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    Mr. Driller Drill Spirits Guide (European Version) 
    by KeeperBvK aka Burkhart von Klitzing (KeeperBvK@web.de)
    
    Dedication: I dedicate this work to my beloved dad who passed away too early.
                I always loved you and I always will. Thank you so much for the  
                time we had.
    
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    Copyright 2010 Burkhart von Klitzing
    
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                                    0.2 Contents
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    When searching for something specific just press Ctrl + F and type whatever 
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    0.1 Legal Stuff                                |      1.24     |            |
    0.2 Contents                                   |      1.24     |            |
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    1.0 About the Game                             |      0.2      |     AAA    |
    2.0 Controls                                   |      0.2      |     BBB    |
    3.0 Game Play                                  |      0.2      |     CCC    |
        3.1 Game Basics (standard blocks)          |      0.2      |     CC1    |
        3.2 Game Basics (special blocks)           |      0.45     |     CC2    |
        3.3 Game Basics (items)                    |      0.92     |     CC3    |
        3.4 Game Basics (further info and tactics) |      1.00     |     CC4    |
        3.5 Scoring System                         |      1.20     |     CC5    |
        3.6 Character List                         |      0.97     |     CC6    |
        3.7 Deleting the Save File                 |      1.21     |     CC7    |
    -----------------------------------------------|---------------|------------|
    4.0 1P Driller                                 |      0.2      |     DDD    |
                                                   |               |            |
        4.1 Mission Driller                        |      0.2      |     DD1    |
        4.1.1 Walkthrough                          |      1.05     |     D11    |
        4.1.2 Ending Dialogues                     |      1.10     |     D12    |
        4.1.3 Records                              |      1.20     |     D13    |
                                                   |               |            |
        4.2 Pressure Driller                       |      0.2      |     DD2    |
        4.2.1 Walkthrough                          |      0.8      |     D21    |
        4.2.2 Records                              |      1.20     |     D22    |
                                                   |               |            |
        4.3 Time Attack Driller                    |      0.2      |     DD3    |
        4.3.1 Walkthrough                          |      1.20     |     D31    |
        4.3.2 Records                              |      1.20     |     D32    |
                                                   |               |            |
        4.4 Dristone Driller                       |      0.2      |     DD4    |
        4.4.1 Walkthrough                          |      0.6      |     D41    |
        4.4.2 Dristone List                        |      0.6      |     D42    |
        4.4.3 Records                              |      0.6      |     D43    |
                                                   |               |            |
        4.5 Driller Store                          |      0.2      |     DD5    |
        4.5.1 Mission Driller                      |      0.75     |     D51    |
        4.5.2 Pressure Driller                     |      0.75     |     D52    |
                                                   |               |            |
        4.6 Unlockables                            |      1.00     |     DD6    |
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    5.0 Guide Ending                               |      0.2      |     EEE    |
        5.1 Version History                        |      1.24     |     EE1    |
        5.2 Final Comments                         |      1.22     |     EE2    |
        5.3 Experimental                           |      1.14     |     EE3    |
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                                 1.0 About the Game                           AAA
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    Mr. Driller Drill Spirits is the newest addition to a not-that-popular 
    action-puzzle series that debuted on the Dreamcast and on the Playstation. 
    You control a driller-wielding guy (usually Susumu the son of Dig-Dug's main 
    character) drilling his way through hundreds of differently-coloured blocks 
    in order to reach the bottom of a tunnel.
    The gameplay can get very action-paced and sometimes frantic maybe somewhat 
    reminiscent of Tetris Plus (Game boy).
    
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                                    2.0 Controls                              BBB
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    Start (SRT) : Pause the game.
    
    Select (SEL): Not used in Mr. Driller DS.
    
    L           : Not used in Mr. Driller DS.
    
    R           : Not used in Mr. Driller DS.
    
    A           : In-game: Drill.
                  In-menu: Accept.
    
    B           : In-game: Drill.
                  In-menu: Abort.
    
    Y           : In-game: Drill.
                  In-menu: Accept.
    
    X           : Shoot a fireball (only in Pressure Driller Mode).
                  Open the Dristone-Menu.
    
    D-Pad (D)   : In-game: Move your character.
                  In-menu: Choose options.
    
    Touchscreen : In-game: Move your character.
                           Drill.
                  In-menu: Choose and accept options.
    
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                                    3.0 Game Play                             CCC
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    ----------------------3.1 Game Basics (standard blocks)-------------------CC1
    
    Basically you just try to reach the bottom of a deep cave by digging or 
    drilling through dozens of block layers.
    A single drill usually destroys a single block leaving every block laying on 
    top of it open to whatever gravity wants to do with it (let it fall down of 
    course, d'oh) but of course it is not always that simple.
    There are 4 different kinds of normal blocks (blue, green, red and yellow) 
    each with the same characteristics:
    
    - They are destroyed with a single drill.
    
               X
     ______  __\/___ ______        ______          ______
    |red   ||green ||blue  |      |red   |        |blue  |
    |      ||      ||      |  --> |      |        |      |
    |______||______||______|      |______|   X    |______|
    
    - If they happen to be in mid-air they start shaking for a brief moment 
      before falling straight down.
    
     ______
    |yellow|
    |      |
    |______|        -->  ______
    |red   |  O         |yellow| \O/
    |      |<-Y         |      |  Y
    |______| / \        |______| / \
    
    - If two or three blocks of the same colour get in contact (no matter if  
      horizontally or vertically) they link to each other creating a bigger  
      block that can't be split up again but is still destroyed with a single 
      drill.
    
             ______
            |yellow|
            |      |
     ______ |______|           ______________
    |yellow||red   |  O       |yellow        |  O       \O/
    |      ||      |<-Y   --> |              |<-Y  -->   Y
    |______||______| / \      |______________| / \      / \
    
    - If four or more blocks of the same colour (or big blocks equal of 4 
      single blocks) connect they disappear. Should there be a big block  
      consisting of four or more single blocks from the beginning it must fall 
      down at least one row or get in contact with another block of the same 
      colour to disappear.
    
             ______
            |red   |        
            |      |        
     ______ |______| ______
    |red   ||yellow||green |
    |      ||      ||      |       
    |      ||______||______|                ______________
    |      ||green ||red   |  O       -->  |red           |         \O/
    |      ||      ||      |<-Y            |              |          Y
    |______||      ||______| /_\___        |        ______|         /_\___
    |                      ||yellow|       |      ||yellow|        |yellow|
    |                      ||      |       |      ||      |        |      |
    |______________________||______|       |______||______|        |______|
    
    ----------------------3.2 Game Basics (special blocks)--------------------CC2
    
    Besides the normal blocks Mr Driller also contains some special blocks:
    
    - Brown X-blocks generally have the same characteristics as the normal  
      blocks with two exceptions: First of all they need to be drilled five 
      times to be desegregated and second you lose 20 percent points of air 
      every time you destroy one by drilling. (I'll talk about air in 3.3)
      Appears in every play mode.
    
    - White blocks completely "act" just like coloured blocks minus the ability 
      of chaining up with other white blocks. (Only appears in Mission Driller,   
      Pressure Driller and Dristone Driller)
    
    - Crystal blocks are the most unstable blocks by far: A few seconds after 
      they appear on-screen they stop flashing announcing their implosion, 
      sometimes starting a chain-reaction with blocks situated on top of it.
      Appears in every play mode.
    
    - Metal blocks might be regarded the complete opposite of the crystal 
      blocks as they cannot be destroyed in any way. (Only appears in Time 
      Attack)
    
    ---------------------------3.3 Game Basics (items)------------------------CC3
    
    - The most important item in every Mr Driller game is the oxygen tank:  
      These green capsules that can be found in every play mode except for the 
      Time Attack replenish your air meter by 20 percent points. As you lose 
      air automatically all the time and even fiercer when breaking an X-block 
      with an amount of 0% of air leading to a painful death this item can 
      definitely be regarded as essential. (Does not appear in Time Attack)
            __ 
           /  \
          /    \ 
         /  /\  )
        / \ \/_/
       /   \ \/
      / /\  \/
     (  \/\ /
      \  \ /
       \__/
    
    - The red POW capsules only appear in Pressure Driller mode and providing  
      you with energy for your flamethrower which I'll cover later in this  
      guide (in 4.2 to be more precise).      
           __
          /  \
         //\  \
        (/\/   \
         \  /\  \
          \/ /   \
           \/ /   \
            \/ /   )
             \/ / /
              \/_/
     
    - Dristones are coloured gems that can only be found in Dristone Driller 
      which is exclusive to the Japanese and the European version of Mr. 
      Driller DS. I'll cover them in detail in section 4.4.2.
    
    - Flip blocks: These yellow blocks marked with an arrow turn the screen 
      upside-down. (Only appears in Time Attack)
    
    - Turn blocks: These orange blocks marked with an arrow turn the screen 
      90 degrees. (Only appears in Time Attack)
    
    - Crystals: These blue blocks marked with a star turn certain metal blocks  
      into crystal blocks.
    
    - Clocks come with one of six different numbers on them: 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4 
      or 5 which indicates how many seconds will be subtracted from the time 
      taken so far. These items are essential to beating any records. (Only  
      appears in Time Attack Driller)
    ________
    ?-boxes:|
    These yellow goodies resemble the boxes found in the 3D-Mario Kart-games as 
    they contain randomly chosen items but here you cannot choose if and where to 
    use them; instead they're used right when you pick them up. (Only appear in 
    The Moon and Outer Space in Mission Driller)
    
    - Good effects       : - Speed-Up    : A white shoe on a blue background.
    (according to the game)                This speeds up your movement (not your  
                                           drilling) for a certain amount of time.
                           - Full Air    : A blue air capsule and the word "full" 
                                           on a blue background.
                                           This completely refills your air meter.
                           - Max Up      : A blue air capsule with a small 
                                           double-sided arrow over it on a blue 
                                           background.
                                           This adds five percentage points to 
                                           your maximum air capacity, even after 
                                           a death.
                           - Smart Bomb:   A few black lines on blue background; 
                                           looks like when something disappears 
                                           in a comic.
                                           Destroys all block son screen and a 
                                           little further (but leaves the items).
                           - Barrier     : A black man covered by a white shield 
                                           on a blue background.
                                           This temporarily gives you a shield 
                                           that protects you from a falling block. 
                                           Either disappears after a certain time 
                                           or after being hit once (or running 
                                           out of air).
                           - Low Gravity : A blue block with white lines over it, 
                                           indicating that it is falling, on blue 
                                           background.
                                           For a short amount of time every block  
                                           and every item will fall down 
                                           extremely slowly.
    
    - Negative effects   : - Turn Block  : A black arrow and a "90" on an orange 
    (according to the game)                background; just the same as the 
                                           normal Turn Block.
                           - Half Air    : A blue, half-filled air capsule and 
                                           the word "half" over it on an orange 
                                           background.
                           - Flip Block  : A black arrow on an orange background; 
                                           just the same as the normal Flip Block 
                                           except for the background.
                           - X Creator   : A pink cross on a red background.
                                           This changes a lot of blocks to X-
                                           blocks.
                           - W Creator   : A white block on a red background.
                                           This changes a lot of blocks to white 
                                           blocks.
                           - C Creator   : A white star on a red background.
                                           This changes a lot of blocks to 
                                           crystal blocks which might cause 
                                           dangerous chain-reactions over your 
                                           head but it can also assist you by 
                                           cleaning the screen a bit so in my 
                                           opinion this actually is not 
                                           necessarily a bad effect.
    
    -----------------3.4 Game Basics (further info and tactics)---------------CC4
    
    - When you're not aiming for any items or any other place you definitely want   
      to go to (like huge blocks in Dristone Driller) you should just drill   
      straight down instead of moving to a different column as alternating 
      between columns usually puts you in danger and it costs time
    
    - X-blocks linking up have the same characteristics as normal blocks that 
      link up, except for one thing: When drilling through one of the segments of 
      the big X-block not the whole thing will be destroyed but only the sole 
      block you drilled at.
     
             O
             E--|
     _______/_\_|__________        ______          ______
    |                      |      |      |  \O/   |      |
    |                      |      |      |   Y    |      |
    |          X           |      |      |__/_\___|      |
    |                      |  --> |                      |
    |                      |      |          X           |
    |______________________|      |______________________|
    
    - When collecting a falling oxygen-capsule or a POW-capsule before it lands 
      safely anything lying on top of it will continue its fall at full speed.  
      Hence you better wait for the tanks to land before you lay your greedy 
      little hands on them. ;)
     ______  ______  ______                       ______
    |red   ||yellow||green |                     |green |
    |      ||      ||      |                     |      |
    |______||______||      |        ______       |      |
    |green ||oxygen||      |       |red   |      |      |
    |      ||      ||      |       |      |      |      |
    |______||______||      |       |______|      |      |
    |blue          ||      |  -->  |green |      |      |
    |              ||      |       |      |      |      |
    |______________||      |       |______|______|      |
    |red   |   /_\  |      |       |red   |yellow|      |
    |      |    |   |      |       |      |      |      |
    |______|    X   |______|       |______|......|______|
              
    - Sometimes you'll uncover a blue creature named undergrounder (or a yellow  
      space undergrounder in the levels The Moon and Outer Space) when 
      drilling a block. Usually they only give you a small point boost but 
      sometimes they even provide you with an additional life (only in Mission 
      Driller). To be honest I have absolutely no idea when they appear (in 
      certain randomly-chosen blocks or maybe after a accumulating certain 
      amount of points or after certain combo-sizes or whatever) and what 
      determines whether they give you an extra life or not so I'd really 
      appreciate it if anyone could tell me (of course I'd thank you in this 
      guide for any good info).
      Update: I think I've at least found out that those undergrounders giving 
              you an extra life appear when having met certain point 
              requirements.
              The amount of points necessary differs from level to level.
    
    - You should drill straight down without moving to either side as long as 
      possible as you avoid being crushed by any falling blocks this way.
      If you have to move left or right (e.g. when you're low on air and need  
      to grab an oxygen tank or when you stand on an X-block) take a second to 
      check if the lowest block in the column you're going to move on will 
      securely chain up with any other block so you will not have to worry 
      about dodging any falling blocks.
    
    - You can climb up one block to your left by pressing left or one block to 
      your right by pressing right on the D-pad (or by moving via Touchscreen).
    
                          \O/
                           Y
     ______             __/_\_
    |blue  | \O/   --> |blue  |
    |      |  Y        |      |
    |______| / \       |______|
    
    - You better forget about the Touchscreen-ability of the DS from the 
      scratch: Moving and drilling via stylus is way to imprecise if you want  
      to navigate through the later levels.
    
    - Remember that drilling a block is quicker than destroying it via a chain-  
      reaction, so if you need to change columns quickly (e.g. when a block is 
      falling down from above) and you see that the block you need to destroy in 
      order to be able to move is about to become part of a chain-reaction, you 
      better destroy it yourself before that happens.
    
    - When losing a life any block located above you in your column and the 
      adjacent column to your left and right will be destroyed (but will not 
      count towards the number of destroyed blocks and therefore won't grant 
      you any points) but items will stay unharmed meaning that when you 
      inevitably will die (e.g. when being low on air with no oxygen tank being 
      near) you should move to a place with lots of brick above you.
     ______
    |oxygen|
    |      |
    |______| ______  ______         ______        ______
    |red   ||yellow||green |       |oxygen|      |green |
    |      ||      ||      |       |      |      |      |
    |______||______||      |       |______|      |      |
    |green ||oxygen||      |       |red   |      |      |
    |      ||      ||      |       |      |      |      |
    |______||______||      |       |______|      |      |
    |blue          ||      |  -->  |green |      |      | -->
    |              ||      |       |      |      |      |
    |______________||      |       |______|______|      |      ______
    |red   |   /_\  |      |       |red   |yellow|      |     |oxygen| \O/
    |      |    |   |      |       |      |      |      |     |      |  Y
    |______|    X   |______|       |______|......|______|     |______| / \
    
    - When a chain-reaction has already begun (i.e. when four or more blocks of 
      the same colour have connected and start flashing) other blocks of the 
      same colour can still "join" the fading away if they reach the big block 
      before it's already disappeared.
             ______
            |green |
            |      |
     ______ |______|
    |green ||yellow|
    |      ||      |
    |______||      |
    |              |  O
    |              |<-Y
    |______________|_/_\___
    |green                 |  -->   \O/
    |                      |         Y
    |______________________|        / \
    
      In this example you drill the big yellow block causing the left-most small   
      green block to fall on the big green block starting a fade away.
      As the other small green block reaches the big brick soon after the first  
      one it joins the reaction.
      The reaction is over just as soon as if the green block in the middle would 
      not exist so it does not set the reaction back to the original countdown.
    
    - In later levels you should try to get directly below X-blocks when having 
      to move left or right on your way down: X-blocks are quite numerous but not 
      too numerous then, so the block above you should be stopped somewhere soon 
      by connecting to another brown block but without causing any chain-
      reactions, hence the avalanche is stopped in most cases.
    
    - When standing directly under a column full of blocks that's about to fall 
      down destroy the block being directly over your head to set back the timer 
      for the whole column to crash down.
    
