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Nintendo’s next mobile game gets a release date

Nintendo is bringing puzzle game Dr. Mario World to Android and iOS next month.

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Nintendo is bringing mobile puzzle game, Dr. Mario World, to Android and iOS next month.

Nintendo has confirmed that Dr. Mario World will be released worldwide on the App Store and Google Play on July 10, 2019.

Dr. Mario World retains the franchise’s trademark match-three virus-zapping mechanics, but sees some pretty big changes in the move to mobile. Capsules now come from the bottom of the screen, and can be moved and rotated into place using the touchscreen.

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Each stage also includes a number of obstacles and obstructions – such as bombs and Koopa shells – that can aid and hinder progress. Players are also limited by the number of capsules at their disposal.

According to the promotional blurb, Dr. Mario World includes hundreds of stages located across a range of worlds, with new worlds added to the game on a regular basis. And this time, Mario is not alone. A cast of Mushroom Kingdom favourites – including Bowser, Peach, Toad, and Luigi – are also playable, each with their own unique skills.

Take a look at the game’s new trailer.

As you can see, Dr. Mario World is a mobile game through-and-through, with its timer cool-down, stamina system, continues, and power-ups all managed by an economy of coins, diamonds, and hearts. Yep, it makes us die a little inside, too.

Pre-registrations for the game are open now.


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