Mr. Driller Drill Land for Nintendo Gamecube (Japanese Import only)
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Name: Mr. Driller Drill Land
Platform: Nintendo Gamecube
Country: Japan
Released: 2002
Written by: chufan
E-mail: tippedweb@yahoo.com
Version: 0.7
Date: 1/12/2003

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Contents
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1. Version History
2. Description
3. Basic Strategy
4. Basic Controls
5. Pause Menu
6. Options Menu
7. Using Items in game play
8. Single Player Modes
	a. Belongings
	b. World Drill Tour
	c. Star Driller
	d. Drindy Adventure
	e. The Hole of Druaga
	f. Horror Night House
	g. Dreamin' Parade
	h. Drill Town
		1. Card Shop
		2. Goods
		3. Item Shop
		4. Pacteria Station
		5. Music Palace
		6. Movie Theater
		7. Drill Land Library
9. Multiplayer Modes
	a. Race
	b. Battle
10. Links
11. Credits


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1. Version History
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v0.70
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Updated multiplayer information.  Updated Horror Night House information.

v0.66
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Updated Drindy Adventure information.  Added new links section.

v0.65
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Updated the multiplayer information for all game types.  Updated World Tour Mode with info on
hidden character. Updated using items section.

v0.60
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Updated copyright information.  Added Basic Strategy for newcomers to Mr. Driller. Updated
Star Driller mode information.  Updated Description information. Updated The Hole of Druaga
mode information. Included the end game level and strategy.  Confirmed that collecting all
stamps on each level causes next level to unlock after defeating boss.

v0.50
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Contains basic information about the game modes and controls schemes.  Information about
the extra options and their uses.

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2. Description
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Mr. Driller Drill Land is a little different than the standard drill to the end and collect air 
bubbles that you'd normally play in the Arcade or PSX or Dreamcast version.  Drill Land uses an 
amusement park as the back drop for 5 main game modes.  There is World Drill Tour, Star Driller, 
Drindy Adventure, The Hole of Druaga, and Horror Night House. There is also the Dreamin' Parade 
mode which allows you to control a parade with all the characters from Drill Land. Also within 
Drill Land is Drill Town which also you to buy game cards, goods, items for the different modes, 
hook up your GBA, view game movies, listen to game music, and also a game library. 

There are also two multiplayer modes, Driller Race and Driller Battle, located within Drill Camp.

In order to progress through the game you must first complete level one of each game mode,
which will then unlock the regular mode of play.   You will then be able to select from
other unlocked levels and bonus levels, after collecting each stamp from the corresponding 
level on each attraction.

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3. Basic Strategy
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If you haven't played a Driller game before be sure to read this section.  

Mr. Driller is a puzzle style game.  The object is to drill colored blocks downward, which 
causes them to burst, attempting to reach the bottom of the level.  Depending on the 
difficultly of the level, you may need to drill further down in order to win.

Just drilling as fast as possible is not the best way to win.  Since every time you drill a 
block, other block become unstable, since blocks are commonly connected to many other blocks
of the same color.  When other blocks become unstable, they fall and could possibly fall on
you, causing you to lose a life.

Be sure to also keep moving unless you're sure that no blocks or other objects can fall on
you.  Since what you do 20m above your current position could still be occurring, don't
forget to always keep moving.  Staying stationary without cover could be deadly.

Some levels contain two color blocks only which causes massive chain reactions with falling
blocks.  Be very careful while free falling through the level, there may be large blocks
above you ready to crush poor Driller.

Progressing through the game consists of collecting stamps for each level within each area of
the amusement park.  When you collect all the stamps for a level, you'll progress the story.

- Collecting the first set of stamps for level one of the amusements causes a new boss level
  to appear were you are inside a the waterfall from the center of Drill Land.  It's a standard
  driller level with an meter and air bubbles to collect.  You'll have three lives and since
  the level uses only two colored blocks at a time, you're going to need them.  

  You are chasing the destruction drill, which is being operated by Dr. Manhole, through the
  level.  In order to win, you must catch the drill and enter it by drilling into the flashing 
  circle labeled "enter".

  While you are chasing the drill, your drill meter will reduce in meters as you get closer.
  Losing a life causes a great delay, so you'll lose a lot of distance on the run away drill.
  
  Once you catch the drill, be sure to be in the middle of drill in order to enter it.  After
  you enter it, sit back and relax.  Enjoy the Driller movie cause you've just completed the
  game!  Now try it on level 2 or 3!

