen of germs is quite a tall order but once you've got the hang of it, there's tons to keep you glued - like creating cunning multiples for example. Dr Mario is a mega-addictive game that certainly deserves a place in any NES owner's collection, although if you're after a single puzzle game to keep you occupied, Tetris still rules.
83
Video Games
Nintendo hat mit dem in Spielerkreisen angesehenen Gütezeichen “Mario“ glücklicherweise kein Schindluder getrieben. Dr. Mario spielt sich recht eigenständig und macht einen Mordsspaß. Gerade im übervölkerten Markt der Denk- und Tüftelspiele ist es schön, mal wieder einen so guten Vertreter zu sehen. Die Präsentation ist schlicht und passend, im Sound-Bereich werden Euch zwei verschiedene Melodien zur Hintergrundberieslung angeboten. Der berühmte Ich-spiel-nur-noch-eine-Runde-Effekt trat bei mir schon lange nicht mehr so stark auf wie bei Dr. Mario - sowohl bei der Game-Boy- als auch bei der NES-Version.
76
Game Freaks 365
Overall, this game is fun, and it can last a while between the single player and two-player elements, but I find Tetris 2 to have more depth with its one player against the computer mode, more variety with its different shaped falling things, and more satisfying music. Although this game is good and well worth picking up, if you are only going to pick up this or Tetris 2, I’d say go for Tetris 2.
68
neXGam
Hmmm...ob der x-te Klon dieser Art von Spielen euch noch begeistern kann, hängt wohl maßgeblich von eurem Erfahrungsschatz ab. Geboten wir hier halt nicht mehr als dürftige Standardkost, sieht man mal vom zeitweise spaßigen Zweispielermodus ab. Wessen geschicktes Spielerhändchen noch nicht genug vom angeblich zeitlosen Spielprinzip hat, kann den geforderten Preis ja mal investieren - sollte sich dann im Nachhinein aber nicht beschweren.
67
The Video Game Critic
Dr. Mario must have been a hit on the NES, because it was later re-released for the SNES and N64. Despite being one of the few video games my wife enjoys playing, she was rather critical of this NES version. Compared to the N64 edition, the visuals look indistinct and even I have to admit the difference is pretty dramatic. There are better versions out there, but Dr. Mario is inherently fun on any platform.