Dr. Mario World is adding a very real and definitely not made-up character to its roster of star physicians. World, say hello to Dr. Goomba Tower, playable as of April 26, 11 p.m. PST:
The good doctor assures us that they are in fact a licensed professional and not just three Goombas in a lab coat. Yes, Dr. Goomba Tower is finally here to cure what ails you. While his bedside manner has been criticized by medical boards in the past — patients don’t seem to enjoy being treated by a doctor that screams at and bites them — no one can question their medical acumen. Some say that they have the mental ability of three different fungi combined.
Dr. Goomba Tower is taking on the plague that’s… plaguing the Mushroom Kingdom by going above and beyond the call of duty. In the course of their virology / improv training, they learned that the key to overcoming any adversary is to get into their heads. Behold, their cutting-edge technique:
Dr. Goomba Tower will also have new Dr. Mario World stages in which they can attend to patients. While you’ll have to navigate a minefield of culture bottles, biological waste, and viruses, it will be worth it to have a visit with the renowned medical genius(es?). Be sure to make an appointment ahead of time, as the doctor is incredibly in demand. Also make sure to do some preliminary research into whether your insurance policy is accepted, as Receptionist Cheep-Cheep is famous for being terrible at the job.
Side effects may include dizziness, stomachache, leg cramps, mustache, shrinkage, hat loss, mamma mia, uncontrollable running, and Frog Suit. Do not seek treatment from Dr. Goomba Tower if you have allergies to mushrooms, penicillin, or chestnuts. If you suffer from severe symptoms, please get medical attention from a better doctor, like Dr. Baby Daisy.