Tetris & Dr. Mario

Moby ID: 17499
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Two of the most popular puzzle games return, but now together in an exclusive compilation for SNES. The games have a slight graphical update when compared with the original Game Boy and NES games, but the gameplay remains totally faithful to the games released for both platforms.

In Tetris, the main objective is to pile blocks that will fall down continuously, in order to create a row or "line" without spaces. For this collection, the game comes with two bonus options: 2 PLAYER GAME (absent in the NES version) and VS. COM (absent in both versions), with 3 CPU opponents available, each one representing a difficulty level (EASY, MEDIUM, and HARD, respectively).

In Dr. Mario, the objective is to eliminate all the viruses contained in a big bottle. Dr. Mario (situated in the upper-right side of the screen) will throw capsules with 6 different color combinations (Red-Red, Red-Blue, Yellow-Yellow, Red-Yellow, Blue-Blue and Blue-Yellow) in order to line up at least four viruses or capsules of the same color horizontally or vertically and to make them disappear. In this compilation, the game comes with a bonus option: VS. COM, where you'll face the CPU players: Blue Virus (EASY), Yellow Virus (MEDIUM), and Red Virus (HARD).

For competitive players in both games, there is Mixed Match, where you and a friend can play Tetris and Dr. Mario like a tournament! Adjust the handicap levels, play time, music, and other settings to balance your different skills. The game order is: TETRIS B-TYPE (clear a certain amount of lines), DR. MARIO (disinfect a predetermined number of viruses) and TETRIS A-TYPE (clear lines until the time expires). At the end of the time limit, the player with the highest score is the winner.


  • 테트리스 와 닥터마리오 - Korean spelling

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Average score: 84% (based on 10 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 1 reviews)


The Good
Tetris: Guess the gameplay was alright. Sounds were okay and decent graphics.

Dr Mario: You have the choice of whether or not you can play it or not.

Mixed Match: I liked the graphics and the sounds.

Onto the bad, where most Nintendo-made games have plenty.

The Bad
Tetris: The music sounds terrible. Also, the game is very frustrating.

Dr Mario:Everything. The music in this game is the worst. It is ANNOYING( the synthesizers that those horrible game makers at Nintendo are what makes it annoying) and sounds AWFUL. MIDI music sounds a whole lot better than the agitating tunes on this game! The whole concept is S-T-U-P-I-D. You try to land the pills on the viruses, which is obviously a very dumb rendition of Tetris. Do not play Dr Mario.

Mixed Match: The AI is DREADFULLY STUPID. It just keeps flipping the blocks and always stacks them to the top. While the music is the best of the games, it still sounds poor. The concept is lame.

The Bottom Line
Nintendo games are bad. When they released Mario, everyone liked it, but I sure don't. They've released other horrible games like Metroid, Zelda, and Donkey Kong that are horrible( and not to mention terribly overrated). Do not get any Nintendo game. The games they licence are good, but the ones they make are just terrible.

Grab a good game like Sim City or The Sims instead.

SNES · by J W (103) · 2009


The music in Tetris is not taken from the original Nintendo Entertainment System release, but rather from the successful Gameboy incarnation of the game released in 1989.


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Game added by Evil Ryu.

Additional contributors: Steve Thompson, Rik Hideto.

Game added April 29, 2005. Last modified August 17, 2023.