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Mr. Driller (Dreamcast)

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MobyRank
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.7
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.2
Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Replayability may be limited to beating an old high score, but many gamers will want to keep it around for a quick game or two. Mr. Driller comes recommended for all puzzle fans or anyone simply seeking an easy-to-pick-up quick game.
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IGN
Mr. Driller is fast, frantic, and most importantly, addictive like you wouldn't believe. Even as a full priced game, it would be a keeper, but at its value price, it's an absolute steal. Not only is it a fresh idea, but it also actually works. If all titles that proclaimed innovative qualities were as fun as this, we'd be in business. For fans of puzzlers or anyone really, this game is highly recommended.
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NowGamer
If we were going to be brutal, we’d say that Mr Driller was just a touch too basic for our tastes… and indeed, it is. The problem is though that no matter how much we want to knock it, we just can’t – it’s so addictive that even if we failed to complete the 5000ft mode for the hundredth time, we’d still come back for more. While we still feel that it’s not the next Soul Calibur we were hoping for, Mr Driller will certainly fill the void for the time being. Do we really want Ms Pacman next though? Err…
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Planet Dreamcast
Mr. Driller is a simple, fun, and addicting game. It offers a nice mix of action and puzzle elements, and Mr. Driller has more than enough depth (no pun intended) to keep players coming back to best their previous score or time. It may not be the 3-D fighter many were hoping for, but I'll take a great, original game over just another sequel any day. I highly recommend Mr. Driller to anyone craving a good puzzle game.
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4Players.de
Mr.Driller ist mit Sicherheit kein Spiel, das in die Software-Geschichte eingehen wird und das auch nicht in die Tetris-Klasse vorstoßen kann, was vorrangig dem fehlenden 2-Spieler-Modus zuzuschreiben ist. Trotzdem wird der Puzzle-Fan sicher nicht enttäuscht werden.
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Consoles Plus
Le jeu Mr Driller marque un retour aux vieux jeux d'arcade des années 80.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Un jeu qui ne paye pas de mine mais qui offre un puzzle rafraichissant, rapide et maniable. Si vous êtes lassé de Chu Chu Rocket, vous trouverez un très bon remplacement dans Mr Driller.
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Video Games
Standard-Puzzler ohne Höhepunkte ... Nichts gegen Puzzle-Titel, doch wenn sich die Entwickler schon so dreist an vergangenen Klassikern bedienen, warum setzten sie diese nicht gleich komplett auf einer Next-Gen-Konsole um? Zwar erkennt man bei Mr. Driller sehr deutlich die Verwandschaft zum C64-Klassiker Boulder Dash, das Spiel erreicht jedoch bei weitem nicht dessen Abwechslungsreichtum. Auch, wenn Mr. Driller zu Beginn durchaus Spaß macht, vermisse ich nach einiger Zeit neue Spielelemente oder Einfälle. Daran können auch Steine in immer neuen Farben und eine speicherbare Highscore-Liste nichts ändern.
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GameSpot
It's downright criminal that Mr. Driller doesn't have any multiplayer modes. A set of cooperative and competitive two-player modes could have placed Mr. Driller in the upper echelon of puzzle games, right alongside Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and Baku Baku. As it stands, Mr. Driller is good enough to keep you interested for a week or so, but it lacks any long-term staying power.
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The Video Game Critic
I really don't quite "get it", but Mr. Driller seems to have developed a very devoted following among the Dreamcast faithful.
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Gamekult
Mr Driller est un jeu de puzzle en 2D aux graphismes très colorés mais qui n'est pas à proprement parler très original. L'impossibilité de jouer à deux et le principe simpliste et répétitif ne laissent pas la possibilité au joueur d'exprimer ses talents de logique et de réflexes très longtemps. La jouabilité très simple aura au moins le mérite de permettre aux apprentis gamer d'exprimer leur talent bourgeonnant.