Originally, I had planned for a certain rhythm game featuring a Vocaloid to be my Game of the Month for June this year, but it was delayed until September…
So, after that, I thought all right then, we’ll see if anything new comes out on the Nintendo eShop during E3… that didn’t happen either.
However, there was a game released earlier on in the month on the eShop. It is that game that gets the honour of being June’s Game of the Month.
Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure brings the good ol’ doctor to the handheld console. The usual gameplay remains – eliminate viruses by manipulating falling capsules to match their colours.
Also returning is Dr. Luigi, who uses L-shaped capsules.
New to the game are the ‘Miracle Cures’ – as you eliminate viruses, a bar builds up. Once it’s full, you earn a Miracle Cure. There are several different types – some completely clear a line in the directions the arrows point once they land, there are bombs that clear an area and there are ones that get rid of all the same colour capsules or viruses.
In addition to the classic and Dr. Luigi gameplay modes, there is Germ Buster as well. This mode uses the touch screen – you move capsules with the stylus to clear the viruses.
There are single player and multiplayer modes – the latter can be played locally or online.
There isn’t really much else to say. Dr. Mario: Miracle Cure is a Dr. Mario game, and that’s that.