Dr. Mario World, the most recent entry in the Dr. Mario series, was originally set to release tomorrow, July 10. However, plans have changed, as Dr. Mario World is now available on mobile devices.
Since its very first trailer, Dr. Mario World has been billed as a nontraditional Dr. Mario game. Specifically, while the mechanics of Dr. Mario World are similar to Dr. Mario, the mobile game has been described as more comparable to Candy Crush Saga than it is to other Dr. Mario titles. This can be seen very clearly in the Dr. Mario World multiplayer trailer, which dropped just a few days ago, and it can now be experienced firsthand thanks to the game's early release.
Notably, the early release of Dr. Mario World is highly similar to a move made by Pokemon GO developer Niantic, who recently released Harry Potter: Wizards Unite a day earlier than was expected. There could be a number of reasons behind Nintendo's decision to release its new mobile game early, including a desire to please fans and an eagerness to see how well Dr. Mario World will do among the mobile audience.
Despite its early release, the final verdict has not quite come in on Dr. Mario World yet. While some may find the game addicting, a hallmark for the most successful mobile games, others may find that its similarities to Candy Crush Saga betray the series' traditional Tetris-like formula, which led many people to become fans of the series to begin with.
In either case, Dr. Mario World contains a multiplayer mode that allows people to connect and play on social media for, presumably, as seamless an experience as possible. Furthermore, the mode allows players to go on the offense against each other, which is something not offered by the game's single-player component.
Additionally, Dr. Mario is not the only practitioner available. Added to the mix are Luigi, who ventured into medicine on the Wii U, as well as Peach, Toad, and Bowser. Each has their own unique skills that, potentially, allow them to get ahead of the competition.
Dr. Mario World is currently available on iOS and Android devices.