Games Similar to Dr. Mario for the Xbox 360
By Robert Sunset
Updated September 22, 2017
Dr. Mario first came out for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1990. It was an immediate hit because it was similar to the very popular Tetris game that came out not long before it. The goal was to line up four colors in a row with one of the colors being a virus and three colors matching up from multi-colored vitamins. While "Dr. Mario" is a Nintendo exclusive, you can find similar games for the Xbox 360.
Released in 2007, Tetris Splash offered people a glimpse back in time to where it all began. Tetris Splash doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles but offers a great, basic Tetris experience for solo players and also features online play. You match the different shapes to create horizontal lines for points. It's simple yet addicting game play at its finest. This is available through Xbox Live
Tetris Evolution was also released in 2007 and came packaged with a lot of Xbox 360s sold that year. Tetris Evolution featured the same great elements of the normal game but had a lot of extras. You can play online with Xbox Live and there are more than eight different modes you can play with up to four players. You can find copies of this game at online retail stores and some discount bins at local shops.
Bejeweled 2 Deluxe
Bejeweled has been a great way to pass the time since it first came out on PC in 2000 and has been one of the most popular "casual" games ever since. This game doesn't have the falling blocks like Dr. Mario and Tetris but uses the same three-in-a-row formula. The goal of this game is to swap jewels that are beside each other to make three in a row. You get bonuses for four in a row and higher combinations.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is similar to Bejeweled but has some elements of character building and the use of magic. It's like Bejeweled with a fantasy story going on in the background. It takes the addictiveness of Bejeweled and kicks it up a notch.
Robert Sunset has been a freelance writer for more than five years. He works full-time from home, specializing in website content, opinion/editorial pieces and technical writing. Some of his work has been published in "Trek" magazine and some local Montana-based publications. He is finishing his degree in Web design.