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4. Basic Controls
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Control Stick/Digital Pad
	- Move through menus
	- Move through Drill Land
	- Move Driller
A button
	- Confirm menu selection
	- Drill block
B button
	- Cancel menu selection
	- Use "Holy Water" in Horror Night House
X button
	- Brings up crystal selection menu during The Hole of Druaga
Start button
	- Pause screen during game play
	- Brings up your belongings within Drill Land

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5. Pause Menu
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The pause can be brought up by hitting start during game play.  There are three options.

	- Continue (top option)
	- Restart Level (middle option)
	- Quit and return to Drill Land (bottom option)

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6. Options Menu
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Controller Setup
(select rumble modes or GBA controllers)
	- select rumble settings for standard controllers
		press A button on controller to change
	- select GBA controllers when a GBA is plugged into a controller socket and turned on
	  with no game inside. (Can not be plugged into controller socket 1)
Screen Configure
(center screen image on TV)
	- control stick or digital pad to move screen, start to save changes, b button to cancel

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7. Using Items in game play
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After purchasing items for one of the levels, after starting a game you'll be presented with 
the option to use items or not.

	- Yes (left option)
	- No (right option)

After saying yes to using options, you'll be presented with a list of each item you own. Move
the control stick to select each option and move the selection to the left option to activate
the item and the right option to deactivate each item.  When you've completed selecting items,
move the control stick to the bottom square box and press A, the game will now start.

Using items in a game will cause your high score NOT to be recorded. The only reason I can see
using items is to help clear the level for the first time in order to get the stamp.  After
that, using items isn't very helpful since your high score is more important at that point.

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8. Single Player Modes
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After selecting the single player mode (picture with one person), you'll be presented with 
two options.
	- First Time (left option)
	- Continue (right option)

After selecting either, you'll be presented with an option to confirm.
	- Yes (left option)
	- No (right option)

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8. a. Belongings
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Pressing the start button from the main Drill Land amusement park area brings up your 
belongings screen. There are four options available to you:
	- Goods (displays items you've purchased from the goods store or items you've won from 
		buying packs of cards from the card shop)
	- Items (displays all items you've purchased from the item shop for each game and level)
	- Driller Cards (there are 50 driller cards to collect. Here you can view a close up of 
			each card you've purchased from the card shop)
	- Stamps (displays stamps for each game and level you've cleared)

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8. b. World Drill Tour
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The World Drill Tour is very similar to the standard Mr. Driller games of yore. While drilling
you will have to maintain your air meter by collecting air bubbles.  As you continue to reach 
the 500m, 1000m, or 2000m marks the game becomes more difficult by forcing you to use strategy
in order to collect air bubbles.  Of course, all the while, you have to dodge falling blocks
as well.

World Drill Tour is the only single player mode that allows you to select your driller
character.  There are six characters to start with (the same as multiplayer) and you can
unlock at least one extra character, the rabbit Usagi.  Using Usagi allows you to clear more
blocks quicker as he zaps areas of blocks, not just the one he's standing on.  However, be
aware that since he can clear more blocks at one time, more blocks fall as well.  Usagi can
also jump up over two blocks instead of the usual one.

The World Drill Tour contains 3 standard modes which have you drill to 500m, 1000m, and 2000m.
There is a 4th special infinite drill mode which tests your ability to drill until your die.

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8. c. Star Driller
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Star Driller introduces new features within the standard drill mode.  You still need to
collect air bubbles in order to maintain your air supply, however new blocks are available
for collection.

During game play, randomly a meteor will shoot through the screen destroying blocks.  Watch
out as the blocks above where the meteor passed through will fall.

The Star Driller contains 3 standard modes which have you drill to 500m, 1000m, and 2000m.
There is a 4th special infinite drill mode which tests your ability to drill until your die.

? blocks
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Selecting these blocks causing a random thing to happen.  There are 12 different effects, some
good, some bad.

- Asteroids fall on the drill field, causing small moon shapes to appear.  Drill these like
  normal blocks.
- Temporary Protection bubble will appears, only your driller to not take damage until you
  receive damage or the effect wears off.
- Explosion which causes a section of the screen to clear by itself, very helpful.
- Air Carry Increase allows you to carry +5 more air in your standard tank.
- Vortex/Black Hole causes an area of the screen to swirl, when Driller comes in contact with
  the vortex you'll be sent back to start of the last depth you completed.  If you wait a few
  moments, it will disappear causing all blocks in it's place to be removed.
- Slow Block item that causes blocks to fall slower than normal.  Effect wears off after a 
  few seconds.
- Air Pill refills your air meter completely
- Speed Driller causes your driller to move faster
- Star blocks cause the colored blocks to turn into self destroying harmless blocks.
- UFO ?
- Teleport block which will cause you to teleport to a new location.

