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Expand/Collapse [Important] Details on current issues

Updated as of: 11/8/2020 10:00 p.m. (PST)

Thank you for playing the Dr. Mario World game.

The following issues have been identified. We are either investigating the cause or are in the process of resolving them. We plan to fix them in an upcoming update, and we appreciate your patience.

Confirmed Issues ・The stage mode skills of some assistants are calculated incorrectly.

・Even though a Capsule Plus that's inside of a barrel is eliminated using Dr. Lemmy's skill, only one capsule is added to the number of remaining capsules.

・In versus mode, there are times that battles suddenly end in a loss.

・In versus mode, there are times that new viruses won't appear even though all viruses have been eliminated.

The following issues have been resolved.

Resolved Issues ・If you only have your second slot equipped with an assistant when you clear a stage, “error code: 1999” might be displayed, resulting in the stage not being cleared.

・For items in the shop, performing the following actions on devices running iOS 14 will cause the application to shut down:

 Disconnecting during the purchase process

 Canceling a purchase

・When you attend a Skill Summit, the image of the mentor doctor might not be displayed correctly.

・Kudos earned in Skill Summit might not be displayed correctly.

Note: We have sent a gift to the doc boxes of players who encountered this issue.

We hope you continue to enjoy Dr. Mario World.


A new Skill Summit is available!

These are the new mentors!

File:Dr. Koopa.pngDr. Kamek.pngDr. Lemmy.pngDr. Lakitu.png

Collect kudos to get staff tickets and doc tokens!

In addition, clearing the summits will get you power boosts, which help you progress through stage mode!

Summit Period

11/11/2020 10:00 p.m - 11/25/2020 9:59 p.m

Rewards are Easier to Earn!

The number of summits has decreased. It'll be easier to earn a doctor as a reward!

  • Basic: 7→5
  • Intermediate: 7→5

Get a Mentor Doctor!

■Summit Reward

Clear all summits and collect all kudos to receive these rewards.

Dr. Lemmy.png Dr. Lemmy


Doctor packs and doctor referrals are available!

Round 1:11/11 10:00 p.m - 11/18 9:59 p.m

Dr. Lemmy.png Dr. Lemmy Pack

Dr. Lakitu.png Dr. Lakitu Referral

Round 2:11/18 10:00 p.m - 11/25 9:59 p.m

Dr. Kamek.png Dr. Kamek Pack

Dr. Koopa Troopa.png Dr. Koopa Troopa Referral


The staffing rate for these doctors are boosted during the event.

Period:11/11 10:00 p.m - 11/18 8:59 p.m

Dr. Lemmy.png Dr. Lemmy

Dr. Kamek.png Dr. Kamek


  • The following rewards and the timing of receiving these rewards have been adjusted along with the adjustment to the number of summits:
    Effects of power boosts obtained from clearing summits.
    Summit rewards that correspond to certain numbers of kudos obtained.
  • Doctor packs and doctor referrals have a limit to the number of times they can be purchased during an event. Check the shop for more details.
  • If you get the pack but the pack doctor's skill level is already maxed, you will get 100 doc tokens instead of the doctor.
  • You cannot purchase the referral if the doctor's skill level is already maxed.
  • These doctor packs and doctor referrals may become available again in the future.
  • Tap the Details button on the staffing page to check the appearance rates of individual characters.


A Virus Event is now live!

Eliminate viruses to receive in-game rewards!

Event Period

11/11/2020 10:00 p.m - 11/18/2020 9:59 p.m

  • Rewards can be accepted until 11/21/2020 9:59 p.m.

Event Details

  • You will receive in-game rewards depending on how many viruses you eliminate during the event period.
  • Only viruses eliminated in stage mode and Skill Summit count toward this total.


Level 1 (Eliminated Viruses x 300)

Coin.png Coin × 500

Level 2 (Eliminated Viruses x 500)

Capsule+.png Capsule Boost × 1

Level 3 (Eliminated Viruses x 1,000)

Coin.png Coin × 3000

Level 4 (Eliminated Viruses x 1,500)

Capsule+.png Capsule Boost × 2

Level 5 (Eliminated Viruses x 2,000)

Hammer.png Hammer × 2
Staff Ticket.png Staff Ticket × 1

  • Rewards can be collected by going to the Virus Event page.


  • You will automatically participate as long as you have cleared stage 20.


The second half of World 21 has been added!

You can now play stages 821 through 840.

