Video Games I’m Thankful For (Part 19)

The next installment of “Video Games I’m Thankful For” continues with the star from yesterday’s game, only with a different occupation. Thrown into the mix of medicine, this character needs to thwart all the viruses in order to win. Was he successful? Let’s see:

Dr. Mario

First played on my original Game Boy, this was essentially a Tetris-esque game only infused with a star character for the company. Somehow, Mario received his doctorate in night school while he was working as a full time plumber. Great job dude!

Aside from the strangeness of the concept, the game offered a simple play style that almost immediately offered addictability. I would concern myself, day after day, to get the highest score possible. Some of my friends also had the game so we would challenge each other to beat the other person’s score – our early version of leaderboards. Those were some fun times…

What games are you thankful for? What games have a special spot in your heart?

Come back tomorrow for the next game of the series!

For previous parts of the series, see below:

Follow Harry Loizides, a Senior Editor, through his life of video games, obstacle races, and other adventures with Instagram, Twitter, and IGN

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