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30 Retro Game Ads in 30 Days: Dr. Mario

The folks that cooked up this Dr. Mario television spot were clearly abusing his/her medication. Sure, the music's catchy, but this Busby Berkeley-style pool romp doesn't seem so cute when you realize that the swimsuit-clad girls represent the viruses that Mario, M.D. needs to zap in the Tetris-style puzzler. Note that the eyes are positioned on the mammaries. Speaking of eyes, dig the dilated pupils and creepy smile on Plastic Mario as he throws that giant pill onto Red Virus Girl. This is real to him. Princess Peach better watch her back.

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To me, it looks unusual. Good though, the whole concept isn't that much entertaining. - Larry Starr Sarasota

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