Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario online SNES

Basic Information

  • Release Date: 1990
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Number of Players: 1 - 2
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platform: Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Game Description

Dr. Mario is a puzzle game created by Nintendo in which you battle viruses. In the game, players take on the role of Dr. Mario, who fights against germs by arranging colored capsules to create groups of three or more identical colors and eliminate them from the board. The game was produced by Gunpei Yokoi and designed by Takahiro Harada, with the soundtrack composed by Hirokazu Tanaka.

Gameplay Mechanics

The gameplay involves arranging capsules on the board to create lines of three or more identical colors. Capsules can be rotated and moved to match them with existing blocks on the board. The goal is to remove all viruses on the board using the capsules.

Single Player and Multiplayer Modes

The game offers a single-player mode where players can progress through various difficulty levels. There is also a multiplayer mode where two players can compete against each other, trying to eliminate more viruses than their opponent.

Diverse Difficulty Levels

Players can choose a difficulty level that matches their skills, ranging from easy to advanced. Each level has a different number and arrangement of viruses, affecting the challenge of the gameplay.

Dr. Mario was a commercial success, selling over 10 million copies worldwide across all platforms. It received generally positive reviews and appeared on several lists of "Greatest Nintendo Games of All Time." It has been ported, remade, or had sequels on every Nintendo home console since the NES and on most handheld consoles, including a re-release in 2004 on the Game Boy Advance as part of the Classic NES series. As for the SNES, Dr. Mario was not released as a standalone game on that platform. Instead, it was released as part of the Tetris & Dr. Mario bundle in 1994. This bundle included both Tetris and Dr. Mario games, as well as a two-player mode where players could compete in both games.

Dr. Mario in Action