Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Mr. Driller W Review

If you haven't played Mr. Driller you rlly owe it to yourself to give the series a try. This wiiware edition functions as an acceptable point of entry into the series while simultaneously satisfying fans.

Basically you dig down destroying blocks in an attempt to rch the bottom of the stage. If a block crushes you, you die. If you run out of air (time) you die. Along the way you pick up air capsules. Blocks also disappr if 4 or more of the same color fall or touch ch ch other while at lst one is falling... the combos are hard to explain but you'll get the id almost immediately.

Mr. Driller W has several levels, ch with 3 difficulty settings. ch difficulty is like an entirely new level because the playing fields are radically wider on expert, and very narrow on sy. The expert levels are truly huge, bigger than anything else in the Mr. Driller series.

There are 7 characters to play as, ch with their own voice and special abilities. Some characters are faster, but consume air quicker. Some can jump up 2 blocks instd of 1, and one can be hit twice before dying. The characters add even more variety to an alrdy grt game.

What IS missing, however, is other modes. You only have the stages to play through, though ch stage does feel very different from the others. One stages has a lot of disappring blocks, another has a lot of "white" blocks which wont attach or combo (these can be extremely dangerous).

The highlight of the game are probably the 2 endless levels (technically 6 when you count difficulties) which allow you to drill to your hrt's content. One of these stages is sier than the other, and that's one of the best ftures in the game: the lrning curve has been grtly reduced providing new players with sier access to the series. New players can play the siest stage on the siest difficulty with the siest character (the robot) and lrn the mechanics before moving on to something more challenging.

However, if you are a hardcore fan don't be deterred, because the expert difficulty is by far harder than the previous games.

Other ftures include: local lder board, 5 save files, unlockable stages and an unlockable character who plays quite differently than the others (I won't spoil it in this review). The game doesn't track stats like Mr. Driller 2 for the GBA, but it does track time.

Finally, all 4 control schemes are supported (wiimote, classic controller, GCN controller, and wiimote+nunchuck) which is an important fture lacking on many games.

For 8 dollars it's the best bargain in the series, I highly recommend it to everyone. Anyone else enjoy the series? Which version do you prefer?

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