Dr. Mario Express

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Dr. Mario Express
MenuLogoDrMario.png
Developer(s) Arika
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo DSi
Release date Japan December 24, 2008
USA April 20, 2009
Europe May 1, 2009
Australia May 1, 2009
China April 8, 2010
Genre Puzzle
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 3.svg - Three years and older
USK:USK 0.svg - All ages
Mode(s) Single player
Media
Nintendo DSi:
Media DL icon.svg Digital download
Input
Nintendo DS:

Dr. Mario Express, known as A Little Bit of... Dr. Mario in PAL regions and as Chotto Dr. Mario (ちょっとDr. MARIO, lit. "Just a little Dr. Mario") in Japan, is a game released on DSiWare for the Nintendo DSi for 500 DSi points and the fifth installment in the Dr. Mario series. This game has the same design as Dr. Mario Online Rx, but unlike the Wii version, it does not offer a multiplayer mode or feature the Virus Buster mini-game (which can be found as part of the DSiWare games of its original parent series, Brain Age Express, instead). 3-D objects are cell-shaded in this game.

Gameplay[edit]

The main plot of Dr. Mario games is to get rid of the germs that infect a person's body. Dr. Mario throws in pills and tries to line them up like Tetris. After getting 4 pills that are the same color as the virus (or pills) a lined, the virus will be defeated.

DSi Shop Description[edit]

American[edit]

Mario™ once again dons his stethoscope to battle the forces of illness in this downloadable version of the classic puzzle game. Use vitamins to eliminate viruses in Classic mode, or play against a computer opponent in Vs. CPU mode. Make an appointment with Dr. Mario today!

European[edit]

Dr. Mario is back, to cure your puzzle fever! A Little Bit of… Dr. Mario brings you this classic game in an easy-to-digest portable form for your Nintendo DSi! Enjoy the original inspiration for Germ Buster (as seen in More Brain Training from Dr Kawashima). Simply defeat all the viruses in the bottle by lining up coloured capsules that match the colour of the viruses. Watch out, because if the bottle fills to the brim with capsules, it’s Game Over! Choose Classic Mode to play solo, or battle against the computer in Vs CPU Mode in a race to clear all the viruses first. You can also set the number of viruses and game speed, to tune the difficulty level to your liking. Please note that elements of this software may have been featured in previously released software.

Staff[edit]

Main article: List of Dr. Mario Express staff
  • Kenji Yamamoto
  • Ichiro Mihara
  • Tatsuya Ushiroda
  • Shinichi Masuda

Gallery[edit]

Media[edit]

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Una pausa con... Dr. Mario A pause with... Dr. Mario
French Une pause avec... Dr. Mario A pause with... Dr. Mario
German Dr. Mario für zwischendurch Dr. Mario in between
Italian Una pausa con... Dr. Mario A pausa with... Dr. Mario

Trivia[edit]

  • When the player beats level 5, 10, 15 or 20, they will see a picture of Dr. Mario sleeping under a tree. The number of viruses on top of the tree and the time of day depends on the speed and level the player plays at.

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