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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.


Mr. Driller Game Boy Color Body fall down
Mr. Driller Game Boy Color Enter name for high score.
Mr. Driller Game Boy Color I died.
Mr. Driller Game Boy Color I lost all my lives. This is the results of how I did.

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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 May 01, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Aug 07, 2000 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Vortex 2000 60 out of 100 60
Video Games Oct, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
IGN Aug 10, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Apr 01, 2001 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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1001 Video Games

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


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 (11) added Mr. Driller (Game Boy Color) on Jun 18, 2001
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