My wife and I have been playing Dr. Mario for quite a number of years now. Recently, we've been having a problem that I'm not sure what to do about. It seems when you go to drop a pill with the fast drop (using the up arrow), the pill will shift either left or right (usually to the left) and completely miss the intended drop point. I've also seen this happen with the down arrow (a fast drop but not the instant drop like the up arrow), and sometimes I can correct the pill with the left or right arrows (in time), but not always. When this first started happening I thought maybe the batteries were simply low. I've tried replacing them and it still happens. Then I thought the controller was bad. I've tried every controller I have (4 of them), and they all do the same thing. Some worse than others, but nevertheless, they all still do it. I even went out (out of frustration) and bought a brand new controller. It also experiences the same problem (even worse than some of my original controllers). Sometimes, when I first load up the game, I can play a few games before the problem begins happening, but it will eventually start.
We've been playing for years with no problem like this at all. Then, a few months ago, I believe, is when it started. It happens to both my wife and I, so I'm fairly certain we're not fat fingering the controller. Besides, I've tried everything I could think of to fix this. It is extremely annoying and makes it virtually impossible to play a game. Have other people seen problems like this? I think I've even noticed it on rare occasions happening to my online opponents, but I can't talk to them obviously, so I can't claim it definitely happened to them when I've seen a pill go where it certainly didn't seem like it was intended. Anyway, one thought that occurred to me... has Nintendo made modifications to the game in any way that is causing some software bug to rear its ugly head? Or maybe the servers are having problems? Maybe its a WIFI or router problem? I just don't know. I've been experiencing this for a while now and have gotten to the point that it just doesn't seem worth playing anymore. Which is unfortunate because this is one of the few games we both really enjoy. If anyone has any thoughts on this, or have experienced this themselves and have a possible solution, please left me know. Thank you for your feedback.