Dr. Mario

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Dr. Mario
Developer Takahiro Harada
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms See below
Released 1990-present
Added to
See Dr. Mario category

Dr. Mario is a doctor version of Mario. He mainly appears in a series of puzzle video games by Nintendo. These games are spun-off from the Super Mario series.

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Character biography

Mario is a doctor that drops pills into a bottle to eliminate viruses.

Four combinations of the same color of viruses and pills will eliminate the viruses.

Each pill has two parts, sometimes with the same color and other times with different colors.

Other doctors in Dr. Mario games

Luigi first became a doctor in Dr. Luigi on Wii U in 2013, wherein the pills that are dropped in his jar sometimes contained an 'L' shape, adding to the complexity.

Other doctors have included Baby Daisy, Baby Luigi, Baby Mario, Baby Peach, Baby Rosalina, Bowser, Bowser Jr., Daisy, Diddy Kong, Donkey Kong, Dry Bowser, Fire Mario, Fire Peach, Kamek, Ludwig, Luma, Peach, Rosalina, Toad, Toadette, Waluigi, Wario, Wendy, and Yoshi.

Video games featuring Dr. Mario

Title Developer System Release Notes
Dr. Mario Nintendo R&D1 NES 1990
Dr. Mario Nintendo R&D1 Game Boy 1990
VS. Dr. Mario Nintendo R&D1 VS. System arcade 1990
Dr. Mario Mani Industries Gamewatch Boy 1993
Tetris & Dr. Mario Intelligent Systems SNES 1994 Paired with Tetris. It adds a VS. computer mode and a "Mixed Match" multi-player in which players compete in both games.
Dr. Mario 64 Newcom N64
iQue Player
2001 Adds a story mode to the single player game.
The 2001 Nintendo 64 game was ported to the iQue Player in 2003.
Dr. Mario & Puzzle League Nintendo SPD
Intelligent Systems
Game Boy Advance 2001 Paired with Puzzle League, originally released outside of Japan as Tetris Attack.
Nintendo Puzzle Collection Nintendo SPD
Intelligent Systems
GameCube 2003 A Japanese only release that contains Dr. Mario 64, Panel de Pon and Yoshi's Cookie.
Dr. Mario Online Rx Arika Wii 2008 Includes online play. Contains Dr. Mario and Virus Buster, a game from the Brain Age series.
Dr. Mario Express Arika Nintendo DSi 2008
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure Arika
Nintendo SPD
Nintendo 3DS 2015 Contains Dr. Mario, Virus Buster, and Dr. Luigi (the 'Operation L' mode from the 2013 Wii U game).
Dr. Mario World Nintendo EPD
NHN Entertainment
Android 2019 Match-3 freemium puzzle game.