I have to admit I am not a huge fan of console gaming systems. Sure they are fun to play but I always have a hard time with the controls. I am a handheld gamer of the classics, like the Gameboy. When the original Gameboy came out in the early 90's, Dr. Mario was the second game I owned for this system. Til this very day, I still find it fun to play Dr. Mario.
The main object to the game is to rid viruses with color pills that Dr. Mario gives you. It is a real simple concept but yet very addicting. Advancing through the levels create a challenge by crowding your game screen with viruses while speeding up the incoming pills.
Since this is an older game, there are no fantastic detailed graphics. However, you surely can see the viruses and their facial expressions. Gameplay is smooth, in all my years of playing I have never experience a problem. There are a few selections to the music, but it is all Nintendo classic gaming tunes. The music provided does set the mood and gives you move faster feeling.
Whats more is the durability of the Gameboy cartridges. I cannot recall how many times I have smashed and dropped these cartridges. There is nothing to scratch or accidentally snap and break. Dr. Mario is an excellent choice for children and adults.