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                                ミスタードリラー 2
    
                         Mr. Driller 2 for GAMEBOY ADVANCE
                        FAQ / Translation Guide  Version 1.4
                 Written by AstroBlue (tetsuwan_blue(at)yahoo.com.au)
    
                          Last Updated: February 11th, 2002
    
    ******************************************************************************
    This FAQ uses Shift-JIS encoding to display Japanese kana (characters).
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    ******************************************************************************
    
    Welcome to AstroBlue's Mr. Driller 2 for Gameboy Advance FAQ / Translation
    Guide. Mr. Driller 2 was Namco's "Mystery" Gameboy Advance launch title. This
    game has gorgeously cute graphics & highly addictive gameplay.
    So read & enjoy! ^_^
    
    
    C O N T E N T S
    ***************
    1)CONTROLS
    2)STORY
    3)MENU TRANSLATIONS
     i)Main Menu
     ii)Pause Menus
    4)GAMEPLAY BASICS
    5)MISSION DRILLER
    6)ENDLESS DRILLER
    7)TIME ATTACK DRILLER
    8)DRILLER CARD LIST
    9)SECRETS
    10)THANKS TO
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    1)CONTROLS
    ==============================================================================
    
    Control Pad- * Moves cursor in menus.
                 * Moves your character left and right.
                 * Hold (left or right) to climb on top of a block.
                 * Aims your character's drill.
    
    A Button- * Confirms selections in menus.
              * Dig with Drill.
    
    B Button- * Cancels selections in menus.
              * Go back in menus.
              * Dig with Drill.
    
    L Button- Dig with Drill.
    
    R Button- Dig with Drill.
    
    Start- * Confirm selections in menus.
           * Open Pause Menu in play.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    2)STORY
    ==============================================================================
    (Interpretation of Japanese Story)
    
    In the last outbreak of Puzzle Blocks, Susumu excavated down 1000 metres to
    the source of the Puzzle Blocks, the flow of blocks stopped and once again
    peace returned above ground.
    
    Susumu with his roommate Puchi (the Dog) returned to everyday life, time
    passed on... but on one sunny day suddenly on the TV a News Flash appeared,
    Puzzle Blocks have began to appear again! This time, large amounts of
    Puzzle Blocks have begun to appear in India, America, Egypt and many other
    places of the world.
    
    "The inside of the earth is going to be overflowed with Puzzle Blocks!"
    
    The people of the earth became worried. Susumu couldn't stand this, he
    began to hurry arranging the excavation of the Puzzle Blocks. Just as he
    was about to start excavation he heard a voice of from someone behind him...
    "Just wait a minute! Would you just leave me here?" It was another driller,
    Anna Hottenmayer who had also learnt of the bad news. She then began to
    compete with Susumu to reach the blocks' origin first.
    
    What is the cause of this latest mass appearance of Puzzle Blocks?
    And who will become the real excavation pro?
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    3)MENU TRANSLATIONS
    ==============================================================================
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    i)Main Menu
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Press left or right on the Main Menu to switch to the character you want
    to play as, either ススム (Susumu) or アンナ (Anna).
    
    ひとりドリラー
    Single Driller
    
     ミッションドリラー     - The basic Mr. Driller Game, dig down to a certain
      Mission Driller           depth to clear the stage.
    
     とことんドリラー      - This mode has no depth limits, the object is to go
      Endless Driller           as deep as possible before running out of lives.
    
     タイムアタックドリラー   - With Time Attack mode you are required to dig to
      Time Attack Driller       a given depth within the allocated time.
    
    ふたりドリラー        - Two Player Drilling via the Advanced Cable and
    Couple Drillers             two Game Paks (No Single Cart Play).
    
