Namco Brings Mr. Driller to the App Store

Namco Networks on Tuesday announced the release of the classic puzzle game Mr. Driller for iPhone and iPod touch. Players must help the title character drill through a maze of multi-colored blocks by combining four or more of the same color and making them disappear without getting crushed by blocks above. Air capsules help Mr. Driller stay alive.

The game features three modes: Survival, with three difficulty levels; Arcade, with the goal of reaching the 500 million or 1,000 million depths; and Time Trial, in which players try to beat the clock in 10 different levels. Players choose from three control methods: an onscreen D-pad, swiping the screen, or using the accelerometer.

Pricing is US$0.99 and iPhone OS 2.2.1 is required.