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Shaynringan
04-02-2008, 05:42 PM
Hey there! I'm a Mr. Driller fanatic from the old days so hopefully this can be of use.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ri/kQ/0ICLiGJhbC9FFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzEAAAAA5+fn-z8pXQ==.jpg Amateur Yankee Driller
5 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/images/site/gp-g.jpg Complete the America Stage [500m].
In the single player game mode, select any character and choose the 2nd level from the left. This is the America Stage [500m]. Time and score do not matter, simply beating the stage unlocks this achievement. If you are having problems, try using a fast driller like Taizo. Remember to go after the green air canisters to maintain your air level.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/83/nA/1Tc8P2NhbC9GFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzIAAAABUFBQ+u956A ==.jpg Pro Mummy Driller
10 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Complete the Egypt Stage [1000m].
In the single player game mode, select any character and choose the 3rd level from the left. This is the Egypt Stage [1000m]. Time and score do not matter, beating the stage unlocks the achievement. Air is a serious factor when doing a level this long, so keep this in mind if using a low air character like Taizo. Air canisters will start to be surrounded by poison X bricks towards the halfway point and beyond. They may look impossible to obtain, but air cans fall faster then other bricks, and if you are fast enough you can try and get them from underneath. This is a good opportunity to practice upward drilling.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/YI/Eg/1Dc8P2NhbC9HFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzMAAAABUFBQ+w+Bew ==.jpg King of Moscow Driller
15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Complete the Russia Stage [3000m].
In the single player game mode, select any character and choose the Russia Stage [3000m]. Time and score do not matter, simply beating the stage unlocks this achievement. This level will test your endurance most of all, so don't attempt this achievement unless you've had plenty of practice in earlier levels like America and Egypt. Use a character with a style you feel is right for you. I recommend Taizo, as he has the fastest block destruction rate, but the lowest air tank. Using Taizo you can save yourself lots of time by constantly drilling down as much as possible and going for almost every air can. Another viable character for this level is Susumu, the default driller, as he is very well-rounded. Watch out for barrier blocks. If you feel confident you can attempt 'Lifesaving Air Maestro' and 'Tireless Block Destroyer' on this level.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/mW/qC/0Tc8P2NhbC9AFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzQAAAABUFBQ-q1qgg==.jpg God of Arctic Drillers
25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Dig 5,000m in the North Pole Stage.
In the single player game mode, select any character and choose the North Pole stage. This is the QUEST STAGE marked with an infinite depth. Time and score do not matter. The simple way to do this would be to dig past 5,000m and die. This is not an achievement to be taken lightly - 5,000m is a lot farther then it sounds (5 times the Egypt level) and you'll have the Quest Objectives breathing down your neck. There is no real strategy for this except to find a character you're really comfortable with and keep trying.