    - When an air tank is kept within four non-adjacent X-blocks you should try 
      to clear out any blocks above the left-most or right-most brown block and 
      then destroy the block directly below it:
    
               O
               E--|
     _________/_\_|________
    |green                 |
    |                      |
    |_______________       |   ______  ______             ______  ______
    |red   ||      ||      |  |red   ||      |           |red   ||      |
    |      ||  X   ||      |  |      ||  X   |           |      ||  X   |
    |______||______||______|  |______||______| ______    |______||______|
    |      ||oxygen||      |->|      ||oxygen||      |   |      ||oxygen|  \O/
    |  X   ||      ||  X   |  |  X   ||      ||  X   |-->|  X   ||      |   Y
    |______||______||______|  |______||______||______|   |______||______| _/_\__
    |blue  ||      ||yellow|  |blue  ||      ||yellow| O |blue  ||      ||      |
    |      ||  X   ||      |  |      ||  X   ||      |<Y |      ||  X   ||  X   |
    |______||______||______|  |______||______||______|/ \|______||______||______|
    
    - If there is another X-block that connects to of the higher brown blocks 
    there is another good way of reaching the "creamy filling" ^^:   
     
     ______________________     ______  ______________
    |red   ||              |   |red   ||              |
    |      ||          X   |   |      ||          X   |
    |______||_______       |   |______||_______       |   ______ 
    |      ||oxygen||      |-->|      ||oxygen||      |  |red   |
    |  X   ||      ||      |   |  X   ||      ||      |->|      |
    |______||______||______|   |______||______||______|  |______| ______
    |blue  ||      ||yellow| O |blue  ||      |    O     |blue  ||oxygen|
    |      ||  X   ||      |<Y |      ||  X   | |--Y     |      ||      |
    |______||______||______|/ \|______||______|_|_/_\_   |______||______|
    |yellow||red           |   |yellow||red           |  |yellow||      | \O/
    |      ||              |   |      ||              |  |      ||  X   |  Y
    |______||______________|   |______||______________|  |______||______| / \
    
    -----------------------------3.5 Scoring System---------------------------CC5
    
    - Every block you destroy by drilling may it be a normal block or a special 
      block raises your points by 10. Drilling a chained-up block gets you 10 
      times X points with X being the number of single blocks the big one 
      consists of (e.g. a 9-block stone is worth 90 points).
    
    - A Crystal block disappearing all by itself is worth 10 points.
    
    - A block destroyed by a chain-reaction is worth 40 points times X with 
      again being the number of blocks involved.
    
    - Finding an undergrounder that does not grant you a 1-Up is worth 765 
      points.
    
    - The first Air Capsule you collect is worth 100 points, the second one 200 
      points, the third one 300 points and so on.
    
    - After every game in Mission Driller you have the chance to get a special 
      bonus: Every life left will grant you 30,000 points, collecting 
      all air tanks give you 50,000 points and the faster you've been the more 
      points you awarded as a time bonus. The best time bonus I've had so far 
      is 421,450 points (with Holinger-Z in Egypt) so I don't know what might be 
      the highest possible.
    
    - When you're aiming for a high score in an easy level in Mission Driller it  
      is essential not to waste too much time trying to reach an air capsule. If 
      getting one would usually require some thinking and some waiting, instead 
      dimply drill through an X-block to cut it short.
    
    - As far as I am concerned there is no such thing as a combo multiplier or 
      anything similar so even in a really long chain-reaction still every 
      block is worth 40 points and no more than that.
    
    - After completing a stage you get two point bonuses:
      First you get a bonus, of which I actually can't say how it is determined, 
      so if you have any idea please let me know.
      Right after that you receive a bonus for simply having beaten the stage. 
      Beating the first hundred meters will earn you 1.000 pts, beating the 
      second hundred meters will earn you 2.000 pts and so on.
    
    -----------------------------3.6 Character List---------------------------CC6
    
    There is a total of seven characters playable in Mr. Driller Drill Spirits 
    with only Susumu being unlocked at the beginning.
    I list the characters in the order of their availability.
                 _______________________________________________________________
                |speed     |air         |special ability  |recommendation given |  
                |          |consumption |                 |by the game          |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Susumu:     |average   |average     |none             |for players of all   |
                |          |            |                 |skill levels         |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Puchi:      |slow      |low         |can climb up two |for novice players   |
                |          |            |blocks           |                     |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Holinger-Z: |slow      |low         |survives being   |for novice players   |
                |          |            |crushed by a     |                     |
                |          |            |block once       |                     |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Anna:       |fast      |high        |none             |for intermediate     |
                |          |            |                 |players              |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Taizo:      |fast      |extremely   |drills faster    |for advanced drillers|
                |          |high        |                 |                     |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Ataru:      |extremely |extremely   |none             |for advanced drillers|
                |fast      |high        |                 |                     |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    Usagi:      |extremely |extremely   |-can climb up    |none (but definitely |
                |fast      |high        | two blocks      |the best character): |
                |          |            |-drilling        |Ataru's mysterious   |
                |          |            | destroys three  |friend.              |
                |          |            | blocks          |It appears to have   |
                |          |            |-drills faster   |special abilities of |
                |          |            |                 |some kind...         |
    ____________|__________|____________|_________________|_____________________|
    
    -------------------------3.7 Deleting the Save File-----------------------CC7
    
    Press Select, L, X and B at the same time when booting the game to delete 
    your save file.
             
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                                   4.0 1P Driller                             DDD
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    The Single Player of Mr. Driller DS consists of four play modes and a shop 
    where you can buy items for Mission Driller and Pressure Driller.
    More detailed information on the modes and the shop can be found in the sub-
    sections.
    
    -----------------------------4.1 Mission Driller--------------------------DD1
    
    In Mission Driller you simply try to reach the bottom of a cave as one out of 
    seven characters. Every level consists of a certain amount of stages each 
    being 100 m long and in order to beat a level you have to finish all stages 
    in one go.
    The deeper you get the more difficult the oxygen tanks are to get and also 
    the quicker you'll use up air.
    Beating a level without using any items and without losing a single life will 
    earn you a Mr. Driller Badge. Each character gets its own badges providing 
    some replay value.
    For every mile you go down you get one point that can be spent in the shop 
    even if you die or select retry.
    Mission Driller is the only game mode where you are able to use Usagi but 
    note that he doesn't have any ending dialogues.
    As every stage in Mission Driller is randomly generated with only some things 
    being determined (like number of different colours, general layout of X-
    blocks surrounding the oxygen tanks, etc.) I can't give you a real 
    walkthrough with step-by-step solutions but just more or less specific 
    guidelines.
    
    ------------------------------4.1.1 Walkthrough---------------------------D11
    ____________
    Driller Lab:| 
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Record: 120/300 m 30.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 200 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 100.000
    
    The first level shouldn't be too much of a problem. There are nearly no X-
    blocks hindering you from getting the oxygen tanks and the air consumption is 
    really low so you should not only go for the goal but also for the Perfect 
    Air Bonus and at the same time for the badge.
    
    1-100m  : Four colours
              This is the first stage of the game and it shows. There are all 
              four different kinds of normal blocks but they form a lot of big 
              blocks, air consumption is extremely low, there are only a few X- 
              blocks and in 99 out of 100 cases you shouldn't have any problem 
              trying to drill directly to any oxygen tank you see so just speed 
              through the first 100 miles and collect all air capsules.
    101-200m: Two colours
              You'll learn to love these two-colour-stages: Just try not to get 
              under any blocks, drill apart a big block and wait for the nice 
              chain-reaction. Of course you can also go for a higher Time Bonus 
              by manually drilling through all layers but this might be more 
              dangerous because of falling blocks and if you take your time the 
              stage still ends pretty quickly and you receive some neat bonus 
              points from all those chain-reactions.
              Still every air-capsule is easy to reach although sometimes you 
              have to drill an X-block at the end of the stage to get the last 
              tank which isn't too much of a problem as you should have around 
              100 percent of air when reaching the bottom.
    201-300m: Four colours
              This stage is a bit more difficult than the first one simply 
              because there are a few more single blocks here but still every  
              air capsule can be obtained by following the gaps left behind by 
              drilling big blocks, air consumption is really low and X-blocks 
              aren't too numerous. The only thing to watch out for are falling 
              single blocks.
    ______
    Japan:|
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Record: 200/500 m 50.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 400 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 100.000
    
    The second level is a bit longer than the Driller Lab, but not really harder. 
    Gravity is still low as well as the air consumption, X-blocks are relatively 
    scarce and air tanks are both numerous and reachable by easy means so you can 
    easily try to get a badge and the Perfect Air Bonus at the same time.
    
    1-100m  : Four colours
              This plays just like the first one hundred meters in the Driller 
              Lab which means that you should just keep on moving and grab all 
              air capsules on the way down. A few of them might demand some X-
              block chain-reactions but nothing too mind-boggling.
    101-200m: Three colours
              Three-colour-sections are a lot easier than four-colour-section but  
              of course also harder than two-colour-section except for the low 
              chance of uncontrollable chain-reactions.
              Actually this is just a step-down in terms of difficulty from the 
              first section and nothing more or less. You'll be able to drill 
              through a lot of big blocks and every oxygen tank is as easy to nab 
              as in the first section so go for all of them.
    201-300m: Two colours
              Just the same as the centre section of the Driller Lab; just enjoy 
              this part.
    301-400m: Four colours
              Although gravity has clearly risen, only getting through this stage 
              is rather easy as you are able to drill down long ways before 
              reaching an X-block but getting every air tank is harder than in 
              any prior stage. Every item is surrounded by X-Blocks so you either 
              have to destroy them via chain-reactions or find (or create) a gap 
              in between them.
              Since air consumption still is pretty low you better not hasten       
              through here too much but take your time and think strategically.
    401-500m: Four colours
              Pretty much the same as the previous hundred meters but now you'll 
              encounter the first air capsules lying in X-block-dead-ends so 
              prior to picking up one, better check if you can move on afterwards 
              without having to waste 20 percentage points of air.
    ______
    China:|
    
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Record: 320/800 m 80.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 1000 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 150.000
    
    China is pretty hard when playing a Mr Driller-game for the first time and 
    even after having gained some experience it seems way too hard to get a badge 
    and/or achieve the Perfect Air Bonus but when coming back to this level after 
    some more hours of playing you should relatively easily achieve both goals in 
    one go.
    
    1-100m  : Four colours
              This stage is pretty easy and you should have nearly no problem 
              getting through with every air tank collected and a full air 
              reserve at the end.
              Most items are covered by X-blocks but not completely. Most of the 
              time you just have to move right below the oxygen tank and let it 
              fall onto you and you rarely need to destroy some X-blocks via 
              chain-reactions.
    101-200m: Three colours
              Big chain-reactions await but still this section might cause some 
              Problems. If you're just aiming at getting through, this stage will 
              be a breeze but if you try to get all oxygen capsules you need to 
              break through a lot of X-block-barriers surrounding them.
              Move below the items and drill away any normal blocks on which the 
              brown blocks lie so they disappear on their own or by falling onto 
              some other X-blocks.
              If you do not necessarily want to get the Perfect Air Bonus you 
              should pass out on most of the goodies and only pick up one or two 
              that seem easy to reach.
    201-300m: Four colours
              The number of X-blocks throughout the stage has increased but the 
              amount of X-blocks surrounding oxygen tanks has decreased and still 
              there is rarely a direct way to any item so you have to drill 
              strategically to either open a path or to destroy brown blocks.
              Basically this stage plays pretty much the same as the previous one 
              only being a bit harder.
              Decide for yourself if you want to nab every air tank. It is 
              relatively hard but possible and you don't need to watch your air 
              reserve too much since the next hundred meters will be really easy 
              to traverse.
    301-400m: Two colours
              Two colours, few X-blocks and easy-to-reach oxygen capsules, do I 
              need to say more?
              Drill down as quickly as possible without risking to get crushed 
              and collect all items.
    401-500m: Four colours
              Actually this stage is easier than 201-300m as the oxygen tanks 
              aren't completely covered by brown blocks and as there are lots of 
              big blocks allowing for chain-reactions or quick drilling down.
              Nabbing all items shouldn't be too hard here.
    501-600m: Three colours
              The amount of X-blocks increases once again but since gravity and 
              air consumption rate are still moderate and since the lack of the 
              fourth colour creates quite a few big blocks you are able to use 
              this to your advantage by planning on how to destroy any X-blocks 
              blocking your path to the air tanks so you should be able to 
              collect all of them.
    601-700m: Four colours
              This plays nearly the same as the previous stage, so by planning 
              ahead to deal with the even more increased number of brown blocks 
              it is very well possible to nab every air capsule.
    701-800m: Four colours
              Play like you did in the previous stage and you won't have too much 
              of a problem.
    ______
    India:|
    
    Difficulty: 3/5
    Record: 400/1000 m 100.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 1500 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 200.000
    
    India isn't that much harder than China; in fact you should definitely be 
    able to nab all air capsules in the first eight stages after a bit of 
    practice but the last two stages will give you a hard time no matter how long 
    you've played the game so far because of the insanely high gravity.
    If all you want is to beat the level you might enjoy India but aiming at the 
    Perfect Air Bonus can become a real pain in the...butt.
    
    1-100m   : Four colours
               There are nearly no X-blocks besides those "guarding" the oxygen 
               tanks and each air capsule can be reached via at least one easy-
               to-reach opening so you should aim at nabbing them all without 
               encountering any problems.
    101-200m : Three colours
               X-blocks are still pretty rare even around the oxygen capsules so 
               once again it is easily possible to pick up every item without too 
               much work. Since you'll encounter lots of big blocks you can haste 
               through the stage only having to watch out for unforeseeable 
               chain-reactions above you.
    201-300m : Four colours
               This is just like the first stage in India with the only 
               difference being that sometimes an air tank is lying in a complete 
               X-block-box which can be easily destroyed by simply drilling 
               through all blocks directly below it.
    301-400m : Four colours
               The only difference to the previous stage is that now nearly no  
               items can be reached directly but considering the still-moderate 
               gravity and air-consumption-rate you can take your time and think 
               about how to uncover all of them. 
               Alternatively you can also haste through this stage maybe just 
               collecting one oxygen capsule.
    401-500m : Two colours
               Enjoy.
    501-600m : Four colours
               Basically the same as 301-400m but with more X-blocks that 
               actually make collecting all air tanks even easier as they allow 
               you to cause chain-reactions with the brown blocks that surround 
               the goodies.
    601-700m : Three colours
               This stage is rather easy since big chain-reactions will both 
               destroy lots of normal blocks as well as the big X-block-packs 
               near air tanks but you need to look out for any avalanches from 
               above; gravity has pretty steeply risen by now and you simply 
               cannot foresee every chain-reaction here so you better play a bit 
               more defensively here, meaning that you should not haste to the 
               items and not move below any columns of differently-coloured 
               blocks.
    701-800m : Three colours
               This stage plays the same as the previous one.
    801-900m : Four colours
               This plays the same as 301-400m but with a way higher gravity and 
               air-consumption rate. If you only want to make it to the end you 
               won't have too much of a problem as there aren't that many X-
               blocks but if you want to collect all air tanks without being 
               crushed and without running out of air you need to be lucky with 
               the position of the items and you need to think quickly...but it 
               is still possible.
    901-1000m: Four colours
               Good luck on this one if you're aiming at the Perfect Air Bonus: 
               Basically this stage is 801-900m with a perverted gravity so you 
               will have to stay calm and plan ahead but still you mustn't lose 
               any time or otherwise you'll fall prey to the air loss.
    ______
    Egypt:|
    
    Difficulty: 4/5
    Record: 600/1500 m 150.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 3200 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 250.000
    
    Although it is a strange thing: In my opinion India is harder than Egypt.
    Of course Egypt is longer (or deeper if you prefer ^^) so you have to 
    maintain your concentration a bit longer but in India the two last stages are 
    really hard whereas here the high-gravity-stages are rather nice to play. One 
    of them is a two-colour-stage, another one is a three-colour-stage and the 
    sole four-colour-stage with an extremely high gravity is actually eased by 
    the high amount of single brown blocks that link up as you go instead of 
    crashing down on you.
    Receiving both the Perfect Air Bonus and the Driller Badge in one go is 
    possible but may require various tries as well as some luck so not a single 
    air tank gets caught on two X-blocks when you've reached the bottom of a 
    stage.
    
