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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 Arcade About to remove some pills
Dr. Mario Game Boy Advance Title Screen
Dr. Mario Game Boy Ouch, again?
Dr. Mario Game Boy Title screen

Promo Images

Dr. Mario Screenshot
Dr. Mario Screenshot
Dr. Mario Screenshot
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 (19761)
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

VideoGame Game Boy Jul, 1991 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Ultimate Nintendo: Guide to the NES Library NES 2016 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Mean Machines NES Feb, 1991 88 out of 100 88
Pixel-Heroes.de SNES Apr, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Game Boy Advance Nov 02, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
64 Power / big.N / N Games Game Boy Advance Mar, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Retro Gamer Game Boy Advance Feb, 2005 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic NES Aug 21, 2010 B- 67
Play Time NES Jun, 1991 65 out of 100 65
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Game Boy Nov, 1990 23 out of 40 58

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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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