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Dr. Mario Express is the portable version of Dr. Mario, a Tetris-like puzzle game with a hospital theme. The object of the game is to destroy all the colored viruses in the jar by throwing pills in and then lining them up to the viruses. Lining up four pill pieces or viruses horizontally or vertically clears them from the playfield.

There are two modes of play:
  • Classic - Choose your game's starting level, game speed, and song. The game will start with your preferences, and each level will finish when all the viruses are gone. The player then progresses onto the next level.

  • Vs. CPU - Choose your starting level and speed, as well as the CPU's starting level and intelligence. The game finishes when one player wins by clearing their viruses, or the opponent loses by having their pills run to the top of the bottle.


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Dr. Mario Express Screenshot
Dr. Mario Express Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Une pause avec... Dr. Mario" -- French title
  • "Una pausa con... Dr. Mario" -- Spanish/Italian title
  • "Dr. Mario für zwischendurch" -- German title
  • "ちょっとDr.MARIO" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Chotto Dr. Mario" -- Japanese title
  • "A Little Bit of... Dr. Mario" -- European title

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Critic Reviews

Cheat Code Central Apr, 2009 4.3 out of 5 86
Nintendo Life Apr 22, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Modojo Apr 27, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Apr 20, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Pocket Gamer UK May 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70 Aug 08, 2009 6 out of 10 60
Mag'64 Dec 20, 2009 5 out of 10 50 May 21, 2009 5 out of 10 50


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Ben K (23895) added Dr. Mario Express (Nintendo DSi) on Feb 28, 2010