Reviews and Problems with Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits
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Mr. DRILLER: Drill Spirits Review
28 April 2006
Excerpt: Drilling isn't exactly something that sounds like perfect videogame material. I personally associate it with DIY: Putting up shelves, hanging doors and hoping you aren't about to drill through an electricity cable. Surprisingly, Mr.
Excerpt: The DS has plenty of puzzle games but few have the heritage to draw from that Mr. Driller does. This entry doesn’t benefit drastically from the DS’s hardware, but its well-rounded range of modes gives it a far wider appeal than previous versions.
Excerpt: The gameplay of Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits is the same as its predecessors. You control a lovable drilling character and must drill through colorful blocks to get to the depth required in that level.
Excerpt: There's not much to
say about Mr. Driller's story. Basically, you dig. Just as your
ancestors before you did, you dig. What is the purpose of said digging?
There really isn't one. You just do. With that said, let's get to what
really draws me to the game - the inability to put it down.
Conclusion: Namco actually uses the touchscreen here but it’s far more efficient and easier to simply use the directional pad and “A” button to control your on-screen character. This is especially apparent during multiplayer games.
Conclusion: Mr. Driller might not make the Nintendo DS launch, but Namco is planning to hit, or should I say drill, the date if they can. Project COE can't wait to give this game a try soon. Make sure you check back here soon for any new information on this and other great Nintendo DS titles.
Conclusion: Master the art of drilling and take advantage of the dual screen and wireless connectivity of the Nintendo DS. Your fellow Driller are trapped underground and it?s up to Mr. Driller to dig through the blocks and rescue them.