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  • Summary: [DSiWare] Mario once again dons his stethoscope to battle the forces of illness in this downloadable version of the classic puzzle game. Use vitamins to eliminate viruses in Classic mode, or play against a computer opponent in Vs. CPU mode. Make an appointment with Dr. Mario today. [Nintendo]
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Despite being a little light on content, the core game is intact and it's seriously absorbing. Do yourself a favor and don't miss out on this one.
  2. 80
    Nevertheless, if you're a fan of puzzle games and want to treat your DSi (and yourself) to something fun for both quick and lengthy sessions, Dr. Mario Express is worth the prescription.
  3. In the end, Dr. Mario Express still features the same addictive gameplay the title has become so well known for over the years and it ends up being a welcome addition to a DSiWare game library that's been a bit lacking to date.
  4. The lack of any multiplayer modes is a real shame. [July 2009, p.95]
  5. 75
    This Express version is light on features but offers the core Dr. Mario experience in an inexpensive, downloadable, and portable dose. The lack of human-on-human multiplayer is disappointing but it's still a solid single-player experience.
  6. A Little Bit of... Dr Mario is a challenging and enjoyable match-four game, but one that's undermined by poor presentation.
  7. It is little appealing and don't bring anything new. It lacks in game modes (no two Player Versus), and all this combined, leaves much of the success of Dr. Mario delivered to the nostalgic feeling that you'll get while playing it.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. NathanW
    May 11, 2009
    A nice puzzle game, but with no online mode and a somewhat-steep learning curve for players new to the series, it may or may not be worth the points based on whether or not you like puzzle games. Expand
  2. Jan 15, 2012
    Dr. Mario Express is a DSiware version of the classic Dr. Mario puzzle games. It does exactly what it says in the game's description, nothing more or less. Play the Classic Mode's level based gameplay or challenge a CPU in VS Battle Mode to prove who has the sharper wits and better reflexes. There are help options and basic video tutorials to help you get started if necessary and a high score table to keep track of your best records. This game does not have any multiplayer modes of any kind. Although it is kind of a barebones product, it does exactly what it sets out to do, be Dr. Mario that you can play on the go and if you are interested in that take a look, if not interested then don't bother. If you don't wish to buy it but want it anyways, the game is free on Club Nintendo in exchange for 150 coins until the end of January 2012. Expand