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  • Summary: Much like the classic puzzle game Dr. Mario, Dr. Luigi requires you to line up color-coded pills to destroy viruses. Dr. Luigi offers different skill settings and attacks in multiplayer games, and an original mode where the pills are, of course, L-shaped. The game comes with a Dr. Mario mode, Wii U GamePad compatibility, and online play, so wannabe virus busters from all around the world can compete. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 38
  2. Negative: 2 out of 38
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    80
    It would have been nice to see more thought put into the presentation, but fans of the series will feel right at home with this familiar layout.
  2. Jan 26, 2014
    79
    A nice new entry in the classic puzzle game series, with some interesting new ideas but also a not perfectly balanced difficulty level and a couple of missing options that we saw in previous entries.
  3. Jan 1, 2014
    75
    If you don't find yourself getting excited at the prospect of L-shaped blocks or GamePad play though, you might as well just stick with Dr. Mario Online Rx. Either way, the Wii U's newest entry in the Dr. series is a nice cap on a great first Year of Luigi.
  4. Feb 4, 2014
    65
    Dr. Luigi does everything his brother does, but sadly not much more. The new modes do nothing to spice up this aging series' formula, and I really doubt they will be enough to justify a purchase for even the most diehard fan.
  5. Feb 10, 2014
    60
    Germ fighting with Luigi offers good fun, but Dr Luigi is way over prized and you can easily get more and better similar puzzle games for less than a dollar/euro. This is just not worth the cost for Wii U, it doesn't have enough content.
  6. Jan 20, 2014
    60
    Dr. Luigi's methods are closely based on Dr. Mario's proven experiences, but he dares to develop his own therapy through signature pills. This innovative approach speeds up the virus eradication, even though it has secondary effects, as the versus battles show. It's just a shame that only two players can benefit this treatment, since the fun provided is really contagious.
  7. Jan 17, 2014
    40
    Dr Luigi is a solid example of the Tetris-like puzzler, but doesn't do anywhere near enough to justify the price of admission.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 15, 2014
    9
    Dr.Luigi is a good game for all and it have a good gameplay.Is the game that you have to play when you is bored or sad. Play with friends online is fantastic.Surely a must have!! Expand
  2. Feb 20, 2014
    8
    Dr. Luigi is a great downloadable game on the Wii U eshop. It has 4 great modes, Retro Remedy, Virus Buster, Operation L, and the Online Mode. (I wouldn't recommend online mode for kids because you're usually gonna run into experts, or hackers.) What you have to do in the game is line up 3 or 4 colored pills with one of the blue, red and yellow thrills or chills, and fevers. (It's basically Tetris.) You can play up to 2 players in this game (but you could play 4 player in the Dr. Mario games on the N64 or Gamecube). The music in this game is pretty catchy after listening to it for 5 minutes straight. So I give this game a 8/10. Great! Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2014
    8
    This game makes a great time filler and mind bender. Online multiplayer is very competitive and intense, graphics are great for what the game is, and the songs and sounds are fun and add to the feel of the game. I've heard an occasional glitch in the songs where the song wiggs out and repeats or skips, or plays two songs at once, and local multiplayer leaves just a little something to be desired (a score keeper or a co-op mode of some sort would have been awesome, as many multiplayer matches in a row can become a bit stale since it doesn't keep track of wins/losses). Overall great game. Expand
  4. Jan 10, 2014
    8
    I loved the graphics and the online play.
    Music a bit repetitive, but that's like a bad habit of those kind of games.
    Get it, but only if
    you are a fun of Dr. Mario or puzzle games like these.
    It's the same game, only a bit better on the aesthetics.
    Also it has an all new mode with L shaped blocks/pills.
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  5. Dec 31, 2013
    8
    Dr. Luigi is a blast if you enjoyed the NES original. The downloadable title includes a retro mode which is the original Dr. Mario game with an HD facelift. New modes include L shaped medicine to complicatie strategies and Virus Buster. The best part of Dr. Luigi is its online mode which includes head-to-head battles and leaderboards.
    For those who enjoyed the earlier iterations of this puzzler, it is a no-brainer to buy it. For those of you who haven't played Dr. Mario, but enjoy games such as Tetris and/or Bejeweled, Dr. Luigi is a safe play at $15.
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  6. Feb 17, 2014
    0
    No story mode like Dr. Mario 64 had. This title shows Nintendo clearly doesn't care about their games anymore. It seriously is a huge let down that nintendo can release unfinished games and use the excuse "we care about beginners, they would be overstimulated and put off by too much content".

    RIP the video game company we have all grew fond off, Iwata has turned Nintendo into a monstrosity
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