Area Clear Reward

Staff Ticket.png Staff Ticket × 1

Heart 30 Minutes.png Heart (30 minutes of infinite play) × 1

Special Stage Clear Reward

Dr. Roy.png Dr. Roy × 1

World21 platinum.png Numbered Brilliant Medal × 1

Coin.png Coin × 1,000

New Character Skill

Dr. Roy
Dr. Roy.png Stage Mode Skill
Immediately breaks crates (10).
Versus Mode Skill
Sends crates (2) to your opponent.


  • You must collect all clear stars in a given world to challenge the special stage.
  • Character skill information displayed above is at skill level 1.
  • If the doctor you receive as a reward is already at max skill level when you obtain the reward, you will get 100 doc tokens instead of the doctor.


A Star Event is happening now!

Collecting lots of clear stars lets you receive lots of in-game rewards!

Event Period

11/04/2020 10:00 p.m - 11/11/2020 9:59 p.m

  • Rewards can be accepted until 11/14/2020 9:59 p.m

Event Details

Collect clear stars by playing stage mode during this event. You'll receive in-game rewards depending on how many clear stars you collect.


Level 1 (5 clear stars)
Coin.png Coin × 500

Level 2 (10 clear stars)
Capsule+.png Capsule Boost × 1

Level 3 (20 clear stars)
Coin.png Coin × 3000

Level 4 (30 clear stars)
Capsule+.png Capsule Boost × 2

Level 5 (40 clear stars)
Score+.png Score Boost × 3
Staff Ticket.png Staff Ticket × 1

  • Rewards can be collected by going to the Star Event page.


  • As long as you have cleared stage 20, you will automatically participate.
  • Clear stars newly collected in stage mode count towards your total.


Thank you for playing the Dr. Mario World game!

The game has updated to version 2.1!

Versus Mode

  • The number of keys required to open battle boxes has been decreased.

Battle Box Key.png 75 Keys

  • The number of coins earned when winning in versus mode has been decreased.

Balance Adjustments

The following balance adjustments have been made.

■Upward Adjustments for Doctor Skills

Dr. Yoshi.png Dr. Yoshi
The skill has been adjusted so that viruses are selected more frequently when the skill is triggered.

■Stage Mode Difficulty

We had an overall review of the difficulty and adjusted the stage balance accordingly.

Other Updates

  • A heart (30 minutes of infinite play) has been added as a reward for clearing an area in stage mode.
  • After changing your nickname, you will have to wait a set amount of time before being able to change it again.
  • Screen designs and functions were adjusted.

We hope you continue to enjoy Dr. Mario World.


Versus mode season 4 has begun!

A new tier has been added and rankings have started up again.

Challenge yourself to reach even greater heights!

New Tier

Tier 10
League mark10.png
Battle Points.png 4100+ Tier Bonus
Doc Token.png x 100

Battle Box Exclusive Assistants

Check out the battle box exclusive assistants' skills below.

Whomp King(Available from Tier 9 or higher)
Whomp King.png Stage Mode Skill
Increases score by 20% when viruses are eliminated with a rainbow capsule.
Versus Mode Skill
If opponent attacks, grants 20% chance rows of received viruses will be decreased by 1.
King Boo(Available from Tier 7 or higher)
King Boo.png Stage Mode Skill
Grants 4% chance of extra capsules (5) when the number of capsules remaining reaches 5. (Once only.)
Versus Mode Skill
If you send viruses to your opponent, grants 3% chance of sending 2 extra rows.
Banzai Bill(Available from Tier 5 or higher)
Banzai Bill.png Stage Mode Skill
Grants 10% chance of easier skill meter increase.
Versus Mode Skill
If you send viruses to your opponent, grants 10% chance of sending an extra row.
King Bob-omb(Available from Tier 3 or higher)
King Bob-omb.png Stage Mode Skill
Grants 5% chance viruses (2) will be eliminated on stage start.
Versus Mode Skill
If you send viruses to your opponent, grants 4% chance of sending an extra row.
  • Character skill information displayed above is at skill level 1.

Battle Point Reset

Battle points were capped at 4,000 at the start of season 4. However, you will receive a bonus if you earned more than 4,000 points in the prior season.

Battle Point Reset Bonuses

Each point over 4,000 will be converted into 20 coins and granted as a new season bonus.

Example: A user with 5,000 battle points will receive a bonus based on the 1,000 points they earned over the 4,000 point mark. This user will receive 20,000 coins (1,000 points × 20 coins).

