Available over both desktop and mobile devices, Ainsworth delivers Mr. Driller. Based on a popular puzzle series first released in arcades, this slot aims to combine all the anime appeal of the old with the newest graphics and animations which online slots can offer.
With multiple possible jackpots and, great bonus games, and some of the most outstanding graphics around, Mr. Driller might bore his way into your very soul.
Mr. Driller’s backstory
Mr Diller was originally a Bandai Namco Entertainment anime-style videogame about – you guessed it – a driller. The goal was to “drill” away blocks as they pile up around a city. In the slots game, developed by Ainsworth under license, that city is Tokyo, and it forms the backdrop to the reels and their thoroughly Japanese feel.
Gameplay and Symbols in Mr. Driller
Mr. Driller comes with 50 paylines over five reels, with autoplay available for up to 100 spins. Players of this slot work to keep the slots spinning down, as the son of Dig Dug works his way down the bedrock of better bonuses.
On his journey, Mr. Driller will collect clocks, jewels, air tanks, and his dog Puchi, which somehow found its way deep underground. For the highest possible regular winning combination, players need to collect the colorful Wild symbol, while also being sure to help Driller’s older brother Ataru along the way.
Collecting a tower of three wilds across any reel will fuse the symbol into the stacked variety, giving even better payouts.
Also of great importance are the Scatter symbols, emblazoned with the face of the eponymous Driller himself. These appear over reels 1, 3 and 5 only, and collecting all three at once will trigger one of three bonus games, or a credit prize.
Towards the top of the screen are the Major, Minor, and Mini jackpot indicators. In the event that a jackpot is won, the player will be awarded the quantity listed within the applicable box. Note that these quantities will rise or fall based on the total amount bet during the round in which the jackpot was won – a higher bet means larger overall jackpots.
In the case of multiple possible wins, every payline will pay out in Mr. Driller, not just the one with the highest winning combination.
Robo Multiplier Feature
If the scatter reward results in the player winning the Robo Multiplier, then a simple multiplier bonus will be applied to the original betting amount. The more you bet, the bigger the potential wins.
Break the Block Feature
Break the Block is the second potential feature that can be unlocked by collecting three simultaneous scatter symbols. During this feature, a new screen is introduced, with new gameplay separated into three different stages.
At the end of these stages, the player is tasked with selecting a block at random. Mr. Driller will then do his thing, revealing different sums of money to be added into the player’s wallet.
Extra Chance Feature
Upon winning the Extra Chance feature, a roulette wheel will appear. The player is then awarded a single spin, with possible rewards of this spin including the Maxi, Major, or Minor jackpots, as well as a more randomized set credit value.
Mystery Prize Feature
The mystery prize feature is not a component of the scatter, but rather is a feature that can come into action at any time during the regular game. When the Mystery Prize feature is triggered, the player will instantly be gifted the Minor, Major, or Maxi jackpot.
Mr. Driller is rare among the slots based on existing properties. While these forms of slots quite often do their best to adopt the feeling and style of their source material, very few are as successful in this pursuit as Mr. Driller.
Despite being clearly redrawn from the ground up to suit slot sensibilities, Mr. Driller comes across as a natural extension that could easily have been designed from the original graphics team. From the symbols to animation, and backgrounds, Mr. Driller easily finds itself among the upper tiers.
The range of bonuses, while simple, are also solid entries that capture the spirit of the subterranean hero.
Available to play in many of the most popular sites around, this slot is a must-play for any fans of the series, or for people after a light-hearted and fantastically realized anime-styled slot.
Release Date: 28/12/2019
Type: Video Slot
Min/Max Bet: 0.04 to 0.20
Jackpot: 20,000 coins
Free Spins: Yes
Wild Symbol: Yes
Bonus Symbol: Yes