Dig it – Mr. DRILLER DrillLand Review
Platforms: Nintendo Switch [reviewed], Microsoft Windows
Release Date: June 25, 2020
Publisher: Bandai Namco
Developer: Bandai Namco/Project Driller
CAN YOU DIG IT!?
I honestly had never heard of this series at all until I had the chance to play it, but once again Bandai Namco continues to impress me! Besides the adorable character and game design, it’s a puzzle game so count me in. This game is making its western debut for the first time so now players both new and old can get a chance to experience it.
It’s pretty straightforward and very easy to get into and I love the whole idea of a theme park where the theme is drilling and each puzzle attraction has a unique theme and goal. It is challenging in some ways and easier in others. If you like puzzle games with a twist then Mr. DRILLER DrillLand is for you. It also forces you to really think on your feet and make quick decisions which I like since it keeps the game from getting too stale and boring.
Down in the underground
You can’t get much more straightforward with the gameplay then you do in this title. Basically the whole concept is to drill your way through each level (there are approximately five in each attraction). You do have to pay attention to the specific goals of each level and also maneuver your way to grab things. Players will have to think on their feet and think quickly as blocks you clear above you will fall ontop, crush you and make you lose a life.
I truly enjoyed the unique challenges each of the five attractions offered and it was fun checking them all out. This game offers challenging gameplay and can be played for hours or a quick game or two. I like how there is an explanation at each themed attraction of what the end goal and what the specific powerups do, for new players this is extremely helpful and reminds you just what you are trying to accomplish in order to beat the level.
All of the fun of digging, none of the dirt
Graphics in this game are cute, simple, and colorful and then muted and dark in others depending on the theme. You truly do get the feeling that you are indeed 500 feet underground while digging your way through each level. Handheld players may have a harder time seeing the little item boosts in the level, so I recommend tabletop or docked mode instead to have the best gameplay experience.
You can tell a lot of thought and detail went into making each themed attraction unique and have its own color scheme. It works really well and just adds to the gameplay experience. Puzzle lovers, as well as strategy enthusiasts, will love this game. With unique gameplay and different challenges to take on, Mr.DRILLER DrillLand is a winner, and we for sure dig it.