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Dr. Luigi

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Available on:Wii UDec 31, 2013

Publisher: Nintendo

Genre: Puzzle

Zap viruses in a falling block puzzle game featuring Dr. Luigi™! There’s a new doctor in the house! Dr. Mar—or, uh, Dr. Luigi is a new twist on this classic virus-popping puzzle game! Use new L-shaped pills in a brand new game mode and compete with players locally or online.* Drop pills the usual way, or get a second opinion with the Wii U GamePad controller. Virus Buster mode lets you position falling pill segments with the touchscreen and stylus to place them wherever you want. Use L-shaped pills carefully in the new Operation L mode or, for you die-hard Dr. Mario fans, there’s always Retro Remedy mode. Feeling better? Then sweat it out online* and see where you rank among the world’s elite Operation L and Retro Remedy mode players. Both modes feature online leaderboards. It’s just what the doctor ordered…even if it’s a little late!

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It's a real pity. Wii U's eShop has been starved of decent fare of late, and Nintendo should be leading the way. Yet it's easy to see Dr Luigi as a symptom of the current malaise affecting its home console business. It features a strange gimmick no one's really that interested in, it highlights an increasing reliance on past glories, and most will find it somewhat overpriced. The outgoing Fiscal Year of Luigi draws to a close with a whimper, then - here's hoping the coming months see Nintendo offer a more convincing tablet-based cure for what ails it.

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The Year of Luigi ends with Dr. Luigi, a fun twist of the 23-year-old classic Dr. Mario.

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A competent and unexciting update to a competent and unexciting puzzler, which is not nearly praise enough to forgive the optimistically high price.

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Mike Futter
8 / 10.0
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Virus placement and random pill drops can create extremely difficult starting scenarios, but head-to-head play with friends is great fun.

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