Mr. Driller congratulates Chilean miner rescue

 In case you’ve been cryogenically frozen since July, the Chilean miners trapped underground for the last two months have just been liberated from their dirt prison! In that time the whole world rallied behind the unfortunate souls held captive by the Earth itself, so not only is it great news that all 33 men have emerged, initial hospital examinations show little to no sign of long term damage and some of them are even leaving the hospital as we speak to go about their daily lives.

Above: Click here to make the heart-warming, celebratory image wallpaper sized

And that’s were Namco would like to remind all involved what made this little miraculous rescue possible: Drills! And who better to celebrate the heroism of those brave tools of sharpened shaft than the videogame hero who’s spent the last decade making terra firma his bitch?! Mario may've already tipped his helmet to the successful rescue, but The House of Pac-Man went and did it officially with none other than Mr. Driller! “Welcome Back!” proclaims the oh-so precious hybrid of Stewie Griffen and Mega Man in the miners’ native tongue. I don’t know about you, but today’s events and any mention of this kickass puzzle series makes me supremely happy.

Above: Mr. Driller gets the job done 30% faster than his brother Dig Dug

Oct 14, 2010




  • FauxFurry - October 14, 2010 10:30 p.m.

    Gainax had better hurry up and get their Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan-themed celebratory package together before this media blitz surrounding those Chilean miners is over and they end up left out. If Nintendo and Namco can get involved, why can't they? They could hand out little Core Drills to each of the miners before they go back to work and give them some words of encouragement about their drills piercing through to the heavens and so forth delivered by some Japanese guy wearing shades and a cape but no shirt.
  • Calicard - October 14, 2010 9:35 p.m.

    This is awesome. It makes me happy, too. And I don't want to sound like Im pointing out errors here, but Taizo is Susumu's father, not brother. Taizo being Dig Dug and Susumu being Mr. Driller. The Mr. Driller fan in me loves this alot, though. Thank you.
  • Robx - October 14, 2010 8:34 p.m.

    I will point out that the header of that wallpaper is grammatically incorrect as there were 33 miners and therefore the phrase must be "Bienvenidos de Nuevo!". Still, it's a nice gesture.
  • newwavebossanova - October 14, 2010 7:03 p.m.

    I thought Mr. Driller was Dig Dug's son?
  • OnyxOblivion - October 14, 2010 6 p.m.

    Mr. Driller knows their pain.
  • ventanger - October 14, 2010 6 p.m.

    Finally we can move on from the media phenomenon du jour

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