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Mr. Driller (c) 1999 Namco.

A highly addictive puzzle game in which the player must drill down through an endless onslaught of blocks, attempting to get blocks of the same colour to touch and subsequently make them disappear. 'Undergrounder' bonuses can be picked up for bonus points and air capsules must be collected to restore the player's ever-diminishing air supply.


Namco System 12 hardware

Game ID : DRI

Main CPU : PSX (@ 16.9344 Mhz), H8/3002 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Sound Chips : C352 (@ 14.7456 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 640 x 480 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 65536

Players : 1

Control : 4-way joystick

Buttons : 1


Released in October 1999.

This game was originally going to be titled as "Dig Dug III". The main character, Susumu Hori, is the son of Taizo Hori (better known as "Dig Dug"). Dig Dug III was initially developed unofficially by a few Namco staff, and work on the game was suspended while Ridge Racer Type 4 was being completed. However, Namco executives were impressed with the game and decided to support it as an official project.

The Mr. Driller series officially takes place in the year(s) 20XX.


Software version : DRI1/VER.A2 (Japan)

* Build date : 14:11:20, OCT 22 1999


As you collect air capsules, each one is worth 100 more points than the one before it. Upon completion of the 500 and 1000 boards, You can earn a time bonus, a perfect life bonus and a perfect air bonus.


1. Mr. Driller (1999)

2. Mr. Driller 2 (2000)

3. Mr. Driller G (2001)

4. Mr. Driller Ace (2002, Nintendo Game Boy Advance)

5. Mr. Driller - Drill Land (2002, Nintendo GameCube)

6. Mr. Driller - Drill Spirits (2005, Nintendo DS)


Programming : Tomohiro Kaneko, Mazmoto Dai, Murakami Ayako

Graphics : Shinozaki Kaori, Hasegawa Taroo, Kusakabe Yasuko

Sound : Shina Masaru

Voice : Tatsuta Tomoko

Title logo & Package designer : Tamiya Kiyotaka

Product promotion : Cosyowaki Hiroshi

Production assistants : Nakabayashi Yasuki, Arai Takashi, Kuroda Masanao, Kondou Takiharu

Program support : Kyota Tanaka, Funatsu Tetsuya, Hijiya Tosiharu

Product manager : Hajime Nakatani, Oishi Masuya

Producer : Yoshizawa Hideo

Executive producer : Masaya Nakamura

Director : Nagaoka Yasuhito


* Consoles :

Nintendo Game Boy Color (2000)

Sega Dreamcast (2000)

Sony PlayStation (2000)

Bandai WonderSwan (2001)

Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "NamCollection") : Japan release only.

* Computers :

PC [MS Windows] (1999)

* Others :

Mobile phones (2003)


Game's rom.

Machine's picture.

MAME Info:

0.77 [smf]


- 0.143u5: Changed 8-way Joystick to 4-way.

- 0.133u1: Fabio Priuli changed description to 'Mr. Driller'.

- 0.130u1: Changed description to 'Mr Driller (Japan, DRI1/VER.A2)'.

- 0.79u2: Changed description to 'Mr Driller (DRI1/VER.A2)'.

- 0.78: smf fixed user3 rom loading and input - Game now playable. Changed input to 2x Players, 6x buttons and 2x coin slots.

- 24th December 2003: smf sent in a driver for Namco System 12, supporting Aquarush, Ehrgeiz, Fighting Layer, Mr. Driller and Tekken 3.

- 0.77: smf added Mr Driller (DRI1/VER.A) (Namco 1999).

- 20th July 2003: Guru - Received Mr Driller (Namco 1999). Big thanks to Leonid81, Bob Schultz, jmurjr, Smitdogg, f205v, Kevin Eshbach and many MAMEWorld contributors.

LEVELS: 5 - 10 (500m mode - 1000m mode)

Other Emulators:

* ZiNc

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Boulder Dash

Boulder Dash (DECO Cassette)

Boulder Dash (Max-A-Flex)


Calorie Kun vs Moguranian

Diamond Run

Dangerous Dungeons


Super Toffy

Mr Driller

Mr Driller 2

Mr. Driller G

Mr. Dig

Digger Man (prototype)

Romset: 20992 kb / 6 files / 10.7 zip

MAME XML Output:

       <game name="mrdrillr" sourcefile="namcos12.c">
              <description>Mr. Driller (Japan, DRI1/VER.A2)</description>
              <rom name="dri1vera.2l" size="2097152" crc="751ca21d" sha1="1c271bba83d387c797ce8daa43885bcb6e1a51a6" region="user1" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dri1vera.2p" size="2097152" crc="2a2b0704" sha1="5a8b40c6cf0adc43ca2ee0c576ec82f314aacd2c" region="user1" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="dri1rom0l.6" size="4194304" crc="021bb2fa" sha1="bfe3e46e9728d5b5a692f432515267ff8b8255e7" region="user2" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dri1rom0u.9" size="4194304" crc="5aae85ea" sha1="a54dcc050c12ed3d77efc328e366e99c392eb139" region="user2" offset="1"/>
              <rom name="dri1vera.11s" size="524288" crc="33ea9c0e" sha1="5018d7a1a45ec3133cd928435db8804f66321924" region="sub" offset="0"/>
              <rom name="dri1wave0.5" size="8388608" crc="32928df1" sha1="79af92a2d24a0e3d5bfe1785776b0f86a93882ce" region="c352" offset="0"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="maincpu" name="CXD8661R" clock="100000000"/>
              <chip type="cpu" tag="sub" name="H8/3002" clock="16737350"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="lspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="rspeaker" name="Speaker"/>
              <chip type="audio" tag="c352" name="C352" clock="25106025"/>
              <display tag="gpu:screen" type="raster" rotate="0" width="640" height="480" refresh="60.000000" />
              <sound channels="2"/>
              <input players="2" buttons="6" coins="2" service="yes">
                     <control type="joy" ways="4"/>
              <dipswitch name="Freeze" tag="DSW" mask="64">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="64" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <dipswitch name="Service Mode" tag="DSW" mask="128">
                     <dipvalue name="Off" value="128" default="yes"/>
                     <dipvalue name="On" value="0"/>
              <driver status="imperfect" emulation="good" color="good" sound="imperfect" graphic="imperfect" savestate="unsupported" palettesize="65536"/>

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