Battle Point Reset Timing

Battle points will reset the first time you play versus mode after the start of the new season. You will also receive the new season bonus if you are eligible.


  • Seasons will last between two and three months.
  • The schedule for seasons may be updated in the future. You can check the in-game notifications.
  • If a player has not participated in the most recent versus mode season or seasons, the battle point reset and bonus will be based on the earliest season they did not participate in.
  • We will announce the ranking results for season three at a later date.


Introducing Our Official Social Media Accounts!

We'll be distributing information about Dr. Mario World via our official social media accounts. We welcome you to follow us!

Note: Official accounts are only available in English and Japanese.


In Skill Summit, doctors take turns being mentors and holding summits on eliminating viruses.

Clear summits to get great rewards!

Work With Mentors to Eliminate Viruses!

When you attend a summit, using capsules will fill the mentor's skill meter.

When their skill meter fills all the way...

The mentor will use their skill to help you out!

How Do I Attend Summits?

First, go to the Skill Summit.

■Choose a Difficulty Level

In Skill Summit, summits come in four different difficulty levels.

Only specific doctors can attend summits in the Special category.

■Attend Summits

Various summits are available for each difficulty level.

Summits are available for a limited time and their content changes with the mentors.

Clear summits before they end and collect kudos.

If you collect a lot, you can get rewards from the Skill Summit!

In fact, rewards may even include mentor doctors!

Clear Summits to Activate Power Boosts!

If you clear all of the summits in a given difficulty level, you can earn even more rewards.

In addition to doc tokens and Staff Tickets, you can get power boosts, which help you progress through Stage Mode for a limited time!

Get Mentor Doctors!

You can get mentor doctors in the following ways while summits are available.

■From the Shop

  • Doctor referrals

You can use diamonds to get doctors.

  • Doctor packs

These special packs contain diamonds and doctors.

■From Staffing

Sometimes mentor staffing rates are boosted in Staffing.

Don't miss your chance!


  • Players must clear stage 20 to play Skill Summit.
  • Hearts are required in order to attend summits.
  • You cannot attend summits using the same character as the mentor.
    (Example) Characters who cannot attend Dr. Mario's summit:
    • Dr. Baby Mario
    • Dr. Fire Mario
  • The power boosts obtained as rewards for clearing summits do not apply in the Daily Booster and certain worlds in Stage Mode.
  • Tap the Details button on the staffing page to check the appearance rates of individual characters.


The Daily Booster is a special stage that you can play for free once per day!

Based on the number of viruses you eliminate, you can earn coins and doc tokens.

How to Play

Visit the Shop to play.

Make good use of your limited number of capsules by eliminating as many viruses as possible!

① Coin count: the number of coins you have obtained so far.

② Round count: when you eliminate all the viruses in a stage you will progress to the next round.

③ Remaining capsules: five capsules will be added if you progress to the next round.

The more viruses you eliminate, the more rewards you can earn!

After your free play, you can challenge the Daily Booster once more using diamonds.

What's more, if you challenge it again, the rewards will be tripled!


Coin.png Coins

Doc Token.png Doc Tokens


  • Your remaining free plays will reset every day at 10:00 p.m..
  • You cannot use handy items like the boomerang when playing the Daily Booster.
  • Coins obtained from the Daily Booster do not count toward doctor's orders.


If you link your social media accounts you can get up to 10 diamonds!

Linking your social media accounts allows you to send hearts back and forth, see rankings amongst your friends, and play friend against friends in versus mode!

Try linking your social media and take advantage of these features!


Gift for Linking Facebook or LINE Account
Diamond.png x10

How to Get your Reward

  • Link you social media accounts via the Settings or Friends menus.
  • After linking your social media accounts, your reward will be delivered to your doc box.


  • Rewards from linking your social media accounts can be earned only once.
  • For Facebook and LINE, you will get a reward for whichever you link first.
  • For users that have already linked their accounts, the rewards will automatically be sent to your doc box.


You can link your Nintendo Account, LINE account, or Facebook account to Dr. Mario World, and play with friends!

With friends you can exchange hearts, participate in versus battles, and show off your stage mode progress!

Benefits of Adding Friends

Send Hearts

  • You can send a each of your friends one heart per day.
  • When you accept a heart, you can show your thanks by sending one back.

Ask for Hearts

  • You can ask each of your friends added through social media for one heart per day.
  • You can send a message to friends when you ask for hearts.

