Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. It's a solid title and it'll pay for itself if you can addict your significant other to Dr. Mario's gameplay.
  2. A good addition to the Classic NES Series mostly thanks to the brilliant wireless multiplayer feature, but also because it's a timeless puzzle game.
  3. Great overall game, challenging and fun, you'll be playing for hours.
  4. And like any good puzzle game, Dr. Mario's addictive style of gameplay has stood the test of time; the inclusion of wireless networking capability adds even more value.
  5. Simple, but infinitely fun. [Dec 2004, p.148]
  6. 70
    The game scores well thanks to its simple fun and its quick ability to get into two player mode.
  7. It's nice to be able to save high scores in this version. [Dec 2004, p.100]
  8. If you already own the Game Boy Advance version of "Wario Ware", you may want to pass it by since it's included in that game as Dr. Wario.
  9. 45
    Like Mario Bros., the Famicom Mini version of Dr. Mario suffers from a single terrible flaw: it was completely obsolete long before it was ever released.
  10. In Dr. Mario, its all too obvious that Mario is practicing in Tetris territory without a license.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jun 14, 2011
    8
    I can agree with all of the user reviews. This game is a good puzzle game and is well-paced but is not exactly the most exciting game on the market. I also don't find it worth the price, because of Wario Ware Full Review »