Dr. Mario is more closely related to Columns than to standard Tetris, matching colors and not shapes.
But it introduces a completely new element: Instead of clearing the
falling blocks themselves, the object is to clear special, previously
In Dr. Mario, the well has been replaced with a bottle. In this
bottle, there are some germs dancing in place. From the top,
two-colored pills fall down. They can be seen as two cells. There
are only three different colors. When there are four cells of the
same color in a row, they vanish. The other half of the pills then
continues to fall down. The germs, just like the pill halves, count
as a cell. So the trick is, of course, to pile pills of the same
color on top of the germs.