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8. d. Drindy Adventure
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The Drindy Adventure has a Tomb Raider or Indiana Jones feel to it.  The main goal is to drill
to the bottom while collecting golden dolls.  

There are three main levels, only the first one is unlocked at first.

Level 1 - 500m, collect 20 dolls for bonus
        The hardest part about level one is collecting the golden dolls in the later depths
        since they are protected by spike blocks.  These blocks will spike you when you stay
        underneath them for any period of time.  The key to these is moving as fast as 
        possible to avoid the spikes.
Level 2 - 1000m, collect 30 dolls for bonus
        This level introduces fire breathing blocks and much earlier as well.  Be sure to 
        time your movements correctly or you're going to fry.  There are also golden dolls
        trapped instead a combination of spike and fire blocks.  There are also boulders
        locked inside blocks that well disappear unleashing quite a few boulders at one
        time.
Level 3 - 2000m, collect 40 dolls for bonus

I believe the bonus includes extra music and movies to view from Drill Town.

While drilling you must avoid boulder blocks which will roll when not blocked by other blocks.
The boulder will break after crashing into other colored blocks or falling from high areas.
You can also drill the block will standing on top of them.  Be careful, as if the block is not
stationary it will roll over you if you're on top of it.

The big difference in this mode is there is no air meter.  You now have a health meter which
is the form of blue balls in the right hand side menu.  When you get crushed by falling blocks,
crushed by the boulder, or on later levels spiked by spike blocks or fried by fire blocks
you'll lose a blue ball.  When all are gone, game over.

You can get more blue balls by purchasing items from the Item Shop.

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8. e. The Hole of Druaga
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The Druaga game is considered to be a puzzle RPG.  The objective is to rescue the girl trapped
instead a castle dungeon.  There are boss characters through out the levels.  The levels
seem to appear in a different order each time causing some randomness to the game.

Controls
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Control Stick - Move driller
A button - Use sword to break blocks/attack enemies
X button - Access dristone inventory
Y button - Access map

The game play consists of drilling through various levels connected via doors. You can go back
and visit other levels again, as the game is not completed when just drilling to the bottom.
You'll encounter enemies with there own HPs, including wizards that cast spells that 
effect the blocks.  Your character also uses a HP system instead of air, losing one HP for 
each time you drill a block.  There are potion bottles which will raise your HP by 20 points.
Getting crushed by a block or object causes you to lose 20 HPs.

Dristones
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Dristones can also be collected and added to your inventory.  The Dristone menu has three
options after selecting a Dristone to use:

	- Use stone (left most option)
	- Discard stone (middle option)
	- Cancel selection (right most option)

Green stones
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Add HP in various numbers; 5HP, 10HP, 20HP (These will be listed next to the stone)
	
Yellow stones
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Some will make you faster, some will give you the ability to keep more HPs, some will give
you a protective bubble.

Red stones
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- Red stone labeled with "A" will cause all blocks to disappear
- Red stone labeled with "X" will cause all sword blocks to disappear
- Red stone labeled with "Y" will cause all red blocks to yellow blocks
- Red stone labeled with "V" will cause a straight line of vertical blocks to disappear 
  next to where you are currently standing.
- Red stone labeled with "H" will cause a straight line of horizontal blocks to disappear 
  next to where you are currently standing.

All effects to blocks happen within a short distance of your current position

Blue stones
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Change the color of the blocks.
  
- Blue stones labeled with "C" at the end will change blocks to flashing stars which
  will destroy themselves are a few seconds.
- Blue stones labeled with "Y" will change blue blocks to yellow blocks.
- Blue stones labeled with "B" will change all but one color to blue blocks.
- Blue stones labeled with "G" will change blue blocks to green blocks.
- Blue stones labeled with "X" will change some blocks to sword blocks.

All effects to blocks happen within a short distance of your current position

There are other items you need in order to progress which include a key.

Key - In order to open the last level, you must obtain the key first.  

Dragon Strategy
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The key you need in order to open the last level is guarded by a dragon.  He has quite a large
amount of HP.  He doesn't attack you with fire or anything like that but he does cause blocks to
fall down on you during the fight.  Be sure to maintain an escape route open at all times so
you won't become trapped by any falling objects.  It's probably a good idea to also keep
some HP stones with you as well incase you do get trapped by falling blocks.  Once you defeat
the dragon, pick up the key and restart to the level with the door if you've been there already.
Otherwise, you'll need to restart where there is a door to another level.

