Virus Vid

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Virus Vid is a series of short, daily videos depicting the viruses of Dr. Mario World – Red, Blue, and Yellow – engaging in various activities, aimed to promote the game prior to its planned release on July 10, 2019. The series began on June 18, 2019 (with three episodes released that day) and ended on Dr. Mario World's release day, with the episodes released in English and Japanese on Nintendo's mobile YouTube channel and the official Twitter accounts for the game.

Episodes[edit]

Date Synopsis Twitter description Video
June 18 This episode features a narrator who introduces the three viruses, stating "[t]hey could never seem to get together, but... they do seem to get along, somehow." Red is seen reading a book, Yellow is sleeping, and Blue is using a smartphone. The three viruses, Red, Blue, and Yellow, will share information with you starting today! [1]
The viruses balance on top of each other (with Red at the top) in an attempt to reach an all-red capsule tied to a rope above them. On their first attempt, they fall over, leaving Red injured; on the second attempt, Red manages to reach it, though this causes both to disappear. Red: "Yowch! That hurt..." [2]
The viruses jump along a series of capsules as if they are stepping stones, with Red in the lead. When Red jumps on an all-red capsule, however, they disappear, causing Yellow and Blue to lose balance and fall over. Red: "That's all for now! Starting tomorrow, you'll see a new video from us every day." [3]
June 19 Red is seen shaking uncontrollably due to a "tingling" sensation while holding an all-red capsule, wondering if it is pins and needles. Red: "What is that thing, anyway? It looks kinda familiar..." [4]
June 20 Red is seen wearing Mario's mustache and mimics him by jumping into the air and shouting, "Here we go!" Blue claims the resemblance is close. Blue: "I suppose they do look similar..." [5]
June 21 Red and Blue stand near a Warp Pipe wondering where Yellow is, while Yellow is seen emerging from the Warp Pipe and retreat back in just before Red and Blue look towards its direction. Yellow: "Shhh" [6]
June 22 Red reads a book while Yellow vacuums the floor. Yellow accidentally sucks Red in with the vacuum cleaner as well as an all-red capsule, which eliminates Red. Blue then appears and says, "A little spring cleaning, I see?" Blue: "Wherever did Red go?" [7]
June 23 The viruses are seen wearing baseball gloves and preparing to catch something, when an all-red capsule lands on top of Red, eliminating it. "The heart of the batting order: the 3rd, playing left field: RED! Next up, the 4th, playing center field, YELLOW! And last but not least, in right field, the 5th batter, BLUE!" [8]
June 24 Yellow feels unwell as Red seeks assistance. Blue offers Yellow an all-yellow capsule, who touches it but claims that it feels "tingly." Yellow: "Baseball sure is tirin'..." [9]
June 25 The episode continues from the previous, with Yellow feeling unwell and Red again calling for help. A door then opens revealing a silhouette of Dr. Mario holding a bottle of capsules. Red: "It's HIM!" [10]
June 26 Blue activates a program on its laptop, which transports Red into the game itself. Yellow then appears asking Blue about Red's whereabouts, who claims Red is "somewhere." Red: "That...was...scary!" [11]
June 27 The viruses are seen wearing ninja headbands, with Red and Yellow each creating a clone of themselves. Yellow then produces a yellow-blue pill, causing it and its clone to disappear, which Red misinterprets as Yellow successfully performing teleportation. Blue: "Sneaky, sneaky!" [12]
June 28 The viruses are seen standing underneath a ? Block. Blue jumps up and hits it, revealing a Coin. Yellow does the same, revealing another Coin; when Red hits it, a blue-yellow capsule pops out instead. This episode promotes Super Mario Maker 2. Yellow: "Some kinda game that lets you make your own courses came out today. What's that all about?" [13]
June 29 Yellow performs a prank wherein it asks Blue to turn its head while placing its finger on its cheek. When Red attempts to pull a prank on Yellow, an all-red capsule rolls towards Red and eliminates it. Yellow: "Aw, ya got me!" [14]
June 30 Red and Yellow are seen carrying a large red-yellow capsule, with Yellow moving it towards a wall, pressing Red up against it. Red: "Only two colors matched? You're not getting rid of me!" [15]
July 1 The viruses perform exercises in front of a large board depicting Dr. Mario (the game's App Store icon) labeled "Enemy NO. 1." The board eventually fall on top of the viruses, crushing them. Red: "Pre-registration is open for the App Store and Google Play! If you're interested, look for the app's icon!" [16]
July 2 This episode shows the viruses communicating via instant messaging, with Red and Yellow devising lyrics for the video series' background music ("Fever"). When Blue asks what should be the second verse, Red and Yellow are unsure. Yellow: "I think I might be good at this!" [17]
July 3 Yellow and Blue swing towards each other on trapezes while Red spectates. After Yellow successfully catches Blue, Red attempts the trapeze; however, instead of swinging towards one of the other viruses, it latches onto an all-red capsule tied to a rope instead as it swings off-screen. Blue: "It's vital to release your legs at precisely the right moment!" [18]
July 4 Red performs another impression of Mario while wearing his mustache. Dr. Mario's cloak then falls on top of the viruses, along with his stethoscope. Red: "Something fell on us" [19]
July 5 Red and Blue dance to the background music while Yellow operates a DJ turntable in the background. "♪♪♪♪♪♪" [20]
July 6 The viruses perform the background music with lyrics they devised in July 2's episode. [21]
July 7 The viruses find a string hanging from the ceiling. Red pulls onto it, which turns off the lights but also causes an all-red capsule to drop on Red and eliminate it. When Yellow pulls the string to turn the lights back on and finds Red missing, Blue wonders where Red is. Red[sic] "We can't see the milky way unless we make it dark, you know..." [22]
July 8 Red and Blue are seen standing on top of a red-blue capsule stacked on top of a blue-yellow capsule, next to a yellow-red capsule. Yellow tries to climb up to join them, but accidentally realigns the capsules so the red and blue halves are connected to their corresponding viruses, eliminating them. Yellow: "I just wanted us all to sit together!" [23]
July 9 Yellow and Blue offer red-yellow and red-blue capsules disguised as bouquets to Red, who becomes hesitant in accepting them and suspicious about whether it will disappear if it does so. Yellow: "Tomorrow's the day! Me and Blue have a present for our pal Red for working so hard." [24]
July 10 Red, Yellow, and Blue light fuses using blowtorches, launching fireworks into the air before the setting transitions to a doctor's office-like setting, where the fireworks pop out of a red beaker (supposedly the setting for the entire Virus Vids series), while a caption appears reading, "A new game is here!"

Yellow: "It's here! The game is here!"
Blue: "And it is time to bid adieu to our Virus Vids"
Red: "Don't be sad, though! We're gonna stick around here to deliver the latest Dr. Mario World news!"

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese きょうのウイルス
Kyō no Uirusu
Today's Viruses

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