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Dr. Mario World

  • Android, iPad, iPhone
  • Free
  • age 12+
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About Dr. Mario World

Dr. Mario World, like the classic title, is a match three game where the goal is to clear viruses off of the board by matching them with colored capsules. Players are tasked with using strategy to clear the viruses with the fewest number of moves, as capsules are limited, which is a deviation from the original gameplay. Dr. Mario World is a freemium game and while it's free to play, there are optional in-app purchases. Dr. Mario World, like other Nintendo titles, requires a persistent internet connection to play. Dr. Mario World is now available to download for iOS and Android.

Dr. Mario World Review

What Is Dr. Mario World?

Dr, Mario World casts you in the role of a doctor trying to kill viruses. You do this by placing colored pills in the right place. Just think Tetris but with pills rather than blocks. However, unlike Tetris, you can take your time in placing your pills.

As with most mobile games these days, Dr. Mario World is free-to-play. However, the in-app purchases mean there's plenty of opportunity to spend money. You won't necessarily need to spend any money, but the game is designed to tempt you into doing so.

Like bad medicine, we've been served a lot of mediocre puzzle games on mobile in recent years – mostly an endless parade of poor Candy Crush clones. Good news: Nintendo is trying to put a change that by calling in its head doctor.

Dr. Mario World should appeal to anyone who loves Nintendo or puzzle games. Both the single-player and multiplayer elements are fun, but anyone playing alone will have to resist the urge to spend real money on diamonds. But that's modern mobile gaming for you.

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Additional Information


Android, iPad, iPhone





Creative Development


In-App Purchases - No

In-App Advertising - No


Nintendo Co., Ltd.

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■Fun and challenging match-3 puzzles

• Keep calm, take your time as you strategize to rid Dr. Mario's world of viruses in no time!
• Tap, rotate, and position red, blue, and yellow capsules to eliminate viruses! Match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally in this fun, brain-tickling puzzle game.
• Clear stages by getting rid of all the viruses before your limited number of capsules run out.
• Try using leftover half-capsules by dragging them through blocks to fill gaps, or change the order of given capsules by sliding multiple capsules into the stage at the same time.

■Stages with lots of tricky objects

• Over 600 stages across various themed worlds with tons of tricky obstacles!
• Encounter obstacles like blocks that won't break until you clear nearby viruses, cages that won't open unless you clear the key of the same color, and bubbles that will keep floating up unless something above hinders them!
• Discover new stages added every two weeks.
• Diagnose and compare your scores and progress with your friends.

■Mario and friends became doctors?!

• A colorful cast of viruses has Dr. Mario's world in a panic! Dr. Mario and over 30 of his friends have put on lab coats and grabbed capsules! Now they're ready to eliminate those unruly viruses.
• Dr. Mario isn't the only one on call. Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad, Wario, Waluigi, Daisy, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, Nabbit, Koopa Troopa, Lakitu, and more are ready to join your staff!
• Doctors and assistants have various virus-busting skills, so experiment to find a combination that suits your style and pace.

■Test your insight and speed in versus mode

• Battle online against friends and rivals around the world to earn battle points and increase your tier.
• Find the right combo of doctor and assistants and aim for victory!
• Enjoy a different flavor from stage mode in these heated battles that come down to speed, finger control, and strategy!

• This game is free to start, with optional in-game purchases.
• Persistent Internet and compatible smart device required. Data charges may apply.
• May contain advertising.
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