Published on January 15th, 2014 | by David Dakota
Dr Luigi now available on Nintendo eShop
From pipes to pills
Rounding off – or rather extending – Nintendo’s Year of Luigi is download-only Dr Luigi. A refresh of the classic Dr Mario puzzler sees Luigi hang up his wrench and take up as a part-time medical practitioner. Much like my own GP, actually.
You’re tasked to rid a jar of pesky coloured germs. Unfortunately it seems Daisy’s forgotten to order the correct cleaning fluids leaving poor Luigi to stack pills on the germs in a desperate attempt to avert some disaster. Incredibly, this works! Each coloured germ is killed by corresponding coloured pills – but you must make a line of four. The game includes four modes – Retro Remedy (the classic Dr Mario), Operation L where you’re given L-Shaped pills, a gentler touch screen mode called Virus Buster and competitive online. You read that right – online is included but for 2-player matches only (a drop from 4-players in the Wii installment).
Available now from Nintendo eShop on WiiU priced at £13.49.