Mr. Driller Online Xbox 360

Metascore
45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. Cheerful, perfectly pitched and instantly addictive, Mr Driller is the sort of thing that makes you want to grab those tiresome moaners and say "Look! This is casual gaming! It's what games are all about! And it's brilliant!"
  2. The fast paced action and quick thinking gameplay make for an entertaining experience. Toss in a strong online co-op component, and there’s more than enough to dig its way out from the depths of mediocrity.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    80
    Sugary, sweet and addictive puzzle fun. [May 2008, p.93]
  4. Mr. Driller on Live Arcade also marks the first time players can go online and compete or cooperate in a couple of different gaming modes. Unfortunately, as of this writing, the online play is spotty at best, suffering from lag and other issues to the point that it’s unplayable most of the time.
  5. games(TM)
    60
    Let's hope Namco has a patch in the pipeline. [June 2008, p.124]
  6. Not breaking any grounds here; online is nice but it’s nothing original.
  7. It all comes to a screeching halt the second you try to include a friend. The Online portion doesn't work whatsoever, with enough glitches and system freezes to make you think that your Xbox 360 is dying.
  8. Given the amount of quality puzzle alternatives already available on XBLA, Mr. Driller Online should be avoided at all costs.
  9. Unfortunately, Mr. Driller Online is plagued by a meager selection of gameplay modes and bug-ridden online play that keep it from being worth the $10 price tag.
  10. If you're a huge Mr. Driller fan, I urge you not to purchase this title. Namco doesn't deserve to be rewarded for their less-than-lackluster effort. I truly feel that this game is a complete rip-off!
  11. Even with the Quest Mode’s extra goals, the game felt too simple for its own good. Extra value should’ve come from the online modes, but horrific lag rendered them unplayable, and there’s no offline multiplayer.
  12. 33
    And the core game is familiar territory these days -- familiar to the point of contempt.
  13. X-ONE Magazine UK
    30
    Take the thing online (that is the name of the game after all...) and the results are truly beyond atrocious. [Issue#33, p.116]
  14. Disappointing single player, poor character models, awful sound, and the online portion of the game is hideously broken.
  15. 28
    The last time I tested the online multiplayer, it froze my Xbox 360 completely, forcing me to shut the system off and restart. Needless to say, I didn't make another attempt.
  16. With a shallow single-player campaign and a broken online mode, Mr. Driller Online leaves little to recommend.
  17. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    20
    A great game, but one which doesn't even come close to doing what it says on the tin. [July 2008, p.95]

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