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Mr. Driller (PlayStation)

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How could ANYONE pass up this game?? Satoshi Kunsai (1810) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.9
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.1
Overall User Score (10 votes) 3.2

Critic Reviews

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Digital Press - Classic Video Games
Mr. Driller is a must have, instant-classic game with lots of depth (couldn’t resist) that will quickly find its way into your regular game rotation. Without a flux-capacitor modified DeLorean to visit 1980 with, Mr. Driller is the next best thing. With any luck, we’ll soon see bumper stickers that read, “I’ve got Mr. Driller fever!!” and the streets will be safe once again. I’ve finally got my time machine. Thanks, Namco!
Super Play
Mr. Driller är ett väldigt roligt pusselspel som kommer att bli en klassiker. Det håller länge trots att variationen är liten, för precis som Tetris så har spelet ett slags magisk dragningskraft som gör att man kan spela i all oändlighet.
However, the music totally nabbed me. Its simply stunning orchestrations actually moved me more than most games I've played all year. Let's just hope that the game's music team can get a job somewhere else at Namco where their talents can be better framed with a good, fun game.
Gaming Entertainment Monthly
The appeal factor lasts for several hours, but eventual boredom does settle in. Without any multi-player included (another bad marketing decision), many will probably be bored after a couple days. The others will enjoy its goofy fun. This game is worth at least a rental to check out this zany and unique puzzle game. This gets the “Bad Title, Good Ol’ Fun” award.
Consoles Plus
Amusant, mais pas vraiment percutant.
If you can appreciate its charm, Mr. Driller is a very enjoyable game. There's strategy, fast action and goofy saloon piano music. You can really get zoned out playing it, which is a trademark of most great puzzle games. Its only real negative is that the modes don't offer much variety, and the action can get stale sooner than it should. Plus, there's no great multiplayer mode, which hurts the replay. Even so, if you're really into puzzle games, we recommend checking it out.
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet
Mr Driller är ett jättebra arkadspel av den gamla sorten. Hade man bara fixat några småsaker lite här och var, så hade det blivit en klassiker. Det finns inget tvåspelarläge, men det är riktigt roligt ändå.
Power Unlimited
Mr. Driller is een hele aardige puzzeltitel, maar mist de magie die grote titels als Tetris en BaM zo verslavend maken. Leuk voor een paar uurtjes spannende gameplay, maar niet goed genoeg om maandenlang in je PlayStation te laten zitten.
Hybride de Rick Dangerous (pour les nostalgiques) et de Tetris, Mr Driller n'arrive cependant pas à se faire une place au soleil dans la foule des jeux à puzzle mais il n'en reste pas moins un choix à envisager pour qui veut s'amuser quelques soirées (ou faire plaisir à son petit cousin de sept ans).
A great value title that should appeal to almost anyone, Mr. Driller is a cute and quirky puzzler that lacks the variety to make it a long-term contender for your attention like a Puzzle Fighter or Tetris would. At a low price of $20, however, Mr. Driller is a worthwhile and refreshing return to the puzzle genre, however short-lived the game may be.
Au final, Mr Driller remplit de justesse son rôle, du fait de sa fraîcheur et son ambiance de bonbon acidulé, mais pèche malheureusement par un intérêt limité sur la durée, surtout qu'il est strictement fermé aux joies des parties multijoueur.
All Game Guide
In the end, Mr. Driller is a basic, enjoyable game that screams out for a more advanced sequel. "Ms. Driller," anyone?
Mega Fun
Mr. Driller hat unbestritten ein gewisses Suchtpotenzial. Für meinen Geschmack ist Namcos Geschicklichkeitstest ein wenig zu hektisch ausgefallen, um wirklich zu größeren Denkakrobatiken auszuarten. So sind viele Aktionen reiner Zufall oder der gute Mr. Driller entrinnt dem Tode nur mit viel Glück. Zum einen ist es positiv, dass Boni immer an derselben Stelle versteckt sind, denn so wird jedes Mal eure Taktik besser. Auf der anderen Seite werden die Levels dann recht schnell langweilig, da man irgendwann den Bogen raus hat. Schade, dass es keinen Zweispieler-Modus gibt. Eine Challenge mit Splitscreen wäre sicher eine tolle Sache gewesen. Somit bleibt Namcos Bohr-Vergnügen nur für nervöse Knobel-Fans zu empfehlen.
A nice try by the developers to rekindle the flame of addictive puzzle titles, but these days even this genre needs a little more flair and variety. The lack of a multiplayer option is also unforgivable.