Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure
The main mechanics are all there, this time with the additional factor of online multiplayer, which can lead to intense moments of bedlam across territories. What it offers in ambition, though, it lacks in innovation and graphical quality, with very modest visual and sound environments and a resolution that can be problematic in the first model of the Nintendo 3DS.
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Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure offers an entertaining experience for puzzle enthusiasts; however, if you already own Dr. Luigi or want to experience the old NES gameplay, you may want to skip this latest entry.
Admittedly, Miracle Cure can get repetitive after long jaunts and the harder stages can be frustrating for folks who aren't used to puzzle games. I also wish it added more new things to shake the formula up, even if it's just something as simple as a wacky story mode like Puyo Puyo does, for example. Still, it's a pretty solid title that introduces a classic to newcomers who may not have had the opportunity to try its earlier incarnations. If you like Tetris-style puzzle games, then Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure might be a pill you'll want to swallow.
Miracle Cure is a few healthy refinements away from the category of controlled substance, and purchasing it won't require your driver's license. But purely as a source of unique puzzle entertainment, it has all the active ingredients of an addictive puzzler—just with a few unwanted side effects.
If you've played a Dr. Mario game, you're not missing a bunch here. But regardless, it's a nice addition to the series.
I quickly found myself addicted to Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure – it's colourful, addictive and has some cool music too
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure is the most complete installment of the series but with a handful of overlooked features, it's a notch below the game that fans would hope it to be.