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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.

Screenshots

Mr. Driller Windows Game select
Mr. Driller Arcade Clear!
Mr. Driller Arcade Life lost
Mr. Driller Game Boy Color I lost all my lives. This is the results of how I did.

Promo Images

Mr. Driller Screenshot
Mr. Driller Logo
Mr. Driller Other
Mr. Driller Other

Alternate Titles

  • "ミスタードリラー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

How could ANYONE pass up this game?? PlayStation Satoshi Kunsai (2074)

Critic Reviews

Digital Press - Classic Video Games PlayStation Oct 07, 2005 9 out of 10 90
NowGamer Dreamcast Jun 25, 2000 8.6 out of 10 86
Planet Dreamcast Dreamcast Jun 30, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Sep, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Gaming Entertainment Monthly PlayStation Sep, 2000 75 out of 100 75
4Players.de Dreamcast Dec 20, 2000 71 out of 100 71
Consoles Plus Dreamcast Aug, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Video Games Dreamcast Dec, 2000 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot PlayStation May 26, 2000 6.1 out of 10 61
Game Vortex Game Boy Color 2000 60 out of 100 60

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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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