Dr. Mario World will be killed come November

After earning the ire of the world earlier this year when Super Mario 3D All-Stars was removed from the eShop, Nintendo has decided to kill another game with the Dr. Mario World mobile title being axed before the end of 2021.

From today 28th July 2021 the premium currency in the game which can be bought with real money (Diamonds) will no longer be available for purchase. Then, on 1st November 2021, the game will be shut down and become unplayable.

“If you start up the Dr. Mario World game after the game’s service has ended, an end-of-service notification will be displayed and you will not be able to play the game. You will be able to look back at your play history in Dr. Mario World Memories, which is a web page that will become available after the game’s service ends,” the end of service notice reads.

Interestingly that notice was published today, the same day that the Diamonds were removed. We do have to give Nintendo some kudos here because we could have seen people rushing to buy more Diamonds once the end of service notice was revealed.

That may sound counterintuitive but we’ve definitely seen people rush to make the most of a game before it goes away forever. Every game is someone’s favourite and we’re sure even this mobile spinoff has some diehards who may have whipped out the credit card one last time.

And with that in mind we’re really disappointed to see this game simply wiped from existence. We’re sure some unofficial copies of it will remain around after November, but maybe Nintendo could have simply modified the game a bit and left it playable in one way or another?

It’s another symptom of poor game preservation when titles like this have their servers shut down and that’s the end of the story. At least with this forewarning individuals who care can put in some time to preserve this before it’s gone for good.

“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has played the game since it began service on July 10, 2019,” the notice adds.


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