Mr. Driller, experienced with the drill, much use his abilities to dig beneath the Earth's crust in a race to the finish in order to save the day. Dangerous traps await as you dig through the puzzle layout to the goal, and be careful of Mr. Driller's air supply which can run out quickly. Find the right powerups to increase abilities and air supply while fighting the time clock.
Part Tetris part unique adventure, Mr. Driller brings with it the usual puzzle like game modes, as well as time trials and multiplayer for four players. The Dual Screen abilities on the DS include an increased view of the play area and wireless multiplayer.
The North American version lacks certain features found in the international releases. It lacks the Dristone game mode, single-card multiplayer, the moon stage in Mission mode, and the character of Rabbit (Usagi).