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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.


Dr. Mario Game Boy Advance 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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Critic Reviews

Armchair Empire, The Jan 09, 2005 8.6 out of 10 86
Nintendojo 2004 7.7 out of 10 77
GameSpot Nov 02, 2004 7.4 out of 10 74
IGN Oct 26, 2004 7 out of 10 70
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2005 70 out of 100 70
Retro Gamer Feb, 2005 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Game Freaks 365 2004 6 out of 10 60
JeuxActu Jan 31, 2005 10 out of 20 50 Jan 12, 2005 8 out of 20 40
Cheat Code Central 2004 2 out of 5 40


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1001 Video Games

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


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

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gamewarrior (5048) added Dr. Mario (Game Boy Advance) on Oct 25, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Michael Cassidy (21142), Kam1Kaz3NL77 (367387), Kartanym (12718) and gamewarrior (5048)