The spiritual successor to the Dr. Mario games, and the final game apart of The Year of Luigi. This puzzle style game is one of the most surprising games to come out as of late but at the same time we all knew it was coming someday.
Game Modes: Operation L is a mix on the classic style of Dr. Mario, where the pills are in a L shape for Luigi. Basically the difference is that this time around the colors are harder to match due to its shape. Retro Remedy is the classic Dr. Mario style so it’s the simple dropping of the pills to match the colors. Virus buster is similar to retro remedy but uses the touch screen controls more as you can flip in whichever direction you use it in.
Online Battle: Online mode lets you play against other players in either Operation L in Flash, Classic mode or Retro Remedy. Players are different than CPU so you must react and drop your pills fast to even have a chance. It keeps track of your wins so you can see how many the other player has, and it also features a rating system that rates you based on your skill.
Graphics and Music: The graphics look like New Super Mario Bros. U, which of course looks very good. But there is not much going on besides Luigi moving his arms back and forth and the virus jumping around. It has some classic themes like Fever which is based on the Dr. Mario theme and others like Chill. Or you could listen to the sounds of pills dropping and destroying the virus.
Replay Ability: High
Final Verdict: A good game to hop in and out of some quick solo or multiplayer matches. Gamepad play is awesome using the pen to create a different game play experience, makes me wonder what a 3DS version of this game would be like. Serves as a fitting end to The Year of Luigi, Dr. Luigi gets a 8 out of 10.
Overall Score: 8/10
RGN Rating: Silver Game
Developers: Nintendo Arika
Available On: Wii U
Review Copy Info- A digital copy of the game was purchased by RealGamerNewz for the purpose of this review.