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Description

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.

Screenshots

Dr. Mario NES Depending on the level and speed setting a different creature will fly by
Dr. Mario SNES Playing a 2 player game.
Dr. Mario Game Boy Title screen
Dr. Mario Arcade About to remove some pills

Promo Images

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Dr. Mario Screenshot
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Dr. Mario Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Virus" -- Working title
  • "ドクターマリオ" -- Japanese spelling
  • "닥터 마리오" -- Korean spelling (Hangul)

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User Reviews

Tetris leveled up! NES Pixelspeech (1006)
Best mindless entertainment game since Tetris. NES Multimedia Mike (19762)
A classic puzzle game which still remains enjoyable today NES Jon Collins (28)
Play "Tetris" with Mario. Game Boy Michael B (358)
Everybody (especially Tetris fans) will find themselves addicted to this game in minutes. Game Boy pocketgamer2000 (22)

Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Game Boy Sep, 1991 95 out of 100 95
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Armchair Empire, The Game Boy Advance Jan 09, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Power Play Game Boy Oct, 1990 83 out of 100 83
Game Freaks 365 NES 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Nov 02, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN Game Boy Advance Oct 26, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo-Online.de Wii U Feb 23, 2014 6 out of 10 60
Questicle.net NES Nov, 2011 C 50
FNintendo Wii U Feb 28, 2014 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Dr. Mario appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

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

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