After more than two years on mobile devices, Nintendo has revealed that Dr Mario World will come to an end. The announcement was made via the game’s official Twitter account, and it seems Dr Mario World will no longer be playable as of November 1 at 6 a.m. UTC. Players will still be able to enjoy the game in the meantime, although Diamonds will no longer be available for purchase as of July 28. Once the game is no longer available, Nintendo will offer a Dr. Mario World Memories web page, where players can access their game history.
The announcement can be found in the Tweet embedded below.
End of Service Notice: The Dr. Mario World game service will end on October 31, 2021. Thank you very much to the players who supported the game. For more details, please see this link: https://t.co/fC5qnRnLFD
– Dr Mario World (@Drmarioworld_EN) July 28, 2021
Unfortunately, the end of the game is not too surprising. While Dr Mario World seemed perfectly suited to the mobile format, the game seemed to struggle to find the level of success of games like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Where Mario Kart Tour. It’s hard to say why that might be the case, but it seems more than a few players are sad to see him go missing, judging by some of the Tweet responses above.
If there is one thing that Dr Mario World will be remembered for a long time, this is the cast of mobile game characters. Unlike previous Dr. Mario games, this one brought a very large group from the Mushroom Kingdom, adding “doctor” variants for characters who certainly shouldn’t have a medical license; Dr. Baby Wario, Dr. Goomba Tower, and Dr. Petey Piranha are just a few of the great variations that fans have been able to see through the game.
Fortunately, players will have a few more months to go with Dr Mario World before Nintendo pulls out the plug. Mobile games were never meant to last forever, but I hope Nintendo relieves the pain with a game on Nintendo Switch in the near future!
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