    1-100m    : Four colours
                After completing India, the first stage of Egypt can only be 
                regarded as a pushover.
                Constantly drill down and aim for every air capsule without ever 
                stopping or thinking about chain-reactions.
    101-200m  : Four colours
                Play like you did in the previous stage and you shouldn't have 
                any problems as there are only a few X-blocks more here than in 
                the first stage. Only once or twice you will have to think a bit 
                about how to uncover an oxygen capsule.
    201-300m  : Two colours
                Enjoy.
    301-400m  : Four colours
                Lots of X-blocks but since they're forming really big blocks  
                around the air tanks you can involve them in chain-reactions in 
                no time and nab all goodies.
                Just watch out not to get caught inside an X-block-dead-end.
    401-500m  : Four colours
                Plays like 301-400m only with more X-blocks getting in your way. 
                Since air consumption still isn't too bad you should plan ahead 
                and destroy most brown blocks you encounter (but of course not 
                those being out of your way).
    501-600m  : Four colours
                This stage again plays the same as 301-400m; drill straight down 
                as long as possible and when having to move around any X-blocks 
                you can destroy them via chain-reactions in most cases.
                Air capsules can also be reached easily as they lie in really big 
                X-block-boxes.
    601-700m  : Four colours
                Think of this stage as the first stage with higher gravity: Easy-
                to-reach oxygen tanks and nearly no X-blocks.
                Just drill down constantly and pick up every item.
    701-800m  : Two colours
                Enjoy.
    801-900m  : Four colours
                This is the most difficult stage in Egypt so far: The number of 
                air tanks is low, they're well-secured by a few brown blocks and 
                you can cause nearly no big chain-reactions (neither with normal 
                nor with brown blocks) but the gravity and air consumption aren't 
                as bad as in this depth in India so stay calm and stick to my 
                hints in the further info-section of this guide to reach all 
                items.
    901-1000m : Three colours
                As there are a lot of big normal blocks you can pretty well reach 
                all air tanks and the low number of X-blocks in this stage allow 
                you to drill straight down most of the time and have a few 
                columns above you nearly completely empty so you can drill 
                strategically when aiming for an item.
    1001-1100m: Four colours
                This is like 401-500m so act accordingly.
    1101-1200m: Four colours
                Like the previous stage this one consists of a lot of X-blocks  
                not only around the items but also throughout the whole well; 
                most of them can be destroyed by linking them and thus even 
                uncover the air capsules.
                Most goodies should be easy to obtain, but if you find one too 
                hard to get, you might just as well ignore it and move on since 
                air consumption has become pretty steep by now.
    1201-1300m: Two colours
                Enjoy.
    1301-1400m: Four colours
                Definitely lots of brown blocks and they even do not form big 
                blocks from the get-go but by simply moving around them you can 
                destroy a lot of them and often even automatically reach the 
                oxygen tanks.
                The best thing to do here is to build up some good speed and to  
                slalom around the X-blocks.
    1401-1500m: Three colours
                A pretty easy ending for Egypt: This section is like 901-1000m 
                but with increased speed.
    ________
    America:|
    
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Record: 800/2000 m 200.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 6000 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 300.000
    
    Good luck! America is about on par with The Moon in terms of difficulty, 
    hence it is the hardest level of all game modes in Mr Driller DS. You will 
    have to deal with lots of stages in general and with lots of four-colour-
    stages in particular and at the end you will experience a gravity that 
    hopefully will never come real in our world.
    If your goal is to simply beat the level without using items you don't want 
    to lose a life before ca 1000m and the second one before about 1700m but of 
    course it would be better if you could stay alive even longer.
    Getting a badge is still possible but requires four things: Luck considering 
    the level layout, quick reflexes, quick thinking and a lot of patience.
    You are most likely to start over and over again which can get really 
    frustrating after the twentieth death at 1700m.
    The Perfect Air Bonus also is really hard to get and in my opinion achieving 
    both goals at the same time without the use of any items is nearly impossible 
    as the oxygen capsules in the last few stages require too much time to get 
    without dying from air shortage.
    Up to maybe 1500m you should stick to my hints in the hints section but after 
    that you better just run for your life any take cover beneath brown blocks.
    
    1-100m    : Four colours
                Just drill strenuously towards every air capsule. Since all of 
                them are easy to reach you shouldn't ever have any problems in 
                this stage.
    101-200m  : Four colours
                Only a bit harder in terms of air tanks-collecting as some of 
                them are covered by four X-blocks but overall you can 
                continuously drill on and collect a lot of oxygen capsules on the 
                go. For the few "guarded" ones you can take your time to collect 
                them too.
    201-300m  : Four colours
                Here most items lie in a large group of brown blocks, hence can 
                be picked up in no time when starting chain-reactions.
                The only thing you really need to watch out for here is to not 
                get caught on a big X-block requiring you to drill through a 
                brown block.
    301-400m  : Four colours
                Most air capsules are well-secured but with a bit of luck the 
                level layout allows for big chain-reactions with the normal 
                blocks thus easing your way to the goodies.
                Even if you aren't that lucky you might still consider nabbing 
                all items since air consumption is low at this point.
    401-500m  : Four colours
                Basically the same as the previous stage: Most air capsules lie 
                amidst four sole brown blocks but can be freed relatively easy 
                via chain-reactions.
                If you don't feel too comfortable with the game play just yet or 
                if you realize that a certain oxygen tank would require too much 
                work to get you might want to pass up on one or two items.
    501-600m  : Four colours
                Pretty much the same as 401-500m. 
                Collect as many air tanks as possible even if you'd have to waste 
                more air than you'd receive as this will grant you additional 
                points but will probably not harm you, considering the easy stage 
                that comes next.
                Of course do not play too greedy; your first goal is to reach the 
                end of the well.
    601-700m  : Two colours
                Enjoy.
    701-800m  : Four colours
                Some air capsules are kept within those pesky four-X-block-boxes 
                as I call them and some lie in big groups of X-blocks.
                Since you should have a decent air supply left from the previous 
                two-colour-stage you can try to collect all items but as air 
                consumption and gravity start to make things complicated you'll 
                want to decide here whether you're aiming at the Perfect Air 
                Bonus or just want to get through the level.
                If the latter one is what you're doing then ignore any hard-to-
                reach oxygen tanks here.
    801-900m  : Four colours
                Getting all air capsules becomes harder but not much. If you feel 
                comfortable and if you have got more than 70 percent of air left 
                go get the bonus points otherwise move swiftly around the brown 
                blocks and keep an eye on any easy-to-reach goodies.
    901-1000m : Three colours
                Lots of chain-reactions await so picking up the air capsules 
                isn't too difficult but this also requires you to watch out for 
                any debris falling from above.
                Also watch out not to waste too much time waiting for the chain-
                reactions to end; the high air consumption rate demands for some 
                aggressive play style.
                Unless an item gets caught out of range at the bottom of the 
                stage the best thing to do is to collect every oxygen capsule.
    1001-1100m: Four colours
                Basically the same as 801-900m but with more X-blocks allowing 
                for chain-reactions near the items and with a higher air 
                consumption rate.
    1101-1200m: Four colours
                By now gravity has become really bad so unless you're 
                "desperately" aiming for the Perfect Air Bonus you shouldn't move 
                left and right too much, but preferably stay in the centre and 
                use X-blocks as a cover because they are very likely to form big 
                blocks here and in later stages.
    1201-1300m: Four colours
                Basically the same as before but now you can act a bit more 
                greedy or play more defensively considering the next stage.
    1301-1400m: Two colours
                Enjoy.
    1401-1500m: Four colours
                Neat chain-reactions and some really, really high gravity make 
                for some frantic action.
                You better drill somewhat defensively down and watch for any air 
                tanks you uncover automatically. Surely if there aren't any you 
                should work on uncovering one but only if you're sure you can do 
                it without too much hassle.
    1501-1600m: Four colours
                The difficulty doesn't evolve to our favour; the stage layout is 
                the same as before but gravity and air consumption get really mad 
                here. Either you have some good reflexes and/or some serious luck 
                or you won't make it through here without dying.
    1601-1700m: Three colours
                Big chain-reactions used to be your best friends but now they 
                actually are more of a threat if started uncontrolled.
                Think quick and drill any big blocks that won't unleash 
                avalanches right above you or take cover under X-blocks and try 
                to collect lots of air tanks since you'll create large holes in 
                the block structures.
    1701-1800m: Four colours
                Drill constantly, ignore most oxygen capsules and put more effort 
                into reflexes than into planning...and good luck.^^
                If you're still relatively well-supported with air you can use my 
                beloved "move-around-brown-blocks-and-take-cover-beneath-them"-
                tactic.
    1801-1900m: Three colours
                Just like the previous three-colour-stage; use it to fill up your 
                air meter one last time with relative ease.
    1901-2000m: Four colours
                Nearly a three-colour-stage and lots of X-blocks so with some 
                luck you can clear big parts of this area with a few drilling 
                actions but whatever the stage looks like in the end: Move to the 
                exit as fast as possible and evaluate for yourself if your air 
                reserve suffices or not, thus if you can ignore the air tanks or 
                not.
    _________
    The Moon:|
    
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Record: 800/2000 m 200.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: 8000 m
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 300.000
    
    The Moon is pretty much the same as America: Both have the same depth, the 
    same general layout for every stage, the same gravity and air consumption, 
    hence you don't need two separate full-fletched guides.
    The only difference between the two levels are the ?-boxes scattered 
    throughout every stage of The Moon.
    These neat items have ten different effects that are randomly chosen each 
    time you pick up one. So you never know if a ?-box will help you or maybe 
    renders your trip impossible by cutting your air reserve in half for example.
    If you leave out this item for the whole level you can absolutely play The 
    Moon as you did America but in my opinion the ?-boxes make this level way 
    more interesting than any other level (except for Outer Space) hence you 
    should pick them up.
    Actually in most cases you will receive a positive effect so when one of 
    these yellow goodies lies near you and is easily accessible, go get it except 
    for when you've nearly made it to the end of the level and feel like being 
    able to do it without any special boost since you'd want to bite your DS if 
    you'd happen to get an X-Creator-box blocking your way on the last few meters.
    ___________
    South Pole:|
    
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Record: 1000/oo m (infinite) 250.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: N/A
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 400.000
    
    Gravity sucks, but it's the law!
    South Pole starts off with both a high gravity and a high air consumption 
    rate but don't worry too much: You won't encounter too many X-blocks and in 
    some stages lots and lots of air capsules.
    Play just like you feel to.
    You can play defensively by just ignoring most items and use chain-reactions 
    to your advantage without moving too much and head for a stage that's stuffed 
    with oxygen tanks or you can play aggressively by quickly aiming for any air 
    tanks you see; both ways are equally promising but sometimes you better move 
    quickly and take a risk, especially in those stages only containing a single 
    oxygen tank.
    Since this level is just for fun I will not give you a real guide on the 
    stages but just a general outline on the whole level and general info on the 
    stages.
    
    1-100m    : Four colours (Actually only three colours except for one big red 
                              block)
                # of air capsules: 2
    101-200m  : Three colours
                # of air capsules: 1
    201-300m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 17 (!)
    301-400m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    401-500m  : Three colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    501-600m  : Two colours
                # of air capsules: 3
    601-700m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 1
    701-800m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 14
    801-900m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    901-1000m : Three colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    
    1001-1100m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 3
    1101-1200m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 1
    1201-1300m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 13
    1301-1400m: Two colours
                # of air capsules: 1
    1401-1500m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    1501-1600m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    1601-1700m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1701-1800m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1801-1900m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1901-2000m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    
    From here on the stages 1001-2000m are simply repeated over and over again.
    
    ____________
    Outer Space:|
    
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Record: 1000/oo m (infinite) 250.000 pts
    Bonus Mileage: N/A
    Points needed for a 1-Up: 400.000
    
    Outer Space resembles South Pole in being infinitely deep and therefore being 
    just for fun and it starts off with a pretty high gravity, too.
    Like The Moon this level features ?-boxes either granting positive effects or 
    hindering you on your way down.
    Given the just-for-fun-nature of Outer Space I'd say you should collect 
    every ?-box you encounter to vary the gameplay.
    The other difference to South Pole is the location of the air tanks: In South 
    Pole you have to deal with "air-crammed" stages followed by stages with only 
    a single item whereas in Outer Space every stage contains a decent amount of 
    oxygen tanks.
    So no stage here is really that much harder than any other stage and you can 
    keep a steady pace throughout the level.
    Since this level is just for fun I will not give you a real guide on the 
    stages but just a general outline on the whole level and general info on the 
    stages.
    
    1-100m    : Four colours (Actually only three colours except for two green 
                              blocks)
                # of air capsules: 8
    101-200m  : Three colours
                # of air capsules: 7
    201-300m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    301-400m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    401-500m  : Three colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    501-600m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    601-700m  : Two colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    701-800m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    801-900m  : Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    901-1000m : Three colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    
    1001-1100m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    1101-1200m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1201-1300m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1301-1400m: Two colours
                # of air capsules: 6
    1401-1500m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    1501-1600m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 5
    1601-1700m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1701-1800m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1801-1900m: Three colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    1901-2000m: Four colours
                # of air capsules: 4
    
    From here on the stages 1001-2000m are simply repeated over and over again.
    
