Pill-popping puzzler Dr. Mario is out on the 3DS eShop this week. The version available is the Game Boy edition, first released in 1990.
When it comes down to it, we'll probably never tire of shape-shifting puzzle games. However simplistic and retro they look, however old they get, there's simply no getting away from the fact that they're among the most compelling genre of games anyone's ever come up with. Requiring no need for a significant graphical overhaul, no pointless overblown stories and no massive marketing campaign, these staples of mass market gaming have become like timeless board games that no one should ever tinker with.
With that in mind, it's hardly surprising to see Nintendo coming to a similar realisation and issuing a '2 games in 1' pack containing two all-time classics that are still as maddeningly addictive today as they were when they first appeared a decade and a half ago.
The first of the two, Dr. Mario, is a title we had a relatively recent re-introduction to when Nintendo issued its limited run of NES Classics a year or so back. In case you've somehow missed out on it over the decades, it's a fantastic block puzzler with all the furious one-more-go appeal of Tetris.