North American SNES box art
|Developer(s)|| C-Lab (SNES)|
|Publisher(s)|| Imagineer (SNES - JP)|
Black Pearl (SNES - NA & EU)
Mr. Do! is a Super Nintendo Entertainment System and Game Boy video game released in the 1990s. It is a port from an arcade game called Mr. Do! from 1982. Years later, it was released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan only.
The gameplay is similar to that of Dig Dug, in the fact that the character must dig through the ground collecting items and avoiding enemies.
The object of the game is to earn as many points as possible before losing all lives. Points are awarded for collecting the cherries in each level (which then advances the player to the next level) and also killing monsters.
The monsters can be killed by pushing large apples on top of them or hitting it with Mr. Do's "power ball". The Alphamonster will eat the apples, so the power ball is required to defeat it.
Occasionally, if an apples falls and hits bottom, it will crack open revealing a diamond. If the player gets the diamond before it disappears, they will earn an extra life.
Release HistoryThe game was released in 1982 as an arcade cabinet, originally created by Universal. It appeared in Japan in October and in North America in December. In 1983 it made a few appearances in the TV game show Starcade, in which contestants would compete in short video game tournaments.
Over the next few years, the game appeared on home consoles such as Atari 2600, Coleco Vision, MSX, Atari 8-bit, and Commodore 64. It wasn't until 1992 when it appeared on a Nintendo device, having been ported to the Game Boy. It then appeared on the Super NES and Super Famicom in 1995, 1996 and 1997 in Japan, North America and Europe respectively. A multiplayer option was added to these versions, allowing two players to go head-to-head.