Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario
System NES
Developer Nintendo
Genre Puzzle
Series Super Mario Series

The Mushroom Kingdom has been hit by a virus, and it's up to Dr. Mario to wipe it out.

You are presented with a jar containing three colored viruses. Mario throws two-colored pills into the jar and you have to move and rotate them so they form lines of four of the same color to make the line vanish. If the pills hit the neck of the jar then you have to start again. Clear the jar of viruses to advance to the next stage.

As well as a stage-by-stage game with an increasing number of viruses, you can also play a 2-Player game against another player, where scoring combos will drop additional pill segments into your opponent's jar.

Release Information

Region Name Release
Japan ドクターマリオ Dr. Mario 27 Jul 1990
US Dr. Mario Oct 1990
Europe Dr. Mario 1991


System Japan U.S. Europe
Classic NES Series (GBA) 21 May 2004 25 Oct 2004 07 Jan 2005
Wii U Virtual Console 26 Feb 2014 27 Mar 2014 13 Feb 2014

Ports & Remakes

Arcade VS. Dr. Mario
Game Boy Dr. Mario
Super Famicom Dr. Mario

Also available to play in:

Super Nintendo Tetris & Dr. Mario
Game Boy Advance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (as Dr. Wario)