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Dr. Mario World Mobile Game Releases This July

The latest mobile game from Nintendo.

Jun 19, 2019

By: Max Cannon

Nintendo announced Dr. Mario World alongside Mario Kart Tour back in February of this year., while details were light then we have a clearer idea of what to expect now. These are mobile versions of beloved Nintendo-spinoffs that'll work on your iOS and Android devices, similar to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp and Super Mario Run.

A First Look at Gameplay

If you're familiar with the traditional take on the classic Dr. Mario games then gameplay in Dr. Mario World will pretty quickly make sense to you. While the original game took some inspiration from Tetris with blocks falling down, this new smartphone-focused take turned that idea upside down, literally. The blocks are swiped from the bottom-up as you line up special capsules next to nasty viruses, three of the same color in a row or column will totally eliminate those nasty bugs so you can move on to the next course. 

Welcome to Dr. Mario World

 

This is a "free-to-start" game, as Nintendo calls it, so there is a bit of a focus on microtransactions. Failing a level will result in the loss of a heart in the game, you can purchase diamonds with real-life money to buy more hearts to keep playing or you can simply wait 30 minutes to earn another life. Nintendo also indicated in the video above that we'd see a lot of new content in the game, including more characters and worlds to be added into the game. You can pre-order this free title now, but you'll be able to download the game on iOS and Android on July 10th, just a few weeks away!

Dr. Mario World looks to be your next addictive phone game.Dr. Mario World looks to be your next addictive phone game.Courtesy of PhoneDog

What's Happening with Mario Kart Tour?

Mario Kart Tour is the free-to-start mobile-Mario Kart that Nintendo revealed would be coming to mobile devices at sometime in 2019. There was recently a closed beta on Android devices but we only have a few screenshots and videos floating around to give us an idea to what the final game will be. From the few players who have gotten their hands on the game early, they've seemed a bit concerned with how many microtransactions are thrown around in the beta. Of course, things can and will change on that end, but it seems like gameplay and visuals have early players more than satisfied. 

Mario Kart Tour looks very similar to traditional Mario Kart.Mario Kart Tour looks very similar to traditional Mario Kart.Courtesy of MacRumors

Things look pretty similar to traditional Mario Kart, which is awesome, but the feel of the game is essential. Can they compete with controllers and give a similar experience on a touchscreen? Only time will tell, as we'll need to have the game in our hands to really know about this title's quality, but it seems like the game will still come at some time this year if the pattern set by Dr. Mario World is any indicator. 

Could Mario Kart Tour hit the heights of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch?Could Mario Kart Tour hit the heights of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Nintendo Switch?
Share Your Thoughts!

What do you think of Dr. Mario World? Are you planning on picking up this game next month or are you going to wait for Mario Kart Tour? Share your thoughts below and leave a comment!