Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure

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This article is about the seventh game in the Dr. Mario series. For the key item from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story, see Miracle Cure.
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure
Dr. Mario- Miracle Cure Logo.jpg
Developer(s) Arika[1]
Nintendo SPD Group No. 2
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Japan May 31, 2015
USA June 11, 2015[2]
Europe June 11, 2015[3]
Australia June 11, 2015
HK June 11, 2015[4]
ROC June 11, 2015
South Korea May 26, 2016
Genre Puzzle
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
CERO:CERO A.png - All ages
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (local, online)
Nintendo 3DS:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:

Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure is the seventh game in the Dr. Mario series, released for Nintendo 3DS in 2015. It was the final title in the Mario franchise to be released with Satoru Iwata as its executive producer, before his death on July 11, 2015.


Basic gameplay of Dr. Mario mode.

The game features three modes to choose from: Dr. Mario, which is the series' standard gameplay; Dr. Luigi, which is the "Operation L" gameplay mode as seen in Dr. Luigi; and Virus Buster, in which players must drag continuously falling capsules onto the Viruses.

A new feature included only in Dr. Mario mode is the titular Miracle Cure. A Miracle Cure can be obtained by filling up a gauge that sits beside the bottle, and each Miracle Cure has a different effect, such as destroying all Viruses and Megavitamins of a single color, a bomb that destroys all surrounding Viruses and Megavitamins, and an item that clears out an entire row or column. These can also be turned off when choosing the settings for gameplay like in past games.

There is also a multiplayer mode, which features online and local multiplayer. When playing locally, there are two options: Local Play, which allows two players with a copy of the game to play, and Download Play, in which the other player must connect to the system via 3DS download play to play with the player who owns the game. In this, players can play the classic Dr. Mario multiplayer, or one of two modes for Virus Buster; a mode in which players must match three capsules to destroy all Viruses, and a mode in which both players must work together to destroy the Viruses. Dr. Mario mode in multiplayer also includes its own Miracle Cures, such as speeding up the drop rate of the opponent's capsules, reversing their controls, and preventing them from rotating a capsule.

The single player mode consists of two types: "Miracle Cure Laboratory", which is a collection of pre-designed stages, and "Custom Clinic", which the player can configure the course settings and play, similar to the original Dr. Mario games.

Miracle Cure Laboratory stages[edit]


  • 1: Intro to Dr. Mario
  • 2: Intro to Dr. Luigi
  • 3: Advanced L-Capsules
  • 4: Blasting Capsules
  • 5: Z-Blasting Capsules
  • 6: Blasting Viruses
  • 7: Zap Attacks
  • 8: Explosive Treatments
  • 9: Miracle Cure Combos
  • 10: Shocking Sabotages


  • 1: On Call with Dr. Mario
  • 2: On Call with Dr. Luigi
  • 3: Mushroom Medic
  • 4: Fire Flower First Aid
  • 5: Efficient Treatment
  • 6: Chain Training
  • 7: Step It Up
  • 8: Rainbow Riot
  • 9: Step It Up 2
  • 10: Rainy-Day Remedy
  • 11: Head-to-Head Challenge
  • 12: Head-to-Head Challenge 2
  • 13: One-Move Medication
  • 14: Four-Move Medication
  • 15: Rapid Remedy
  • 16: Pot Luck
  • 17: Rapid Remedy 2
  • 18: Two-Move Medication
  • 19: Be the Best!
  • 20: Be the Best! 2


  • 1: Coin Collector
  • 2: Bottled Bottle
  • 3: Grin and Bear It
  • 4: Mining for Miracles
  • 5: Virus Valley
  • 6: Harmonic Healing
  • 7: Superstar Science
  • 8: Vertical Zapper Zinger
  • 9: Exploderama
  • 10: Musical Mayhem
  • 11: P Switch Pushover
  • 12: Rainbow Road
  • 13: Three-Move Medication
  • 14: Zap to Zilch
  • 15: A Heartfelt Battle
  • 16: Vertical Zapper Dropper
  • 17: Strawberry Crop
  • 18: Leave No Leftovers
  • 19: Miraculous Recovery
  • 20: Arch Nemesis
  • 21: Butterfly Buster
  • 22: The Hidden Heart
  • 23: Ten-Chain Champ
  • 24: Buried Treasure
  • 25: Speedy Treatment
  • 26: Controlled Demolition
  • 27: Zap the Left, Blast the Rest
  • 28: Stair Builder
  • 29: Red and Blue Maze
  • 30: Royal Radiance



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Main article: List of Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure staff

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese Dr. Mario ギャクテン!特効薬 & 細菌撲滅
Dokutā Mario Gyakuten! Tokkōyaku & Saikin Bokumetsu
Dr. Mario: Reversal! Miracle Cure & Virus Buster


  • In South Korea, this game was released as an exclusive bundle game of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. It was only downloadable from May 26 to August 31, 2016.[5]


  1. ^ Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure. Nintendo UK. Retrieved October 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Nintendo (Nintendo of America). (June 1, 2015.) Nintendo Direct Micro 6.1.2015. YouTube. Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Post by Nintendo UK on Twitter. (June 1, 2015.) Retrieved June 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Nintendo. 能夠下載的軟體. Nintendo. Retrieved April 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure, Nintendo of Korea