Mr. Driller Drill Land

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

92%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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Recommended
Jun 30, 2020

An overdue but much appreciated remaster of one of the GameCube's - and the early 00s - very best.

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8 / 10
Jul 1, 2020

This revamp of a GameCube-era classic is a worthy outing that delivers colorful, creative puzzle action.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2020

Celebrating 20 years of Mr. Driller with the remaster of its best chapter yet. Too bad there is not much new content, yet the game is very enjoyable both in single player and multiplayer.

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8 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2020

Mr. Driller Drill Land is an easy to learn but hard to master arcade puzzler that has brilliant music, responsive controls, and a ton of personality.

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Jun 25, 2020

Finally making its way out of Japan for the first time, Mr. Driller DrillLand is still the best entry in this niche puzzle franchise and fits right at home on the Nintendo Switch.

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75 / 100
Jul 18, 2020

Mr. Driller Drillland is an entertaining puzzle for both casual and expert. The only bad thing is that is a really short game.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2020

Despite being a port of a 2002 GameCube game, Mr. Driller DrillLand feels, looks, and hangs with games as they are today. There are tons of depth to the core game, but add a ton of built-in variants that really change your approach and you've got an exemplary entry. The new difficulty setting is a great touch, too.

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Jul 1, 2020

This remastered version of Mr. Driller DrillLand is just a fresh coat of paint, but frankly, that's all it needed.

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9 / 10
Jul 1, 2020

Mr. Driller is one of those elite few puzzle games that, like Tetris, remain immensely playable no matter what year it is. The GameCube edition was one of the finest examples of this and, a full 18 years later, it hasn't aged a single day. Given that you can easily enjoy it in 10-minute bursts or epic three-hour sessions, there are fewer games better suited to the Switch. A must-have for puzzle fans.

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4.25 / 5.0
Jun 25, 2020

It's easy to understand why Mr. Driller DrillLand was so beloved. The mini-games are fun, the core concept is a blast and it works amazingly well as a pickup and play the game. Adding an easier mode, so you don't need to stress as much about difficulty was a welcome addition, plus there is just so much to do. Sure, some of the games are slight tweaks and it takes a lot of practice to be good, at least this is an experience that is worth putting in the time and seeing where that takes you.

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