GB – #26 – Dr. Mario

History:

Played the NES version, recently in fact. Never played on the handheld.

Expectations:

It’s Dr. Mario. I imagine it’ll be just like the NES version… minus color.


Day 1:

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Yep, it’s Dr. Mario all right. This game feels a lot harder than the NES version, both due to having many more viruses in play at a time, and because the lack of proper colors makes differentiating them

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Aside from that, it’s identical to it’s console cousin.


Conclusion:

There’s really not much to say about the Gameboy version that wasn’t said about the NES version. If you really need your 8-bit Dr. Mario fix on the go I suppose this is a decent enough way of doing it, thoughboth of the GBA versions are much more fun, particularly because you won’t be attributing mistakes to color confusion. The Gameboy version does a good enough job and differentiating the virus types without using actual color, but when you’re as blind as I am it’s just not quite enough.

Liked:

– Just like the NES version, more or less.
– Same great music.

Disliked:

– Hard to tell different viruses apart.
– Game feels much more difficult that the NES version.

Dr Mario

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