    ---------------------------4.1.2 Ending Dialogues-------------------------D12
    
    Driller Lab:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu:     |Susumu:     Yes! Cleared!                                    |
                |Dr. Z :     What a splendid display of drilling.             |
                |Susumu:     I'm feeling very good today!                     |
                |            Nothing can stop me!                             |
                |Dr. Z :     Well, that's it for practice.                    |
                |            Keep up the good work!                           |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Puchi:      |Puchi:      Woof! I did it!                                  |
                |Dr. Z:      What a splendid display of drilling.             |
                |Puchi:      It was a piece of cake man.                      |
                |Dr. Z:      Well, that's it for practice.                    |
                |            Keep up the good work!                           |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Holinger-Z: |Holinger-Z: Simulation complete! Transferring data.          |
                |Dr. Z     : What a splendid display of drilling.             |
                |Holinger-Z: Thanks to you, Dr. Z.                            |
                |            Actually, I did do it mostly by myself.          |
                |            Just joking. Please don't look at me like that.  |
                |Dr. Z     : Well, that's it for practice.                    |
                |            Keep up the good work!                           |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Anna:       |Anna :      Phew! How's that?                                |
                |Dr. Z:      What a splendid display of drilling.             |
                |Anna :      I can do such an easy level with my eyes closed. |
                |Dr. Z:      Well, that's it for practice.                    |
                |            Keep up the good work!                           |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:      |Taizo:      Easy! This is just so easy!                      |
                |Dr. Z:      What a splendid display of drilling.             |
                |Taizo:      Next time give me more of a challenge!           |
                |Dr. Z:      Well, that's it for practice.                    |
                |            Keep up the good work!                           |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:      |Ataru:      What! Is that it?                                |
                |Dr. Z:      What a splendid display of drilling.             |
                |Ataru:      I didn't even break a sweat.                     |
                |Dr. Z:      Well, that's it for practice.                    |
                |            Keep up the good work!                           |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    
    Japan:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu:     |Susumu  : Puchi, are you looking for something?              |
                |Puchi   : Now, where did I bury it...?                       |
                |          Oh no! I've forgotten where I buried my cash.      |
                |          Woof!                                              |
                |Susumu  : I don't think you'll find it around here.          |
                |          Let's go back home and see if it's behind the sofa |
                |          or something.                                      |
                |Puchi   : I can't believe you're trying to trick me!         |
                |          You're so transparent! Woof!                       |
                |Susumu  : I would never take your money! Jeez, when it comes |
                |          to money you become a completely different dog!    |
                |Puchi   : Ah well. I'd better keep looking. Woof!            |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Puchi:      |Puchi     : This Undergrounder looks troubled. What's wrong? |
                |Undergr.  : I'm looking for a new job.                       |
                |Puchi     : That's good. When you're considering quitting    |
                |            your job that's the best time to quit.           |
                |            It's fun to start something totally new.         |
                |Undergr.  : Oh, that sounds good! Oh, look at the time!      |
                |            I'm late for work again!                         |
                |Puchi     : You can't have your cake and eat it too!         |
                |Undergr.  : Will I ever manage to get out of this rat race?  |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Holinger-Z: |Holinger-Z: Greetings Puchi. You seem flustered.             |
                |Puchi     : Now, where did I bury it...?                     |
                |            Oh no! I've forgotten where I buried my cash.    |
                |            Woof!                                            |
                |Holinger-Z: May I assist you? I'm good at finding things.    |
                |Puchi     : I can't believe you're trying to trick me!       |
                |            You're so transparent! Woof!                     |
                |Holinger-Z: That is not possible. Searching database..."cash"|
                |            ..."stash"..."hidden money".                     |
                |            It must be fun hiding money, you crafty canine.  |
                |Puchi     : Ah well. I'd better keep looking. Woof!          |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Anna:       |Anna      : Hey, Puchi. What are you looking so hard for?    |
                |Puchi     : Now, where did I bury it...?                     |
                |            Oh no! I've forgotten where I buried my cash.    |
                |            Woof!                                            |
                |Anna      : What? And you came drilling all the way here?    |
                |            Its probably not even around here anyway!        |
                |Puchi     : I can't believe you're trying to trick me!       |
                |            You're so transparent! Woof!                     |
                |Anna      : I would never! Because you're so mean, I'm going |
                |            to find it first and bury it even deeper.        |
                |Puchi     : Ah well. I'd better keep looking. Woof!          |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:      |Taizo     : Ah, Puchi! Why are you so restless?              |
                |Puchi     : Now, where did I bury it...?                     |
                |            Oh no! I've forgotten where I buried my cash.    |
                |            Woof!                                            |
                |Taizo     : Cash you say?                                    |
                |            Does that taste good?                            |
                |            I want some too!                                 |
                |Puchi     : I can't believe you're trying to trick me!       |
                |            You're so transparent! Woof!                     |
                |Taizo     : Tasty? Where is it?!                             |
                |Puchi     : Ah well. I'd better keep looking. Woof!          |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:      |Ataru     : Hey Puchi, what are you doing here?              |
                |            Found something?                                 |
                |Puchi     : Now, where did I bury it...?                     |
                |            Oh no! I've forgotten where I buried my cash.    |
                |            Woof!                                            |
                |Ataru     : I didn't know that even dogs have money nowadays!|
                |            Can't see any money around here though.          |
                |Puchi     : I can't believe you're trying to trick me!       |
                |            You're so transparent! Woof!                     |
                |Ataru     : Why would I be interested in your money, stupid  |
                |            dog?! Well anyway, I'll let you know if I find   |
                |            it. See ya!                                      |
                |Puchi     : Ah well. I'd better keep looking. Woof!          |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    
    China:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu:     |Susumu    : Oh, Holinger-Z! What happened?                   |
                |            Have you broken down?                            |
                |Holinger-Z: Greetings. I came all the way here to China for  |
                |            an underground survey. Unfortunately, I fell down|
                |            on the way here and broke myself.                |
                |Susumu    : Busted huh! I'm sorry.                           |
                |            Is there anything I can do?                      |
                |Holinger-Z: Thank you for the compliment.                    |
                |            I am a little embarrassed, yes.                  |
                |Susumu    : What!? You're not making any sense!              |
                |            There must be something else broken...           |
                |Holinger-Z: Apologies, but could you please take me back to  |
                |            the surface?                                     |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Puchi:      |Puchi     : Woof! Woof! That's Holinger-Z. What's up?        |
                |Holinger-Z: Greetings. I came all the way here to China for  |
                |            an underground survey. Unfortunately, I fell down|
                |            on the way here and broke myself.                |
                |Puchi     : You really should warm up properly before        |
                |            strenuous exercise! Woof!                        |
                |Holinger-Z: Thank you for the compliment.                    |
                |            I am a little embarrassed, yes.                  |
                |Puchi     : I wasn't complimenting you. I was giving you     |
                |            Advice! You should head back to the surface      |
                |            already! Woof!                                   |
                |Holinger-Z: Apologies, but could you please take me back to  |
                |            the surface?                                     |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Holinger-Z: |Holinger-Z: Greetings Undergrounder. What is the matter?     |
                |Undergr.  : I'm looking for a new job.                       |
                |Holinger-Z: I see. Have you considered becoming a robot?     |
                |            Robots are strong and tough.                     |
                |Undergr.  : Oh, that sounds good! Oh, look at the time!      |
                |            I'm late for work again!                         |
                |Holinger-Z: If you are a robot, you won't break even if you  |
                |            get yelled at for being late to work.            |
                |Undergr.  : Will I ever manage to get out of this rat race?  |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Anna:       |Anna      : Hey, Holinger-Z! What's the matter?              |
                |            Oh, you're hurt!                                 |
                |Holinger-Z: Greetings. I came all the way here to China for  |
                |            an underground survey. Unfortunately, I fell down|
                |            on the way here and broke myself.                |
                |Anna      : Pretty clumsy for a robot...                     |
                |Holinger-Z: Thank you for the compliment.                    |
                |            I am a little embarrassed, yes.                  |
                |Anna      : You really should have your head checked as well.|
                |Holinger-Z: Apologies, but could you please take me back to  |
                |            the surface?                                     |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:      |Taizo     : Hey Holinger-Z!                                  |
                |            You looked troubled.                             |
                |            What's wrong?                                    |
                |Holinger-Z: Greetings. I came all the way here to China for  |
                |            an underground survey. Unfortunately, I fell down|
                |            on the way here and broke myself.                |
                |Taizo     : That sounds very painful!                        |
                |            Do you feel tired?                               |
                |            Are you unconscious?                             |
                |Holinger-Z: Thank you for the compliment.                    |
                |            I am a little embarrassed, yes.                  |
                |Taizo     : Huh? What compliment?                            |
                |            You really should learn to deal with your        |
                |            problems by yourself.                            |
                |Holinger-Z: Apologies, but could you please take me back to  |
                |            the surface?                                     |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:      |Ataru     : Holinger-Z, is that you? Why aren't you moving?  |
                |Holinger-Z: Greetings. I came all the way here to China for  |
                |            an underground survey. Unfortunately, I fell down|
                |            on the way here and broke myself.                |
                |Ataru     : Aren't you meant to be the latest in cutting edge|
                |            technology? How can this happen?                 |
                |Holinger-Z: Thank you for the compliment.                    |
                |            I am a little embarrassed, yes.                  |
                |Ataru     : Eh? You really should go back and get yourself   |
                |            fixed up.                                        |
                |Holinger-Z: Apologies, but could you please take me back to  |
                |            the surface?                                     |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    
    India:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu:     |Susumu  : Oh, it's Anna. Hey Anna! What are you doing?       |
                |Anna    : I heard about an Underground Shrine, where any     |
                |          wish will be granted. I'm heading there now.       |
                |Susumu  : Oh! Isn't that place known for granting romantic   |
                |          wishes? So, who's the lucky guy?                   |
                |Anna    : W-hat?! No, no, that's not it at all!              |
                |Susumu  : Well, there's no need to get so excited!           |
                |          So, I wonder, who could it be?                     |
                |Anna    : Hey! Enough already. Jeez!                         |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Puchi:      |Puchi   : Oh, there's Anna. She looks so happy.              |
                |          I wonder what she's up to? Woof!                   |
                |Anna    : I heard about an Underground Shrine, where any     |
                |          wish will be granted. I'm heading there now.       |
                |Puchi   : This is not like you at all. Are you going to wish |
                |          for success in your love life?                     |
                |Anna    : W-hat?! No, no, that's not it at all!              |
                |Puchi   : Any dog can see that you have a crush on Susumu.   |
                |          Woof!                                              |
                |Anna    : Hey! Enough already. Jeez!                         |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Holinger-Z: |Hol.-Z  : Found Anna. Greetings. What are you doing here?    |
                |Anna    : I heard about an Underground Shrine, where any     |
                |          wish will be granted. I'm heading there now.       |
                |Hol.-Z  : Understood. And your wish is to become s...        |
                |Anna    : W-hat?! No, no, that's not it at all!              |
                |Hol.-Z  : Smart. Correct? What's wrong?                      |
                |          Your heart is beating more rapidly than normal.    |
                |Anna    : Hey! Enough already. Jeez!                         |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Anna:       |Anna    : Hi Undergrounder!                                  |
                |          Shouldn't you be at the block factory?             |
                |Undergr.: I'm looking for a new job.                         |
                |Anna    : Well, you sound very busy.                         |
                |          Why don't you take a short rest?                   |
                |Undergr.: Oh, that sounds good! Oh, look at the time!        |
                |          I'm late for work again!                           |
                |Anna    : Oh, OK. Well, it's better to keep your current     |
                |          job while looking for the next one.                |
                |Undergr.: Will I ever manage to get out of this rat race?    |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:      |Taizo   : Hello Anna! How come you're so cheerful today?     |
                |Anna    : I heard about an Underground Shrine, where any     |
                |          wish will be granted. I'm heading there now.       |
                |Taizo   : A-ha! I think I know what your wish is.            |
                |          It's "I want to eat as much as I can", isn't it?   |
                |Anna    : W-hat?! No, no, that's not it at all!              |
                |Taizo   : You really should try to eat whenever you can.     |
                |Anna    : Hey! Enough already. Jeez!                         |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:      |Ataru   : Hey! Hi Anna! What are you doing?                  |
                |Anna    : I heard about an Underground Shrine, where any     |
                |          wish will be granted. I'm heading there now.       |
                |Ataru   : Susumu will never know how you feel if all you     |
                |          do is wish...                                      |
                |Anna    : W-hat?! No, no, that's not it at all!              |
                |Ataru   : Whoah! That was just an example. Don't take it     |
                |          so personally.                                     |
                |Anna    : Hey! Enough already. Jeez!                         |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    
    Egypt:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu:     |Susumu    : Hey Dad! I haven't seen you around for a while!  |
                |            What are you doing here?                         |
                |Taizo     : Mmmm! There's a delicious smell coming from this |
                |            direction. It must be that Undergrounder         |
                |            restaurant I heard about.                        |
                |Susumu    : W-what? You've become a missing person back on   |
                |            the surface just looking for some restaurant!    |
                |Taizo     : Ah, I'm starving! I can't take it any more.      |
                |            I'm going home!                                  |
                |Susumu:     You do know the way home, right?                 |
                |            Why don't you just keep drilling until you find  |
                |            the restaurant?                                  |
                |Taizo     : You can have the Undergrounder restaurant all to |
                |            yourself. Later!                                 |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Puchi:      |Puchi     : Woof! Woof! It's Taizo!                          |
                |Taizo     : Mmmm! There's a delicious smell coming from this |
                |            direction. It must be that Undergrounder         |
                |            restaurant I heard about.                        |
                |Puchi     : You're right, something smells yummy.            |
                |            Wow! Your nose is sharper than mine!             |
                |Taizo     : Ah, I'm starving! I can't take it any more.      |
                |            I'm going home!                                  |
                |Puchi     : No one is as patient as a faithful hound!        |
                |            What about the restaurant?                       |
                |Taizo     : You can have the Undergrounder restaurant all to |
                |            yourself. Later!                                 |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Holinger-Z: |Holinger-Z: Scanning for Driller signs. Lock on. Taizo, head |
                |            of the Driller Council discovered!               |
                |Taizo     : Mmmm! There's a delicious smell coming from this |
                |            direction. It must be that Undergrounder         |
                |            restaurant I heard about.                        |
                |Holinger-Z: Undergrounder restaurant? I will assist with     |
                |            your research. Scanning underground map...       |
                |Taizo     : Ah, I'm starving! I can't take it any more.      |
                |            I'm going home!                                  |
                |Holinger-Z: One moment. 500 restaurants discovered within a  |
                |            500m radius! Narrow down search requirements?    |
                |Taizo     : You can have the Undergrounder restaurant all to |
                |            yourself. Later!                                 |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Anna:       |Anna      : Oh, it's Taizo. Hi there!                        |
                |Taizo     : Mmmm! There's a delicious smell coming from this |
                |            direction. It must be that Undergrounder         |
                |            restaurant I heard about.                        |
                |Anna      : Restaurants run by Undergrounders?               |
                |            Won't they try to make you eat blocks?           |
                |            You probably shouldn't go there.                 |
                |Taizo     : Ah, I'm starving! I can't take it any more.      |
                |            I'm going home!                                  |
                |Anna      : Good!                                            |
                |            It's so refreshing to find such an obedient man. |
                |            Let's go back together.                          |
                |Taizo     : You can have the Undergrounder restaurant all to |
                |            yourself. Later!                                 |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:      |Taizo    : Hey there Undergrounder! What's up?               |
                |Undergr. : I'm looking for a new job.                        |
                |Taizo    : Really? How about becoming a Driller?             |
                |Undergr. : Oh, that sounds good! Oh, look at the time!       |
                |           I'm late for work again!                          |
                |Taizo    : What? Work? Come on. Drill with me.               |
                |           That's your new job. How about it?                |
                |Undergr. : Will I ever manage to get out of this rat race?   |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:      |Ataru     : Hey Dad. What are you so excited about?          |
                |Taizo     : Mmmm! There's a delicious smell coming from this |
                |            direction. It must be that Undergrounder         |
                |            restaurant I heard about.                        |
                |Ataru     : It sure does smell good. But humans can't eat    |
                |            Undergrounder food! It's made from blocks!       |
                |Taizo     : Ah, I'm starving! I can't take it any more.      |
                |            I'm going home!                                  |
                |Ataru     : That's a better idea than going to a restaurant  |
                |            with inedible food. Oh boy.                      |
                |Taizo     : You can have the Undergrounder restaurant all to |
                |            yourself. Later!                                 |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    
    
    America:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu:     |Susumu   : Hey big brother! What are you doing here?         |
                |Ataru    : I was asked to drill around this area. However    |
                |           it's pretty dangerous around here.                |
                |           You had better leave!                             |
                |Susumu   : Oh really? Hey! Isn't this our family photo?      |
                |Ataru    : Go away! It's none of your business!              |
                |Susumu   : Ataru, you really should come home sometimes.     |
                |           We all miss you.                                  |
                |Ataru    : Man, that was close...                            |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Puchi:      |Puchi    : I finally found Ataru! What are you doing?        |
                |Ataru    : I was asked to drill around this area. However    |
                |           it's pretty dangerous around here.                |
                |           You had better leave!                             |
                |Puchi    : Don't take me for a fool just because I'm a dog!  |
                |           Susumu is worried about you!                      |
                |Ataru    : Go away! It's none of your business!              |
                |Puchi    : It is so my business!                             |
                |           I've been taking care of your brother Susumu.     |
                |           You owe me!                                       |
                |Ataru    : Man, that was close...                            |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Holinger-Z: |Hol.-Z   : Greetings Ataru. Are you searching for something? |
                |Ataru    : I was asked to drill around this area. However    |
                |           it's pretty dangerous around here.                |
                |           You had better leave!                             |
                |Hol.-Z   : Understood. I heard this line in a police drama.  |
                |           A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do.           |
                |Ataru    : Go away! It's none of your business!              |
                |Hol.-Z   : Or was it a variety show? Or a quiz show?         |
                |           Searching memory...                               |
                |Ataru    : Man, that was close...                            |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Anna:       |Anna     : Hey Ataru, you've drilled down quite deep         |
                |           already!                                          |
                |Ataru    : I was asked to drill around this area. However    |
                |           it's pretty dangerous around here.                |
                |           You had better leave!                             |
                |Anna     : Dangerous?                                        |
                |           What are you talking about?                       |
                |           It doesn't look dangerous...                      |
                |Ataru    : Go away! It's none of your business!              |
                |Anna     : Hey, what's this book? "Drilling for Dummies!"    |
                |           You're practicing drilling?!                      |
                |           Come on, you don't need to be embarrassed.        |
                |Ataru    : Man, that was close...                            |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:      |Taizo    : Hey Ataru! What are you up to?                    |
                |Ataru    : I was asked to drill around this area. However    |
                |           it's pretty dangerous around here.                |
                |           You had better leave!                             |
                |Taizo    : Hey, I was just worried about you.                |
                |           I'll give you a hand.                             |
                |           Where should I drill? Here? Over there?           |
                |Ataru    : Go away! It's none of your business!              |
                |Taizo    : I'll drill wherever I choose to boy!              |
                |           Umm, hey, what was I doing...?                    |
                |Ataru    : Man, that was close...                            |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:      |Ataru    : What's wrong, Undergrounder? Having a bad day?    |
                |Undergr. : I'm looking for a new job.                        |
                |Ataru    : You must be decisive when changing jobs. Have you |
                |           considered coming to the surface to work?         |
                |Undergr. : Oh, that sounds good! Oh, look at the time!       |
                |           I'm late for work again!                          |
                |Ataru    : Yeah, you must have friends down here who need    |
                |           you. Good luck! I'm outta here.                   |
                |Undergr. : Will I ever manage to get out of this rat race?   |
    ____________|_____________________________________________________________|
    
    The Moon:
    __________________________________________________________________________
    Susumu: |Susumu       : Wow! A Space Undergrounder! Hello!                |
            |Space Underg.: Well hello there!                                 |
            |               I'm on my way to cram school now.                 |
            |Susumu       : That sounds hard. What are you studying?          |
            |Space Underg.: I just learned a new English phrase.              |
            |               It's "We are aliens."                             |
            |Susumu       : Wow, very good! You know. I'll be an alien as well|
            |               if I go to the Moon!                              |
            |Space Underg.: Well, yes, I suppose so! Look at the time.        |
            |               I'm late for class! Excuse me!                    |
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    Puchi:  |Puchi        : Look! A Space Undergrounder!                      |
            |Space Underg.: Well hello there!                                 |
            |               I'm on my way to cram school now.                 |
            |Puchi        : Really? There's a cram school in outer space?     |
            |               What kind of stuff do they teach?                 |
            |Space Underg.: I just learned a new English phrase.              |
            |               It's "We are aliens."                             |
            |Puchi        : "We" is incorrect.                                |
            |               You should say, "I am an alien. Woof!"            |
            |Space Underg.: Well, yes, I suppose so! Look at the time.        |
            |               I'm late for class! Excuse me!                    |
    ________|_________________________________________________________________|
    Hol.-Z: |Holinger-Z   : Space Undergrounder discovered.                   |
            |Space Underg.: Well hello there!                                 |
            |               I'm on my way to cram school now.                 |
            |Holinger-Z   : School... A place to learn new technology and gain|
            |               knowledge. Would you please teach me something?   |
            |Space Underg.: I just learned a new English phrase.              |
            |               It's "We are aliens."                             |
            |Holinger-Z   : Wonderful! Space aliens everywhere say exactly    |
            |               the same thing!                                   |
            |Space Underg.: Well, yes, I suppose so! Look at the time.        |
            |               I'm late for class! Excuse me!                    |
    ________|_________________________________________________________________|
    Anna:   |Anna         : Oh, a Space Undergrounder!                        |
            |Space Underg.: Well hello there!                                 |
            |               I'm on my way to cram school now.                 |
            |Anna         : Cram school?                                      |
            |               I didn't know that Space Undergrounders were      |
            |               interested in studying.                           |
            |Space Underg.: I just learned a new English phrase.              |
            |               It's "We are aliens."                             |
            |Anna         : I admire you. You can be friends with people from |
            |               many different countries if you speak more than   |
            |               one language.                                     |
            |Space Underg.: Well, yes, I suppose so! Look at the time.        |
            |               I'm late for class! Excuse me!                    |
    ________|_________________________________________________________________|
    Taizo:  |Taizo        : Hey! It's a Space Undergrounder! What's up?       |
            |Space Underg.: Well hello there!                                 |
            |               I'm on my way to cram school now.                 |
            |Taizo        : School? That won't make your stomach full!        |
            |               So what are you learning?                         |
            |Space Underg.: I just learned a new English phrase.              |
            |               It's "We are aliens."                             |
            |Taizo        : That's not the right way to say it!               |
            |               Say it like you mean it! Say loudly               |
            |               "WE ARE ALIENS!"                                  |
            |Space Underg.: Well, yes, I suppose so! Look at the time.        |
            |               I'm late for class! Excuse me!                    |
    ________|_________________________________________________________________|
    Ataru:  |Ataru        : How've you been?                                  |
            |Usagi        : ........                                          |
            |Ataru        : Don't disappear like that!                        |
            |Usagi        : ........                                          |
            |Ataru        : Well that's your business.                        |
            |               I've got to go. You coming?                       |
            |Usagi        : ........                                          |
    ________|_________________________________________________________________|
    
    
    --------------------------------4.1.3 Records-----------------------------D13
    
    I will only list the best record for each level and not one for each 
    character since I think of it to be unnecessary. (Of course all high scores 
    are reached without the use of any Driller Store items)
    The first high score for each level has been reached with a "normal" 
    character whereas the second one has been reached with the Uber-character 
    Usagi.
    
