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Mario takes up the helm of a doctor in Mushroom Hospital. Three new types of viruses threaten healthy life, so "Doctor" Mario formulates multi-colored vitamins ready for microscopic battle.

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In his offtime from saving the world, Mario takes up the helm of doctor in Mushroom Hospital. Three new types of viruses threaten healthy life, so "Doctor" Mario formulates multi-colored vitamins ready for microscopic battle. Written by Ian Pugh <skypilot@ezaccess.net>

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Dr. Mario - the prescription is fun! See more »

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Family

Certificate:

E | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Mario See more »

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Nintendo R&D1 See more »
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Color | Black and White (Game Boy version)
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Dr. Mario was released in a compilation game pack with Tetris for the Super NES in 1994. See more »

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A timeless classic
30 May 2005 | by Tenchi64589See all my reviews

I'm an avid video game player, and growing up in an era in which video games are great time killers, it's impossible for me not to enjoy a game like this.

First of all, take a great game like Tetris and another like the Mario franchise... this is what you get: a perfect mind puzzle! Just watching as the pills come down on viruses is enough to make the average player nostalgic.

I just recently got this game for the Game Boy Advance in the classic series, and I can't put it down! Sure it's a simple premise, but it's worth playing.

I urge any who still play video games to grab this one quick, because before you know it, it'll be gone like the Sega Saturn.


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