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Nintendo has released its latest iOS game, Dr. Mario World, one day early. Players can head to the iOS App Store now [Direct Link] and download the game for free today in the United States and many other regions (via TouchArcade).

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Dr. Mario World is a puzzle game that tasks players with matching capsules with viruses in order to clear every virus on the board. In addition to Mario, other well-known Nintendo characters that appear in the game include Peach, Bowser, Koopa Troopa, Goomba, and more.

Each character has specific skills related to eliminating the viruses, and players can assign each one to the doctor and assistant role to experiment with various character skill combinations. In total, Dr. Mario World has over 100 stages across a series of worlds, and Nintendo will update the game with new worlds, doctors, and more on a regular basis.


The game also supports a multiplayer feature that lets you play with friends and family around the world in a versus mode, or help one another out by sending and receiving hearts that you can use in single player mode.

Dr. Mario World is free to start, and includes optional in-game purchases [Direct Link].

Article Link: Nintendo's Latest Mobile Game 'Dr. Mario World' Launches on iOS App Store
 

tkukoc

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This is just bad all around. Graphics are slow, almost spoon fed nonsense constantly on screen. Doesn't use screen real estate well at all, you basically play in the middle of the screen. The "extra" items are simply not necessary and are only in there to compete with candy crush, similar type games. Mario and the characters are fun.. however voices are horrible, not to mention do not match characters on screen. Sound effects are nothing like the original game either, leaving those who wanted some old school memories to shine though will be disappointed. I'd say wait for Mario Kart.. but I feel that is going to be a massive disappointment too. Ah well.
 

tranceking26

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I think I'll pass on this. Never played the original, plus I hardly play Mario Run any more either. This would just sit there gathering dust after like 2 days.
 

Populus

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I can't believe that, in 2019, games still don't let you use iCloud for saving the game. That's an ugly way to force you having the app installed on your device...

I wish iCloud save games was mandatory for every new game. At least, giving us the option.
 

joeblow7777

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I can't believe that, in 2019, games still don't let you use iCloud for saving the game. That's an ugly way to force you having the app installed on your device...

I wish iCloud save games was mandatory for every new game. At least, giving us the option.

Looks like you can do this through a Nintendo Account. You’re right though, all iOS games should allow for cloud saves through iCloud.
 

kup1986

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It’s super slow moving. If you’re familiar with the high intensity nature of Dr Mario or Tetris, you’re going to be bored.
 

TantalizedMind

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People sure do like to be passive aggressive with their judgment of others when they should reflect on things they may be able to positively change in their own life.

I wish humans were mute. :confused::oops:
Can’t we all just love one another? :(
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As far as I can tell, you can play the game without any of that.

He was trolling. Please do not feed him.
 

twinlight

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Downloaded this before boarding my flight to Nice. Thought I would have a nice flight. No bueno. Requires online access. :mad:
 

mfvisuals

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As far as I can tell, you can play the game without any of that.

I can confirm that this is a true statement. I played the game for a little while during my lunch break today, and around level 7 or 8 you quickly realize it can be a challenging game, in a good way.
 
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