    Driller Lab:   398.300 pts (Taizo)
                   390.760 pts (Usagi)
    
    Japan      :   442.260 pts (Taizo)
                   431.945 pts (Usagi)
    
    China      :   631.605 pts (Holinger-Z)
                   623.195 pts (Usagi)
    
    India      :   656.115 pts (Susumu)
                   743.900 pts (Usagi)
    
    Egypt      : 1.168.960 pts (Susumu)
                 1.233.990 pts (Usagi)
    
    America    :   991.685 pts (Puchi)
                 1.252.665 pts (Usagi)
    
    The Moon   :   932.060 pts (Holinger-Z)
                 1.141.740 pts (Usagi)
    
    South Pole :   717.590 pts (Susumu) / 1626 m
                 3.906.320 pts (Usagi)  / 4469 m
    
    Outer Space:   723.615 pts (Susumu) / 1616 m
                   700.580 pts (Usagi)  / 1534 m
    
    ----------------------------4.2 Pressure Driller--------------------------DD2
    
    In Mission Driller your sole goal is to destroy a giant spider-like drilling-
    robot following your path down a randomly-generated cave. By collecting up to 
    three POW capsules you fuel your flame-thrower which can be used to shoot a 
    fireball upwards at any distance.
    The enemy's life energy is determined by its weight measured in tons.
    Hitting the spider's only weak spot (a three spaces-wide flower appearing 
    either in the centre or at the left respectively right) with a single POW-
    capsule collected will diminish its weight by 10 tons, a level 2-fireball 
    causes 25 damage points and having collected the maximum of three capsules at 
    a time will result in a fireball that deals 40 damage points so you'd be 
    advised to shoot only when having reached the maximum pow.
    Special blocks have the same effect here as in every other mode although they 
    look different: I cannot tell you why they are shaped like snowmen but what I 
    can tell you is that the robot sometimes spills out new white blocks, X-
    blocks or crystal blocks replacing normal blocks.
    Dying in Pressure Driller is only possible when touching the enemy causing an 
    instant defeat), being crushed by blocks or going out of air just make you 
    lose time and all POW capsules collected so far.
    Note that the spider robot will throw off its outer shell after a certain 
    amount of damage taken making it move quicker than before.
    Just like in Mission Driller any miles you traverse will count towards the 
    shopping points and you receive bonus miles after completing a level.
    Points do not matter in this play mode, the only things recorded are the time 
    needed and the depth you were at when ending a level (the less distance you 
    moved the better).
    The more important factor for record keeping is the time so if you've 
    improved on the depth needed to beat a level but the time needed is higher 
    than on the old record nothing new will be saved.
    Usagi cannot be used in this game mode.
    
    ------------------------------4.2.1 Walkthrough---------------------------D21
    ______
    Korea:|
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Weight: 200 tons
    Record: 200 m 5'00''00
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      :  50 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 150 m
                 Perfect Hit Bonus:  80 m
    Amount of remaining tons at which the spider speeds up: 40 tons
    
    This level is more of a practice level than anything else. Simply drill 
    straight down to the fourth pow-capsule (you'll collect the first three on 
    the go) and wait for the centre flower to appear and shoot at it right about 
    when the latch is about to open.
    Now move on to the next two POW capsules shoot at the right flower and 
    collect the next three capsules. Probably you won't have completely powered 
    up by the time the left flower pops out (but it is possible with some good 
    timing) so just drill on and wait by the tenth capsule to shoot at the centre 
    flower. Go on like before and you should beat this level after about a minute.
    Don't bother about the air capsules and just collect every pow-capsule as 
    they're extremely easy to reach.
    ______
    China:|
    
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Weight: 300 tons
    Record: 300 m 7'30''00
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 100 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 270 m
                 Perfect Hit Bonus: 140 m
    Amount of remaining tons at which the spider speeds up: 60 tons
    
    At the beginning once again try to collect every POW capsule and hit every 
    flower with a three capsule fire ball as far as possible.
    You'll have to move to the left and to the right to get every single tank but 
    as there are only a few X-blocks and as the spider doesn't move too fast it 
    shouldn't be much of a problem.
    After a while the enemy gains quite a lot of speed so you might want to 
    abandon the capsule hunt if it moves in too close and just concentrate on 
    escaping.
    Soon after that you'll come to a two-colour-section (only blue and yellow 
    blocks) rendering your escape a lot easier and enabling you to collect POW 
    capsules. Right after the two-colour-section you'll reach three red capsules 
    surrounded by two rows of X-blocks. Use these to end the level or at least 
    nearly.
    Note that the last hit doesn't have to be performed with a full POW meter but 
    can also be done with only two POW capsules collected as the spider robot has 
    only 20 tons left after the seventh hit.
    Like in Korea you shouldn't bother too much about your air meter as the level 
    ends before two minutes and collecting an air tank once in a while is more 
    than sufficient.
    ________
    Germany:|
    
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Weight: 400 tons
    Record: 400 m 10'00''00
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 550 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 540 m
                 Perfect Hit Bonus: 300 m
    Amount of remaining tons at which the spider speeds up: 120 tons
    
    Once again just constantly drill down and try to grab every POW capsule 
    available while only collecting air capsules when they're directly on your 
    way and shoot at the enemy with max-powered shots whenever possible.
    Grabbing all capsules is still fairly easy but the enemy's scheme needs some 
    extra attention because this time the flower pops out once in the centre, 
    then twice on the right and then twice to the left followed by another centre 
    flower appearance before the scheme repeats.
    After a while you'll traverse a blue-yellow-section like in China this time 
    followed by two POW capsules-row consisting of three tanks.
    This time though you won't be able to end the level here so you'll have to 
    drill further and deal with the increased amount of X-blocks covering POW 
    capsules. From here on the level plays pretty much like its beginning only 
    that there are a few more X-blocks.
    Just collect as many red tanks as possible shoot whenever you're fully 
    charged and now you should also collect some air tanks as you simply can't 
    afford to die here too often.
    If you cannot beat the enemy within the next few hundred miles you'll come to 
    a little stair made of five POW capsules hopefully making for a quick end of 
    the level.
    ______
    Italy:|
    
    Difficulty: 3/5
    Weight: 500 tons
    Record: 500 m 12'30''00
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 800 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 750 m
                 Perfect Hit Bonus: 400 m
    Amount of remaining tons at which the spider speeds up: 140 tons
    
    After dealing the first hit the enemy soon approaches really close so you 
    might not have the opportunity to collect every POW capsule after that.
    Just concentrate on escaping and try to get every red tank that's basically 
    on your way and hit the spider as often as possible without getting yourself 
    into any trouble.
    Like in Germany the "flower pattern" is once in the centre, twice to the 
    right and twice to the left.
    If your timing is right you come across a row of three red capsules in the 
    centre column right when the centre flower opens up so you get the chance to 
    deal a safe hit.
    Afterwards your way down takes you through a green-yellow-section only 
    containing a few POW capsules but lots of air tanks so you might want to grab 
    at least one.
    The next section consists of all four kinds of normal blocks but starts with 
    a stair made of three red capsules usually giving you the chance for two 
    consecutive hits at the same centre flower. Your enemy will have slowed down 
    by now so you can fully concentrate on grabbing all POW capsules and not 
    being crushed which actually is quite easy as the spider still is relatively 
    close to you so there never are that many blocks above you.
    Next is a three-colour-section where you might want to pick up an air tank 
    and again every POW capsule you come across.
    By now the robot probably has speeded up so your primary goal is to stay 
    ahead of it. Staying alive luckily is eased a lot by the following three-
    colour-section. Unfortunately the number of X-blocks has increased by now but 
    most POW capsules should still be easy to reach. Just don't get too greedy 
    and only collect items at the outer end of the well when the robots I not 
    visible on the lower screen and you'll end the stage in a few moments.
    If it takes a little longer you'll find another row of three POW capsules.
    Remember that like in China you don't have to shoot the last fireball with 
    maximum power as the spider will be down to 20 tons after the 12th hit.
    _______
    Brazil:|
    
    Difficulty: 4/5
    Weight: 600 tons
    Record: 600 m 15'00''00
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 1850 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 1400 m
                 Perfect Hit Bonus:  700 m
    Amount of remaining tons at which the spider speeds up: 160 tons
    
    Just like in any other level you start your drilling tour in a four-colour-
    section this time being pretty long but don't worry too much about the first 
    few strikes against the spider. Gravity is a bit higher than before but the 
    number of X-blocks isn't too high, all capsules are easy to reach, your enemy 
    is quite fast but should stay away for a while and after about one and half 
    minutes you even come across a stair made of five red capsules.
    So enjoy this first section and try to hit the target as often as possible.
    The only thing to note here is that the flowers have a new pattern: centre, 
    right, left, centre, left, right, repeat.
    Right before the upcoming three-colour-section the spider will probably have 
    reached you, but as the next section completely lacks any POW capsules you 
    can concentrate on escaping.
    After about two and a half minutes you'll enter a two-colour-section where 
    you should pick up as many air capsules as you need and all four POW capsules.
    The next four-colour-section starts off with a line of X-blocks that can be 
    easily destroyed by grabbing the first POW capsule giving you the chance to 
    grab as many of the other five capsules as possible and strike two times but 
    most often you don't have the possibility to grab all of them so you might 
    want to stand in the centre, wait for the centre flower to open and then grab 
    all remaining tanks in the three centre columns.
    POW capsules now are surrounded by a lot more X-blocks than before so if you 
    can't get one easily just don't try too hard since the spider still is pretty 
    quick and furthermore since you'll come across three columns made of two or 
    three red tanks each (randomly chosen), with the first one sometimes being 
    covered by an X-block that you should drill away. Drilling under the column 
    won't do you any good as the spider probably is so close by that it destroys 
    the tanks before they can fall down.
    By now you could have already beat the level but without enough experience in 
    Pressure Driller you probably will have to drill on.
    The next two sections both contain normal blocks of three different colours 
    and quite a lot of X-blocks but because of the absence of the fourth kind of 
    normal blocks it shouldn't be too hard for you to reach most POW capsules and 
    finally defeat the robot.
    _______
    Mexico:|
    
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Weight: 800 tons
    Record: 800 m 20'00''00
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 3500 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 2400 m
                 Perfect Hit Bonus: 1200 m
    Amount of remaining tons at which the spider speeds up: 240 tons
    
    Once again you begin a level in a four-colour-section. Like before you should 
    collect every POW capsule and pass out on most air capsules but this time you 
    have to drill around lots of brown blocks from the get-go. (The flower 
    pattern is the same as in Brazil)
    Pretty soon you'll find a row of X-blocks and six POW capsules just like in 
    Brazil. Wait for the centre flower to open and bring in two hits here.
    Afterwards (when the spider has approached closely) two three-colour-sections 
    await with some nicely to reach POW capsules and the chance to nab at least 
    one oxygen tank.
    The hunt continues in a four-colour-section without any special structures 
    but the spider's speed and the high amount of X-blocks make for a relatively 
    hard time getting through if you want to go on attacking but nonetheless it 
    is possible.
    After that Namco grants you a little break by letting you drill through a 
    two-colour-section followed by another four-colour-section and a speeding up 
    of the robot. Here you get a chance to strike two times at the same flower as 
    you'll come across two rows of X-blocks "guarding" six POW capsules. You can 
    either make an X-block drop onto these rows or alternatively move to the left 
    or to the right and drill through a normal block.
    The next three-colour-section is pretty average: Just move around the lots of 
    X-blocks, grab as many POW capsules as possible and any air tanks if 
    necessary.
    Afterwards you'll get into a four-colour-section starting off with a small 
    "cave" consisting of X-blocks and containing three POW capsules. If you're 
    low on air and/or the spider robot is extremely close you don't want to get 
    in there as you will have to drill a brown block at the bottom to get out 
    again but if both doesn't apply go get the tanks. Just below this cave you'll 
    even find two more columns consisting of three red tanks each. These are 
    surrounded by X-blocks, too, but only to the left and to the right, so you 
    should definitely grab them.
    By now probably the spider has thrown off its outer shell speeding up the 
    hunt even more. If you don't feel like you're capable of both drilling down 
    quick enough and collecting POW capsules don't do it. After a short while you 
    come to a two-colour-section leading to a four-colour-section that begins 
    with two rows of X-blocks that surround a lot of easy to reach red tanks.
    Watch out for falling blocks since gravity has risen steeply and go on like 
    in the last four-colour-section meaning that you should either feel 
    comfortable and nab POW tanks or only drill down and wait for the next big 
    gathering of red tanks (a stair made of these goodies) and end the level.
    The last level of Pressure Driller seems intimidating at first but with a bit 
    of practice (and a lot of resistance to frustration ^^) it becomes rather 
    easy.
    
    --------------------------------4.2.2 Records-----------------------------D22
    I will only list the best record for each level and not one for each 
    character since I think of it to be unnecessary. (Of course all high scores 
    are reached without the use of any Driller Store items)
    
    Korea  : 0'51''05, 154m (Taizo)
    China  : 1'45''72, 339m (Taizo)
    Germany: 2'32''61, 441m (Taizo)
    Italy  : 2'51''80, 519m (Taizo)
    Brazil : 3'53''82, 657m (Taizo)
    Mexico : 5'37''91, 886m (Susumu)
    
    ---------------------------4.3 Time Attack Driller------------------------DD3
    
    In Time Attack you try to reach the bottom of a cave as fast as you can. Just 
    like in Pressure Driller you only have one life, points do not matter and you 
    can choose between all characters.
    In order to balance the different movement speed of the various characters 
    (Usagi is not playable) there are different time limits for each driller to 
    beat.
    As Time Attack is the only play mode with non-randomly-generated levels every 
    level has some path you're supposed to take for the fastest time but often 
    there are different options to take and you have to try out which way is the 
    best.
    In this play mode the air supplies are infinite and the air capsules as 
    essential item are exchanged by clocks which stop the timer for a certain 
    amount of time.
    Furthermore there are three Time Attack-exclusive collectibles that affect 
    blocks (see 3.3 for more info).
    After beating every normal level you unlock the reverse courses which are 
    just mirrored versions of the normal levels with a real bad-ass time-limit.
    Since both kinds of levels basically have the same layout I'll "only" give 
    you a guide for the normal versions but with solutions that will also apply 
    to the harder reverse courses times. So when playing the reverse courses just 
    change any "left" to "right" in my guide and vice versa.
    
