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Mr. Driller, a 2000 puzzle game for the Sega Dreamcast developed and published by Bandai Namco.
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The game was originally released for the arcades in 1999. In this game, you take the role of Susumu Hori, the titular "Mr. Driller", the player must dig their way to the bottom of the screen by destroying colored blocks that litter the playfield.
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The game was also released for the PlayStation, Windows PC, Game Boy Color, WonderSwan Color, mobile phones, and iPhones (iOS). Project Driller was established as the development team for the series, which produced four sequels from 2000 to 2004.
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Susumu Hori, the game's protagonist, is the son of Dig Dug star Taizo Hori and Baraduke star Masuyo Tobi. He is also the younger brother of rogue driller Ataru Hori, who first appeared in Mr. Driller G.
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Puchi is a talking dog who is Susumu's best friend (who also made his debut in Mr. Driller G), and Anna Hottenmeyer, a tomboyish driller from Germany who has a friendly rivalry (and secret crush) with Susumu, who first appeared in Mr. Driller 2.
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The game's composer is Masaru "Go" Shiina, a then-new hire for Bandai Namco who is known for his strange and unusual-sounding soundtracks (he later became a freelancer after he left Bandai Namco in 2017).
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The HD remaster of Mr. Driller Drill Land, originally released in 2002 for the GameCube exclusively in Japan, was released internationally on June 25, 2020, for the Nintendo Switch and Windows.
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Versions for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, were released on November 4, 2021.
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