If there’s one Mario character that knows how to “open wide” for a check-up, it’s the mouthy botanical boss Petey Piranha. Sure enough, the mutant Piranha Plant is now a qualified doctor in mobile title Dr. Mario World.

 

 

Petey’s skill in Stage Mode and Versus Mode allows him to eliminate objects in the lowest position of each column, including objects that require multiple matches.

 

 

Petey Piranha debuted as an antagonist in Super Mario Sunshine, and has since cameoed in the Super Smash Bros. franchise as well as many Mario spinoff series, including Mario Party, Paper Mario, Mario & Luigi, and many sports titles.

Petey is available now in Dr. Mario World, joining the ranks of many other strange inclusions in the game’s medical profession including Dr. Blooper, Dr. Dolphin, and Dr. Goomba Tower.

 

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Written by Reece Heather

A lifelong Nintendo fan and a longtime editor at Zelda Universe, Reece will forever be grateful that he somehow dodged the Naughty List of Christmas 1998, when Santa delivered the life-changing gift of a Nintendo 64 with Super Mario 64, Banjo-Kazooie, and Mario Kart 64. When he's not playing games, Reece is usually reading Punisher comics, delving helplessly into the weirdest depths of anime and manga, or spending time with his cocker spaniel Gracie -- the goodest girl ever!

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