On this day:At 27th July of 1990, Nintendo releases "Dr. Mario." The video game received positive reception, appearing on several "Best Nintendo Games of All Time" lists. Nintendo developed and published the game for the Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy consoles.
Dr. Mario ? It was an unbelievable change at the time of 1990 when everyone just thought that Super Mario was making his grand career in making action type of RPG's from the original Nintendo and then on the original Gameboy handheld!
Dr. Mario came out in 1990, and people of course, instantly went to buy it...they put their Super Mario Bros 1, 2, and 3 aside for a few moments...and they put Dr. Mario in their game system... and it was a bit different than the usual Mario game. The video game was designed by Gunpei Yokoi, creator of the Game Boy and Game & Watch handheld systems and produced by Takahiro Harada, who also acted as producer of the Metroid series.
In case you've never played a Dr. Mario game before, the concept is quite similar to Tetris and other falling block puzzlers. You're presented with a screen dotted with a bunch of viruses, and Dr. Mario will toss pills - each consisting of two segments - towards the top, which then slowly begin falling down.
The player's objective is to destroy the viruses populating the on-screen playing field by using colored capsules that are dropped into the field. The player manipulates the capsules as they fall so that they are aligned with viruses of matching colors, which removes them from play. The player progresses through the game by eliminating all the viruses on the screen in each level.
When you first started the game on level 1, you would see Dr. Mario at the north east part of the screen, throwing pills down into a bottle which you would control, and the pills would land onto the viruses of the exact same color. Like 3 red pills in a row that would land on top of a red virus would clear out a red virus. 3 yellow and 3 blue pills would do the same thing to the viruses of their own colors.
Dr. Mario offers a multiplayer gaming mode in which two players compete against each other in separate playing fields. In this mode, the player's goal is to clear their own playing field of viruses before the other player does. Eliminating multiple viruses or initiating chain reactions can cause additional capsules to fall onto the opponent's playing field. A player wins a single game upon eliminating all the viruses or if the other playing field fills up. The first player to win three games wins overall.
Some people actually thought the game was bogus, and wanted more action Mario type of games, but to many other gamers, it was without a doubt, another great game of Mario. Just showing Mario can do just more than action games, he can do racing games, sport games, puzzle games, party games, action games, adventure games and even RPG games.
The game has been ported, remade, or has had a sequel on every Nintendo home console since the NES as well as most portable consoles, including a re-release in 2004 on the Game Boy Advance as part of the Classic NES Series. Modified versions of Dr. Mario exist as minigames in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgames!, Brain Age 2: More Training in Minutes a Day!, and Brain Age: Concentration Training.
Still, Dr. Mario made his start on the original Nintendo and he is apart of the top ten greatest puzzle games ever made. A game worth having if you like puzzle games such as Tetris.#DrMario #Mario#Nintendo #VideoGame#Gaming #RetroGaming#Oldschool #Retro#Onthisday #NES#90sMemories #ActionPuzzleVideoGame#DrMario25thAnniversary