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03.04.2002

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Difficulty & ComplexityA difficult game - needs a lot of patience

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Since I am the games category assisstant, I am going on a bender writing opinions about games. I am starting off on Gameboy, because this was one off my first loves and I have still got loads of the games.

DR. Mario is yet another spin off from the huge mario empire. This time he becomes a, you guessed it, doctor (he has also been a tennis umpire and many other stuff)

~ Aim of the Game ~

This is not only a bit like tetris, it is almost a duplicate, but with a few ideas thrown in.

You are pills which you can rotate and move across the screen. The pills are split in two and both sides can be one of three colours.

You have got to match the colour of the pill (black, white or a mixture) to the colour of a plant like thing that is a virus. If you get three of the same colour in a row above the virus, it is killed and you can go on to target another evil thing.

~ Skill Levels ~

You can have a virus level from 0 to 20 (0 is the lowest, 20 the highest). If you are a begginer, do not try and go on to 20 straight away. You have 85 virus to kill on it and I don't think that the people who made it would even be able to conquer that.

You can also choose a speed level. This (obviously) chooses how fast the pills drop down (like the levels on tetris.)You can choose from 3, slow (easy), medium (average) and fast (hard).

~ Graphics ~

The graphics are like tetris, nothing cool, nothing fancy. The only good part is Mario Dressed in a doctors outfit.

~ Music ~

There are two peices of music you can choose to suffer while you playing this game. 'Fever' (did it inspire kylie?) and 'chill'. Both of these are pretty poor for a mario game, and the spoil the experience. Alternatively, you could turn down the volume, get another game boy and put the tetris music on.

~ Gameplay ~

It doesn't quite have the addictiveness of tetris. I think this is because it is not the original. He you ever noticed that? The original idea is always the best and seqeuls are always rubbish. Just a general observation...

~ Get it on the web ~

Yes, you can get this on the web as well. The only place I can find it is from download.com and this is the only thing it brought up.

Kaggz

Developed by: Kaggzware
File Size: 600k
Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, DirectX 7
Includes Uninstaller

Description
Check out this multiplayer combination of Tetris, Dr. Mario, and columns. Kaggz is a fast-paced falling blocks game with a twist. In this graphical puzzle game, use time bombs, special pieces, and an onslaught of falling shapes to your advantage.

This version uses DirectX for vivid graphics, music, and sound. Kaggz can be played in multiplayer mode on two computers or in single-player mode on one computer


~ Overall ~

Dr Mario may not be a legendary game but it is certainly good for a laugh and to rember your youth for a while (that is if you grew up lonely with your consoles as your only friend like me).

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bad_bob00 26.08.2005 19:23

Great review, sounds like a classic. Matt

nicolap 04.04.2002 15:25

No matter how modern they make games, the old ones will always be some of the best. Nic. :)

verysaltybits 04.04.2002 01:58

A game price would be great addition as well in future reviews. I have this game and it does get really boring. Not a favourite of mine

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