Fun Fact: How Long Europe and Australia Waited For Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario originally didn’t come out in Europe or Australia. Gamers there waited 20 years to receive an official version on a later console.

Fun Fact: The Original Title of Dr. Mario

Dr. Mario originally started out as a puzzle game called Virus. Nintendo wanted another Tetris-like hit and eventually decided to make Mario part of the series before they published the game.