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Dr. Mario Dr. Mario - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Dr. Mario - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Starting with a few colored germs in their pill bottle, players must rotate and stack two-colored pills as Mario throws them into the bottle. Four like-colored pill sections stacked on the same color germ will rid your bottle of that germ. The number of germs and speed of Mario increases with each level.

Dr. Mario was produced by Nintendo in 1990.

Nintendo released 107 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1970. Nintendo was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Nintendo during the time period Dr. Mario was produced include: Ninja Gaiden PlayChoice, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (PlayChoice), Baseball Stars, Pinbot, Super Mario Bros. 2, F-Zero, Vs. Dr. Mario, Mario's Open Golf, Nintendo Super System, and Super Mario World


Name Dr. Mario
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7632
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Nintendo PlayChoice
# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Competitive
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Dr. Mario KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.18 (2 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.60

Overall Like 4.00
Fun (Social) 4.00
Fun (Solo) 3.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 2.75

Gameplay 3.00
Graphics 2.50
Originality 2.00
Sound/Music 3.50

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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  • Dr. Mario Crystal Clear - Has crystal clear graphics.

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Dr. Mario Census

There are 14,754 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,474 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,463 machines (6,895 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 58 known instances of this machine owned by Dr. Mario collectors who are active members. Of these, 26 of them are original dedicated machines. 7 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 24 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 3 active VAPS members with a Dr. Mario machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Dr. Mario circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 5 active VAPS members currently looking for Dr. Mario. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Dr. Mario circuit board set.

This game ranks a 12 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

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New Nintendo VS Dr. Mario And VS Platoon Daughtercard. With CPU And PPU.

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New Nintendo VS Dr Mario And VS Platoon Daughtercard. Redtent Unisystem

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NOS Nintendo Vs Dr. Mario Instruction sheet for Red Tent cabinet

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Dr. Mario Arcade Side Art on Premium 3M Vinyl w/ Laminate

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 1 920.00 920.00
2016 1 1,150.00 1,150.00
All Years 2 1,035.00 1,035.00


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