Dr. Mario 64 Nintendo 64


Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
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  1. With new gameplay modes and new challenges, Dr. Mario 64 is a fresh and entertaining experience even to gamers who have spent countless hours playing its forerunners. It may be short on innovation, but it's a pleasing remake of a masterfully crafted formula.
  2. Da Gameboyz
    This game is perfect for the promising portable (GBA), but on the N64 it comes across as a haphazard attempt at putting *one more game* on the market before the system's demise.
  3. Daily Radar
    This new version, in fact, is much the same as the ones of yesteryear. But since that means it still features great gameplay and some of the best multiplayer in existence, you won't hear us complaining.
  4. In only a few days my anti-videogame girlfriend had become a wide-eyed, pixel staring “let me try this level just one more time” gaming geek.
  5. Those who've never had an appointment with the doctor may take to it, but others who in the past made regular visits might feel that he hasn't kept up with the times.
  6. 90
    Fortunately, the simple yet dead-on controls react perfectly and never make the game unintentionally frustrating.
  7. While the game still holds up, there's nothing really added to it, other than a bunch of "Paper Mario" inspired cinemas and a few new characters.
  8. While not as exciting or enduring as Nintendo's last puzzle game, "The New Tetris," Dr. Mario is a legitimate and satisfying puzzle game that is executed rather nicely in this four-player-focused package.
  9. Dr. Mario is too little too late and definitely isn’t what the doctor ordered.
  10. The few new game modes and extra features hardly justify the price tag. Nor does the fact there are already numerous similar games available for free on the Web.
  11. Hardcore puzzle gamers who’ve tasted better fare won’t want to go back to this cafeteria-cut game any time soon. The Doctor is in, but he’s showing his age.
  12. 50
    There have been virtually zero upgrades outside of the four-player versus modes, which lends little reason not to go back and play SNES version which featured both Dr. Mario and Tetris...This doctor's Ph.D. expired long ago.
  13. The learning curve of this title is still a dream and the game is just as good as it always was. The new modes are icing on the vitamin.

Awards & Rankings

#7 Most Discussed N64 Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 25, 2016
    The other versions are a bit better since this one doesn't really use the 64 bit graphics. The game feels clunky and that is my only mainThe other versions are a bit better since this one doesn't really use the 64 bit graphics. The game feels clunky and that is my only main problems everything else is fine by me. Full Review »
  2. B.S.
    Oct 23, 2002
    Chick game you'll play it once and a while but it's not addictive.... yawn.
  3. PeterD.
    Jun 25, 2001
    It is a good game.