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Dr. Mario

ドクターマリオ

Developer / Publisher: Nintendo
27 July 1990
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613 Ratings / 2 Reviews
#2,867 All-time
#28 for 1990
It's Dr. Mario for an intense new challenge! Mario throws multi-coloured vitamin capsules into a bottle that contains an ugly variety of nasty viruses. You can move, shift or spin a capsule as they fall. Arrange them to align with other capsules on top of the virus If you get 4 or more of the same colour in a row. POOF! They disappear!
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I don't really know why I like playing this vastly more than Tetris (GB) . Is it the music? Yeah, it's probably the music. I do think that it's mechanically solid too though and part of that is having an actual objective of killing the viruses with the levels getting harder and harder and requiring to think your approach more and more. I do wish there was more to do in the game proper but at least it has some nice flair esp. in the animations and, of course, the music.
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Sothras 2024-01-02T22:42:47Z
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i adore dr mario’s core gameplay, but this probably isn’t the best way to experience it. which is a shame!! the spritework is awesome and hip tanaka’s tunes def sound incredible here in their original chiptune form, especially chill

it rly just comes down to the quality of life stuff. i feel like the controls aren’t as responsive as i’d like them to be, and this basically causes the later virus levels on high speed to be damn near impossible without some very lucky rng. like once a pill touches ground, that’s it lol

just like tetris, there’s rly not much of a reason to go back to these early iterations of puzzle games. in terms of game feel and playability, later versions have pretty much objective improvements that make these ones obsolete. obvs all the respect for being the original, but i’ll probably stick to dr mario 64 or the gba version
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A fun little puzzle game
Can steal time from you but really nothing special
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Gh0stsarereal ドクターマリオ 2024-05-27T05:15:49Z
2024-05-27T05:15:49Z
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NG4100 Dr. Mario 2024-05-26T19:10:08Z
GB • XNA
2024-05-26T19:10:08Z
4.2
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sadgirl2023 Dr. Mario 2024-05-24T16:44:03Z
Switch
2024-05-24T16:44:03Z
1.5
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sadgirl2023 ドクターマリオ 2024-05-24T16:43:50Z
2024-05-24T16:43:50Z
3.0
1
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nebbo42 Dr. Mario 2024-05-24T00:59:26Z
Switch
2024-05-24T00:59:26Z
3.0
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basementdweller94 Dr. Mario 2024-04-30T04:22:26Z
GB • XNA
2024-04-30T04:22:26Z
3.0
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WeskerStar ドクターマリオ 2024-04-26T16:02:13Z
2024-04-26T16:02:13Z
2.5
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Azekahh ドクターマリオ 2024-04-25T17:17:57Z
2024-04-25T17:17:57Z
3.0
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GojiraTaiMosura ドクターマリオ 2024-04-19T16:32:57Z
2024-04-19T16:32:57Z
3.0
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polland ドクターマリオ 2024-04-16T19:17:27Z
2024-04-16T19:17:27Z
3.5
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fleshtache ドクターマリオ 2024-04-14T09:06:01Z
2024-04-14T09:06:01Z
3.5
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pearguy ドクターマリオ 2024-04-10T20:00:54Z
2024-04-10T20:00:54Z
3.5
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  • bearsville_ 2022-03-24 02:19:15.215669+00
    chill > fever
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  • RomanDogBird 2022-05-20 04:38:49.386275+00
    i can't stop playing this help m
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  • SiADmedia 2022-12-07 01:53:28.631391+00
    Genuinely don't get where this rating comes from. Dr. mario is in a "big 4" with tetris, lumines, and puyo puyo.
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  • Fyaos 2023-02-14 00:21:06.225759+00
    Repeatably throwing pills at the problem to win?

    This sure is a doctor simulator if I've ever seen one.
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  • PhrostByte 2023-03-30 18:39:36.331309+00
    no reason to play this instead of puyo puyo tbh
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  • catfishdeity 2023-12-11 18:11:58.714624+00
    When I was 3 or 4 my cousin saw my sitting in front of the demo screen at the start of the game and flipped out cause she thought I was an NES prodigy. Then I hit start and she realized I was just as crappy as your typical preschooler.
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  • Surskit 2024-05-09 13:54:39.802869+00
    Game is ridiculously fun, both alone or with a friend.
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