Author Topic: Summer of Mario: VS. DR. Mario  (Read 426 times)


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« on: July 09, 2020, 03:45:29 PM »
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Vs. Dr. Mario

During the mid 1980s, Nintendo released a new arcade unit -- the Vs. system.  This system was based on the NES, but featured games reprogrammed specifically for arcade play.  Vs. Dr. Mario is very similar to the home version, with a few differences.  You can only play on Normal or High speeds now (no slow setting), and fewer points are awarded.  Interestingly, you can't opt to play the game without background music -- the arcade version lets you select your tune, but offers no ability to disable it.

Dr. Mario was later released for the PlayChoice-10 arcade unit, but that was literally just the NES version in a cabinet.  Vs. Dr. Mario is fully converted to arcade play, demanding a quarter to start the game, as opposed to using a timing system.
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