    ------------------------------4.3.1 Walkthrough---------------------------D31
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Depth 100 m:
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    _______
    Amazon:|
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Time to beat: 0'14''00 (Taizo)
                  0'15''00 (Susumu)
                  0'15''00 (Anna)
                  0'17''00 (Puchi)
                  0'17''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 100 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 3/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'09''00 (Taizo)
                          0'10''00 (Susumu)
                          0'10''00 (Anna)
                          0'12''00 (Puchi)
                          0'12''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 300 m
    
    This level basically is self-explaining once you look at it: Simply aim for 
    every little hole and pick up every clock. As you always have one of these 
    targets on screen the only thing you can improve on is the path between them. 
    If possible you should destroy big blocks leading to the next target but most 
    often you just have to drill directly towards it.
    _______
    Brazil:|
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Time to beat: 0'15''00 (Taizo)
                  0'16''00 (Susumu)
                  0'16''00 (Anna)
                  0'18''00 (Puchi)
                  0'18''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 100 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 3/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'09''00 (Taizo)
                          0'10''00 (Susumu)
                          0'10''00 (Anna)
                          0'12''00 (Puchi)
                          0'12''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 300 m
    
    Brazil resembles Amazon a lot (hey, it's the same country) since you have an 
    easily visible path to take for the best time.
    At the beginning you should drill straight down to the first clock. From here 
    you always have a clock on screen being only one big block away. Follow this 
    path to collect every item and you will complete this level in no time.
    ______
    China:|
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Time to beat: 0'45''00 (Taizo)
                  0'46''00 (Susumu)
                  0'46''00 (Anna)
                  0'48''00 (Puchi)
                  0'48''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 100 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 3/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'39''00 (Taizo)
                          0'40''00 (Susumu)
                          0'40''00 (Anna)
                          0'42''00 (Puchi)
                          0'42''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 300 m
    
    China is more intricate than the first two levels and may be somewhat 
    intimidating at first sight but actually it really isn't that hard.
    First drill straight down, leave the small yellow block intact and pick up 
    the Turn Block, then through the other yellow block to grab the Crystal.
    After drilling through the crystal block the quickest path is blocked by a 
    yellow block, a red block, a yellow block and a green block. You pick up 
    another Turn Block here, allowing you to simply move left to the Flip Block.
    Move one square to the right and nab the Crystal which creates three 
    entrances into the big metal block beneath you.
    Drill through the one in the middle and destroy another yellow, red, yellow, 
    red block to pick up the third Crystal.
    The big brown block will disappear allowing you to drill straight down to the 
    fourth Crystal creating two tunnels in the metal block.
    Take the left path and nab the left Flip Block by destroying a green, a 
    yellow and a green block.
    Position yourself under the other Flip Block, directly drill towards the 
    clock and save a little time by destroying the red block to your right and 
    then the blue one beneath you.
    ________
    Denmark:|
    
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Time to beat: 0'15''00 (Taizo)
                  0'16''00 (Susumu)
                  0'16''00 (Anna)
                  0'18''00 (Puchi)
                  0'18''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 100 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 3/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'11''00 (Taizo)
                          0'12''00 (Susumu)
                          0'12''00 (Anna)
                          0'14''00 (Puchi)
                          0'14''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 300 m
    
    Drill down into the small cave and further to the crystal block. Drill to the 
    right and down through the red block to the next clock before the crystal 
    block breaks apart.
    Now destroy the big green block, use the crystal block to move right through 
    the blue, yellow, red blocks and through the group of crystal blocks before 
    they disappear on their own.
    Collect the clocks and destroy the blue block to your right to fall down to 
    another set of crystal blocks that you should destroy yourself to reach 
    another clock. Move on through two more normal blocks and once again drill 
    apart a few crystal blocks to enter a small cave in which you nab two clocks, 
    destroy a block to the left, collect two additional clocks, repeat this to 
    your right and don't leave the cave to the left but move back to the right 
    and drill directly towards the next clock.
    Next, you move down and to the right wall, pass the big brown block, move to 
    the left and destroy the sole yellow block under the falling clock to reach 
    it easier.
    Now you move to the left wall, drill down and move along the whole row 
    quickly before the crystal blocks disappear. Again now you need to drill down 
    to a crystal block quickly and use it to reach the clock to your left.
    Destroy the green block to your right, the red one below you and finally you 
    have the goal on screen.
    ______
    Egypt:|
    
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Time to beat: 0'22''00 (Taizo)
                  0'23''00 (Susumu)
                  0'23''00 (Anna)
                  0'25''00 (Puchi)
                  0'25''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 200 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 4/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'14''00 (Taizo)
                          0'15''00 (Susumu)
                          0'15''00 (Anna)
                          0'17''00 (Puchi)
                          0'17''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 500 m
    
    First drill down at the left wall to get under the big brown block. Here move 
    to the right to the point where an X-block seems to be missing in the big 
    structure and wait for it to disappear. Right when you are able to move left 
    again do so and collect all clocks on the way.
    Repeat the whole first part and make sure to destroy the sole yellow block as 
    well as the red four-piece block and the green two-piece block because 
    otherwise you would get crushed after destroying the second big brown block.
    Repeat it again with the only difference being that you have to stand in the 
    centre when the big brown block is about to fall down and that you move left 
    and right when catching the clocks.
    Guess what? You have to repeat the last section now only that this time you 
    should drill down to the right and not to the left as this is a bit quicker 
    to do and you'll need every split-second you can save in this level.
    After having collected the last clock just drill down to the exit and pray 
    for having been quick enough if you're playing reverse Egypt.
    So far I haven't found any better way to clear this level and actually of all 
    reverse courses I had the hardest time beating Egypt. Even when following my 
    guide you still need to drill perfectly meaning that you have to drill just 
    right when getting in reach of a block. 
    _______
    France:|
    
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Time to beat: 0'21''00 (Taizo)
                  0'22''00 (Susumu)
                  0'22''00 (Anna)
                  0'24''00 (Puchi)
                  0'24''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 200 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 4/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'15''00 (Taizo)
                          0'16''00 (Susumu)
                          0'16''00 (Anna)
                          0'18''00 (Puchi)
                          0'18''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 500 m
    
    This whole level is based on deciding whether to take a left path or a right 
    path.
    Although it is tempting to take the right path at the beginning to get the 
    three-seconds-clock you should refrain from taking that way as it will leave 
    you about half a second behind the other path. So instead drill to the one-
    second-clock on the left and then nab the second one by destroying the green 
    and the big yellow block.
    The next section also tries to "bait" you into a slower section...and 
    considering myself it actually succeeded really often. ^^
    The left path looks better as you'd collect two clocks on the way down as 
    opposed to a lone somewhat out-of-reach clock but in fact just like in the 
    first section you can save half a second by moving as far to the right as 
    possible after collecting the second clock (do not drill, just move) and wait 
    for the red block to disappear. Right after that you have to position 
    yourself under the three-second-clock already destroy the yellow block under 
    your feet (to save a few split-seconds) and let the goodie fall directly into 
    your hands. If you drill the red block instead of leaving the job to gravity 
    the X-block covering the clock takes longer to fall so don't do it.
    Now let yourself fall down, drill straight down until you can enter the small 
    cave and drill down to the sole clock and to the left in order to pick up the 
    two-second-clock.
    This time again the left path will save you precious split-seconds.
    Just drill down to the two-second-clock as quickly as possible and move on to 
    the next centre-clock.
    Next you should take the right path which doesn't really need any explanation: 
    Just drill down until you destroy the big blue block. From here on only 
    collect the single clock to your left and drill to the exit.
    ________
    Germany:|
    
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Time to beat: 0'27''00 (Taizo)
                  0'28''00 (Susumu)
                  0'28''00 (Anna)
                  0'30''00 (Puchi)
                  0'30''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 200 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 4/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'19''00 (Taizo)
                          0'20''00 (Susumu)
                          0'20''00 (Anna)
                          0'22''00 (Puchi)
                          0'22''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 500 m
    
    Unfortunately this level can't be easily described and mastered as most block 
    positions change within seconds because of the many crystal blocks throughout 
    the whole level...actually up to now I never realised we had so many unstable 
    blocks in the ground here in Germany, but, oh well, there's always something 
    new to learn I guess. ^^
    So maybe you better try to find your own way through this level following a 
    few guidelines given out by me:
    First of all you should only move out of the three centre columns when 
    closing in on the clocks; there are no really long, big blocks making up for 
    the time you need to move aside otherwise and the centre columns are just as 
    dangerous as all other ones.
    Second you should try not to lose time by having to wait for a chain-reaction 
    under your feet or to your side to end.
    The way I have found to be the best so far is as follows:
    Move one square to the right and drill down until you reach a green block on 
    top of a brown block. Move back to the centre column, go down to collect the 
    first clock and move both to the left and down so you can pick up the second 
    clock soon, too. After that, move straight down until you're standing on top 
    of a big yellow block where you should start drilling to the right and down 
    leading you to the third clock. Move down until you reach another X-block, 
    move one square to the right, pick up the clock, move one more square to the 
    right and pick up another clock.
    Now you should position yourself under the other clock and start drilling 
    downwards so you catch the item on your way down.
    The rest of the level is pretty simple as you only have to drill down as long 
    as you have a normal block beneath yourself and just alternate a single 
    column when reaching an X-block.
    __________
    Hong Kong:|
    
    Difficulty: 3/5
    Time to beat: 0'22''00 (Taizo)
                  0'23''00 (Susumu)
                  0'23''00 (Anna)
                  0'25''00 (Puchi)
                  0'25''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 300 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 5/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'16''00 (Taizo)
                          0'17''00 (Susumu)
                          0'17''00 (Anna)
                          0'19''00 (Puchi)
                          0'19''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 600 m
    
    When trying to beat the normal version of Hong Kong even inexperienced 
    players shouldn't have too much of a problem but figuring out the right way 
    to beat the reverse course time can be for anybody.
    First move one square to the right and drill down until standing next to the 
    two-piece blue block. Destroy it as well as the yellow block left of it (not 
    the one beneath it) and quickly drill down until you've destroyed the single 
    red block (also destroy the yellow block to your right to speed up the next 
    section a bit). This way the first clock you just seemed to pass up on falls 
    directly into your arms without losing any time waiting for the X-blocks to 
    fall prey to a chain-reaction.
    Now, of course, pick up the second clock, too.
    From where you picked up the latter one you should drill straight down and 
    destroy the huge blue block to your left instead of the huge yellow block 
    (which can easily happen accidentally) and nab the third clock.
    Now drill down and under the big X-block start moving to the right until 
    you're to the right of the next guarded goodie.
    Move right under the single X-block near the big X-block and go deeper and 
    under the clock to make it fall into your arms after a chain reaction.
    Next work your way down towards the next clock so you can pick it up coming 
    from the right, move left, down, right, down and grab the last clock also by 
    coming from the right and from there just try to drill to the exit as quickly 
    as possible.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Depth 200 m:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ______
    Italy:|
    
    Difficulty: 3/5
    Time to beat: 0'12''00 (Taizo)
                  0'14''00 (Susumu)
                  0'14''00 (Anna)
                  0'18''00 (Puchi)
                  0'18''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 300 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 5/5
    Reverse time to beat: 0'10''00 (Taizo)
                          0'12''00 (Susumu)
                          0'12''00 (Anna)
                          0'16''00 (Puchi)
                          0'16''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 600 m
    
    This is by far the best level in Time Attack Driller in my opinion (although 
    it highly resembles a level in the original Mr Driller) as it is really well-
    designed without any long drilling sections but stuffed with "escalators" 
    made of X-blocks you have to ride down. Since these lifts are easy to find 
    and to reach Italy shouldn't frustrate anybody so anyone can enjoy it.
    1 m - 100m:
    Drill straight down until you can collect the first clock in the first lift. 
    Stay there until the lift comes to a halt, then enter the second lift and 
    repeat this for the third escalator. Once it stops destroy the sole blue 
    block and wait for the next lift to come by your storey to enter it. Repeat 
    this with the next lift after drilling a huge red block and leave it quickly 
    once your next to a big blue block leading to a lift somewhat formed like a 
    can (just show some imagination :p). Right when this ride fades away you have 
    to start drilling downwards as soon as possible so you won't get crushed by 
    an X-block. You have just left behind the first 100 m of Italy.
    101 m - 200 m:
    Move down into the space between the two lifts and quickly nab the one-
    second-clock, then enter the other escalator. After landing walk to the right 
    to pick up another clock and to fall down to the next lift you have to enter.
    When leaving this ride you will see a nice construction consisting of a 
    disappearing huge blue block and some red blocks stuck within it now forming 
    a path for you to reach the clock on the far-left. Just don't get too greedy 
    and wait for the next red block to have fallen down before moving on so you 
    don't get crushed.
    Now let yourself fall down, nab the next item and move to where the big blue 
    block on your left side is. Wait for the X-blocks to lead the way, jump after 
    them and enter the next escalator leading you to another one after a short 
    trip which ALSO leads you to another lift and, guess what, you'll be taken to 
    just another escalator that will finally bring you to the end of the stage.
    
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Depth 300 m:
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    ______
    Japan:|
    
    Difficulty: 3/5
    Time to beat: 1'42''00 (Taizo)
                  1'45''00 (Susumu)
                  1'45''00 (Anna)
                  1'51''00 (Puchi)
                  1'51''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 400 m
    
    Reverse difficulty: 5/5
    Reverse time to beat: 1'20''00 (Taizo)
                          1'23''00 (Susumu)
                          1'23''00 (Anna)
                          1'29''00 (Puchi)
                          1'29''00 (Holinger-Z)
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus: 700 m
    
    So you've finally made it to the icing on the Time Attack cake. Japan is 
    longer and more intricate than any other level and it contains nearly every 
    element of the other courses but it definitely is possible to beat in no time.
    1 m - 100m:
    Drill down until you're standing on top of a big yellow block, move to the 
    right and drill down into the big X-block tube. Move to its left end and get 
    to its bottom where you have to quickly cross two gaps before the crystal 
    blocks disappear.
    Next you have to get under the right-most lone X-block and drill down until 
    you're standing on the crystal block. Move beneath the other lone X-block and 
    once again move down only stopping when you reach the crystal block. From 
    here you have to move to the right in order to nab the clock, destroy the big 
    blue block and jump into the small metal block-"can" waiting for the next 
    clock to come down before you jump out again. Here you mustn't lose any time 
    as otherwise the single metal block will either crush down on you or block 
    your way.
    Destroy the red, yellow, green and red block on your way down to the next 
    item and to the end of this stage.
    101 m - 200 m:
    This section now (only the part featuring the crystal blocks) can't be easily 
    described and probably I haven't found out the perfect way by now (or maybe I 
    have but analyzing every possible path here is way too time-consuming and 
    frustrating) but in my opinion you should alternate between column 3 and 4 
    (counting from the left) until you've made it through the green-yellow-
    section.
    Then move right and down to the next clock, destroy the single yellow block 
    and the huge blue block beneath you and the big yellow block covering the 
    second clock of this section in order to nab it. Drill through the blue and 
    the yellow block under your feet, grab the third clock, destroy the yellow 
    block beneath you as well as the blue block and (who would've thought?) pick 
    up the clock near-by. Now drill down before the big yellow block is affected 
    by a chain-reaction until you're standing one row above the next clock (and 
    two columns two the left), move one square to the right and after the blue 
    blocks disappear you can safely grab the clock. Move a bit deeper and you 
    will find the last clock of this stage.
    201 m - 300 m:
    First you simply have to pick up four clocks by following a path of big 
    blocks between them. After that, move on to a big X-block with an opening on 
    the far-right leading you to a small metal block-platform (and a clock) that 
    you have to ride. Then destroy the red block, enter the second lift and 
    repeat for the third lift.
    The next long section plays a lot like China meaning that you'll encounter 
    small areas surrounded by X-blocks that can be left by using flip- and turn-
    blocks.
    In the first are you need to destroy every normal block over and under the 
    two single X-blocks (you may leave alone the green and the blue block on top 
    of the left-most brown block) so you can grab the turn block. To speed up 
    this part a bit you should only destroy the first normal block under an X-
    block and then a block under the other one before drilling more blocks so 
    both brown blocks start shaking (and thus indicate that they're about to fall 
    down) nearly at the same time. When the area has turned by 90 degrees, 
    destroy the green block beneath you so you don't get crushed.
    Now destroy the big yellow block and the four differently coloured single 
    blocks near the flip block, to make it reachable, and pick it up.
    In the next section you should make sure not to drill down too far to the 
    right. Instead move down in the third column (counting from the left) and 
    pick up the crystal. If you don't do it as I told you, you are likely to get 
    stuck next to the single X-block.
    Now all you have to do to complete Time Attack Driller mode is collecting the 
    flip block and move down to the end of the level (preferably near the centre 
    because of the big blocks there).
    
    --------------------------------4.3.2 Records-----------------------------D32
    
    I will only post one record for every level as there is no difference in 
    difficulty for achieving a certain time either in a normal level or in its 
    reverse counterpart.
    Ok, now I've also played a bit with Taizo and Ataru in Time Attack, so there 
    aren't only times with Susumu here in this section anymore.
    
