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Mr. Driller (March 17, 1999)

Mr. Driller is a 1999 action-puzzle arcade game developed by Project Driller and published by Namco for the arcades and home consoles.


Set in Japan during the 21st century, the underground is inhabited by blue anthropomorphic mole creatures called undergrounders. Their main source of food is colored blocks, which are generated from their factories across the world. One day, during a normal day, their blocks overflow various cities across the globe. With the overworld in a panic, they summon their most prestigious driller: a cute energetic boy named Susumu Hori, to deal with the situation.

Susumu then drills down these blocks, while avoiding being crushed and wasting all of his air supply. When he reaches the bottom, he tells the undergrounders that their blocks are overflowing earth. The king states that they are stacking up in case of an emergency. Susumu bribes the undergrounders to stop producing blocks and warns them next time.

See Also

  • Mr. Driller 2 (2000)
  • Mr. Driller G (2001)
  • Mr. Driller: Drill Land (2002)
  • Mr. Driller: Drill Spirits (2004)
  • Mr. Driller Online (2008)
  • Mr. Driller: Drill Til You Drop (2009)
  • Mr. Driller W (2009)
  • Mr. Driller: Encore (2019)

Sound Effects Used

NOTE: This is the only game in the entire series to use H-B sounds. Subsequent installments would rarely use them.

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