Nintendo’s Dr. Mario World is set to shut down this November

Time to say goodbye to the Mario-themed match-three game!

Dr. Mario World, Nintendo’s match-three puzzle game featuring the iconic Italian plumber is set to, unfortunately, shut down within a few months. The game’s service will end in November of this year, as shared on the game’s Twitter handle.

The game was first launched back in July 2019. The objective was to solve puzzles using red, blue, and yellow capsules in over 600 stages. A player can take on other opponents online and use other iconic characters like Luigi, Peach, Bowser, Yoshi, Toad, Wario, Waluigi, Daisy, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, Nabbit, Koopa Troopa, Lakitu and others to help players bust viruses. The game currently has over 5 million downloads on the Play Store.

Nintendo issues End of Service notice

There’s an End of Service Notice up on their official website right now which also says that players will no longer be able to purchase Diamonds (the in-game currency) from July 28th, 2021 and the game will not be playable once it reaches the end of its service.

Players will still be able to look at their player history in Dr. Mario World Memories Service, a web page that will be available once the game’s service comes to an end. For this, a portion of player history will be saved on the game’s server, which can be deleted if players want to. Players can do this by going to the ‘Delete Save Data’ option on the game.

Dr. Mario World shut down
End of Service notice on the Nintendo website

One of the issues this does bring up is that often when games go down like this, the players who have invested money in the game by buying in-game assets will lose the things they purchased, and their money as well. Having said that, Nintendo’s announcement about Dr. Mario World being shut down is very unfortunate indeed.

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