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At five bucks, Dr. Mario Express is a great value for a classic game. It's still tons of fun after all these years, and being able to boot it up right from the DSi's internal menu without fiddling with cartridges makes it a perfect choice for quick play sessions or marathon bouts of virus pummeling. Despite being a little light on content, the core game is intact and it's seriously absorbing. Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this one.
Nevertheless, if you're a fan of puzzle games and want to treat your DSi (and yourself) to something fun for both quick and lengthy sessions, Dr. Mario Express is worth the prescription.
In the end, Dr. Mario Express still features the same addictive gameplay the title has become so well known for over the years and it ends up being a welcome addition to a DSiWare game library that's been a bit lacking to date. A multi-player mode would have made the package much more well-rounded, but if you're just looking to kill some time and want a quick dose of a game that's still as much fun today as it was nearly two decades ago when it was first released, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better solution than this DSiWare version of the game. And at 500 Nintendo Points, this could be just what the doctor ordered for DSi owners.
Chances are you've played a million hours of Dr. Mario already. Chances are you could play a million more. This Express version is light on features but offers the core Dr. Mario experience in an inexpensive, downloadable, and portable dose. The lack of human-on-human multiplayer is disappointing but it's still a solid single-player experience. Consider this the cheap, generic drug of the Dr. Mario family.
Pocket Gamer UK
A Little Bit of... Dr Mario is a challenging and enjoyable match-four game, but one that's undermined by poor presentation.
Dr. Mario für zwischendurch bietet wirklich nur Minimales, eben für zwischendurch. Das Gameplay bleibt tadellos erhalten und zum Glück unberührt von den Kürzungen drum herum. Mit nur zwei Modi („klassisch“ und „vs. CPU“) erreicht man einen Negativrekord, der fehlende Mehrspielermodus ist absolut bitter und dass man wieder keine Profile anlegen kann, um sich zumindest nacheinander mit dem Freund zu duellieren, ist eine Farce. So wird das Drumherum dem zeitlosen Gameplay nicht gerecht. Wer kann, greift zur besser ausgestatteten WiiWare-Version, all diejenigen, die ein Knobelspiel für DSiWare suchen, sollten sich mal die Tests zur Art Style-Serie durchlesen. Dr. Mario für zwischendurch kann in dieser Form und für diesen Preis nicht ausnahmslos empfohlen werden, lediglich Gameplay-Puristen kommen auf ihre Kosten.
Não sendo um mau jogo, Dr. Mário simplesmente não consegue competir com outros do género. É pouco apelativo, não trás nada de novo e vão sempre ficar com a sensação de que estão a jogar sem um objectivo palpável. Existem modos de jogo em falta e, tudo isto combinado, deixa muito do sucesso de Dr. Mario entregue ao sentimento nostálgico que daqui irão obter.