For some reason, Nintendo is in the midst of a Luigi themed year. Yep, no longer standing in the shadows of big brother Mario, Luigi has been getting his fingers in a number of Nintendo pies, including Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Mario and Luigi: Dream Team. Not calling stumps just yet, Luigi’s adding a new coat of paint to much loved puzzle classic, Dr. Mario.
The NES original saw Mario (sorry, Doctor Mario) tasked with eliminating a virus by participating in a Tetris-like falling block puzzler. Luigi now assumes the role of doctor. There’s a few extras added with this update. There will be ‘L’ shaped pills for bigger combos and in competitive mode you can change strategy at the last minute as your opponent’s next pill changes colour.
If you have absolutely nothing else to do early in the new year, you’ll be able to download Dr. Luigi from the Wii U shop.