    _______
    Amazon:|
    
    0'09''05 (Susumu)
    0'05''50 (Taizo)
    _______
    Brazil:|
    
    0'08''65 (Susumu)
    0'08''52 (Taizo)
    0'07''13 (Ataru)
    ______
    China:|
    
    0'35''40 (Susumu)
    0'31''53 (Taizo)
    0'33''80 (Ataru)
    ________
    Denmark:|
    
    0'10''10 (Susumu)
    0'09''15 (Taizo)
    ______
    Egypt:|
    
    0'14''65 (Susumu)
    0'08''69 (Taizo)
    _______
    France:|
    
    0'13''80 (Susumu)
    0'11''55 (Taizo)
    ________
    Germany:|
    
    0'15''57 (Susumu)
    0'12''53 (Taizo)
    __________
    Hong Kong:|
    
    0'16''03 (Susumu)
    0'11''97 (Taizo)
    ______
    Italy:|
    
    0'11''19 (Susumu)
    0'09''22 (Taizo)
    
    ______
    Japan:|
    
    1'14''58 (Susumu)
    1'09''13 (Taizo)
    
    -----------------------------4.4 Dristone Driller-------------------------DD4
    
    In Dristone Driller (being an exclusive to the European and Japanese versions) 
    you (once again) try to reach the bottom of a randomly-generated cave trying 
    not to run out of air by collecting oxygen tanks.
    But that's basically all that Dristone Driller has in common with other play 
    modes.
    A minor difference to other modes is that only Susumu is playable but besides 
    this restriction there are two main unique elements:
    First of all air is not reduced automatically as time goes by but only when 
    drilling. Drilling through a normal block (no matter what its size may be) 
    costs 1 percentage point of air, drilling through an X-block only costs 5 (1 
    for every drill at an X-block).
    The other main element are the Dristones which the mode is named after.
    These gems either lie around from the start or hide in normal blocks 
    unveiling after you've drilled the right block. Collecting one of these gives 
    you one of various special abilities that can be accessed via the Dristones-
    menu acting as an inventory (that can hold up to 20 Dristones).
    Similar to Pressure Driller there is only one way to die which here is 
    running out of air (here meaning to have -1% of air). Being crushed only 
    steals 20 percentage points of air.
    Running out of air means instant death so no extra lives here.
    Usually Dristone Driller is played rather slowly and thoughtful. Only move 
    fast if you have to take a path that starts off a chain-reaction. Otherwise 
    plan every drill, wait for all block to fall down and cause chain-reactions 
    and simply chill out.
    Any miles traversed in this play mode count towards the shopping points.
    I cannot give a real walkthrough for this mode as both the blocks and the air 
    capsules and Dristones are placed more or less randomly but I wrote down 
    ratings and recommendations for every Dristone and I can help you by telling 
    you what blocks can be found in every stage so you can plan ahead as to what 
    items you should use and which one you should save for later.
    Note that not every kind of special block listed for a certain stage has to 
    appear every time you play.
    Also note that drilling the very last stage-end-block when being down to 0% 
    air will not kill you.
    
    ------------------------------4.4.1 Walkthrough---------------------------D41
    ______
    Japan:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from Japan? Tempura perhaps? Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 1/5
    Depth: 300 m
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 100 m
                 No Miss Bonus    :  50 m
                 Perfect Air Bonus: 100 m
    
    0-100m  : Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 16m, 40m, 66m
    
    101-200m: Normal blocks           : Blue, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 116m, 140m, 170m
    
    202-300m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 240m
    ______
    China:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from Japan? Peking Duck is fine! Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Depth: 500 m
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 100 m
                 No Miss Bonus    :  70 m
                 Perfect Air Bonus: 100 m
    
    0-100m  : Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 16m, 40m, 66m
    
    101-200m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 116m, 136m, 166m
    
    201-300m: Normal blocks           : Blue, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 240m, 271m
    
    301-400m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal 
              Location of air capsules: 316m, 349m, 386m
    
    401-500m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 461m
    ________
    Denmark:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from Denmark? The cheese is good! Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 2/5
    Depth: 500 m
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 1000 m
                 No Miss Bonus    :  100 m
                 Perfect Air Bonus:  300 m
    
    0-100m  : Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, crystal
              Location of air capsules: none
    
    101-200m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 129m, 157m
    
    201-300m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 281m
    
    301-400m: Normal blocks           : Red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 330m
    
    401-500m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: none
    _______
    France:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from France? Wine is fine! Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 3/5
    Depth: 800 m
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 1500 m
                 No Miss Bonus    :  800 m
                 Perfect Air Bonus:  500 m
    
    0-100m  : Normal blocks           : Green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 40m
    
    101-200m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 140m
    
    201-300m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 236m, 274m
    
    301-400m: Normal blocks           : Blue, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 341m, 386m
    
    401-500m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 476m
    
    501-600m: Normal blocks           : Blue, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 520m, 581m
    
    601-700m: Normal blocks           : Blue, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 632m, 676m
    
    701-800m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 766m
    
    _______
    Russia:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from Russia? Piroshki perhaps? Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 4/5
    Depth: 800 m
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 3000 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 1000 m
                 Perfect Air Bonus: 1200 m
    
    0-100m  : Normal blocks           : Green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 16m
    
    101-200m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 141m
    
    201-300m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 222m
    
    301-400m: Normal blocks           : Blue, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
              Location of air capsules: 313m
    
    401-500m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 409m
    
    501-600m: Normal blocks           : Blue, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 507m, 572m
    
    601-700m: Normal blocks           : Blue, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: 661m
    
    701-800m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
              Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
              Location of air capsules: none
    ___________
    North Pole:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from the North Pole? Popsicles? Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Depth: 1000 m
    Bonus Miles: Clear Bonus      : 6000 m
                 No Miss Bonus    : 2000 m
                 Perfect Air Bonus: 1000 m
    
    0-100m  :  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 7m, 8m, 16m
    
    101-200m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 112m, 141m
    
    201-300m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 222m, 291m
    
    301-400m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 313m, 376m
    
    401-500m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 409m, 476m
    
    501-600m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks
               Location of air capsules: 507m, 571m
    
    601-700m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 661m
    
    701-800m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 764m, 774m
    
    801-900m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 813m, 851m
    
    901-1000m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
               Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
               Location of air capsules: 918m
    ______
    Tokyo:|
    
    Quote: How about a souvenir from Tokyo? Sushi sounds good! Dr.Z
    Difficulty: 5/5
    Depth: oo m (infinite)
    Bonus Miles: none
    
    Of course there are more stages than those I name here but as this level has 
    no end I would have to practice for the rest of my life to see every level 
    any other Mr Driller DS-player in this world will or has so you'll have to 
    live with the information I provide. :P ^^
    
    0-100m  :   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 12m, 24m, 36m, 84m
    
    101-200m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 112m, 184m
    
    201-300m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 242m, 270m
    
    301-400m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 342m, 384m
    
    401-500m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 415m, 464m
    
    501-600m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 532m, 564m
    
    601-700m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
                Location of air capsules: 656m, 684m
    
    701-800m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 732m
    
    801-900m:   Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 818m, 854m
    
    901-1000m:  Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 918m, 972m
    
    1001-1100m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1013m
    
    1101-1200m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1120m
    
    1201-1300m: Normal blocks           : Blue, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1239m, 1260m
    
    1301-1400m: Normal blocks           : Blue, red
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white
                Location of air capsules: 1328m
    
    1401-1500m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1432m, 1480m
    
    1501-1600m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1536m, 1572m, 1586m
    
    1601-1700m: Normal blocks           : Green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1660m
    
    1701-1800m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1744m
    
    1801-1900m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1822m, 1844m
    
    1901-2000m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 1924m, 1948m
    
    2001-2100m: Normal blocks           : Blue, green, red, yellow
                Special blocks          : X-blocks, white, crystal
                Location of air capsules: 2013m (maybe more)
    
    -----------------------------4.4.2 Dristone List--------------------------D42
    
    Dristones come in four different colours (not related to the colours of the 
    normal blocks) each forming a group of different ability-granting gems:
    Blue Dristones transform certain blocks into a different kind of block 
    (Except for Warp).
    Green Dristones refill your air meter.
    Red Dristones destroy certain blocks.
    Yellow Dristones grant Sususmu certain abilities or bonuses.
    Some Dristones only appear in later levels. E.g. I've only encountered Warp, 
    Stone Search, Air + 1%, Destroy H and Destroy V in China or in later levels 
    and the first level you get for example Destroy 1 and Change X in is France.
    _______
    Blue:  |
    
    Change B:      Change all blocks of one colour to blue.
                   The in-game description should be self-explaining but you 
                   should consider that the block colour which is changed to blue 
                   is chosen randomly. At least you can be sure that the game 
                   will always choose an on screen colour.
                   Just like the Destroy-Dristones (see red gems section below) 
                   this item is best used with lots of single blue blocks on 
                   screen otherwise it is relatively useless.
                   Special blocks cannot be turned into blue blocks.
                   As the Change-Dristones appear quite frequently you might 
                   consider using more than one at the same time to create really 
                   big blocks making for some easy chain-reactions.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Change C:      Change all blocks of one colour to Crystal blocks.
                   This is just the same as Change B only that it changes blocks 
                   to Crystal blocks instead of blue.
                   As the Crystal blocks disappear after a short amount of time 
                   you can't use this Dristone to create large blocks but on the 
                   other hand you can use it to destroy blocks that are out of 
                   your reach.
                   Basically you can regard this item as a random Destroy-
                   Dristone.
                   Just use it whenever there are lots of single or double blocks 
                   and you don't want to waste any better Dristones.
                   My personal rating: **OOO and a half
    
    Change G:      Change all blocks of one colour to green.
                   This is just the same as Change B only that it changes blocks 
                   to green blocks instead of blue ones.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Change R:      Change all blocks of one colour to red.
                   This is just the same as Change B only that it changes blocks 
                   to red blocks instead of blue ones.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Change W:      Change all blocks of one colour to white.
                   This is just the same as Change B only that it changes blocks 
                   to white blocks instead of blue ones.
                   Just throw this one away as soon as your inventory gets near-
                   full. Like Change X this Dristone might be useful if you want 
                   to deploy a Destroy-Dristone of the corresponding colour but 
                   otherwise it only makes life harder. Using this item can 
                   sometimes provoke unforeseen chain-reactions and generally you 
                   want to have as few white blocks as possible as they always 
                   fall down all the way and as they can't be destroyed by 
                   forming big blocks.
                   Luckily this is the Dristone I've encountered the least so far.
                   My personal rating: *OOOO
    
    Change X:      Change all blocks of one colour to X-Blocks.
                   This is just the same as Change B only that it changes blocks 
                   to X-blocks instead of blue ones.
                   Nearly the mother of all definitions of crap.
                   Who would want to change any blocks to X-Blocks? Might be 
                   relatively useful in combination with a Destroy X-Dristone or 
                   if you're desperately in need of an X-Block to destroy other 
                   brown blocks but in this case you need to be lucky so the 
                   right blocks are transformed because otherwise the situation 
                   just gets worse.
                   My personal rating: *OOOO
    
    Change Y:      Change all blocks of one colour to yellow.
                   This is just the same as Change B only that it changes blocks 
                   to yellow blocks instead of blue ones.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Warp:          Restart the current stage with all Dristones currently held.
                   When you use this mother of all Dristones you are brought back 
                   to the beginning of the current level (i.e. to 0 m) keeping 
                   all Dristones you had when you used Warp.
                   No matter when you get this Dristone you can consider yourself 
                   lucky. 
                   Of course you'd be best advised to warp only when resigning 
                   which probably only happens in the late game but if you get it 
                   early when still having lots of air you can just keep it for 
                   later use.
                   Air supply is not refilled when warping but you keep all 
                   Yellow-Dristone-effects, even the Max Up-effect.
                   After warping you'll be in back again in rather easy areas 
                   with more big blocks, less X-blocks and easy to reach air 
                   tanks plus you're probably equipped with lots of useful gems.
                   UPDATE: After playing Dristone Driller for quite some time 
                   I've realized that Warp isn't nearly as good as I thought 
                   Before: The first few levels are so easy and short that you 
                   shouldn't have any problems beating them quickly and later 
                   levels rarely provide many air capsules in the first stages 
                   but rather in the mid-range-stages and in addition two-colour-
                   stages are found solely in mid-range-stages so warping back to 
                   the start without lots of air actually is more dangerous than 
                   useful so I change my rating from ***** to:
                   My personal rating: *OOOO
                   (I know: That's really some big change of mind so you're 
                   gladly invited to hate-spam me...don't take this too serious, 
                   please ^^.)
    _______
    Green: |
    
    Air + 1%:      Recover 1% Air.
                   Works just like all other Air-Dristones but only refills one  
                   percentage point of air (see Air + 5% below for more 
                   information).
                   Extremely rare and extremely crappy.
                   My personal rating (and hopefully everyone's rating here): 
                   *OOOO
    
    Air + 5%:      Recover 5% Air.
                   Works like a quarter-air-capsule for the go.
                   What might easily be overlooked is that this gem does not 
                   really recover 5 percent of air but 5 percentage points of air  
                   meaning that if you've enlarged your air tank to e.g. 120% and 
                   then use this Dristone you still only get 5 percentage points 
                   back and not 5% of 120 which would be 6 percentage points.
                   Use it only when being dramatically low on air or when your 
                   inventory is full and you don't want to waste any other 
                   Dristones.
                   My personal rating: **OOO   
    
    Air + 10%:     Recover 10% Air.
                   This is just the same as 2 Air + 5%-Dristones combined into 
                   one item.
                   Simply use it in the same situations as the smaller version.
                   My personal rating: ***OO 
    
    Air + 20%:     Recover 20% Air.
                   This is just the same as 4 Air + 5%-Dristones combined into 
                   one item.
                   Simply use it in the same situations as the smaller versions.
                   My personal rating: ****O  
    _______
    Red:   |
    
    Destroy 1:     Destroy all blocks within a 1 block radius.
                   This destroys all blocks directly around you (a maximum of 8 
                   blocks). Only somewhat useful when being surrounded by lots of 
                   blocks and at least one or two of them being an X-block.
                   My personal rating: *OOOO and a half
    
    Destroy 2:     Destroy all blocks within a 2 block radius.
                   This destroys all blocks within a radius of two blocks around 
                   you (a maximum of 24 blocks). Use it like Destroy 1 when being 
                   surrounded by lots of single blocks and X-blocks.
                   It's a bit better than Destroy 1 but don't get too excited 
                   just yet...
                   My personal rating: **OOO
    
    Destroy 3:     Destroy all blocks within a 3 block radius.
                   This destroys all blocks being three squares or less near you 
                   (a maximum of 48 blocks). The advanced version of Destroy 1 
                   and 2 is way more useful than the smaller versions as it can 
                   dispose of a lot more blocks and also over a greater distance.
                   Use it when being surrounded by many blocks, mainly with lots 
                   of X-blocks and single blocks.
                   My personal rating: ***OOO
    
    Destroy A:     Destroy all blocks on screen. Air will be reduced 50%.
                   As the in-game description already says this destroy all  
                   blocks currently on screen at the cost of 50% of your air 
                   (percent this time, no percentage points).
                   When being down to 0% air you don't lose any air.
                   You'd be advised to use this gem when already being low on air 
                   and especially when seeing an air capsule or knowing that one 
                   is nearby without having enough air reserves to reach it the 
                   usual way.
                   Furthermore you better not waste this on a two-colour 
                   stage or on lots of big blocks.
                   My personal rating: ***OO and a half
    
    Destroy B:     Destroy all blue blocks on screen.
                   As the in-game description already says this item destroys all 
                   blue blocks that are visible at the time it is used.
                   While this Dristone might not be too powerful it still is very  
                   useful and, luckily, it appears rather often. The best time to 
                   use it is when there are lots of blue single blocks on screen 
                   but when being in a stage without blue blocks or when you are 
                   in direct reach of a big blue block this gem is pretty useless.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Destroy G:     Destroy all green blocks on screen.
                   This is just the same as Destroy B only that it affects green 
                   blocks instead of blue ones.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Destroy H:     Destroy a horizontal row of blocks.
                   This Dristone destroys all blocks in your horizontal row may 
                   it be normal blocks or special blocks.
                   The best use for this is when you are in a dead-end made up of 
                   X-Blocks but of course you can also use it to reach any 
                   Dristones or air tanks located on some X-blocks or to create 
                   chain-reactions you couldn't easily start any other way.
                   Unfortunately although this item is rarer than e.g. Destroy B 
                   hence you might expect it to be more powerful it actually is 
                   less useful.
                   My personal rating: **OOO
    
    Destroy R:     Destroy all red blocks on screen.
                   This is just the same as Destroy B only that it affects red 
                   blocks instead of blue ones.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Destroy V:     Destroy a vertical column of blocks.
                   This has the same effect as Destroy with the difference of not 
                   destroying the horizontal row you're standing in but the 
                   vertical column (who would have thought?) but only the part 
                   that you can see at the moment of the use.
                   Not as useless as Destroy H as this item will clear your way 
                   through a few rows but also not as useful as the other 
                   Destroy-Dristones as it rarely creates any chain-reactions.
                   My personal rating: **OOO and a half
    
    Destroy W:     Destroy all white blocks on screen.
                   This is just the same as Destroy B only that it affects white 
                   blocks instead of blue ones.
                   Since white blocks are a lot rarer than any of the normal 
                   blocks this Dristone actually isn't as useful as Destroy B, R, 
                   G or Y.
                   My personal rating: **OOO
    
    Destroy Y:     Destroy all red blocks on screen.
                   This is just the same as Destroy B only that it affects yellow 
                   blocks instead of blue ones.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Destroy X:     Destroy all X-blocks on screen.
                   This is just the same as Destroy B only that it affects X-
                   blocks instead of blue ones. As X-blocks can get really pesky 
                   in higher (or actually lower ^^) stages this is better than 
                   any other Destroy-Dristone.
                   My personal rating: ****O
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    Yellow:|
    
