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Mr. Driller (DC)
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Mr. Driller (DC)
Date: 20/01/01, updated on 20/01/01 (38 review reads)
Advantages: Simple but fun
Disadvantages: Doesn't stretch the DC
I must admit, I wasn't expecting much of this cheap and cheerful little puzzler - the graphics are cute'n'colourful but not exactly up to DC standards, the gameplay is simplistic, and there's no 2 player mode - but my calloused thumbs bear testament to how addictive it is. After the first few games, the challenge to dig deeper sets in...
The care and attention lavished on this game is lovely - the tunes are j-pop classics and the characters are soooo cute, but these become insignificant to the call of "one more go"...
This is one of the best puzzle games I've ever played - up there with Boulderdash (ooh, showing my age), Super Bomberman and the Puzzle Bobble/Bust-a-Move series. It shares a little secret with those classics - it is so easy to pick up and play. If you can get your head round 2 rules - blocks flatten you, and you need air to breathe - you can play the game!
Not everything in the garden is rosy, though. The lack of multiplayer can lead to scraps over who gets to play next, and it really only works as a "quick fix" game - there are no hidden depths, just sheer arcade frolics. With so many amazing DC games out there at the moment, I don't think this should be the first purchase for a new Christmas DC. But for those of us who miss the old days of simplistic, fun gameplay, or have worn out Bust-a-Move, or need to escape from Shenmue, check out Mr. Driller.
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