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Mr. Driller (Japan, DRI1/VER.A2)


Mr. Driller (c) 10/1999 Namco.


A highly addictive puzzle game in which the player must drill down through an endless onslaught of blocks, attempting to get blocks of the same colour to touch and subsequently make them disappear. 'Undergrounder' bonuses can be picked up for bonus points and air capsules must be collected to restore the player's ever-diminishing air supply.


- TECHNICAL -


Namco System 12 hardware

Game ID : DRI


Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz), H8/3002 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)


Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 65536


Players : 1

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1


- TRIVIA -


This game was originally going to be titled as "Dig Dug III". The main character, Susumu Hori, is the son of Taizo Hori (better known as "Dig Dug").


- UPDATES -


Software version : DRI1/VER.A2 (Japan)

* Build date : 14:11:20, OCT 22 1999


- SCORING -


As you collect air capsules, each one is worth 100 more points than the one before it. Upon completion of the 500 and 1000 boards, You can earn a time bonus, a perfect life bonus and a perfect air bonus.


- SERIES -


1. Mr. Driller (1999)

2. Mr. Driller 2 (2000)

3. Mr. Driller G (2001)

4. Mr. Driller Ace (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

5. Mr. Driller - Drill Land (2002, Nintendo GameCube)

6. Mr. Driller - Drill Spirits (2005, Nintendo DS)


- STAFF -


Programming : Tomohiro Kaneko, Mazmoto Dai, Murakami Ayako

Graphics : Shinozaki Kaori, Hasegawa Taroo, Kusakabe Yasuko

Sound : Shina Masaru

Voice : Tatsuta Tomoko

Title logo & Package designer : Tamiya Kiyotaka

Product promotion : Cosyowaki Hiroshi

Production assistants : Nakabayashi Yasuki, Arai Takashi, Kuroda Masanao, Kondou Takiharu

Program support : Kyota Tanaka, Funatsu Tetsuya, Hijiya Tosiharu

Product manager : Hajime Nakatani, Oishi Masuya

Producer : Yoshizawa Hideo

Executive producer : Masaya Nakamura

Director : Nagaoka Yasuhito


- PORTS -


* Consoles :

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

Sega Dreamcast (2000)

Sony PlayStation (2000)

Bandai WonderSwan (2001)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "NamCollection") : Japan release only.


* Computers :

PC [MS Windows] (1999)


* Others :

Mobile phones (2003)