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Parents' Guide to

Dr. Mario Express

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Classic Nintendo puzzler is a welcome addition to DSi shop.

Game Nintendo DSi 2009
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (8 ):

Dr. Mario is a classic puzzler that easily stands the test of time; we found it to be just as compelling and habit-forming on the DSi as it has been in any of its other iterations. It's a marvelously intuitive game with simple objectives and even simpler controls. Even rookies ought to be able to pick up the game in just a few minutes. And with multiple levels of difficulty, even younger gamers can try their hand as Nintendo's mustachioed physician. The only letdown is a lack of support for multiplayer. Past Dr. Mario games have offered a great social gaming experience as players work quickly to stymie one another. It's a shame the Express edition doesn't facilitate this kind of play.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Release date: April 20, 2009
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: November 5, 2015

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