You're probably wondering how to restart the levels without losing your progress.  Well, I 
wish it were easy, but you need to choose the right Dristone.

The stones that I've found to work are blue and contain two kanji characters separated by a 
dash character.  So it would be like "kangi - kangi".  It's really easy actually, but if you
get stuck, just use stones you're not sure of their effects.  Once it does work, you'll be 
presented with the map screen and you can select what level to start at again.

This exit strategy works for other levels as well, not just the end of the Dragon level.

Boss Strategy
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The boss characters arrives after opening the last level with the key.  The boss moves around
the level on rope causing visible distraction and causing some blocks to disappear "magically".
It appears that the way to attack is by using the Dristones.  Blue and Red, the ones that 
cause blocks to disappear, need to be used in a fashion that causes large chains of blocks
to fall thus causing damage to the flying boss.  The trick is that the blocks that break need
to be the same color of blocks that the boss is currently near.  So for example it the boss
is floating around near a large area of blue blocks, use a gem stone that will cause those 
to disappear and he'll take damage.

Since the last level doesn't have a standard end, you could be fighting this guy for awhile.


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8. f. Horror Night House
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The Horror Night House game is a very different from the standard modes.  This mode has you 
using more than just the A button for game play as well, using the B button will cause you
to use holy water.

The basic idea is you're trying to collect holy water in order to freeze ghosts within blocks
which you can then break to kill them. You must collect a certain amount of Drystals, which
the ghosts drop when killed, in order to progress to the next floor in the house.  
There is no drill meter in this mode. You can only carry one holy water at a time.

In order to stay alive you, you need to avoid ghosts and falling blocks, and also collect
the blue hearts to maintain your HP level.  There aren't many blue hearts around either so be
careful.  

Ghosts attack when you get to close to them or you drill a block containing a ghost.  If
other are around the same area they will attack in groups, causing more damage to your heatlh.
Each ghost attacking causes 5HP in damage.  A single ghost attack when to close causes 50HP
in damage.

Level 1 contains 5 floors to clear.
 - Floor 1 - 2 Drystals
 - Floor 2 - 3 Drystals
 - Floor 3 - 4 Drystals
 - Floor 4 - 5 Drystals
 - Floor 5 - 6 Drystals
Level 2 contains 8 floors to clear.
 - Floor 1 - 3 Drystals
 - Floor 2 - 5 Drystals
 - Floor 3 - 6 Drystals
 - Floor 4 - 3 Drystals
 - Floor 5 - 4 Drystals
 - Floor 6 - 5 Drystals
 - Floor 7 - 5 Drystals
 - Floor 8 - 9 Drystals
Level 3 contains ? floors to clear.

Items available per level:

Level 1
 - HP Increase of 30 (3000$) - Doesn't take effect until all current HP is gone
 - Shield (2000$)
 - Holy Water (500$)
Level 2
 - HP Increase of 30 (3000$) - Doesn't take effect until all current HP is gone
 - HP Increase of 50 (6000$) - Doesn't take effect until all current HP is gone
 - Holy Water (1500$)
 - Shield (3000$)

Level 3

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8. g. Dreamin' Parade
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The Dreamin' Parade mode allows you to control a parade of Drill Land characters.

There are three options:
	- Parade (watch and control the parade from here)
	- View Control description
	- Connect with Mr. Driller Ace of Gameboy Advance (unknown)

While viewing the parade you can control the pace of the parade by rotating the control stick 
in a clockwise fashion.  Pressing the A button has the characters wave.

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8. h. Drill Town
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Here you can buy items, cards, and goods; connect with the GBA or view movies and listen to 
game music.


8. h. 1. Card Shop
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Each pack of cards costs 200 points and includes 3 random cards.  When in the card shop the 
shop owner will ask you if you'd like to purchase a pack.  After collecting all the stamps 
for each level, you'll lock a new series of cards to choose from.

	- Yes (left option)
	- No (right option)
		If you say no, he'll ask you if you'd like to stay and the same options are 
		show again.

After you purchase a pack, he asks you again if you'd like to buy more, the same options will apply.

8. h. 2. Goods
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Here you can purchase goods that can you view from the goods menu in your Belongings.  After 
you purchase an item it can not be acquired again as a "Sold Out" message will appear.

