Mr. Driller X, known in Japan as Mr. Driller Extreme (ミスタードリラーエックストリーム Misutā Dorirā Ekkusutorīmu ), is a 2003 platforming game developed by Drillimation Studios and published by Namco. The game was released on home computers and consoles in June of 2003, with the exception of the Island of Sally, where it was released in October of 2004 due to it taking a long time to translate.
The game was built using the same engine as Pac-Man World 2, but with additional features added.
- "Team Ankoku is on the loose again!"
- - Official attention grabber
It's been a good six years since you defeated Dr. Manhole, and Princess Konata was held captive by the evil group you've dealt with. Think again. Team Ankoku's admins have captured Princess Konata inside a floppy disk and it's time for you to take back the damsel-in-distress but this time in an alternate universe. A cast of new enemies and mechanics will introduce you into a whole new world to explore. But forge on, if Lord Soujirou asked you to save his princess, venture at your own risk!
- Over eight worlds and more than 30 levels to explore.
- All of Susumu's moves from Drill Spirits are back but with new powers and twists.
- New Driller Engine technology will take your machine to the next level.
Mr. Driller X puts players in control of Susumu Hori who must rescue Konata Izumi from Fred Fuchs through a series of platforming, jumping, and solving statue puzzles. Combining gameplay elements from Super Mario Sunshine and Pac-Man World 2, Susumu can pull off some special moves upon pressing certain button combinations - such as being able to jump farther and higher as well as attacking enemies in unique ways.
Mr. Driller X is divided into twelve worlds with four levels each and visual novel-style cutscenes between levels.
World 1: Valley LaneEdit
The first world, set in a grassy plain, introduces the game's main mechanics and enemies. The main gimmick of the first world is to evade pits like in previous installments and the world boss is Susumu Hakai, the evil version of Susumu Hori.
After defeating the hacked clone, Susumu tries to find the undergrounders so they can stop the blocks and to see if Konata is there but finds a note that reads "The princess is in Brazil".
World 8: Dr. Manhole's FortressEdit
The eighth world, based on the Lucky Star games, is based around Dr. Manhole's former fortress. In the world, the player must reach Dr. Manhole's Fortress and rescue Konata from there. Upon entering, Susumu tries to find Konata but ends up seeing hearing a voice from another person, who is a Konata look-alike, but with a darker hair color and is dressed in maid attire.
When the clone asks Susumu to guess her name, he responds with "Marisa", but tells him he is wrong and escapes the fortress. Susumu then chases the clone all around the fortress, until she goes back in Dr. Manhole's main room, where she asks him to guess again. He responds with "Mayuki", until the clone goes into huge shock after her name was guessed. After a fierce battle, the clone disintegrates into blue smoke and leaves Konata behind.