Dr. Mario

The doctor is in.

Review Date: April 27, 2021

Release Date: October 14, 1990

Platform: NES

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Puzzle

Don’t bother thinking there are some exciting choices here. There aren’t.

Anecdotes: Mario is back and he’s now a quack. He’ll throw in the pills and rack up the kills. He’s racking up the wealth as he destroys our health. He’ll check the beat of our hearts as he races go-karts. He’d help beat the flu if he only had a clue.

Description: Like the game of Connect Four, players must attach capsules of the same color in lines of at least four to remove them off the screen. If a virus is part of the line, it gets removed, too. The object is to remove every virus off the screen.

Positives: Uhhh…..

Negatives: It’s a Tetris knockoff, but for whatever reason, it’s nowhere near as interesting. There’s no scoring for anything besides killing bugs. Even on “HI” speed, the game feels slow. It’s just a boring play.


This looks just like my Vitamin D jar.
I overdosed on the pills.

Final Opinion: Skip this. For those that want a more fun puzzle game, play Tetris.

Grade: D

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