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    Version: 0.2a | Updated: 12/29/04 | Printable Version | Search This Guide

    
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     |  |  |          Mr. Driller - Drill Spirits
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     |   __|       ミスタードリラー ドリルスピリッツ
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               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 - |
    
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