    レコード           - View your best records for both Single & Couple
    Records                     Driller Modes
    
    オプション
    Options
    
     ドリラーカード       - View all the Mr. Driller Cards you have collected.
      Driller Cards
    
     キーコンフイグ       - Toggle whether the A, B, L & R Buttons (ボタン)
      Key Configure             cause you to Dig (掘る) or do nothing (なし).
    
     エンディング        - Re-view endings that you have unlocked.
      Ending
    
     登録名の変更        - Change the internal player name.
      Change Registered Name
    
     データの消去        - Erase all data.
      Erase Data
    
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ii)Pause Menus
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The "Break" option stops play & saves your current progress, so you may
    resume playing later.
    
    Mission Driller
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    再開     - Resume
    中断     - Break
    リトライ   - Retry
    ステージ変更 - Change Stage
    おわる    - Quit
    
    Endless Driller
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    再開     - Resume
    中断     - Break
    リトライ   - Retry
    レベル変更  - Change Level
    おわる    - Quit
    
    Time Attack Driller
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    再開     - Resume
    リトライ   - Retry
    コース変更  - Change Course
    おわる    - Quit
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    4)GAMEPLAY BASICS
    ==============================================================================
    The whole concept behind Mr. Driller 2 is guess what? Drilling! The gameplay
    is basically what I would call a cross between it's predecessor "Dig Dug" &
    the puzzle game "Puyo Puyo".
    
    The playing area consists of a large stack of coloured blocks, as the
    Drillers Susumu or Anna you must dig through these blocks to reach the given
    depth thus finishing the level, except in Endless Driller where the pile of
    blocks is infinite.
    
    When you drill into a Puzzle Block (Blocks of pastel shades of yellow, blue,
    red & green), it and all surrounding blocks of the same colour will dissolve.
    Also if a segment made of 4 or more blocks is created due to falling blocks,
    all blocks in that segment will dissolve. There are also Crystal Blocks which
    eventually dissolve after flashing. Every 100 metres there is a large block
    that once dissolved will clear all blocks above it.
    
    Brown X-Blocks take 5 drills to dissolve and will come at a cost of 20% of
    your Air Supply in Mission & Endless Driller Modes and at a cost of 5 seconds
    in Time Attack Driller Mode. Silver X-Blocks are impenetrable. Your
    Driller can die by running out of Air, so try to collect as many of the Air
    Capsules as you can during your descent as they increase your Air Supply by
    20%. Susumu & Anna can also die by getting crushed by falling blocks.
    
    Deep into the levels, the Air Capsules will be encased in X-Blocks, to get to
    them you must make four X-Blocks link up so they dissolve. Because if you
    drill the X-Block out of the way, the 20% of your air you use to dissolve
    the block would negate the 20% you get from the Air Capsule.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    5)MISSION DRILLER
    ==============================================================================
    Mission Driller is the main play mode of Mr. Driller 2. The object of Mission
    Driller is to drill your way through the puzzle blocks to the required depth
    of the difficulty.
    
    Initially there are three Difficulty Levels/Locations, they are:
    ------------------
    India (インディア)
    Easy (初級)
    500m Deep (深さ)
    ------------------
    America (アメリカ)
    Normal (中級)
    1000m Deep (深さ)
    ------------------
    Egypt (エジプト)
    Hard (上級)
    2000m Deep (深さ)
    ------------------
    
    But once those are cleared, another Stage will be available:
    ------------------
    North Pole (北極)
    Very Hard (超上級)
    2000m Deep (深さ)
    ------------------
    
    On your Status Bar are four displays, they are: Excavation Depth (掘った深さ)
    which displays how many blocks/metres you have dug down to, Score (スコア)
    which displays your current Score,  Remaining Air (のこりエア) which shows how
    full your Liquid Air Tank is in a percentage form & Number of Lives
    (いのちの数) which shows how many Drillers you have left.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    6)ENDLESS DRILLER
    ==============================================================================
    Endless Driller is the endurance mode of Mr. Driller 2. The object of Endless
    Driller is to drill your way to the lowest depth you can possible dig down
    to. This means that you must try not to die so much.
    
