Drill Dozer (universe)
|Drill Dozer (universe)
|Console/platform of origin
|Game Boy Advance
|Drill Dozer (2005)
|Drill Dozer (2005)
Drill Dozer (スクリューブレイカー 轟振どりるれろ, Screw Breaker Roar Vibration Drillero) is an action-puzzle platformer game for the Game Boy Advance, released in 2005 in Japan, and 2006 in North America. It features a built-in rumble feature.
Drill Dozer was released on the Game Boy Advance in 2005 in Japan and 2006 in North America, the game was not initially released in Europe and Australia, but would later release on the Wii U Virtual Console in 2016, using a previously unreleased European localisation from 2006 with five languages.  In the game, the player controls a schoolgirl named Jill, the daughter of a powerful but noble crime boss, and her drill tank, the Drill Dozer, in a variety of levels as she tries to recover her deceased mother's wish-granting Red Diamond, and uncovers the conspiracy of the local police force's ties to a rival gang, the Skullkers. The game is a relatively slow-paced platformer with action and puzzle elements, where the player has to collect gears that allow Jill to break stronger blocks and drill for longer - with the third gear having its own theme song that plays until the stage ends - after finding a gear, Jill usually needs to return to an earlier part of the stage to destroy something she was unable to drill into prior. After returning to the Red Dozer truck, Jill's Drill Dozer will break down, requiring the player to find the gears again in the next stage. Across the events of the game, Jill is joined by two other members of her thieving gang, Gearmo the mechanic and Grutch the veteran mentor, who will often call Jill through her backpack cellphone to introduce the player to new types of blocks and enemies. Drill Dozer has never received a sequel or follow-up, with Jill's only appearances since her debut being cameos in Super Smash Bros. titles and an art video posted to Game Freak's YouTube channel, though some later Game Freak platformers such as Giga Wrecker and Tembo the Badass Elephant would contain similar focuses on heavy characters who can destroy terrain.
Jill: She appears as an Assist Trophy in Brawl within her Drill Dozer. She will ride around the stage, drilling at the air. If a character makes contact with the drill, they will continually be damaged with some knockback.
- A young girl who takes over the leadership of a band of righteous bandits known as the Red Dozers from her injured father. Jill sets out on the Drill Dozer to recover a red diamond stolen by the Skulkers. Jill has great reflexes and rode the Drill Dozer instead of a baby carriage growing up. She has an intense dislike of studying, however.
A young girl who takes over the leadership of a band of righteous bandits known as the Red Dozers from her injured father. Jill sets out on the Drill Dozer to recover a Red Diamond stolen by the Skulkers. Jill has great reflexes and rode the Drill Dozer instead of a baby carriage growing up. She has an intense dislike of studying, however.
- : Drill Dozer
|Jill & Drill Dozer
Jill & Drill Dozer
Jill doesn't return as an Assist Trophy, but does appear as a spirit.
|Jill & the Drill Dozer
- Drill Dozer is the newest major universe (represented by a character, stage, item, or Assist Trophy) to be represented in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with an initial date of September 2005.
- Game Freak's official Drill Dozer website (English)
- Game Freak's official Screw Breaker website (Japanese)
- Drill Dozer at Wikipedia