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Nintendo's Dr. Mario World Game Launching on iOS on July 10

Nintendo's newest mobile game, Dr. Mario World, is set to launch on iOS and Android devices on Wednesday, July 10, Nintendo announced on Twitter this evening.

First announced in January, Dr. Mario World is based on the 1990 puzzle game Dr. Mario that tasked players with arranging different colored pills as they fell from the top of the screen to clear them from the game board and eliminate viruses.


Nintendo has launched a website for Dr. Mario World, complete with videos on the gameplay. Like the original game, Dr. Mario World is a match three, where the goal is to clear viruses from the board by making matches.

Players need to eliminate all of the viruses before running out of a set number of capsules. Scoring is based on how many capsules are left at the end of a level. Nintendo says there will be five worlds at launch, with more to be added in the future.


Dr. Mario World is a freemium game and there will be in-app purchases that allow you to continue to play the game after your stamina diminishes (though it also refills over time). Diamonds can be purchased for adding more capsules, replenishing the aforementioned stamina meter, and purchasing items.


Dr. Mario can be pre-ordered via the iOS App Store starting today. [Direct Link]



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4 weeks ago
Mario Run was great. Great one-time purchase.

This? This looks like generic free-to-play crap.
Rating: 23 Votes
4 weeks ago

Booooo to microtransactions. I thought Nintendo was against this? Nintendo should be improving their brand with these games instead of scraping dollars out of the sewer.


I think I remember that Nintendo was disappointed with the Mario Run revenue. Shame on people for not buying great games but instead wasting money on microtransactions.
Rating: 15 Votes
4 weeks ago
This looks ... terrible

And I say that as a Nintendo fan
Rating: 14 Votes
4 weeks ago
Booooo to microtransactions. I thought Nintendo was against this? Nintendo should be improving their brand with these games instead of scraping dollars out of the sewer.
Rating: 12 Votes
4 weeks ago
Sounds like more freemium garbage.
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago
Nintendo needs to focus on making great games that are one time buys and have ZERO in game purchases. Like the old days on Nintendo/Super Nintendo.
Rating: 8 Votes
4 weeks ago
Where is my Mario Kart?
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago
We want Mario Kart!
Rating: 6 Votes
4 weeks ago
Nintendo is selling out. I’d gladly pay $15 or $20 for a true quality game. This looks like a cash grab. I don’t do freemium or subscriptions. I want to pay once and be done. For app developers who make games for iOS/Mac, I gladly pay for quality upgrades. I hope Apple Arcade solves this, even though it too is a subscription service.
Rating: 5 Votes
4 weeks ago

Nintendo needs to focus on making great games that are one time buys and have ZERO in game purchases. Like the old days on Nintendo/Super Nintendo.

The masses have spoken. Freemium is the mode of preference. Whatever emotions people associate with Nintendo, at the end of the day they need to remember that Nintendo is, first and foremost, a for profit business. Freemium is where they got acceptable ROI. One time buy was a revenue disappointment. As long as freemium is the more profitable avenue to take in mobile, we'll get freemium games from Nintendo... and almost every other successful games house.
Rating: 5 Votes

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