    There are three Difficulty settings, they are:
    Easy (イーシー)   = 5 Lives
    Normal (ノーマル) = 3 Lives
    Hard (ハード)     = 1 Lives
    
    On your Status Bar are four displays, they are: Excavation Depth (掘つた深さ)
    which displays how many blocks/metres you have dug down to, Personal Best
    (自己ベスト) which displays the lowest ever depth you have got to, Remaining
    Air (のこりエア) which shows how full your Liquid Air Tank is in a percentage
    form & Number of Lives (いのちの数) which shows how many Drillers you have
    left.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    7)TIME ATTACK DRILLER
    ==============================================================================
    Time Attack Driller is quite different to the other two modes. In it you race
    to dig down to the required depth within the Time Limit, the levels are not
    randomly generated.
    
    There are 10 Courses. To unlock the harder courses you must clear all of the
    courses above it on the Course Select Screen. For example beating A, B, C & D
    opens up E, F & G. All courses have different Depths & Time Limits, here is a
    table of them:
    
       | Depth Level | Required Time
    ---+-------------+----------------
     A | 100 Metres  |   0'24"00
     B | 100 Metres  |   0'16"00
     C | 100 Metres  |   0'46"00
     D | 100 Metres  |   0'16"00
     E | 100 Metres  |   0'28"00
     F | 100 Metres  |   0'37"00
     G | 100 Metres  |   0'28"00
     H | 200 Metres  |   0'43"00
     I | 200 Metres  |   0'36"00
     J | 300 Metres  |   1'45"00
    ---+-------------+----------------
    
    Once you have finished all 10 Courses, you will be able to access to Reversed
    copies of all 10 Courses.  Pressing the R Button on the Course Menu will
    toggle between the Forward Courses (オモテ) and the Reverse Courses (ウラ).
    Here is a table of all of the Reverse Courses:
    
       | Depth Level | Required Time
    ---+-------------+----------------
     A | 100 Metres  |   0'18"00
     B | 100 Metres  |   0'10"00
     C | 100 Metres  |   0'40"00
     D | 100 Metres  |   0'12"00
     E | 100 Metres  |   0'23"00
     F | 100 Metres  |   0'34"00
     G | 100 Metres  |   0'20"00
     H | 200 Metres  |   0'38"00
     I | 200 Metres  |   0'30"00
     J | 300 Metres  |   1'23"00
    ---+-------------+----------------
    
    In Time Attack Driller there is no Oxygen Gauge, this is because in this mode
    your Driller has Unlimited Air. So there are no Air Capsules as well. Time
    Attack has more items then the other modes. Clocks deduct the amount of
    seconds displayed on them once collected. Crystals (Blue block with a white
    star on it) once collected cause certain Blocks to turn into Crystals.
    Turn Blocks (Orange Block with a right angle & 90゜ printed on it) once
    collected cause the area on-screen to turn 90゜. Flip Blocks (Yellow block
    with a curved arrow printed on it) once collected cause the area on screen
    to flip upside down.
    
    On your Status Bar are four displays, they are: Excavation Depth (掘つた深さ)
    which displays how many blocks/metres you have dug down to, Time (タイム)
    which displays the current amount of time that has passed, Personal Best
    (自己ベスト) which displays the shortest ever time you have cleared the level
    & Required Time (合格タイム) which is the time needed to finish the level
    under to clear the Course.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    8)DRILLER CARD LIST
    ==============================================================================
    After completing certain tasks you will be rewarded with Driller Cards.
    These are basically useless, apart from having information on characters and
    objects in the game. Thanks to VacUSeal for the cards and requirements I was
    missing.
    
