Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario Online NES

Basic Information

  • Release Date: 1990
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Number of Players: 1-2
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: NES

Game Description

Dr. Mario is a popular puzzle game released by Nintendo in 1990 for the NES console. In the game, players take on the role of Dr. Mario, who is tasked with eliminating colorful viruses by arranging capsules with matching colors.


In Dr. Mario, the player's objective is to eliminate viruses by arranging capsules with colors matching the viruses - blue, yellow, and red. The battlefield is inside a bottle where the brave Dr. Mario drops two-colored pills. Capsules fall from the top of the screen, and the player must skillfully manipulate them to create vertical or horizontal lines consisting of three or more elements of the same color, causing them to be removed. The more capsules and viruses eliminated at once, the more points the player earns. The game's mechanics are somewhat reminiscent of the popular Tetris. Difficulty levels and the speed of descent affect the number of points earned; the harder it gets, the more points are awarded for each eliminated virus. The player loses if the bottle gets clogged.

The two-player mode allows friends to compete in arranging capsules and eliminating viruses. The game offers various difficulty levels, providing a challenge for both beginners and advanced players.

Graphics and Sound

The game features simple but colorful graphics and pleasant music and sound effects. Although Dr. Mario focuses on puzzle-solving, its engaging gameplay and catchy tunes make it an enjoyable experience.

Dr. Mario is a classic puzzle game that is just as fun and addictive today as it was at the time of its release. Are you ready to take on the colorful viruses and prove your capsule-arranging skills?

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