Dr. Mario World feels more like Candy Crush than the classic NES game

Super Mario World is a legendary Nintendo game that took the original Super Mario concept from the NES and expanded it into a whole new evolution of the franchise that arguably laid the groundwork for what Mario games are today. Sadly, despite its name, Dr. Mario World — the upcoming mobile evolution of the original NES title — lacks the same pedigree, hewing closer to free-to-play mobile puzzlers like Candy Crush Saga.

To start, the base concept of Dr. Mario doesn’t even make it to Dr. Mario World. The game is a match-three game instead of a match-four, so any strategies or play styles that you’ve developed from years of Dr. Mario are rendered useless. That doesn’t really matter, though, because Dr. Mario World is more of a single…

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