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Romset and name:
mrdrillr Mr. Driller (US, DRI3/VER.A2)
Short name:
Mr. Driller
Manufacturer:
Namco
Year:
Genre:
Puzzle
Category:
Puzzle / Misc.
Serie:
Mr. Driller
Driver source:
namco/namcos12.cpp
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo)
Input:
Joystick 4 ways
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
80 to 90 (Very Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
640x480@60 Hz, CRT 31kHz
Orientation:
Horizontal
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Hitachi H8/3002, Sony CXD8661R
Audio
Sound:
2 audio channel
Audio chips:
Namco C352, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.77 released on nov-11 2003
Last release:
Mame 0.251 released on dec-30 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Imperfect
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Not supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 23 years ago:

    Mr. Driller © 1999 Namco, Limited.

    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)

    Players: 1
    Control: 4-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Released internationally in October 1999.

    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'). Dig Dug III was initially developed unofficially by a few Namco staff, and work on the game was suspended while Ridge Racer Type 4 was being completed. However, Namco executives were impressed with the game and decided to support it as an official project.

    The Mr. Driller series officially takes place in the year(s) 20XX.

    UPDATES
    Software version: DRI1/VER.A2 (Japan)
    • Build date: 14:11:20, OCT 22 1999

    Software version: DRI3/VER.A2 (USA)
    • 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
    • Mr. Driller (1999, Arcade)
    • Mr. Driller 2 (2000, Arcade)
    • Mr. Driller G (2001, Arcade)
    • Mr. Driller A - Fushigi na Pacteria [Model AGB-AD5J-JPN] (2002, GBA)
    • Mr. Driller - Drill Land (2002, GameCube)
    • Mr. Driller - Drill Spirits (2005, 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)

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1688&o=2
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