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

Vs. 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.

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


Name Vs. Dr. Mario
Developer Nintendo (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 10354
Class Wide Release
Genre Puzzle
Conversion Class Nintendo Vs.
# 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

Vs. Dr. Mario KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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This game was also released for the Nintendo PlayChoice system (without the Vs. prefix). Other games released for both systems include Excitebike (PlayChoice) and Super Mario Bros. among others.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Vs. Dr. Mario Census

There are 14,896 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,528 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,131 machines (6,927 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 65 known instances of this machine owned by Vs. Dr. Mario collectors who are active members. Of these, 16 of them are original dedicated machines. 6 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 43 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - There are 3 active VAPS members currently looking for Vs. Dr. Mario. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Vs. Dr. Mario circuit board set.

This game ranks a 15 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Upright

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