Control Stick - Move through catalog
A button - Purchase item
B button - Cancel purchase

After canceling a purchase, the shop owner asks if you'd like to purchase goods.
	- Yes (left option) allows you to stay
	- No (right option) brings you back to Drill Town

8. h. 3. Items Shop
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Here you can purchase items for use within each main game level.  In order to purchase items 
for each level, they must be unlocked first.

Control Stick - Browse through games or items
A button - Select game, level, or item to purchase
B button - Cancel previous selection

When viewing items, press the A button to bring up a question from the shop owner whether 
or not you want to purchase the item.  
	- Yes (left option)
	- No (right option)

After canceling back to the main selection menu, the shop owner asks if you'd like to
purchase items.
	- Yes (left option) allows you to stay
	- No (right option) brings you back to Drill Town

8. h. 4. Pacteria Station
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You must have Mr. Driller Ace for Gameboy Advance and a Nintendo Gamecube to Gameboy Advance
cable in order to use this mode.  (I'm currently awaiting for my copy of Mr. Driller Ace)

8. h. 5. Music Palace
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Listen to game music.  Appears that some music is locked as the number of tracks doesn't 
correspond correctly.

8. h. 6. Movie Theater
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Watch movies from the game.  Appears that some movies are locked.


8. h. 7. Drill Land Library
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View pictures from Drill Land levels and other Mr. Driller games, like Mr. Driller Ace.

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9. 
Multiplayer 
Modes
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Drill Land contains two multiplayer modes which only be accessed from the main menu by
selecting the icon with two people.

first option: Join Game
second option: Watch - do not play with this controller
(If you have Wavebird controller be sure to remove the transceiver from the Gamecube unless
your going to use those controllers to play, otherwise you won't be able to progress)

Up to four players can play using a combination of regular Gamecube controllers and Gameboy
Advances machines hookup using the Gamecube/Gameboy Advance connection cable.  Note that
the Gameboy must not have any software in the cartridge slot and it must not be plugged into
the socket one port on the Gamecube.

Character selection:

There is 6 characters to choose from at the start; Ataru, Tazio, Puchi, Susumu, Anna, Horingen.

There appears to be unlock-able characters as well and the first one unlocked after beating the
game on Level 1 is the rabbit, Usagi.

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9. a. 
Race
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The race mode splits the screen up to 4 ways and the first person to reach the 500m mark wins.
Even after the first person finishes, the race continues until the last person reaches the 500m
mark.

There are 7 items you can get while in a race:

Boots - Makes your driller move faster
Drill - Makes your driller drill faster
Turbo - Makes your driller move faster and drill faster
Up/Down Arrows -  Causes a vertical section to clear itself
Star - Causes star blocks to appear on your opponents field which causes a chain reaction
Red X block - Makes more hard red blocks on your opponents field which causes them to lose air
              if drilled.
Cupcake - Causes cupcake blocks to appear stopping chain reactions

After each race, players will receive points based on their finishing rank.  The game keeps
track of points during each multiplayer session, allowing someone bragging rights when you're 
done.

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9. b. 
Battle
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The battle mode has all players playing on one screen within the same area.  The objective of
the game is to be the first person to collect the golden coin.  It takes three golden coins
to win the match.

play style (when there are four players):

Everyone for themselves - (Left option)
Team Battle - (Right option)

After each battle, players will receive points based on how many coins they collected. The 
game keeps track of points during each multiplayer session, allowing someone bragging rights 
when you're done.

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10. 
Links
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Namco home page (creators of the game):
http://www.namco.co.jp (Japanese)

Namco page about Drill Land:
http://www.namco.co.jp/home/cs/gc/mrdriller/index.html (Japanese)

Namco Mr. Driller Ace page (links with Drill Land):
http://www.namco.co.jp/home/cs/gba/driller-a/index.html (Japanese)

Mr. Driller fan sites:
http://www.horisusumu.com/ (Japanese)
http://www.greng.net/ (English) Excellent goodies!

Mr. Driller Ace rankings:
http://www.mrdriller.net/ (Japanese)

For viewing the Japanese sites I would recommend using a translator at 
http://babelfish.altavista.com

If possible, I would also install a Japanese language kit for your web browser, this way
you'll actually be able to see the characters instead of junk ASCII text.

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11. 
Credits
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Thanks for reading this FAQ.  Please be sure to send me any updates you may have and I will
credit you here.

- Thanks to Nintendo for Gamecube, the best system on the market today built for game play
- Thanks to Namco for the excellent Mr. Driller series
- Thanks to RAMS Pokemon Ruby guide as I used his layout to help me write my first 
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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their respective trademark 
and copyright holders.

FAQ written by Jeffrey Wood, copyright 
2003.
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