Rankings and Player Icons on the Map

  • Your friends will appear in the versus mode rankings.
  • In stage mode, your friends will appear on the world map so you can see their progress.

Friend Battles (Versus Mode)

  • You can battle with friends that are logged in at the same time as you.

How to Link Social Media

  • Tap the Link LINE Account or Link Facebook Account buttons in the Friends menu.


  • Your social media account links will not be transferred via data transfer.
  • You can have your LINE and Facebook accounts and your Nintendo Account linked at the same time.
  • Sending and receiving of hearts can be done with friends added via Nintendo Account and friends you've added via social media.
  • You can only ask friends you've added via social media for hearts.
  • The country/region you select when you first start the game determines which social media account you can use to ask for hearts. For Japan, Thailand, Taiwan, and Indonesia, you must use LINE. All other countries and regions need to use Facebook.
  • Hearts you've received from friends will be stored in your doc box.
  • You must accept hearts received from friends in your doc box within three days.
  • You can receive up to a total of 10 hearts from friends per day.
  • You cannot accept hearts from your doc box (in-game mailbox) if you already have five hearts. (This only applies for hearts received from friends).
  • You cannot get rewards or battle points from friend battles.


Flying ? blocks on the world map?!

What are Flying ? Blocks?

Sometimes flying ? blocks appear on the world map.

Clear stages with flying ? blocks to get rewards!

Reward List

Coin.png Coin × 250

Coin.png Coin × 500

Coin.png Coin × 1000

Heart.png Heart × 3

Diamond.png Diamond × 5

Staff Ticket.png Staff Ticket × 1

  • You will get one of the above each time you clear a stage with a flying ? block.


  • You will automatically participate as long as you have cleared stage 20.
  • Flying ? Blocks will only appear on stages you haven't cleared yet.
  • If you clear a stage with a flying ? block with time remaining in the event, the flying ? block will reappear on another stage somewhere.
  • Each time you clear a stage with a flying ? block you will receive a randomly selected item from the Reward List, so it is possible to receive duplicate rewards.


Looking for a challenge? Each world has a particularly difficult stage called a Special Stage! There's only one per world.

Clear them to earn doctor characters, numbered medals, and more.


The special stage for each world will open after you collect all (129) clear stars in that world!

This will let you try to clear an extremely challenging stage.

If you can clear it, you'll always earn three clear stars!


Doctor.png Doctor character

World1 platinum.png Numbered medal

Coin.png Coin × 1000

Note: The doctor character reward is different for each world.


  • You can collect a reward the first time you clear the stage only.
  • Unclaimed rewards for special stages you have already cleared can be obtained via the world's icon in the upper left of the world map screen.
  • If the reward doctor character's skill level is already maximized when you obtain the reward, you will get 100 doc tokens instead of the doctor.


What is Versus Mode?

In versus mode, you can compete against friends and players from near and far at any time.

You can earn coins when you win a battle.

You can earn coins up to 20 times every 24 hours (between 10:00 p.m. and 9:59 p.m.)

The Versus Mode Screen

1. Battle Box

You can select up to three out of nine battle boxes to obtain a reward. There are even some assistants you can only get from battle boxes!

2. Battle points

Your battle points will increase when you win in versus mode, and they will decrease when you lose. You are more likely to match with someone whose battle points are close to yours. Note: You will not gain or lose battle points when playing against friends.

3. Tiers

The tier you belong to will change based on your battle points. Also, the first time you reach a new tier, you will be able to obtain the tier bonus for that tier. The following changes also apply based on your tier:

  • Initial placement of viruses
  • The number of coins received for a victory
  • Rewards for battle boxes

Basic Rules

By eliminating viruses, you can attack your opponent by sending viruses into their stage. If viruses or capsules pass the bottom line on your opponent's area, then you win. Attack as much as you can to gain the advantage!

Important Points

1. Stages shrink over time

After a certain amount of time, blocks that cannot be eliminated appear at the top of the stage, and the stage gradually gets smaller.

2. Eliminate all viruses

If you eliminate all viruses in your stage, three rows will be added to both you and your opponent's stages. Your opponent's attack meter will also be reduced to zero.

Doctor Stats


This is the number of rows of viruses sent to your opponent when the attack meter at the top of the screen fills and you attack. Each character has an attack stat between one and four.


This is how fast your attack meter fills.


This is your chance of defending against your opponent's attacks based on their attack stat.


You can activate these after eliminating a certain number of viruses.


