Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss

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Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss
Title screen
Title screen
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Adobe Flash
Release date 2005[1]
Genre Action
Rating(s) N/A
Mode(s) Single player
Format HTML
Input Mouse

Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss was an online Flash advergame published by Nintendo to promote Dr. Mario & Puzzle League for the Game Boy Advance. It was available to play on the game's official website,[2][dead link] as well as in the Nintendo Arcade section of nintendo.com.[3] The game departs from the puzzle-driven gameplay of the Dr. Mario series, but still has in view defeating viruses using capsules.


A screenshot showing gameplay

There are three viruses of different colors—blue, yellow and red—each standing beside a vial containing fluid of the same color. Dr. Mario has to defeat the viruses by draining their vials completely using capsules. To toss a pill somewhere, the player has to initiate a sliding cursor on a "Toss Meter" and, as it moves back and forth, stop it on a certain area on that meter. If the cursor lines up with a colored spot on the meter, Dr. Mario lands a pill in the vial with fluid of that color. In order to decrease the fluid in a vial, the pill has to match its color; if the player lands the wrong color, the fluid inside the vial increases instead, reviving the corresponding virus if it is already dead, or stays unaffected if the vial is full. A minimum of four pills are needed to fully drain a vial. To win, all three viruses have to be dead simultaneously. The end screen shows the time it took the player to beat the game and offers them to replay it or visit the "Dr. Mario / Puzzle League" website.



  1. ^ November 24, 2019. Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss. Internet Archive. Retrieved February 18, 2023.
  2. ^ June 7, 2018. Nintendo's Forgotten Flash Games. Atomic Kote. Retrieved June 24, 2018.[dead link]
  3. ^ Nintendo Arcade. nintendo.com. Archived September 11, 2007, 00:46:47 UTC from the original via Wayback Machine. Retrieved December 1, 2017.