Review Crazy Driller
An interesting version of the gold digger
Author: Tariq Abdulla
Date: 05 Sep 2016, tested on HTC One S
Decent animation, decent graphics, unusual game play, simple controls
Crazy Driller for Android is a cool game where you get to put together your own subterranean mining machine. Drill for gold, and when you have enough, keep adding engines, drills, and cooling blocks to stop the drills from overheating. There’s also other special pieces that help smash through the surrounding bedrock in various ways.
There are several things to take account of in building the ultimate drilling machine. Long and thin is good for low resistance against the surroundings, but after a certain point it’s very hard to turn because only the drill at the front can break through rock. You need to balance the number of engines, drills and cooling blocks to keep the power up. You want to keep your speed and maneuverability high, so that you can scout around easily for lumps of gold. With a larger machine, you can also collect more gold, because you are sweeping over a bigger area the whole time. But that also makes it easier to knock into lava blocks, which will heat your engines up faster until you explode.
At some point, a huge flow of lava comes down the screen, and you are done for. So the objective is really to get as far down, as fast as you can, before this happens. You can choose to continue with some gems or whatever, but there’s little point; as the lava gets you again very quickly. It may be possible to make your driller faster than the lava if you keep playing - for example by upgrading your drill bit materials. It’s possible to do this with money you earn in the game.
Fun mining and exploration game
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 03 Feb 2015, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Quality animation, neat graphics, interesting levels, simple controls
Crazy Driller for Android is a game that features a game concept we've all seen before, but it takes the idea and adds onto it, creating a completely new experience for players of the game.
In this game, players will control a drill as it digs down into the earth. The objective of the game is to dig deep enough to collect gold ore and valuable resources. Doing so will reward you with currency that you can spend later on in the game, and you can also upgrade your drill temporarily with new drill parts.
There are a variety of different attachments you can spend your money on, including engines, coolers, drills and lasers. You will need to use a combination of these so that you can drill efficiently and ensure your drill doesn't get too hot whilst it is drilling. As you drill further into the underground, the rocks will become harder, and you will need more drill parts to drill through them.
Lava is constantly falling down above you, and if you spend too long in one area, lava will fall down and destroy your drill. Once the drill has been destroyed the game will be over. There is a lot of fun to be had trying to make the best drill by using the right components.
Crazy Driller is free to play, but you can use in-app purchases to upgrade your drill parts for future use. You can also use in-game earned currency to upgrade the same things, but it takes a while to earn enough currency without spending on in-app purchases.