You’d think that we already had more than enough mobile titles announced from the previous week, but it looks like we’re in for at least one more. Nintendo has revealed that their upcoming mobile game, Dr. Mario World will be officially launching for iOS and Android on July 10, 2019. The game as actually talked about earlier this year, but now we have a concrete release date, and it’s less than a month away.
We also got a nice, smooth, and well presented trailer, complete with a tutorial on how to play the game. From what we can see, this game will still have the quintessential Dr. Mario game style, which itself is a Tetris clone. However, this time instead of blocks, you’ll need to flick the medicine capsules from the bottom of the screen into the viruses utilizing the touch screen on your phone. Just like the original game, you’ll be limited to the number of capsules you can bring out, and if you do run out, it’s game over.
Their will also be special traps and trick in each stage, such as lining up a red capsule with a red shell where it will remove all viruses in the lane, horizontally and vertically. Once a stage is clear, you’ll be rated on a Star System, with the maximum you can earn being three. In keeping with the traditional Mario template, the game will also come with numerous worlds where all stages are lined up as if you were playing standard Mario title, walking from stage to stage in a linear line. Nintendo states that they will add more to the game in the near future.
Unfortunately, we also noticed some different in game currencies, such as hearts, diamonds, and coins. The diamonds are confirmed as microtransactions, as they refill stamina, and are used to retry stages in case you fail any. They also work in conjunction with yet another new feature, new doctors. It’s just Toad, Peach, Yoshi, and Luigi in doctor outfits, and they also have their own unique ability. While this is a bit of a downer, the game itself looks to be alright, but if it’s like other modern mobile games, don’t expect to beat it without shelling out some real life money to progress.
Dr. Mario World launches on July 10 for iOS and Android. You can check out the trailer here: