Dr. Mario World

13 critics

Score Distribution

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Glen FoxJul 11, 2019
And this is Nintendo we’re talking about. We’d expect this sort of morally bankrupt behaviour from the vast majority of mobile developers and publishers that are out to make a quick buck, but not from Nintendo. But as bad as that is alone, our biggest disappointment is down to the gameplay itself, which is so bog standard and dull that we already feel like we’ve seen enough on day one. That’s the most damning indictment of all.
Terris HarnedAug 06, 2019
Frankly, I’m getting tired of nostalgia driven cash grabs, and ultimately that really is what Dr. Mario World boils down to. There’s nothing innovative or keen about it. This has become a habit of Nintendo’s small fleet of mobile games. It’s not surprising, but it is disheartening, considering the quality of what the Switch is doing, that Nintendo mobile would just put out so much rubbish. Whoever is heading the department should be sacked.
Sam SimmonsJul 11, 2019
If you want to spend money on quite frankly a boring and stale premise, then go ahead. If I was you, I would stay well clear of this disgrace and I regret the amount of time I have played.
Dave AubreyJul 12, 2019
Dr. Mario World wants your money, and it really doesn't care if you have fun while it tries to pry your wallet open, and that really is the biggest damnation I can give to a mobile game. Don't bother downloading this, it's not even worth your time as a free curiosity. A massive disappointment, and one of the worst Nintendo licensed games I have ever played.
Cameron BaldJul 12, 2019
Dr. Mario World is just about the worst game it could’ve been: bleak, penny-pinching, and thoroughly uninspired – give it a miss.
Mike HolmesJul 18, 2019
We're not going to grumble any more because it is what it is, and to blame Nintendo for the pitfalls of free-to-play gaming wouldn't be entirely fair. What is fair to say, however, is that Dr. Mario World is a good puzzle game held back by difficulty spikes and a free-to-play system designed to squeeze a few extra pennies out those who get sucked in.
Lloyd CoombesJul 15, 2019
It’s a shame, then, that Dr. Mario World is a good game that you simply won’t be able to play much without paying. Given that this is Nintendo, a company many have rooted for even during the darker times of the Wii U generation, it feels like a complete misappropriation of gaming’s most famous character. In short, any fun you’ll have with Dr Mario World is likely to be tempered by Nintendo’s disappointing descent into micro-transaction madness.
Chris ScullionJul 11, 2019
Dr. Mario World is very much a game of two halves. The single-player mode is fun in short bursts and short bursts only: lengthier sessions are impossible without regularly dropping real cash on it. Meanwhile, the multiplayer is an unrestricted delight, and the steady stream of available players means it could become your next obsession. Most importantly, both modes are built around a legitimately entertaining touchscreen twist on the standard Dr. Mario gameplay that makes plenty of changes, but clever ones that take the mobile format into account.
Steven RollinsJul 16, 2019
Dr. Mario World is another solid entry in Nintendo’s mobile lineup. I was concerned that Dr. Mario World wouldn’t do enough to differentiate itself from the plethora of match-3 games on the market. However, its blend of classic Dr. Mario gameplay and new mechanics keeps things feeling fresh. I’ll certainly be playing this for a while to come. Maybe I’ll run into you on the battlefield!
Jesús BellaJul 15, 2019
Dr. Mario World es un buen videojuego para móviles, que presenta acertados cambios en su esquema jugable, con el fin de adaptarse a estos dispositivos. Sin embargo, aunque los niveles sean muy numerosos, y su modo aventura prometedor, adolece de cierta monotonía en su propuesta, así como algo de desequilibrio en la relación entre posibilidades, dificultad y micropagos. Buen intento por parte de Nintendo, que da lugar a la recuperación de una saga icónica como Dr. Mario… pero sin el acierto de otras veces.
David SorianoJul 14, 2019
La llegada de la fórmula de Dr. Mario a móviles es tremendamente satisfactoria si nos atenemos a la pura implementación de su fórmula de juego, invertida en pos de una jugabilidad más eficiente con el pulgar, e igualmente desafiante aunque cambie la dirección clásica. Sin embargo, hemos sentido que está demasiado limitada por la barrera de pago, constantemente llegando a los finales de cada fase bastante ajustados para que tengamos la tentación de comprar algo con diamantes, lo que hace que este juego frecuentemente deje de estar del lado del free-to-play para considerarlo en el pay-to-win.
CarnbeeJul 12, 2019
Dr. Mario World s’adresse bien à tout le monde grâce à sa gratuité et à ses mécaniques de jeu extrêmement simples. Disposant d’un contenu solide et de modes réussis, le puzzle-game développé par LINE est d’une grande efficacité. Le voluptueux sirop aurait néanmoins pu se transformer en douloureux suppositoire si le business model s'était avéré injuste. Heureusement, les microtransactions, bien présentes, sont réservées aux collectionneurs voulant débloquer plus rapidement la totalité du casting. Bien joué Mario, la pilule passe bien.
Yann BernardJul 12, 2019
Un changement de formule radical illustré par la gravité inversée par rapport à la méthode originale, à l'image des références du genre sur mobiles, au point qu'il faille se tourner vers les batailles en ligne pour retrouver un peu des effets bénéfiques de Dr. Mario, où le choix de son équipe médicale joue un rôle déterminant. Pas de quoi se remettre vraiment en forme néanmoins, d'autant que certains pourraient risquer l'addiction, et dans tous les cas cliniques, mieux vaut éviter cette prescription générique et préférer les bons vieux remèdes.