Dr. Mario & Puzzle League (also parsed Dr. Mario / Puzzle League, known as Dr. Mario & Panel de Pon in Japan) is a game released for the Game Boy Advance in 2005 by Nintendo and Intelligent Systems. The game is a compilation of Dr. Mario and Panel de Pon (known as Puzzle League in this game). The game was released alongside the Game Boy Micro's release in Japan, and the twentieth anniversary of Super Mario Bros.
Puzzle Leagues name probably comes from Pokémon Puzzle League, a game based on Tetris Attack, which is in turn based on the Japan-only Panel de Pon. This version, however, is a very simple form of the game.
A browser game, Dr. Mario Vitamin Toss, was released as a promotional tie-in with Dr. Mario & Puzzle League.
Dr. Mario in this game is more akin to Dr. Mario 64 then other versions of the game. There is a mode you unlock that has you turn the GBA so that the screen is longer vertically. In order to get this mode, you must complete the twentieth level in single player. When the player downloads a version of the game to another Game Boy Advance system, they'll be given NES style graphics and sound.
Puzzle League is a remake of the games Panel de Pon, Tetris Attack, and Pokémon Puzzle League. It isn't similar to any of the three games, but its appearance can be attributed to the Game Boy Advance download version from Nintendo Puzzle Collection. Like Dr. Mario, a vertical version of the game is present where you tilt your Game Boy Advance. In order to get this mode, you must score a total of ten thousand points or more in the game's endless mode.
- This game was released in Japan on the 20th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.
- This is the last game in the Dr. Mario series to have a physical release. Every game released after it was only made available as a digital download.
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