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Also known as: Screw Breaker: Goushin Dorirurero (JP)
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Drill Dozer is a game by Pokémon creators Game Freak about a girl and her drilling machine. One of the GBA's finest platformers. The cartridge has a built-in rumble motor for that realistic drilling experience. For some reason it never saw the light of day in Europe until over 10 years after its original release, when it suddenly showed up on the Wii U Virtual Console fully localized in five European languages and with rumble functionality intact.
Present in the US version, at 0x4F99D0:
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The EU version also has what appears to be a build date embedded in the ROM at 0x595058. Interestingly, the year on it is 2006 -- meaning that the actual localization was finished almost 10 years before it was released!
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There are two unused rooms left in the game, accessible by using the cheat code 32000015 00XX, where "XX" is the room number.
In the Japanese version, the title is larger, but is a static image, unlike the spinning drill in the US version.
The RED.D on the trailer is missing on the US version for unknown reasons.
The O was changed to an Ok! in the US release.
Lv. 2 and Lv. 3 were changed to 2nd Gear and 3rd Gear in the US release.
DRILL UP! became SHIFT UP! in the US release.
Some of the costumes that you can unlock with passwords after beating the game were changed in the North American version. Most of them were changed to references to other games developed by Game Freak or Nintendo. These changes did not carry over to the eventual European version.
The school clothes were changed to resemble Leaf, the female protagonist from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, which were also developed by Game Freak.
The stylish skirt added a stylish hat to one of Jill's pigtails to resemble Mimi from Mendel Palace, Game Freak's very first game.
The futuristic clothes were completely changed to resemble Pulseman, one of Game Freak's older non-Pokémon titles.
The nurse outfit was tweaked slightly to resemble Misaki Hayama from Click Medic, an old Game Freak game for the PS1.