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                            ƒ~ƒXƒ^[ƒhƒŠƒ‰[@‚Q

                     Mr. Driller 2 for GAMEBOY ADVANCE
                    FAQ / Translation Guide  Version 1.3
               Written by AstroBlue (astroboy_blue@yahoo.com)

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This FAQ contains Shift-JIS Characters, so you need a CJK Viewer to view all 
the Japanese characters. I recommend you download a Japanese/English word 
processor called JWPce as most of this FAQ was written using it. It is 
downloadable at http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~grosenth/jwpce.html
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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 Menu
4)GAMEPLAY BASICS
5)MISSION DRILLER
6)ENDLESS DRILLER
7)TIME ATTACK DRILLER
8)DRILLER CARD LIST
9)SECRETS
10)THANKS TO


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 "The North 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 .
This will be this last version of this FAQ, unless I have enough time to
write a Walkthrough for TIME ATTACK DRILLER or if I get my hands on some 
COUPLE DRILLER info.



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1)CONTROLS
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Control Pad- * Moves cursor in Menus.
             * Moves your character left and right.
             * Hold 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 backwards 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.


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2)STORY
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(Interpretation of Japanese Story)

In the last outbreak of Puzzle Blocks, Susumu dug underground 1000 metres and
found the source of all the Puzzle Blocks, thus the flow of blocks stopped 
and above ground once again peace returned. 

Susumu with his roommate Pochi (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! Also this time, large amounts of 
Puzzle Blocks began to appear in India, America, Egypt and the many other 
places of the world. 

"The inside of the earth is beginning to be overflowed with Puzzle Blocks!" 

The people of the world became worried and began abandoning it. He couldn't
stand this, Susumu began to hurry in arranging excavation of the Puzzle 
Blocks. Just as he was about to start excavation he heard the voice of 
someone behind him...

"Just wait a minute! Don't leave without me?" It was another driller,
Anne Hotenmaya who had also learnt of the bad news. She then joined
Susumu in his plans of excavation.

What is the cause of this latest mass appearance of Puzzle Blocks?
And who is the real pro of excavation?


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3)MENU TRANSLATIONS
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i)Main Menu
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Press left or right on the Main Menu to switch to which character you want
to play as, either ƒXƒXƒ€ (Susumu) or ƒAƒ“ƒi (Anna).

‚ЂƂèƒhƒŠƒ‰[           
Single Driller

  ƒ~ƒbƒVƒ‡ƒ“ƒhƒŠƒ‰[      - The basic Mr. Driller Game, dig down to a certain
  Mission Driller           depth to clear the stage.
  
  ‚Æ‚±‚Æ‚ñƒhƒŠƒ‰[        - This mode has no depth limits, the object is to go
  Endless Driller           as deep as possible before running out of lives.

  ƒ^ƒCƒ€ƒAƒ^ƒbƒN          - With Time Attack mode you are required to dig to
  Time Attack Driller       given depth within the allocated time.

‚Ó‚½‚èƒhƒŠƒ‰[            - Two Player Drilling via the Advanced Cable and two
Couple Drillers             Game Paks (No Single Cart Play).

ƒŒƒR[ƒh                  - View your best records for both Single & Couple
Records                     Driller Modes

ƒIƒvƒVƒ‡ƒ“               
Options
  
  ƒhƒŠƒ‰[ƒJ[ƒh          - View all the Mr. Driller Cards you have collected.
  Driller Cards

  ƒL[ƒRƒ“ƒtƒCƒO          - Toggle whether the A, B, L & R Buttons (ƒ{ƒ^ƒ“)
  Key Configure             cause you to Dig (Œ@‚é) or do nothing (‚È‚µ).

  ƒGƒ“ƒfƒBƒ“ƒO            - Re-view endings that you have unlocked.
  Ending

  “o˜^–¼‚̕ύX            - Change the internal player name.
  Change Registered Name
  
  ƒf[ƒ^‚̏Á‹Ž            - Erase all data.
  Erase Data

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ii)Pause Menus
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The "Break" option stops play & saves your current progress, so you may
resume playing later.

