Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss
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Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss is an online Flash game published by Nintendo to advertise Dr. Mario & Puzzle League for the Game Boy Advance. It was available to play on the game's official website, as well as in the Nintendo Arcade section of nintendo.com. The game departs from the puzzle-driven gameplay of the Dr. Mario series, but nevertheless still has in view defeating viruses using Megavitamins.
Three viruses, lined up near Dr. Mario, are each standing in front of a transparent tube containing fluid of the same color as the virus—blue, yellow and red. Dr. Mario's goal is to defeat all three viruses by tossing colored Megavitamin pills in the fluid of the corresponding color. Tossing a pill is done by clicking the "Launch" button on a meter, which causes a cursor to move along it, then clicking on "Stop" to toss the pill where the cursor indicates. If the cursor hits a blank space on the meter, Dr. Mario will misthrow the pill. If the cursor lines with a color that matches the pill with the virus it destroys, the pill will be tossed in the correct tube, decreasing the fluid inside. However, should the colors not match, the fluid will increase, or stay unaffected if the tube is already full.
Four pills are necessary to drain all the fluid inside a tube and defeat the corresponding virus, though it can be brought back to life if the wrong pill is tossed in its tube. The game is won after all viruses are defeated simultaneously. A stopwatch at the corner of the screen measures the time it took to eliminate all viruses, and the result is displayed on the end screen, which also congratulates the player and offers them to replay the game or visit the "Dr. Mario / Puzzle League" website.