Dr. Mario: Attack (2)

Attacks the opponent with two rows when the attack meter fills.

Dr. Bowser: Defense (2) 40%

Has a 40% chance of blocking Dr. Mario's attack (2).

Note: You can check character stats by tapping the character on the versus mode screen.


1. Eliminate from below as quick as you can!

If you hesitate, the number of viruses will just keep increasing. Prioritize eliminating the viruses closest to the bottom line.

2. Timing your skills

The timing for using skills is crucial. Watch closely for the best timing to use your skill to eliminate all viruses, or interfere with your opponent immediately after sending viruses their way.

3. Character compatibility

The combination of doctor and assistant is also very important. Try various combinations and find a strategy that works for you.


Rule Review

Did you know that you can view tutorials as many times as you want?

If you want to brush up on the basic rules or learn more about the nuances of virus-busting, revisit tutorials by navigating to:

Settings > Tutorials

Fill Every Space

In this game, if there's enough empty space, you can move your capsule through blocks and other capsules to fill it! If you push up a capsule against a block for a brief moment, you can slip right through.


Doctors have skills that you activate with the press of a button. Assistants have effects too! They fire off at random. You can acquire doctors and assistants via the staffing menu.

How to Get Coins

Clear Stages

When you clear a stage you earn coins based on how many clear stars you earned. You'll earn coins for each clear star, so aim to get all three clear stars! You'll also get coins as a reward when you clear an area, so don't fret.

Daily Gift

One daily gift can be redeemed for free every day at the shop. You can get coins, items, diamonds, and more, so be sure to check the shop every day if you can!

Doctor's Orders

Check the doctor's orders screen in stage mode and you can see what specific conditions are available for you to complete! By completing doctor's orders you can earn in-game rewards.

Battle Boxes

When you go up against someone in versus mode, you can get a key. If you collect enough keys, you can open up a battle box and receive in-game rewards, including coins. As you go up in tiers, the contents of these battle boxes will get better and better!

Medals Galore

There are many way to earn medals, including in-game events, increasing tiers in versus mode, clearing special stages, and more. You can equip a medal from the profile screen, so if you get one feel free to show it off!


Here are some tips to help you defeat viruses and save Dr. Mario's world!

Strengthening Characters

If you get a character you already have via staffing, it will increase that character's skill level.

As their skill level increases, their skills will improve! For example, a doctor's skill meter may fill faster, or an assistant's skill may activate more often.

Battle Box Characters

There are characters you can only get from the battle boxes you receive in versus mode.

You can't get them from staffing, so play versus mode to get these characters!

  • Tier 3 and up → King Bob-omb
  • Tier 5 and up → Banzai Bill

Advanced Techniques

Here are some advanced techniques to help you show those meddlesome virus who's boss!

Put Multiple Capsules in Play!

Did you know that more than one capsule can be put into play at once? When you pull a capsule into the play field, you can immediately pull out another. This way you can move them around freely or clear multiple locations at the same time.

Go for a High Score

You can increase your score by eliminating multiple viruses with one capsule. The rainbow capsule, which can match with viruses and capsules of any color, can help maximize your score!

Tips for Eliminating Viruses

You can eliminate viruses both horizontally and vertically, but you can actually eliminate even more by combining the two directions. Here's a few practical ways to eliminate viruses:

Eliminate in an L-shape
Eliminate in a T-shape
Eliminate in a Cross Shape

Expand/Collapse [Important] The Number of Doctor Packs Available for Purchase Has Been Adjusted

Thank you for playing the Dr. Mario World game.

The number of times that doctor packs can be purchased has been adjusted in the following way:

・Before adjustment: Up to three times

・After adjustment: Up to one time

・This may not apply to some doctor packs.

Check the number of available packs in the shop for more details.

We hope you continue to enjoy Dr. Mario World.

Dr. Mario World Operations Team

Expand/Collapse [Important] Regarding Versus Mode Becomes Sluggish

Thank you for playing the Dr. Mario World game.

We have fixed the following in regard to the issue where Versus Mode becomes sluggish with certain devices and network environments.

・The game may become sluggish when many attacks are made during a single match.

・It may not be possible to grab the next capsule.

We are continuing to investigate whether there are any other connected issues and will post an update as soon as possible.

To thank you for your patience, we will send players the following items:

・Staff Ticket ×2

Note: The gift will be available until 7/9/2020 5:59 p.m. (PDT).

We hope you continue to enjoy Dr. Mario World.

Dr. Mario World Operations Team

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