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Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario instruction manual MY NAME IS DR. MARIO Hi everybody! I'm Mario. How's it going? Over the last few years, I've been involved in some pretty wild adventures. Now, believe it or not, I work in the virus research lab at the Mushroom Kingdom Hospital. Today I'm about to begin my research as usual. "Dr. Mario, something terrible has happened!" "What's wrong, nurse Toadstool?" "One of the experiments has gone out of control. The viruses are spreading quickly!" "Oh no! We've got to do something! I have just developed a new vitamin that should be able to take care of it. I sure hope this stuff works!" CONTROLLER FUNCTIONS *For a 1 player game use controller 1. *For a 2 player game use controller 1 and 2. Controller 1/ Controller 2 [diagram of NES controller] A Button: *Rotates vitamin capsules to the right (clockwise). B Button: *Rotates vitamin capsules to the left (counter clockwise). Control Pad: Pressing left or right: *Moves vitamin capsules left and right. Pressing down: *Pressing down drops vitamin capsule down quickly. Select Button: *Moves cursor on the title screen. Start Button: *Starts the game *Pauses and unpauses during game play. STARTING THE GAME *After you power up the game, you'll see the title screen. Here, you may select the 1 or 2 player game by using the Select button. Then press the Start button to move to the menu screen. [picture of menu screen] Virus Level: *The higher the number, the more viruses you start with. Move the arrow mark by using the control pad. Speed: *This controls the speed at which the vitamin capsules drop. You may select from LOW, MID, and HI. Music Type: *Choose between two musical selections: FEVER and CHILL. You can also turn the music OFF if you wish. *After making your selections, press the Start button to begin playing. Note: In the 2 player mode, both players set their options as they wish. You can use this to give one player a handicap. HOW TO ELIMINATE VIRUSES *As the vitamin capsules drop use the A or B button to rotate them. Try to match up four of the same color in a vertical or horizontal row. If you do this, all four will disappear. With a little practice you'll be able to get rid of all the viruses! Example 1: *Four of the same color are in a vertical row. These four disappear, taking the virus with them. Example 2: *Four of the same color are in a horizontal row. These four disappear, but the virus remains because it is a different color. Types of vitamin capsules and viruses. *There are six types of vitamin capsules: Red\Red Blue\Blue Yellow\Yellow Red\Blue Blue\Yellow Yellow\Red There are three colors of viruses: Red Blue Yellow Advice from Dr. Mario... *Mastering continuous capsule elimination. *This is what we call continuous capsule elimination. It doesn't just have to be two rows or two columns. You can eliminate three, four, or even more! This is a very important tactic in the 2-player game. HOW TO PLAY A 1 PLAYER GAME *Dr. Mario destroys viruses by throwing vitamin capsules into the contaminated bottle. When all of the viruses in a bottle are destroyed, you progress to the next stage. If the bottle gets filled all the way to the top, the game is over. [picture of game screen] Scoring: *Your receive points when you destroy a virus. The points depend on the SPEED setting and the number of viruses destroyed at once. SPEED Number of destroyed viruses| LOW | MED | HI | 1 | 100 | 200 | 300 | 2 | 200 | 400 | 600 | 3 | 400 | 800 | 1200 | 4 | 800 | 1600 | 2400 | 5 | 1600 | 3200 | 4800 | 6 | 3200 | 6400 | 9600 | Advice from Dr. Mario... * Watch the title screen for a while. It will show you a demonstration game that will help you get the hang of the game play. * You will see something special each time you clear level 5, 10, 15, or 20 at the MED or HI level. *The speed that the vitamin capsules drop increases slightly after every 10 capsules. *When starting out, you will do much better if you try to lay the vitamin capsules flat rather than on their ends. HOW TO PLAY 2 PLAYER GAME *Both players will have a bottle on the screen. The first player to destroy all of their viruses wins and receives a crown. A player can also win a game if the other player's bottle fills up to the top. *The first player to earn three crowns wins the entire match. [picture of game screen] Advice from Dr. Mario... *If you eliminate two or more rows or columns at once, some random pieces will fall down on your opponents screen. One piece will fall for every row or column you eliminate (from two to four). The maximum drop is four pieces, even if your drop more rows or columns. Warning/Regulations/Warranty stuff.

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