_ _ _ _ _____ ___ _| | ___ |_|| || | ___ ___ | || _| _ | . || _|| || || || -_|| _| |_|_|_||_| |_| |___||_| |_||_||_||___||_| | | | | | Mr. Driller - Drill Spirits |____/rill | __| ミスタードリラー ドリルスピリッツ |__ | |_____pirits Nintendo DS Japanese Version Translation and Guide by Titney titney AT pocketheaven DOT com 2004-12-29 version 0.2a ___________ | - Notes - | This FAQ is specifically for the Japanese version, and the Doristone mode that doesn't appear in the US version. My translations of menus etc probably does not match up with the American version. Contains Japanese in Shift-JIS format. To see it correctly, make sure you have Japanese support installed, then: Choose the "View" menu in your browser Choose the "Encoding"/"Character Coding" entry (or similar, depends on browser) Find and select "Japanese (Shift-JIS)", you may have to look through a few sub-menus Now this FAQ should display Japanese characters correctly. _____________ | - Updates - | Version 0.2a (2004-12-29) Fixed error with Warp stone Version 0.2 (2004-12-26) Added Dori Store items Made crappy ASCII for the main menus Expanded info on the various modes ___________ | - Menus - | _____________________________________________________________________________ | Main Menu | メインメニュ __________ _________ ( ひとりで ) ( ) ( ドリラー ) __________ ( レコード ) ( Single ) ( みんなで ) ( Records ) ( Driller ) ( ドリラー ) ( ) ( Everybody ) ( Driller ) ____________ / キャンせん | / Cancel | _____________________________________________________________________________ | Single Driller | ひとりでドリラー ___________ __________ ( タイム ) ( ) ( アタック ) __________ ( ミッション ) ( Time ) ( ドリ ) ( Mission ) ( Attack ) ( ストーン ) ( ) ____________ ( Dori ) ( ) ( Stone ) ( プレッシャー ) ( Pressure ) ( ) ドリストア Dori Store____ ____________ / | / キャンせん | | O | / Cancel | _____________________________________________________________________________ | Records Mode Menu | レコード モードメニュ __________ _________ ( ) ( タイム ) ( ミッション ) ____________ ( アタック ) ( Mission ) ( ) ( Time ) ( ) ( プレッシャー ) ( Attack ) ( Pressure ) ( ) ____________ / キャンせん | / Cancel | _____________________________________________________________________________ | Dori Store | ドリストア __________ __________ < > < > < ミッション > < プレッシャー > < Mission > < Pressure > < > < > 店を出る MILEAGE PTS Exit Store / | | O | _____________________ | Mission Store Items | Left to right: [man] バリア Barrier Each Barrier lets you be crushed once without losing a life. [heart up] ライフアップ Life Up Extra lives. [capsule box] エアフエール Air Fuel Makes every air capsule hold more air than usual. [fire drill] ハヤボリー Quick Drill Makes drilling faster. ______________________ | Pressure Store Items | Left to right: [man] バリア Barrier Each Barrier lets you be crushed once without losing a life. [flame] Sドリル魂 S Drill Spirit Increases speed of the Drill Spirits. [capsule box] EX ダナージ EX Energy Increases energy of the Drill Spirits. [fire drill] ハヤボリー Quick Drill Makes drilling faster. _____________________________________________________________________________ | Pause Menu | ゲーム再開 Resume Game リトライ Retry キャラをステージ変更 Change Character or Stage ゲーム終了 End Game _____________________________________________________________________________ | Game Over Menu | リトライ Retry キャラをステージ変更 Change Character or Stage ゲーム終了 End Game ______________ | - Gameplay - | - Drilling The main game-play is drilling puzzle. The general idea is to drill your way down through colourful blocks. As you drill, the blocks above you become dislodged and fall down, watch out, or you will be crushed. Blocks falling down onto blocks of the same colour forming a cluster of four or more will disappear. Gather air capsules to not run out of air. When you only have a little air left your character's face will turn blue and when you're really close to running out an alarm will sound. - Dori Store Whenever you dig 1m you get one point that you can use to buy items. Points are collected and saved in all playing modes. At the Dori Store you can use the points to buy items to use in the Mission and Pressure modes. You can use each item that you have as many times as you want. But when you are using items your score won't be saved in the high score list. You will still be able to unlock new modes or characters though. ___________ | - Items - | These are the general items that appear in all modes. - Blocks Coloured, yellow, green, red, blue - These are the main blocks you drill your way through. If four or more blocks get together they disappear. X blocks - Can be drilled through with five hacks, and usually a loss of air. Sticks together and disappears the same way as normal coloured blocks. White blocks - These you can drill through but they don't stick together. They appear both as single blocks and bigger blocks the size of four blocks. Crystal blocks - Dissipates slowly as they come into view creating major instability. Can also be drilled through. - Air Capsules Each capsule holds 20% of air. You also get bonus points for them. _____________________ | - Mission Driller - | Classic Mr Driller mode. Save countries from the dastardly blocks. Race to the bottom before you run out of air. You get three lives and every time you run out of air or get crushed you lose one of them. Collect a lot of air capsules and earn extra lives. Clear stages to open up new characters. - Stages Japanese English Depth ドリラー線急所 Driller LASD 300m 日本 Japan 500m 中国 China 800m インド India 1000m エジプト Egypt 1500m アメリカ New York 2000m 月 Moon 2000m - Items In the 2000m Moon stage random power-up items appear. ___________________ | - Pressure Mode - | A big Mad Hunt Drill is chasing you from above. Each level's Mad Hunt Drill has a different number of HP (hit points). Fire Drill Spirits