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Mr. Driller (Game Boy Color)

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Title Screen

Mr. Driller

Developer: Namco
Publishers: Namco (JP/US), Virgin Interactive (EU)
Platform: Game Boy Color
Released in JP: June 29, 2000
Released in US: August 2, 2000
Released in EU: 2000

GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.

Unused Graphics


Mr. Driller was originally intended to be released as a Dig Dug sequel (under the working title Dig Dug III), but was later turned into an original property. One CHR bank in the ROM has unused title screen graphics under yet another name - "Dig Attack". It is written in Dig Dug's title screen font, meaning this was likely left over from when it was still a Dig Dug game.


A mock-up of the Dig Attack logo, using the color palette of Dig Dug's (arcade version) logo.


Early copyright information, which is dated 1999 instead of 2000, and features a small Namco logo.


Text reading "Push Start".

Debug Menu

Mr. Driller GBC Debug Menu.png

Game Genie code 0E1-57F-E6A boots into a small debug menu with the following functions:

to Game

Seems to just crash the game?

to Hato

Goes to the name entry screen.

to Higashi

Mr. Driller GBC Region Switch.png

Goes to a screen where the region of the game can be selected.

to OBJ Test

Mr. Driller GBC Object Test.png

An object test.

  • Anime No: Press Up/Down to cycle through the character's animations.
  • Flip: Press Left/Right to horizontally flip the displayed sprite.
  • Character: Would seemingly cycle through the characters, but there doesn't seem to be a way to do so?

Additionally, hold B to make a grid appear above the displayed sprite.

Elementary, my dear Cactus.
This needs some investigation.
Discuss ideas and findings on the talk page.

(Source: nensondubois)

Screen Viewer

Enter Game Genie code CB4-B8B-7F1, then press Down anywhere from 4 to 9 times, then press A to view all of the screens in the game.

(Source: nensondubois)