Christopher "and that's the way the cookie crumbles", 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.
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.
Summary: This is one of the first games I bought for the DS. I traded the US version for the Japanese, which has more features and extra levels that really extend the replay value. It is still the game I play the most often, by far. Simple, addictive gameplay, very easy to pick up and play any time. And enough unlockable levels, characters, and game modes to keep you interested, along with always trying to get a new high score.
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: Mr.Driller is a pain in the [...] to get uesd to, but after about 20 dies you'll get the hang of it. I've inly played this game long enough to unlock one person:Puchi. He's cool. It wasn't that easy tp get him though. The higher meters there are on a level the more faster your air bars runs out, which makes this game really hard. I only really bought it because the game I wanted took to long to get here. I also got it because it's a multiplayer game.
Summary: Driller is a great time waster game. If may seem annoying at first, but it becomes addictive after a few tries at the game. It's a tough game that takes a little to get used to. But once you get the hang of the game, it could have some good replay value. Great if you love puzzle games. For action, look elsewhere.
Summary: I had the American version of this game, and absolutely loved it, but traded it in for the Japanese version because of the things they cut out of the U.S. release. Which include (but are not limited to): One of the four play modes, one playable character, two levels in the normal mode (the fun ones with random powerup items), some menu animation, a few background music songs, basically all the little things that gave the game more variety.