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Description

Mr. Driller's world has been covered with mysterious blocks. Armed with only a mighty drill, you'll have to dig your way down to safety before his air supply runs out!

Mr. Driller is a real-time puzzle game that relies solely on quick-thinking and a bit of planning. The gameplay is a combination of Tetris and Boulder Dash: You have to drill down through multi-colored blocks to reach the bottom while avoiding the consequences of reckless drilling; blocks left without a foundation will drop down after a while, potentially crushing Mr. Driller. As the hero's air supply is depleted with time, the player must regularly grab oxygen pick-ups. Some of the blocks are "X-Blocks", which take a few tries to drill through and take away a large chunk of the player's air if destroyed. If four or more X-Blocks come in contact with each other, they vanish and leave behind a small blue creature "Chisokojin", which grants 765 points when picked up.

There are two scenarios in the game, the "2500ft" and "5000ft challenge" (called "500m" and "1000m" in the Japanese version), which are five and ten levels long respectively.

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Alternate Titles

  • "ミスタードリラー" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jan 03, 2006 9 out of 10 90
NowGamer Jun 25, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
Planet Dreamcast Jun 30, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Consoles Plus Aug, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 03, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Video Games Dec, 2000 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Jul 06, 2000 5.6 out of 10 56
The Video Game Critic Jan 25, 2011 C 50
Mega Fun Aug, 2000 39 out of 100 39
Gamekult Dec 20, 2000 3 out of 10 30

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Mr. Driller appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Sequel

Mr. Driller spawned a Japan only sequel, called Mr. Driller GREAT! The biggest differences included multiple player characters, a new Story Mode, and enhanced and tighter gameplay.

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David Mackenzie (8) added Mr. Driller (Dreamcast) on Jun 18, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25779), 666gonzo666 (55397), hydra9 (3818), Opipeuter (16486) and David Mackenzie (8)