Nintendo is currently working on a mobile game based on the classic puzzle game, Dr. Mario.
Dr. Mario World will be a ‘modernized twist’ on the puzzle game that was originally released in 1990 on the NES and Game Boy. The game consists of differently colored medicinal pills that had to be matched in order to kill corresponding viruses and win the game.
The mobile version will also feature microtransactions. Players can buy packs of diamonds in order to progress the game, claim new items, and restore their in-game stamina. You can even choose from different ‘doctors’ using the diamonds or coins. You can pick Dr. Peach, Dr. Toad, Dr. Luigi, Dr. Yoshi, and even Dr. Bowser. The packs range from $2 for a 20-pack to $70 for the 1,050-pack.
“Over 200 stages across many different worlds will be available at launch, with new doctors, stages and worlds continuing to be added to Dr. Mario World on a regular basis after launch,” Nintendo says in a release announcement sent out via email. “Dr. Mario World can also be played together with friends and family around the world. Players can earn and receive stamina-giving hearts from friends and use the hearts to play Stage Mode. In Versus Mode, players can turn up the intensity by challenging others online to a one-on-one showdown in real-time.”
The game is scheduled to be released next month on July 10.