http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Cs/uT/14CLiGJhbC9BFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzUAAAAA5+fn+LzLEQ ==.jpg Brainy Quest Genius
20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Complete 10 consecutive Quests.
In the single player game mode, select any character and you will be at the level select screen. Press up or down and the levels will switch to the "Quest" stages. During a Quest stage you will be asked to perform certain objectives, like Break X Blocks or Get to the Bottom Using Y Air Capsules. You have to perform 10 of these objectives consecutively to get credit for the achievement. This is only possible on a Quest stage of 1000m or higher. This must be done in a single round.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/v5/tD/0jc8P2NhbC9CFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzYAAAABUFBQ-WybpA==.jpg Lifesaving Air Maestro
5 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Obtain 50 Air Capsules.
This must be done in a SINGLE GAME. This is easily accomplished with any character on a stage with 1,000m of depth or more. The larger the better, and you could theoretically get this on Tibet very easily. If you look on the left side of the screen while playing, you will see a stat counter. The item on the very bottom with the green air can icon is the number of air capsules you have obtained. Grab every can in sight and you will get this fairly quickly. Collect 50 or more and either die or complete the level to get this achievement.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/LD/pS/1ICLiGJhbC9DFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzcAAAAA5+fn+306Nw ==.jpg Tireless Block Destroyer
15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Drill 5,000 Blocks.
This must be done in a SINGLE GAME. This sounds hard, but really it is not. If you drill a group of same colored blocks, it destroys all blocks of that color attached to it. This counts towards blocks drilled. Watch the stat tracker on the left side of your screen to keep track of your blocks drilled. The longer the level, the easier this achievement becomes, and you might even get this in the course of the 'God of Arctic Drilling' achievement since you're guaranteed to break 5,000 on the North Pole level to do so. Break 5,000 total blocks and either die or complete the level to unlock this achievement.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Ii/51/14CLiGJhbC9MFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzgAAAAA5+fn+FouOQ ==.jpg Continuous Chain Linker
25 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Chain 30 Blocks in a row.
A chain happens when a block is falling down, but in the course of the fall it makes contact with a block of the same color. If a cluster of 4 is formed, it will be destroyed. Long story short, you want to dig in such a manner that blocks of the same color will fall into each other. I got this on my first game, on the America stage [500m] as Taizo, drilling downwards like a maniac and seeking out as many big color clusters as possible. Taking out big clusters causes blocks to fall over the place, and if luck is with you, they'll fall into other blocks and destroy those. Destroy 30 blocks in this manner and the achievement is yours. If you're having trouble, remember that your chain does not end if blocks are still falling. When going for this achievement, don't stop drilling, ever. If will not unlock until the end of the level, so don't be scared if it doesn't unlock immediately after your 30 block chain.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/sY/9k/0Tc8P2NhbC9NFQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wLzkAAAABUFBQ-kuPqg==.jpg Fighting Battle Warrior
15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Win 10 consecutive Solo Battles.
This is in the Online Multiplayer mode "Solo Battle". Win this mode 10 times in a row and you will unlock this achievement. If you are having trouble with this achievement, try to organize a trade with a friend on these forums.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/cG/La/0jc8P2NhbC81FQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wL0EAAAABUFBQ-fViaw==.jpg Friendly Tag Champion
15 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Win 10 consecutive Tag Battles.
This is in the Multiplayer mode "Tag Battle", where you have a teammate. This must be done Online. This is a cruel achievement that will ruin your friendships. Win 10 times in a row and you will both unlock this achievement. If you are having trouble with this achievement, try to organize a trade with a group on these forums.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/xW/v7/0Dc8P2NhbC82FQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wL0IAAAABUFBQ-9Rr3g==.jpg Supreme Point Master
20 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Beat the opposing team in Tag Battle by 200,000 points.
This is in the Multiplayer mode "Tag Battle", where you have a teammate. This must be done Online. You will most likely get this in the course of getting the other Tag Battle achievements. You and your partner will get this achievement upon beating the other team by 200,000 points, which is a pretty sizable margin. You can either play until you're matched against a team which is utterly incompetent at Mr. Driller or organize a trade.

http://tiles.xbox.com/tiles/Vp/Mb/0Tc8P2NhbC83FQUXXFJRF0JDL2FjaC8wL0MAAAABUFBQ-jSTTQ==.jpg Infinite Drilling Conqueror
30 http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/../images/site/gp-g.jpg Win 20 consecutive Solo and Tag Battles.
Beat 20 consecutive Solo Battles, as well as 20 consecutive Tag Battles. This does NOT have to be in the same session, and does not have to be done in any time limit. You can do 10 Solo, go to bed, wake up and do all the rest. The only reason your win streak will ever end is if you lose. Losing a Solo battle does not break your Tag streak and vice versa. If you were able to get both Fighting Battle Warrior and Friendly Tag Champion, you're well on your way to getting this achievement. Try and trade/boost for this achievement if at all possible.

Shaynringan
04-02-2008, 05:42 PM
REGARDING ITEMS -

Remember to use your items (Press X). Whenever you see a treasure chest, just touch it. You don't have to drill it, treat it like an air canister. Touching it will grant you an item. Check the in-game "How to play" screen to see the individual item icons themselves.

These can very from Instant Air Fill, a damage shield, and speed increases. They can be life savers on hard levels, ESPECIALLY the North Pole. Just remember not to use them when the Quest Objective is "No Items."

REGARDING DRILLERS -

The drillers in this game are varied, but some of them will only make your life harder. For example, Puchi's special ability to climb two blocks is very situational and you'll probably never use it. Compare to Taizo's ungodly block destruction rate and Horinger-Z's damage protection and you have the makings of some solid playthrough strategies.

My driller of choice for North Pole is Taizo. His air limit is easily circumvented by his sheer drill-down speed.

REGARDING QUEST OBJECTIVES -

When you see a quest objective on screen in the Quest Stages, you will have to follow the instructions to the letter or you will fail the stage instantly. Here are some of the Quest Objectives you might see.

BREAK X BLOCKS - Before you hit the next 100m interval, break that many blocks from the screen. Aim for big clumps and spend a little extra time clearing blocks if you're lagging behind your quota.

CLEAR WITH LIMITED AIR CANISTERS - It will tell you how many Air Canisters you can pick up in the upper left corner Quest Tracker. As you collect them, you will see the number count down until it says 0 with a red X over it. Do not collect any air canisters beyond that 0 limit and make it to the next 100m interval. The Item that restores Air is NOT an air canister. Use it at will here.