Mission Driller
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ÄŠJ@@@@ - Resume
’†’f@@@@ - Break
ƒŠƒgƒ‰ƒC@@ - Retry
ƒXƒe[ƒW•ÏX - Change Stage
‚¨‚í‚é@@@ - Quit

Endless Driller
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ÄŠJ@@@@ - Resume
’†’f@@@@ - Break
ƒŠƒgƒ‰ƒC@@ - Retry
ƒŒƒxƒ‹•ÏX@ - Change Level
‚¨‚í‚é@@@ - Quit

Time Attack Driller
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ÄŠJ@@@@ - Resume
ƒŠƒgƒ‰ƒC@@ - Retry
ƒR[ƒX•ÏX@ - Change Course 
‚¨‚í‚é@@@ - Quit


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4)GAMEPLAY BASICS
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The whole concept behind Mr. Driller 2 is guess what? Drilling! The gameplay
is basically what I would call a cross between "Dig Dug" & "Tetris".

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 (Block 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. Also there are Crystal Blocks which
eventually dissolve after flashing.

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 decent as they increase your Air Supply by 
20%. Susumu & Anna can also die by getting crushed by falling blocks.

Deep into the different 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. As if 
you drill the X-Blocks 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.


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5)MISSION DRILLER
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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, every 100 metres there is a large block that once 
dissolved will clear all blocks above it. 

Initially there are three Difficulty Levels/Locations, they are:
------------------
America (ƒAƒƒŠƒJ)
Normal (’†‹‰)    
1000m Deep ([‚³)
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Egypt (ƒGƒWƒvƒg)
Hard (ã‹‰)
2000m Deep ([‚³)
------------------
India (ƒCƒ“ƒfƒBƒA)
Easy (‰‹‰)
500m Deep ([‚³)
------------------

But once those are cleared another Stage will be available:
------------------
The North (–k‹É)
Very Hard (’´ã‹‰)
2000m Deep ([‚³)
------------------

On your Status Bar are four displays, they are: Excavation Depth (Œ@‚Á‚½[‚³) 
which displays how many blocks/metres you have dug down to, Score (ƒXƒRƒA) 
which displays your current Score,  Remaining Air (‚Ì‚±‚èƒGƒA) which shows how 
full your Liquid Air Tank is in a percentage form & Number of Lives 
(‚¢‚Ì‚¿‚̐”) which shows how many Drillers you have left. 


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6)ENDLESS DRILLER
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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 (ƒC[ƒV[)   = 5 Lives
Normal (ƒm[ƒ}ƒ‹) = 3 Lives
Hard (ƒn[ƒh)     = 1 Lives

On your Status Bar are four displays, they are: Excavation Depth (Œ@‚‚½[‚³) 
which displays how many blocks/metres you have dug down to, Personal Best
(Ž©ŒÈƒxƒXƒg) which displays the lowest ever depth you have got to, Remaining 
Air (‚Ì‚±‚èƒGƒA) which shows how full your Liquid Air Tank is in a percentage
form & Number of Lives (‚¢‚Ì‚¿‚̐”) which shows how many Drillers you have 
left. 


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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 (ƒIƒ‚ƒe) and the Reverse Courses (ƒEƒ‰). 
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 digger 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K printed on it) once 
collected cause the area on screen to turn 90K. 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 (Œ@‚‚½[‚³) 
which displays how many blocks/metres you have dug down to, Time (ƒ^ƒCƒ€)
which displays the current amount of time that has passed, Personal Best
(Ž©ŒÈƒxƒXƒg) which displays the shortest ever time you have cleared the level
& Required Time (‡Šiƒ^ƒCƒ€) which is the time needed to finish the level 
under to clear the Course.


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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 the Indian Stage in Mission Driller.

02. Anne Hotenmaya    - Clear Courses A, B, C & D in Time Attack Driller.

03. Pochi             - Clear Courses E, F & G in Time Attack Driller.

04. Deep Earth Race   - Clear the American Stage in Mission Driller.

05. Deep Earth King   - Clear the Egyptian Stage in Mission Driller.

06. Taizou Hori       - Clear Courses H & I in Time Attack Driller. 

07. Masuyo Toby       - Clear all Courses in Time Attack Driller.

08. Taiyoi Toby       - Clear Reverse Courses A, B, C & D in Time Attack 
                        Driller.

09. Ataru Hori        - Clear The Northern Stage in Mission Driller.

10. Digger 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 Indian 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 American 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 Northern Stage. 


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9)SECRETS
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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 The Northern Stage
 Clear the Indian, American & Egyptian Stages in Mission Driller. To unlock  
 the very hard North Pole Stage.


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10)THANKS TO
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VacUSeal (VacUSeal@aol.com) 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 (idle_man@hkguy.com) 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 FAQ's up on their sites.



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