Dr. Mario World

Slightly Bad
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 149 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


67 votes
Daily Rewards -
67 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

82 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
82 / 0 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 179 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 525 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


107 votes
Premium Currency -
107 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

72 votes
Pay to Skip -
72 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

83 votes
Pay to Win -
0 / 83 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

71 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
0 / 71 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

72 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 72 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

100 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
0 / 100 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

91 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 91 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

108 votes
Waste Aversion -
0 / 108 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 62 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 0 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


62 votes
Competition -
62 / 0 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 0 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 107 votes indicating the absence of a dark pattern.


107 votes
Complete the Collection -
0 / 107 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (4.00) with 4,170 votes.
Google Play:  (3.59) with 17,026 votes.

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Screenshot Use your puzzle skills to eliminate pesky viruses!

Match capsules with viruses and watch them disappear! Simply match three objects of the same color vertically or horizontally to clear them.
Luckily, Dr. Mario and friends have virus-busting skills, and you can use leftover half-capsules to strategically zero in on especially meddlesome viruses.
Take your time, because each puzzling configuration of viruses must be cleared using a limited number of capsules. Keep calm to plan your approach, and you'll rid Dr. Mario's world of viruses in no time!

Paging Dr. Mario!

A colorful cast of viruses has Dr. Mario's world in a panic! Dr. Mario and friends have put on lab coats and grabbed capsules! Now they're ready to eliminate those unruly viruses.
Dr. Mario isn't the only one on callDr. Peach, Dr. Bowser, and others are on duty. Staff up with assistants like Goomba, Koopa Troopa, and Buzzy Beetle to help your doctors out with additional skills.
Doctors and assistants have various virus-busting skills, so experiment to find a combination that suits your style and pace.
Hundreds of stages over many different worlds are ready for you to save! New worlds, new doctors, and more will be delivered on a regular basis.

Play together with friends and family around the world!

You're not in this alonesend and receive stamina-giving hearts to use in stage mode! Then, show off your puzzle-solving progress.
In versus mode, you can turn up the intensity on your virus-busting by challenging others to a one-on-one showdownwithout using hearts!
Find the right combo of doctor and assistants and aim for victory online to earn battle points and increase your tier!

This game is free to start, with optional in-game purchases.
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