Christopher "and that's the way the cookie cr..., Amazon
15 January 2007
Summary: Pretty Bland. If you are a fan of the series maybe you'll like it. I was looking for an action puzzle game and although it can be called one, it really doesn't move far from "dig and dodge" (lost interest almost immediately). Bust-A-Move is WAAAYYY better, Great single and multiplayer. Also, Besides having to navigate the silly story, "Trauma Center: Under the Knife" is great fun and has definite action puzzle roots. Try out those two instead.
Summary: I'm a puzzle master. Been playing puzzle games for 20 plus years. I rule in Tetris and this game is based on that style of fun. Puzzle games are the games I buy since I like the idea of being able to play for a few minutes at a time, if I want. This game has all the right "connect the same items" puzzle fun that I like but it soon gets way too hard. I tried and tried to beat the deeper puzzles but could not.
Summary: I first played Mr. Driller in the arcade. It's a fun puzzle game where you dig through colored blocks as you try to go further and further down. As you dig, the blocks above you become unstable, and can fall and crush you. You also need to periodically pick up air capsules so you don't suffocate. It was a great game, and my friends and I would take turns playing. The Nintendo DS version is the same basic game.
Summary: I'd never played a Mr. Driller game until now, but I'm glad I picked this one up. It's a fun, cute, and challenging puzzle game which I enjoyed. The voiceovers and between-level cut-scenes were a little too cute and Disney-esque, but good for a brief laugh. Play control was flawless; I died only due to my own lack of foresight as opposed to difficulty controlling the character.
Summary: Maybe I am just not up on my button mashing, but I am having a heck of a time playing this game! No, I am not letting that detract from my review - it just means I have some more playin' to do. It is tough game play, though I am sure most kids are not going to have any issues with it. It is a simple "pick it up and play" game - not a lot of reading of the instruction manual is needed. It is one of those simple games that can drive ya crazy. Very addicting.
Lisa Shea "be the change you wish to see in the world", Amazon
8 January 2006
Summary: Some games are complex - and some are just fun! Drill Spirits is great puzzle fun in the Tetris theme - but with more of a dig dug sort of problem. In essence you start at the top of a pile of bricks. You drill your way down them, looking for air, watching the blocks explode if they match up with similar colored blocks. Some levels are easy, with lots of similar blocks to vanish for you. Other levels are far more complicated, with more colors to manage.
Summary: Fans of Mr. Driller in North America should be used to getting shafted by now. Drill Spirits is the first driller game to come this way since the Dreamcast and Gameboy Color games, and a good one it is too. Pressure mode gives you an actual boss to fight, and Mission Driller is classic Mr. Driller.
Andrew Hsieh "Read books. not too many. Mostly good ones.", Amazon
15 June 2005
Summary: Addiction. That's what makes puzzle games good and all. And Mr. Driller drills the addiction up finely. Because it's in the arcade, quarters and quarters will be taken up for this game if you're a puzzle nut like me...and believe me, the action will soon get intense. Gameplay: 9/10 Mr. Driller is a puzzle game, but that doesn't mean it has shallow gameplay.