    3-Way:         Drill in three directions at once. (Duration: 50 turns)
                   This is one of the very best Dristones to be found. When using 
                   this item you'll be able to drill not only one block next to 
                   you but at the same time the two blocks next to it that are 
                   diagonally situated to you using up only one percentage point 
                   of air.
                   The effect lasts 50 drilling actions.
                   My personal rating: ****O
     ______  ______________
    |green ||yellow        |
    |      ||              |
    |______||______________|       ______          ______
    |red   |   / \  |green |      |red   |   \O/  |green |
    |      |    |   |      |  --> |      |    Y   |      |
    |______| ___X__ |______|      |______| __/_\_ |______|
    |blue  ||green ||red   |      |blue  ||green ||red   |
    |      ||      ||      |      |      ||      ||      |
    |______||______||______|      |______||______||______|
    
     ______  ______________                ______________
    |green ||yellow        |              |yellow        |
    |      ||              |              |              |
    |______||______________|              |______________|
    |red   |   O    |green |                \O/   |green |
    |      |<--Y    |      |  -->            Y    |      |
    |______| _/_\__ |______|               _/_\__ |______|
    |blue  ||green ||red   |              |green ||red   |
    |      ||      ||      |              |      ||      |
    |______||______||______|              |______||______|
    
    Barrier:       Survive being crushed by a falling block once.
                   This neat Dristone makes Dristone Driller mode even more 
                   relaxed than it already is. Use it the instant you get it and 
                   from now on you'll be protected by a shield only wearing off 
                   when you're crushed by a block.
                   If you get a second Barrier while still equipped with the 
                   first one you can (and should) equip the second one, too, to 
                   make the shield last two deaths.
                   My personal rating: ***OO
    
    Jump:          Able to climb up 2 blocks at once. (Duration: 30 turns)
                   This gives you Puchi's special ability for thirty turns 
                   (meaning thirty two-block-climbs).
                   Can sometimes be pretty helpful when having to climb out of an 
                   X-block dead-end or when you can reach a big block by climbing 
                   up two blocks but most of the time you could very well do 
                   without this.
                   Use it when you get it and hope that you can make good use of 
                   it.
                   My personal rating: **OOO
    
    Max Up:        Increase maximum air capacity by 10%.
                   Increases the maximum capacity of your air storage by 10 
                   percentage points (again not percent but percentage points). 
                   In the early game this is a nice item to have but the later in 
                   the game you get it the less important it is as you probably 
                   won't reach the 100% air mark later on not to mention the 110% 
                   mark.
                   Note that Max Up does not give you a 10 percentage point boost 
                   of air when you use it.
                   Definitely use it the moment you get it as the effect lasts 
                   the whole level.
                   My personal rating: Early in the game: **OOO
                                       Later in the game: *OOOO
    
    Mini-Drill:    Reduce Driller size and air consumption by 50%. (Duration: 30  
                   turns)
                   Shrinking Susumu is a nice effect but sadly this Dristone 
                   basically is just as good as three Air + 5%-Dristones because 
                   the shrunken Susumu simply loses a percentage point of air 
                   only every second time he drills for the next thirty drillings.
                   Being crushed still drains 20 percentage points of air.
                   My personal rating: ***OO and a half
    
    Speed:         Increase movement and drill speed. (Duration: 50 turns)
                   This Dristone lasts 50 drilling actions, moving without 
                   drilling doesn't count towards the 50 turns-limit.
                   Actually this is one of the most useless items: This play mode 
                   is nearly nothing about speed so you'll rarely ever benefit 
                   from this gem.
                   At least it can be used the second you get it so it doesn't 
                   stuff your inventory and you don't have to throw it away.
                   My personal rating: *OOOO
    
    Stone Search:  Locate hidden Dristones. (Duration: 50 turns)
                   When using this item you'll be able to see a sparkle around 
                   blocks that contain a hidden Dristone making it a lot easier 
                   to concentrate only on getting deeper and destroying blocks 
                   granting you a new item instead of maybe looking around for 
                   them but just wasting precious air.
                   The effect lasts 50 drilling actions.
                   Use it whenever you're in need of new Dristones. If your still 
                   really good on air or when your inventory is full you 
                   definitely want to save this precious item. Of course you also 
                   shouldn't use it in the two-colours-stages as you'll probably 
                   destroy almost every block there anyway automatically.
                   The only downside is the effect's duration limit.
                   My personal rating: *****
    
    Super Barrier: Survive being crushed by falling block three times. Air 
                   reduced 50%.
                   This Dristone has the same effect as three Barrier-Dristones 
                   have but it decreases your air reserves by 50 percent (real 
                   percent this time, no percentage points).
                   When being down to 0% air you don't lose any air.
                   Best used when you're already low on air but are in possession 
                   of at least an Air + 10% Dristone or have an air capsule in 
                   direct reach as you'll want to refill your oxygen reserve as 
                   soon as possible. You might also use this item when being 
                   close to 100 % air and being really close to an air capsule in 
                   order not to waste the tank.
                   My personal rating: ***OO and a half
    
    You can use any yellow Dristone twice to double the duration (or use it 
    thrice to multiply it by three, etc.)
    
    --------------------------------4.4.3 Records-----------------------------D43
    
    My record for Tokyo: 2018m
    This took me about one and a half hours and I could've gone on but sadly I 
    got hit by a block when being down to 16% air although I still had a few 
    green Dristones and a Super Barrier Dristone.
    Probably I'll try to beat my highscore some day but for now I'm really fed up 
    with Dristone Driller. ^^
    
    ------------------------------4.5 Driller Store---------------------------DD5
    
    In the Driller Store you can invest miles traversed in Mission Driller and 
    Pressure Driller to buy items for use in those two play modes.
    While these can greatly increase your chance of simply beating a level they 
    hinder you from saving high scores and from obtaining badges.
    ______________________________
    4.5.1: Mission Driller (D51) :|
     __________________________________________________________________________
    |Barrier 1:     |Survive being crushed by a falling  |costs 2.000 m-pts    |
    |               |block once.                         |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Barrier 2:     |Survive being crushed by a falling  |costs 4.500 m-pts    |
    |               |block twice.                        |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Barrier 3:     |Survive being crushed by a falling  |costs 6.500 m-pts    |
    |               |block 3 times.                      |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Life up 5:     |Start the game with 5 lives.        |costs 6.500 m-pts    |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Life up 7:     |Start the game with 7 lives.        |costs 8.500 m-pts    |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Life up 10:    |Start the game with 10 lives.       |costs 13.500 m-pts   |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Air capsule 5: |Receive 5x additional air for       |costs 4.000 m-pts    |
    |               |every air capsule collected.        |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Air capsule 15:|Receive 15x additional air for      |costs 6.500 m-pts    |
    |               |every air capsule collected.        |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Air capsule 25:|Receive 25x additional air for      |costs 10.000 m-pts   |
    |               |every air capsule collected.        |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Speed up:      |Increase movement and drill speed.  |costs 12.000 m-pts   |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    _______________________________
    4.5.2: Pressure Driller (D52) :|
     __________________________________________________________________________
    |Barrier 1:     |Survive being crushed by a falling  |costs 2.000 m-pts    |
    |               |block once.                         |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Barrier 2:     |Survive being crushed by a falling  |costs 3.000 m-pts    |
    |               |block twice.                        |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Barrier 3:     |Survive being crushed by a falling  |costs 5.500 m-pts    |
    |               |block 3 times.                      |                     |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |S. fireball 1: |Increase fireball speed.            |costs 4.500 m-pts    |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |S. fireball 2: |Increase fireball speed even more.  |costs 7.000 m-pts    |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |S. fireball 3: |Increase fireball speed to maximum. |costs 9.000 m-pts    |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |EX. damage 1:  |Increase fireball power.            |costs 6.000 m-pts    |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |EX. Damage 2:  |Increase fireball power even more.  |costs 11.000 m-pts   |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |EX. damage 3:  |Increase fireball power to maximum. |costs 15.000 m-pts   |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    |Speed up:      |Increase movement and drill speed.  |costs 12.000 m-pts   |
    |_______________|____________________________________|_____________________|
    
    -------------------------------4.6 Unlockables----------------------------DD6
    
    Secret Characters:
    By simply beating a level in Mission Driller you unlock one out of five 
    secret characters even if you're using any items.
    Puchi:          Beat Japan.
    Holinger-Z:     Beat China.
    Anna:           Beat India.
    Taizo:          Beat Egypt.
    Ataru:          Beat America.
    Rabbit (Usagi): Beat The Moon with Ataru. (JP/EU-version only)
    
    Special levels:
    -Reverse Time Attack levels: Beat Japan in Time Attack Driller to unlock the  
     mirrored versions of the Time Attack levels with a harder time limit.
    -Tokyo in Dristone Driller: Beat every level in Dristone Driller. (JP/EU- 
     version only)
    -South Pole in Mission Driller: Beat every level on the earth in Mission  
     Driller. (JP/EU-version only)
    -Outer Space in Mission Driller: Beat the level The Moon in Mission Driller.
    
    Mr. Driller Badges:
    Beating a level in Mission Driller without dying once and without using any 
    items will get you a Mr. Driller Badge.
    Every character gets its own badges and there are different badges for every 
    level in Mission Driller.
    Actually I don't know if getting all badges unlocks anything or if it just 
    acts as a motivation all by itself without any real reward.
    I haven't played Mr. Driller DS for too long yet so please grant me some time 
    and eventually I'll find out what's up with the badges. ^^
    Update: I guess I just found out that getting badges does absolutely nothing: 
    I just beat America in Mission Driller with Usagi without using any items and 
    without losing a single life, hence I received a badge but as the score I had 
    was lower than my old high score the score wasn't saved under records and the 
    badge isn't shown when selecting the record for America with Usagi.
    So as there is no possibility to see which badges you already got if your 
    score isn't high enough I definitely doubt that the game keeps track of what 
    badges you have earned so far and that they allow you to unlock anything.
    
    Flowers on the Title Screen (counting from the left):
    1st flower: Beat every earth level in Mission Driller.
    2nd flower: Beat The Moon in Mission Driller.
    3rd flower: Beat Japan in Time Attack Driller.
    4th flower: Beat Reverse Japan in Time Attack Driller.
    5th flower: Beat every level in Dristone Driller.
    6th flower: Beat every level in Pressure Driller.
    7th flower: Unlock the first six flowers.
    
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                                  5.0 Guide Ending                            EEE
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    -----------------------------5.1 Version History--------------------------EE1
    
    0.2: Finished on 07/22/2005, 14 KB large
    Completed parts 0.1 to 3.1, started parts 3.2, 3.3 and 4.0 to 4.5.2.
    
    0.4: Finished on 07/23/2005, 19 KB large
    Completed sections Game basics (items), Game basics (additional info) and 
    Scoring System. Next thing will be the single player mode.
    
    0.45: Finished on 07/24/2005, 23 KB large
    Call me a liar if you want to: Added the clock in the items section and a few 
    things in additional info, corrected a mistake dealing with the special 
    blocks and added content to the characters list before moving on to the 
    single player section. ^^
    
    0.5: Finished on 07/25/2005, 31 KB large
    Finally started the 1P-section: I added the introduction and explanation to 
    the single player, to Mission Driller mode, Pressure Driller mode, Time 
    Attack mode, Dristone Driller mode and to the Driller Store.
    In addition I wrote down everything I know about unlockables so far and I 
    added the Final Comment (maybe a bit early, I know ^^). Now finally the time 
    for the real deal has come: Next update will include lots of single player 
    info.
    
    0.55: Finished on 07/26/2005, 48 KB large
    Got a new record for Time Bonus.
    Added Taizo as a character and some times to beat in Time Attack and found 
    out that you can use items when unlocking characters.
    Added a few items that can be bought in the shop.
    Added the guide for Driller Lab in Mission Driller mode and a description for 
    nearly every Dristone.
    
    0.58: Finished on 07/28/05, 61 KB large
    Added a lot of content to Dristone Driller and hopefully finally described 
    the very last Dristone.
    
    0.6: Finished on 08/02/2005, 70 KB large
    Completed Dristone Driller (also added a new Dristone, so hopefully this one 
    really is the last ^^).
    
    0.75: Finished on 08/03/2005, 79 KB large
    Completed the Driller Store-section.
    Finished more than half of the Pressure Driller guide.
    
    0.8: Finished on 08/04/2005, 84 KB large
    Added a general hint.
    Finished Pressure Driller.
    
    0.85: Finished on 08/05/2005, 96 KB large
    Added cheatcc.com as a site permitted to host this guide.
    Finished more than half of Time Attack Driller.
    
    0.9: Finished on 08/08/2005, 105 KB large
    Finished Time Attack Driller and improved on some records in Time Attack.
    
    0.92: Finished on 08/21/2005, 116 KB large
    Added all ?-boxes to the item section.
    Continued Mission Driller.
    Added some content to a lot of sections and corrected a few mistakes.
    Added neoseeker.com as a site permitted to host this guide.
    Added the flowers as unlockables.
    
    0.97: Finished on 08/25/2005, 142 KB large
    Added www.supercheats.com.
    Added Usagi as a playable character (hence unlockables and characters are 
    complete now).
    Added a few hints and two strategies on reaching air tanks.
    Added some content to the Scoring System section.
    Moved the Version History to the end of the guide as it simply grew too large.
    Got a new highscore for the Time Bonus in Mission Driller.
    Added a lot to the Mission Driller-section; only America and The Moon are 
    missing now as well as a lot of ending dialogues.
    
    1.00: Finished on 08/27/2005, 156 KB large
    Added another hint.
    Solved the "badge-mystery".
    Added America and The Moon in Mission Driller.
    The Walkthrough is completed by now; the only things missing are some ending 
    dialogues, records for Outer Space and South Pole and guides for these two 
    endless levels.
    
    1.02: Finished on 08/29/2005, 161 KB large
    Added www.gamerstemple.com.
    Added all ending dialogues for China and India.
    
    1.05: Finished on 08/31/2005, 166 KB large
    The Ending dialogues got their own section so the Mission Driller walkthrough 
    section is easier to read.
    Completed the guides for South Pole and Outer Space as well as the records 
    for these two levels, hence now the ending dialogues finally are really the 
    only non-complete section.
    
    1.10: Finished 09/01/2005, 181 KB, 56 pages large
    Added all ending dialogues for Egypt, America and The Moon.
    Got some new records in Mission Driller and for the Time Bonus.
    This will probably be the last update ever or at least the last foreseeable 
    update. Man, this guide sure took some time to write. ^^
    
    1.11: Finished on 10/28/2005, 181 KB, 56 pages large
    Hah, just made another update to include ign.com as legitimate to host this 
    guide.
    
    1.12: Finished on 01/06/2006, 182 KB, 57 pages large
    Added the Experimental section and the section about deleting the save file.
    
    1.13: Finished on 01/11/2006, 182 KB, 57 pages large
    Oops, I just realized I created the section about deleting but I hadn't 
    written anything in it, so I fixed that. ^^
    
    1.14: Finished on 02/23/2006, 185 KB, 57 pages large
    Experimental got its own section.
    I added Search Keys.
    Revamped the general layout and the contents section.
    
    1.15: Finished on 05/13/2006, 185 KB, 57 pages large
    Added www.gamerhelp.com.
    
    1.20: Finished on 06/11/2006, 186 KB, 57 pages large
    Added a hint to the scoring section.
    Improved on some records.
    Rewrote a bit of the Time Attack walkthrough.
    
    1.21: Finished on 11/05/2006, 186 KB, 57 pages large
    Spotted a mistake on the part of how to delete your save file.
    
    1.22: Finished on 03/12/2007, 186 KB, 57 pages large
    Added www.honestgamers.com.
    
    1.23: Finished on 09/21/2007, 186 KB, 57 pages large
    Added www.geeksdontlie.com.
    
    1.24: Finished on 04/07/2010, 186 KB, 57 pages large
    Wow, long time no update.
    Added www.myds.com.au.
    
    -----------------------------5.2 Final Comments---------------------------EE2
    
    That's it!
    This here is the final section of this guide (being my first general guide).
    I hope you enjoyed Mr. Driller DS (or still do just like I do) and of course 
    I also hope you somewhat liked this guide and appreciate my work.
    If you have anything to tell me (except for what an idiot I might be or that 
    Germany suxxers!!11!!1 W00t!!!1! or anything similar... ^^) feel free to mail 
    me at KeeperBvK@web.de.
    
    ------------------------------5.3 Experimental----------------------------EE3
    
    In some other guides I've seen the author implement the following and I 
    thought "Why not give it a try for your own guides?":
    
    If you really like this guide and you think it helped you or entertained you 
    a bit or whatsoever and you feel like rewarding me not only by writing a nice 
    e-mail, feel free to send some money to my paypal account at:
    
    LH_Zerberus@web.de
    
    Of course I don't want to make somebody send me money who doesn't really want 
    to (even if I could, I wouldn't ;) ), but (also of course) I'd appreciate any 
    contribution.
    
    Thank you very much for reading this guide and hopefully some more of my 
    stuff on gamefaqs.
    

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