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* HospitalHottie: [[AllThereInTheManual As seen in the manual for the game]], Princess Peach is a nurse at whatever clinic Mario oversees.

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* HospitalHottie: [[AllThereInTheManual As seen in the manual for the game]], Princess Peach is a nurse at whatever clinic Mario oversees. Daisy and Rosalina join in come ''Dr. Mario World''.


''Dr. Mario'' proved just as addictive as its puzzle game parent. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CB1fFeb1n8 Fever]]" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsBtQCDbTWc Chill]]", the game's two main themes, are almost as iconic as "[[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Korobeiniki]]". Two other tunes, "Cough" and "Sneeze", have also been present since the N64 iteration.

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''Dr. Mario'' proved just as addictive as its puzzle game parent. "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CB1fFeb1n8 Fever]]" "Fever" and "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsBtQCDbTWc Chill]]", "Chill", the game's two main themes, are almost as iconic as "[[VideoGame/{{Tetris}} Korobeiniki]]". Two other tunes, "Cough" and "Sneeze", have also been present since the N64 iteration.


* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The first five notes of The Flea Waltz (known in Japan as "Neko Funjatta"[[note]]"I stepped on a Cat"[[/note]]) can be heard in some versions when Mario accomplishes certain feats, such as making combos or attacking the other player.[[note]]This is, sending the other player "garbage" capsules.[[/note]]

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* PublicDomainSoundtrack: The first five notes of The Flea Waltz (known in Japan Japanese as "Neko Funjatta"[[note]]"I stepped on a Cat"[[/note]]) can be heard in some versions when Mario accomplishes certain feats, such as making combos or attacking the other player.[[note]]This is, sending the other player "garbage" capsules.[[/note]]


* TheBusCameBack: Update 1.05 of ''Dr. Mario World'' brought back Wario as an unlockable playable character, 18 years after ''64''. His outfit, however, is redesigned 16 years after ''Mega Microgame$''.

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* TheBusCameBack: Update 1.05 of ''Dr. Mario World'' brought back Wario as an unlockable playable character, 18 years after ''64''. His outfit, however, is redesigned 16 years after ''Mega Microgame$''. On a related and perhaps truer example, Baby Wario was added in for Season 3 on June 26, 2020, after not making a single appearance in the entire ''Mario'' franchise since ''VideoGame/YoshisIslandDS'' back in 2006, 14 years prior.

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* ButtMonkey: The red virus in the "Virus Vids" made to promote ''Dr. Mario World''. He disappears due to a red pill in ''eight'' of them.


* TotemPoleTrench: Dr. Goomba Tower from ''Dr. Mario World'' is a tower of three goombas with a lab coat draped over it. The lab coat is wide open, so they're not even trying to pretend that they are a single six-foot tall goomba.

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* TotemPoleTrench: Dr. Goomba Tower from ''Dr. Mario World'' is a tower of three goombas Goombas with a lab coat draped over it. The lab coat is wide open, so they're not even trying to pretend that they are a single six-foot tall goomba.Goomba.

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** Also from ''Dr. Mario World'', while they've both previously been an enemy and an ally respectively, them being Doctors here marks the first time [[VideoGame/SuperMario3DLand Goomba Tower]] and [[VideoGame/SuperMarioWorld Dolphin]] have ever been Playable in the entire ''Mario'' franchise.

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* TotemPoleTrench: Dr. Goomba Tower from ''Dr. Mario World'' is a tower of three goombas with a lab coat draped over it. The lab coat is wide open, so they're not even trying to pretend that they are a single six-foot tall goomba.


* ''Dr. Mario World'' (UsefulNotes/IOSGames and AndroidGames)

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* ''Dr. Mario World'' (UsefulNotes/IOSGames and AndroidGames)
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* EnemyMine: In ''Dr. Mario World'', the viruses wreak havoc across the Mushroom Kingdom, including Bowser's minions. This leads to Bowser teaming up with Mario and Peach, explaining his role as a doctor in the game.

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* EnemyMine: In ''Dr. Mario World'', the viruses wreak havoc across the Mushroom Kingdom, including Bowser's minions. This leads to Bowser (and later, [[TheBusCameBack Wario]] and Waluigi) teaming up with Mario and Peach, explaining his role as a doctor in the game.


* TheBusCameBack: ''Dr. Mario World'' brought back Wario as an unlockable playable character, 18 years after ''64''. His outfit, however, is redesigned 16 years after ''Mega Microgame$''.

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* TheBusCameBack: Update 1.05 of ''Dr. Mario World'' brought back Wario as an unlockable playable character, 18 years after ''64''. His outfit, however, is redesigned 16 years after ''Mega Microgame$''.

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* TheBusCameBack: ''Dr. Mario World'' brought back Wario as an unlockable playable character, 18 years after ''64''. His outfit, however, is redesigned 16 years after ''Mega Microgame$''.


* NintendoHard: Good luck.

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* NintendoHard: Once you reach the later levels, it can be hell trying to organize pills with over half the screen being filled with viruses. Good luck.luck trying to beat the last two levels, where you have exactly three height spaces to work with.


* ''Dr. Mario World'' (IOSGames and AndroidGames)

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* ''Dr. Mario World'' (IOSGames (UsefulNotes/IOSGames and AndroidGames)


->''"The pills Dr. Mario throws to destroy the viruses are in fact the major threat. The viruses in the bottle can never actually do any harm. In fact, it is the pills that can do harm, causing the player to lose the game if they obstruct the neck of the bottle. Thus ''Dr. Mario'' is, as a game, one about bad medicine."''
-->--'''[[http://projectnes.blogspot.com/2011/01/doctor-who-and-healing-of-death-dr.html El Sandifer]]'''

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