DOS Games Archive

Drilling Billy

Game information

Also known as:
  • The Worlds of Billy (alternate release title)
Developer:
Category: Arcade
Year: 1997
More details: MobyGames
Game added by: MrFlibble
Part of group:
DOSBox: Supported

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File File type File size
billy.zip
includes installer
version 1.2
Playable demo
MS-DOS
3,263 kB
(3.19 MB)
dbilly8.zip
8 MiB version
Playable demo
MS-DOS
2,692 kB
(2.63 MB)
dbilly16.zip
16 MiB version
Playable demo
MS-DOS
3,266 kB
(3.19 MB)

Instruction/comment

This is a liberated game: it was originally sold as a commercial product, but the developers made the full version available as a free download from the official site (please see the links section below).

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  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble
  • Image by MrFlibble

Description (by MrFlibble)

Drilling Billy is an arcade puzzle platformer clearly inspired by Lode Runner, but not entirely identical in gameplay. You control Billy, a boy who needs to clear each level of animated objects that try to catch him. To do so, he digs holes to trap the monsters, then mends the holes to make them disappear altogether. Such monsters leave bonus items to be picked up for score.

Digging the holes takes some time in which Billy is vulnerable (any contact with a monster means losing a life). Partially dug holes will trap monsters but they cannot be mended. Eventually any trapped monster will climb out and continue to pursue Billy unless the hole is closed.

Each level takes one screen and must be cleared of all enemies in a limited amount of time. The playable demo has several levels in two settings: Jungle and Construction Site, with appropriately themed monsters.

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Drilling Billy


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