at it to damage it and take its HP down. Once it's down to 0 you win. If it catches up with you or you run out of air it's game over. As the Mad Hunt Drill descends it opens up flowers on its spindly arms. As the flower is open it shoots out blocks that changes the blocks in the playing field. When the flower is on the left it shoots out Crystal blocks, when it's in the middle it shoots out brown X blocks and when it's on the right it shoots out White blocks. The good news is that when that flower is open the Drill is vulnerable. If you shoot a Drill Spirit at the flower it will take a hit of 10HP. To get power you need to gather the red power capsules to make your POW meter go up. Shoot a Drill Spirit with the X button. To make a hit you must be directly below an open flower! When you shoot a Drill Spirit you also clear the entire row above you of blocks, so you can use them in when you're at risk of being crushed. - Items Power Capsule - red POW capsule holding power for Drill Spirits. _________________ | - Time Attack - | Beat a short 100-300m stage in the shortest time possible. Use long blocks to go from Second Marker to Second marker. - Items Second Markers - White round bonus time markers. Get seconds subtracted equal to the time on the marker subtracted from your total time. Metal blocks - indestructible blocks. Usually in big clusters. Modifying items - changes the playing field completely, turning it upside down or on its side. ____________________ | - Doristone Mode - | In this mode your air does not decrease with time, but goes down when you break blocks. You only get one life, but in return you don't die when you get crushed, you only lose 20% Air. However, once you run out of air completely, it's game over. Doristones are the shiny little crystals that appear. Each colour has a specific usage. - Red Doristones Destroyers, eradicates all 12 blocks up and down. Very useful if you get stuck in a messy area, or need to get to a crowded air capsule. デストロイB Destroy B - Blue blocks disappear デストロイG Destroy G - Green blocks disappear デストロイR Destroy R - Red blocks disappear デストロイY Destroy Y - Yellow blocks disappear デストロイX Destroy X - X blocks (brown) disappear デストロイW Destroy W - White blocks disappear デストロイV Destroy V - Vertical line you're on disappears デストロイH Destroy H - Horizontal line you're on disappears デストロイA Destroy A - All blocks disappear, uses up half of your air デストロイ1 Destroy 1 - 1 Blocks out on all sides around you disappear デストロイ2 Destroy 2 - 2 Blocks out on all sides around you disappear デストロイ3 Destroy 3 - 3 Blocks out on all sides around you disappear - Blue Doristones Changes the colour of blocks, similar to the pink stones they work 12 blocks up and down. Very useful on the two coloured areas, just turn all blocks to one colour and eradicate them all with one blow! Another good trick is to turn blocks into one colour before using a red stone to destroy that colour. The blue warp stone is a bit special, and even if you don't know Japanese you can spot it because it doesn't have a roman letter in its name. Only use this in absolutely desperate and hopeless circumstances as it will put you right back at the start of the stage. チェンジB Change B - Random colour turns Blue チェンジG Change G - Random colour turns Green チェンジR Change R - Random colour turns Red チェンジY Change Y - Random colour turns Yellow チェンジW Change W - Random colour turns White チェンジC Change C - Random colour turns to Crystal Blocks チェンジX Change X - Random colour turns to X Blocks ワープ Warp - Warps you back to the start of the stage - Green Doristones Very easy to see what these are. They are each marked with a certain % of air they hold. Save this air until you really need it, usually in the later levels. Make sure you always have at least 20% air though so you can survive even if you get crushed. エア1％ Air 1% - 1 Extra Air Unit エア5％ Air 5% - 5 Extra Air Units エア10％ Air 10% - 10 Extra Air Units エア20％ Air 20% - 20 Extra Air Units - Yellow Doristones These are all very useful power-ups. Although their names are all Japanese, they are all good so no need to worry about going wrong if you don't know which yellow stone is which. Each yellow power-up has a particular number of uses before it runs out. If you have several of the same power-up you can always up the count by activating more stones. Barrier is by far the most useful as it allows you to survive being crushed, the others all increase your abilities a bit, for a limited number of uses. バリア Barrier - Protective bubble, get crushed without losing air (1 use) スピード Speed - Increase speed of slashing and falling (50 uses) ジャンプ Jump - Jump two blocks up (30 uses) ミニドリ Mini Dori - Susumu turns tiny and use up half the air (30 uses) スリー ウェイ Three Way - Slash blocks at the sides as well as down (50 uses) ストーンサーチ Stone Search - Allows you to see where the Doristones are hidden (100 uses) スーパ バリア Super Barrier - Protective bubble, get crushed without losing air. Uses up half your air when activated (3 uses) マックスアップ Max Up - Increases max level of air by 10% (1 use) _____________________ | - Version History - | v 0.1 (2004-12-09) Initial release ______________________ | - More Info/Credit - | Thanks to Djoen for screen pics Official site: http://namco-ch.net/mrdriller_ds/index.php Great dictionary: http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/wwwjdic.html _______________ | - Copyright - | Copyright Titney 2004 All rights reserved. Do not modify this document. May only be published on www.gamefaqs.com, mv.j-db.org, www.titney.org. All trademarks and copyrights are property of their respective owners. The data contained herein is provided for informational purposes only.