    01. Susumu Hori       - Clear India Stage in Mission Driller.
    
    02. Anna Hottenmayer  - Clear Courses A, B, C & D in Time Attack Driller.
    
    03. Puchi             - Clear Courses E, F & G in Time Attack Driller.
    
    04. Subterranean Race - Clear America Stage in Mission Driller.
    
    05. Subterranean King - Clear Egypt Stage in Mission Driller.
    
    06. Taizou Hori       - Clear Courses H & I in Time Attack Driller.
    
    07. Masuyo Tobi       - Clear all Courses in Time Attack Driller.
    
    08. Taiyou Tobi       - Clear Reverse Courses A, B, C & D in Time Attack
                            Driller.
    
    09. Ataru Hori        - Clear North Pole Stage in Mission Driller.
    
    10. Horinger Z        - Clear Reverse Courses E, F & G in Time Attack
                            Driller.
    
    11. Drills            - Dig a total accumulative depth of 10000m in 1P Modes.
    
    12. DriSuit/DriMet    - Reach a depth of 1000m in the Easy Level of Endless
                            Driller.
    
    13. Cloned Driller    - Reach a depth of 1500m in the Normal Level of Endless
                            Driller.
    
    14. "Rabbit"          - Clear Reverse Courses H & I in Time Attack Driller.
    
    15. Driller Council 1 - Clear all Reverse Courses in Time Attack Driller.
    
    16. Driller Council 2 - Reach a depth of 2000m in the Hard Level of Endless
                            Driller.
    
    17. Driller Council 3 - Finish the India Stage in Mission Driller without
                            looking up. Which means you can't press up, you can
                            only go left or right without climbing.
    
    18. Driller Council 4 - Clear the America Stage in Mission Driller with
                            only 15 Air Capsules or less.
    
    19. Driller Council 5 - You have to destroy around 25 to 30 X-Blocks in one
                            of the Mission Driller stages.
    
    20. Susumu's House    - Get a Mr. Driller Award on every level in Mission
                            Driller, including the North Pole Stage.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    9)SECRETS
    ==============================================================================
    
    Get 10 Lives
     During play press start to pause the game then press, down, select, up,
     down, L Button, R Button, down, up, R Button, L Button, up & then A. You
     will now have 10 Lives! NOTE: L & R Buttons mean the shoulder buttons not
     the directions left & right.
    
    Unlock Reverse Courses
     Clear all 10 normal courses in Time Attack Driller, to unlock reverse copies
     of all 10 courses.
    
    Unlock North Pole Stage
     Clear the India, America & Egypt Stages in Mission Driller. To unlock
     the very hard North Pole Stage.
    
    
    ==============================================================================
    10)THANKS TO
    ==============================================================================
    
    VacUSeal for giving me the card names for cards 9, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 19 & 20
    and for giving me the requirements to get cards 9, 17, 18, 19 & 20. And for
    helping me with some tough kanji. Thanks heaps!
    
    Steve Lee for the "Get 10 Lives" Code
    
    and...
    
    Namco's Driller Project Team for porting this game to the fabulous Game Boy
    Advance.
    
    CJayC and Al Amaloo for maintaining two of the best video game sites in the
    world and for posting all my FAQs up on their sites.
    
    
    
    ******************************************************************************
    
     VERSION HISTORY
    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
    Version 1.0 18/04/01
    All sections finished albeit the DRILLER CARD LIST.
    
    Version 1.1 19/04/01
    Revised some translations.
    Added info about Reverse Courses to the TIME ATTACK DRILLER section.
    Added more cards to the DRILLER CARD LIST.
    
    Version 1.2 21/04/01
    Added info about "North Pole Stage" to the MISSION DRILLER section.
    Finished DRILLER CARD LIST thanks to VacUSeal.
    Revised some translations thanks to VacUSeal.
    
    Version 1.3 25/04/01
    Added SECRETS section with a "Get 10 Lives" Code thanks to Steve Lee.
    
    Version 1.4 11/02/02
    Revised some translations. Fixed some errors, typos, etc.
    
    
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