70: Dr. Mario

Genre: Strategy

Developer: Nintendo
Publisher: Nintendo
Year: 1990

Basic Idea:  Destroy viruses by dropping the right color pills on them, Tetris-style.

Review: There has been about forty-eleven clones of Tetris (I’m probably underestimating), but this is still one of my favorites.  The head-to-head mode is great fun, perhaps better than the  H2H on Tetris.  The graphics and music are kind of meh, but since it’s just a strategy game, turning the music off is fine.

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2 thoughts on “70: Dr. Mario

  1. I played this a handful of times when it was new(ish), and got around to beating it 2-3 years ago. The final level or two requires a ton of luck, which is sort of annoying, but for the most part this is quite a bit of fun. It’s hard to screw up the Tetris-style formula.

    • It’s hard to screw up the Tetris-style formula.

      For me, simply making something Tetris style pretty much screws it up. Way back then before my jaded days, I felt jaded seeing this. Ugh, a Tetris ripoff. Never played it, but that’s how I felt seeing all the Tetris clones.

      Wordtris, now that was cool.

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