COMBO X - Drill in a sideways back and forth or zig zag pattern to just make loads of bricks fall into each other. You'll get this by accident before you know it - don't just dig straight down or you'll get insufficient combos. Keep in mind the combo has to be in one chain - you can't combo 6 and then combo 3 to clear combo 9 for example.

CLEAR IN THE TIME LIMIT - Spam down-a and clear to the bottom of the interval before the timer hits. Be VERY careful not to forget you need air, though. Go fast, but not careless.

NO ITEMS - Don't touch the X button for any reason. If you trigger an item, you fail. You can pick up items from chests, and air canisters are okay. Just do not trigger items until the next 100m interval.

CLEAR WITHOUT LOSING LIVES - Just don't die. Try to keep a Item shield up if you can and drill down as much as you can to get it over with quick. The less you have over your head to worry about, the better.

If you have ANY questions, critique, corrections or better methods to accomplish any of these please share! Let's make this guide great and accurate for everyone's benefit. :)

Gun-Nut
04-02-2008, 06:09 PM
When I downloaded the game this morning I had the same idea for "Brainy Quest Genius" achievements but it did not appear to work after I had won 10 in a row on Quest :( I even made sure to carry on a bit more but no luck and I'm sure I did not lose one!

Shaynringan
04-02-2008, 06:12 PM
When I downloaded the game this morning I had the same idea for "Brainy Quest Genius" achievements but it did not appear to work after I had won 10 in a row on Quest :( I even made sure to carry on a bit more but no luck and I'm sure I did not lose one!

I'll double check on this then tonight, thanks for bringing it to attention. :)

Anybody else have a bad experience with Brainy Quest Genius?

EDIT: It seems Brainy Quest Genius does not work with lvl 1 since it is a "Practice" quest. Try beating 10 quests except Quest Stage 1. Can anyone confirm if it unlocks via that method?

EDIT 2: Found the problem. This does not refer to clearing Quest Stages. This refers to beating the objectives WITHIN THE QUEST STAGE ITSELF.

Added to the guide as follows -

"In the single player game mode, select any character and you will be at the level select screen. Press up or down and the levels will switch to the "Quest" stages. During a Quest stage you will be asked to perform certain objectives, like Break X Blocks or Get to the Bottom Using Y Air Capsules. You have to perform 10 of these objectives consecutively to get credit for the achievement. This is only possible on a Quest stage of 1000m or higher. This must be done in a single round."

AOS Puck
04-03-2008, 07:25 PM
5,000m is a lot farther then it sounds (5 times the Russia level)

How does 3000 * 5 = 5000? ;)

Also, on my game atleast, the stats screen is on the left hand side as you are looking at your tv.

Shaynringan
04-03-2008, 10:16 PM
How does 3000 * 5 = 5000? ;)

Also, on my game atleast, the stats screen is on the left hand side as you are looking at your tv.

Thanks, friend. :) Fixed!

Also I was asked to clarify what a streak is for Infinite Drilling Conqueror so I added that to the original post!

Parkerktm
05-15-2008, 06:25 AM
What the hell!! I've never heard of this game till now, and i was on my 360 all throughout may and this site. God i must be blind or sorts, Is it free? or cost MS points?

grassycrab
06-24-2008, 04:22 PM
I just got the online achievements and wanted to clarify something. The word consecutive doesn't even apply. You just have to win 20 tag matches and 20 solo matches, you don't have to win them in the same session or get a 20 game winning streak in each mode. Also to get the tag battle achievement you don't need 4 people since you can do tag battle with three people (2v1).

AOS Puck
06-24-2008, 05:40 PM
I just got the online achievements and wanted to clarify something. The word consecutive doesn't even apply. You just have to win 20 tag matches and 20 solo matches, you don't have to win them in the same session or get a 20 game winning streak in each mode. Also to get the tag battle achievement you don't need 4 people since you can do tag battle with three people (2v1).

How did you even play online? Since the patch, I find 0 games and I can't even play with my friend. My friend and I can play every single game together except for this one.

grassycrab
06-25-2008, 03:44 PM
for the solo ones I didn't have a problem finding people to play, but I am PST so I usually encounter alot of jp's playing the game, but for the tag battles I had to set something up which btw took a long time since not many NA's play this game.

A 2rue boofer
06-05-2009, 07:36 PM
nice guide I heard this game is really hard

ping
11-02-2010, 07:58 PM
Good job Shaynringan this guide should be posted here:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/mr-driller-online/guide/
because one at above link is very misleading.