Mr. Driller (Sony PlayStation 1, 2000)
Mr. Driller loves to drill. So when Downtown was mysteriously overrun with colored blocks, he was the obvious choice to get to the bottom... Read More
Mr. Driller loves to drill. So when Downtown was mysteriously overrun with colored blocks, he was the obvious choice to get to the bottom of the situation. Armed with his trusty jackhammer, he begins his descent toward the Earth's core. <br><br>Our hero can drill up, down, left and right. Drilling through single blocks would take forever, so it's fortunate that blocks of the same color form into groups that vanish when only one of the blocks is drilled. This allows for chain reactions, since vanishing blocks will often cause other blocks to fall and form new groups. Alas, these falling blocks are also deadly if they hit Mr. Driller. <br><br>If all Mr. Driller had to do was drill, life would be easy. But he also has to keep refilling his oxygen supply by collecting air capsules scattered throughout the blocks. The deeper he goes, the faster his air runs out. Hampering his progress even further are brown "X-blocks" that take five drill strikes to disappear and remove 20% of Mr. Driller's air when broken. <br><br>The Arcade game consists of two courses: Easy (2,500 feet) and Hard (5,000 feet). A course is completed when Mr. Driller reaches the target depth. Bonus points are awarded if the course is finished in record time or if Mr. Driller has lives to spare (30,000 per life). Each single block is worth ten points; groups of four or more earn 40 points per block; and air capsules earn points on an increasing scale: 100 for the first, 200 for the second, 300 for the third, etc. <br><br>The PlayStation version features two additional modes: Survival and Time Attack. In Survival mode, Mr. Driller must drill as deep as he can using only one life. He can begin at the surface, 5,000 feet or 10,000 feet. In Time Attack, Mr. Driller must drill through a predetermined course and beat the record time. Instead of air capsules, he collects clocks to decrease the timer. Initially, there are only four available courses, but more are unlocked when those are completed. Minimize
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Jun 15, 2000
Mr. Driller the surprise thriller
Pros: fast paced addicting gameplay
Cons: the low selection of modes to play Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 1, 2000
Do you get the "drill"?
Pros: Addictive Action, Musical Score, no loading delays
Cons: No 2-player modes Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 25, 2000
Don't be fooled by the name, its still a lot of fun!
Pros: Addicting & Enjoyable
Cons: Can be repetitive Read More at Epinions.com
Jul 27, 2001
What an annoyingly addicting game
Pros: Simple to learn, hard to master, you can't beat the price.
Cons: After a while, the game gets repetitive, especially lacking a two-player option.
A game that tickles your brain, reflexes, and speed in a truly brilliant and original puzzler. Read More at Epinions.com
May 1, 2001
Pros: Extremely addictive!!!
Cons: The cover and main character is very misleading to how fun this game is
If you get into this game, have fun trying to get out of it! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 30, 2000
Better than Bust-A-Move!
Pros: Simple but addictive- get this, there is only one used button other than the directions
Cons: One player, is there music?, graphics not anything great- HEY, IT'S A PUZZLE GAME! Read More at Epinions.com
Jan 22, 2001
Pros: Fun and Simple. Easy to learn. Addictive!
Cons: No two player mode. Few play modes.
Mr. Driller is highly underrated! Simple and fun! You'll be seeing colored blocks in your sleep, reminiscent of your Tetris days! Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 7, 2000
Mr. Driller redefines average...
Pros: Cool music; colorful!
Cons: Gameplay deteriorates quickly; not enough game modes; no multiplayer?! Read More at Epinions.com
Aug 28, 2000
Mr. Drilla Not a Thrilla In Manila.
Pros: The plot is funny...in a sad way.
Cons: No, Driller, No. Read More at Epinions.com
Jun 15, 2000
I wonder why they call him Mr. Driller
Pros: The drill
Cons: No two player Read More at Epinions.com
Oct 16, 2000
Drilling a hole in my head
Pros: It killed off two minutes of my life
Cons: Overall crumminess Read More at Epinions.com