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Dr. Luigi is a falling block game using the same base mechanics as Dr. Mario. The player must pile-up colored pill-shaped blocks to clear the game matrix of the blue, red and yellow viruses. In this game, however, the pills come in pair, shaped like a 'L'. When four blocks and viruses of the same color align, they disappear, allowing various combos. The goal is to clear the matrix before the blocks reach the top and Dr. Luigi can't add any more pills. This game mode is called 'Operation L', but for the nostalgic players who prefer the classic Dr. Mario mode, the Retro Remedy Mode is also available. The goal stays the same, but single two-block pills fall instead of L-shaped ones.

The player can move and turn the blocks either using the gamepad buttons, or use the gamepad's touch-screen and a stylus. The game includes a versus mode to play against other players online or locally, or against AI.


Dr. Luigi Wii U Operation L
Dr. Luigi Wii U Virus Buster

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Alternate Titles

  • "Dr.LUIGI & 細菌撲滅" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dr. Luigi & Saikin Bokumetsu" -- Japanese title
  • "닥터 루이지" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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Common Sense Media 2014 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Nintendo-Online.de Jan 21, 2014 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Age Jan 12, 2014 B 75
Nintendo Life Jan 09, 2014 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
FNintendo Jan 20, 2014 7 out of 10 70
WiiDSFrance Feb 03, 2014 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 17, 2014 12 out of 20 60
Gameblog.fr Jan 20, 2014 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Gamer Feb 14, 2014 56 out of 100 56
Gamekult Jan 17, 2014 5 out of 10 50


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Fred VT (25910) added Dr. Luigi (Wii U) on Jan 04, 2014