Dr. Mario 64 Nintendo 64
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  • Summary: It's a new outbreak of Dr. Mario madness! Dr. Mario's back, packing a prescription for fun--and now the frenzied action of the original gets even more frantic with all-new multiplayer modes! Up to four players can go head-to-head, or they can pair up to pile on capsules in Team Battle. Other options let 'em race against time in Score Attack, target flashing viruses in Flash Mode, or test endurance in Marathon play. There's even a new story mode that pits Mario against pilferers trying to profit from his Megavitamins. It's a puzzling epidemic, and Dr. Mario's got the cure! Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 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.
  2. 90
    Fortunately, the simple yet dead-on controls react perfectly and never make the game unintentionally frustrating.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Dr. Mario is too little too late and definitely isn’t what the doctor ordered.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. PeterD.
    Jun 25, 2001
    8
    It is a good game.
  2. B.S.
    Oct 23, 2002
    7
    Chick game you'll play it once and a while but it's not addictive.... yawn.