Dr. Mario World is being removed from mobile platforms in November

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Dr Mario (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • Dr. Mario World is a match-three puzzle game published by Nintendo.
  • Nintendo has announced that the game's service will be ending on November 1, 2021.
  • Players will be unable to purchase diamonds starting on July 28, 2021.

In 2019, Nintendo collaborated with Line Corporation and NHN Entertainment to publish the match-three game Dr. Mario World on iOS and Android. The game released to middling reviews, and was one of the least popular mobile games published by Nintendo.

Nintendo recently announced in a blog post that they would be shutting down the service this year. The game's service will officially shut down in its entirety on November 1, 2021 at 6 a.m. UTC. However, players will no longer be able to purchase diamonds for in-game advantages starting from July 28, 2021.

Anyone who picks up the game after the game's service has ended will be unable to play the game, with an end-of-service notification being displayed on-screen. For those who have played before, they will be able to view a portion of their player history via the Dr. Mario World Memories. This is a web page that will become available after the service ends. Dr. Mario World Memories will save a portion of one's player history on the server, which can be deleted later if need be.

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Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.