Tetris & Dr. Mario

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Tetris & Dr. Mario
Developer Nintendo R&D 1
Publisher Nintendo
Platforms SNES
Release date USA December, 1994
Europe July 25, 1995[1]
Genre Puzzle
ESRB:ESRB E.svg - Everyone
Mode(s) 1-2 players
Media SNES.png Game Pak
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Tetris & Dr. Mario is a game for the SNES released in 1994. It contains the popular puzzle game Tetris, a remade version of Dr. Mario, and a "Mixed Match" mode where the player plays against another player where they have to play Tetris mode B then Dr. Mario and finally Tetris mode A. The game also won a Player's Choice award.



Gameplay of Tetris mode

In Tetris mode, players must arrange various tetrominos across a board in order to create straight lines. Each tetromino falls from the top of the screen, and must be assembled at the bottom. Once the player creates a line, that row disappears. The game is endless, so there is no specific way to "win". The player loses the game if a tetromino touches the top of the board.

Traditionally, Tetris features two separate modes: A-Mode and B-Mode. A-Mode gives the player an empty board that they must fill themselves, while B-Mode gives the player a partially-filled board that they must work around. B-Mode also gives the player the option to change the height of the board.

Tetris features the options of a one-player game, a two-player game, and a single-player mode where a computer is used as an opponent.

Dr. Mario[edit]

Dr. Mario's Vs. Computer options
See also: Dr. Mario (game)#Gameplay

Dr. Mario mode features slight differences from the original NES game. In addition to the updated graphics, the game also has improved music and a Vs. Computer mode.

The Vs. Computer mode gives the player the option to fight against the blue, yellow, or red virus. The blue virus represents an easy computer, while the yellow and red viruses represent medium and hard respectively.


  • +Control Pad: Move falling tetromino/capsule
  • A Button: Flip falling tetromino/capsule


  • Dr. Mario (Playable)
  • Fever (Enemy & Opponent in Vs. Computer mode)
  • Chill (Enemy & Opponent in Vs. Computer mode)
  • Weird (Enemy & Opponent in Vs. Computer mode)


Box art[edit]



For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of Tetris & Dr. Mario media.
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Main article: List of Tetris & Dr. Mario staff

References in later games[edit]


Tetris & Dr. Mario coverage on other NIWA wikis:
  1. ^ Date info from TMK, retrieved 4/2/2008