Nintendo has announced that it will be pulling its “Dr. Mario World” iOS game from the App Store later this year. The company has already cut off in-app purchases.
The game was launched just a bit over two years ago. The Tetris-inspired game originally debuted many years ago on the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System game console. As of Monday, November 1, 2021, the game will cease to be available — and existing users will no longer be able to play.
“We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has played the game,” said Nintendo in its statement.
Thank you for playing the Dr. Mario World game.
The Dr. Mario World game’s service will end on November 1, 2021 (Mon).
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who has played the game since it began service on July 10, 2019.
Service end date and time:
November 1, 2021 (Mon) at 6 a.m. (UTC)
Furthermore, diamonds will no longer be available for purchase from July 28, 2021 (Wed).
The company did not offer an explanation as to why it would be pulling the game. However, it did warn current players that it will cease working after November 1.
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 player history in Dr. Mario World Memories, which is a web page that will become available after the game’s service ends.
To enable the provision of the Dr. Mario World Memories Service, a portion of your player history will be saved on the server so it can be referenced in Dr. Mario World Memories.
If you would like to delete your player history, please go to Delete Save Data in the app and delete your save data
“Dr. Mario World” is the second game that Nintendo has pulled from the App Store. The first was Miitomo which was pulled in 2018, after debuting in 2016.