Mr. Do!

Moby ID: 9764
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You control Mr. Do as he tries to harvest all of the cherries on the screen. However, there are numerous bad guys out to get him! Mr. Do can defend himself from the bad guys in two ways: firstly, he can push the apples located throughout the playfield on top of the enemies and crush them. Secondly, Mr. Do is armed with a power ball. This can be thrown to destroy an enemy. Mr. Do has only one power ball, though, so he will need to wait for it to return to him before it can be used again. From time to time an alpha monster will appear on the screen bearing one of the letters in EXTRA. If you use the power ball to destroy an alpha monster you earn that letter; when you've earned the complete word EXTRA you receive an extra life. When you successfully collect all of the cherries, you will move on to the next, more difficult level.

The mobile version of the game includes the original arcade version, as well as an enhanced mode with new levels, power-ups, and graphics.

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  • ミスター・ドゥ - Japanese spelling

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Critics

Average score: 81% (based on 14 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.4 out of 5 (based on 46 ratings with 1 reviews)

Comes close to the original game

The Good
There was once a man in a pom-pom hat called Mr. Do!. His favorite food is cherries, and so one day, he decided to create ten cherry orchards. He was always proud of his orchards, as he was able to harvest a bunch of cherries that he could eat for dessert. Sadly, all of this had changes. You see, when Mr. Do! starts harvesting his cherries, pests enter and do their best to stop him in his tracks, and his only line of defense is his power ball, which he can throw at them to wipe them out.

Mr. Do! will have to wait several seconds before he gets his ball back, so he can't wipe out another one immediately. He can also make apples squash the pests, and he does this by running underneath the apple while the pests follow him everywhere that he goes. But he, too, will be squashed by an apple if he doesn't get out of the way. When one of the pests touches him, he'll lose one of his three lives. Lose every one of them, and the game is over.

As Mr. Do!, you must collect all the cherries in the orchard in order to advance to the next one. The cherries are often lined up in eights, and notice that a tone is heard if you collect one. These tones will go up a note if you collect all the cherries at once, without any pauses. If you do, you are awarded bonus points. Once you have collected enough cherries, an alpha monster will appear, who bears one of the letters in EXTRA. Like the pests, it will chase you until you shoot your power ball at it, then that letter will be highlighted. If you manage to kill alpha monsters bearing all the letters in EXTRA, a screen will appear, which sees Mr. Do! shooting a big monster, which drops a Mr. Do! in the status bar. While all of this goes on, you get to listen to the theme from Astro Boy, a japanese manga cartoon that I used to watch when I was still a kid. When there can be no enemies in the orchards, some food appears instead. Getting this will cause some blue monsters to appear, as well as an alpha monster.

The C64 version of Mr. Do! remains close to the original arcade game. The music and sounds are all there. The graphics even meet the standards of the original.

The Bad
But what this version lacks is a high-score table, yet the original arcade game had one. This means that if you played a couple of games, you have no idea how well you scored, compared to your previous games.

The Bottom Line
You know, some people say that Mr. Do! is a lot like Dig Dug, but I disagree with that one. The game was a success with the kiddies that at least three other Mr. Do! games were made: Mr. Do's Castle, Mr. Do's Wild Ride, and Do! Run Run. Of these three, Mr. Do's Castle made it to home computers and consoles. There's even a game called Neo Mr. Do!, but as the name suggests, it was available only for the Neo Geo, which, at the time of writing, is still yet to be documented here at MobyGames.

This version could have been improved by allowing you to collect other fruit besides cherries, oranges and lemons, for example. If this game was remade by a company that brought the Mr. Do! franchise, then the game would be enhanced by incorporating 3-D graphics into the game, and adding Mr. Do's arch-nemesis, simply called Mr. Don't!

Rating: ****

Commodore 64 · by Katakis | カタキス (43087) · 2004

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Mr. Do! appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • Retro Gamer
    • September 2004 (Issue #8) – #82 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)

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Game added by Servo.

Game Boy added by dymo. Arcade added by Diamondfist. Wii added by Michael Cassidy. FM-7, PC-98 added by Infernos. Atari 8-bit, J2ME added by Kabushi. Tomy Tutor added by Игги Друге. MSX added by koffiepad. Commodore 64, SNES, Apple II added by Katakis | カタキス.

Additional contributors: Patrick Bregger, FatherJack, Bart Smith.

Game added July 19, 2003. Last modified May 5, 2024.