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Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure

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Available on:Nintendo 3DSJun 11, 2015

Publisher: Nintendo

Genres: Puzzle, Strategy

Puzzle fans, here's your fix: the ultimate Dr. Mario game—on the go! Play classic-style, Dr. Luigi-style, or in Virus Buster mode, using new power-ups called Miracle Cures that will have you and your friends wiping out those pesky viruses like the doc himself. Dr. Mario is back with a new arsenal of treatments. In the Miracle Cure Laboratory, you'll take on preset challenges with normal, two-sided pills and L-shaped pills. To aid your recovery, you'll fill a special gauge to earn Miracle Cures that will help alleviate your ailments. Pop in powerful Blasters to disinfect a section of the bottle, or apply cleverly placed Zappers to wipe out entire rows or columns. Then, self-prescribe some Miracle Cure power-ups in endless Dr. Mario or Dr. Luigi game modes to balance out your intake. A caution from the doctor: challenging your friends locally or online may be habit forming.

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure Critic Reviews

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The new Miracle Cures add welcome new flourishes to the classic puzzle gameplay, and the sheer wealth of content on offer makes this a bargain. Even once you've ignored the awful Luigi bits.

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Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure introduces a fresh new twist on an old formula.

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If you're a Dr. Mario junkie, you can probably pull the trigger on Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure just to see what the fuss is about in regards to the power-ups. For everyone else, just stick with Dr. Luigi until Nintendo decides to overhaul the formula a bit more.

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Currently available at $8.99 on the 3DS e-store, Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure felt a little light to me at first, as there aren't nearly as many Miracle Cure advanced puzzle levels as I'd like to flesh it out. However, Virus Buster is the surprising highlight of the game (but doesn't include any of the Miracle Cure capsules) and offers a new gameplay take on the classic puzzler that allows for experimentation and improvisation. It's also certainly worth a buy if you're into Dr. Mario multiplayer, where it can be played locally or online with a ranking system.

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