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Mr. Do! Mr. Do! - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Mr. Do! - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee

Description

You are a clown who moves around a maze. You can dig new paths to avoid monsters and collect cherries. Kill monsters with a 'powerball' or drop apples on them. Kill them all or eat all the cherries to go up a level.

Mr. Do! was produced by Universal in 1982.

Universal released 52 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Universal was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Universal during the time period Mr. Do! was produced include: Lady Bug, Cosmic Avenger, Snap Jack, Zero Hour, Cosmic Alien, Mr. Do! (Yankee DO!), Space Raider, Fantastic Voyage, Mrs. Dynamite, and Mr. Do!'s Castle

Specs

Name Mr. Do!
Developer Universal (Japan)
Year 1982
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8767
Class Wide Release
Genre Labyrinth/Maze
Monitor
Conversion Class Universal
Game Specific Mr. Do! Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Mr. Do! Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Controls
  • Joystick: 4-way (up, down, left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Magic Ball
Sound Unamplified Mono (requires one-channel amp)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Cabaret/Mini - Arctic Version-172 lbs
  • Cocktail
Bezel Mr. Do! Bezel Image
Control Panel Mr. Do! Control Panel Image
Side Art Mr. Do! Side Art Image
PCB Mr. Do! PCB Image

Game Introduction

The object is to clear each level of cherries and/or monsters. The monsters may be killed by hitting them with your powerball which bounces through the paths, taking unpredictable directions at junctions or dropping an apple onto them. The level is also over if you complete the EXTRA box or collect the diamond which appears very infrequently 'Special', awards an extra credit.

You can dig extra paths through the solid parts of the maze in whatever shape you like. The apples will be found dotted around the screen in the solid parts. To construct traps for monsters, it is important to dig just under them so they fall into the path behind Mr. Do., then turn around and push the apple back to a path which turns downward, preferably just over the edge, and you have a trap! Wait for a monster or a few to appear in the path below, and push! If the monsters wait too long under the apple, they can become 'diggers' and dig away at the maze towards you! Sometimes they go under the apple and squash themselves. An improvement is if two apples can be lined up, so you are protected against a 'digger'.

The central target, where the monsters appear from, may be collected once all the monsters have appeared. This is noticed by it becoming a 'prize', e.g. ice cream, biscuits, etc.. When you collect the prize, the Alphamonster and his four henchmen appear. The Alphamonster may be in the EXTRA box at the top or moving around the screen. The Alphamonster and his henchmen cannot easily be crushed under apples because they usually eat them! They can be killed individually with the powerball or, if the Alphamonster is killed, all the henchmen turn into apples.

After every three levels there is an intermission where a tune is played and a larger more detailed animated picture of Mr. Do and the monsters is shown. The time to complete each level and the method monsters, cherries, EXTRA or Diamond is shown. The paths in the first level resemble a 'D', after this each level is laid out as the digit, i.e. '2', '3', '4' etc., up to '0' for level 10.

Mr. Do! KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.76 (17 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.88

Overall Like 4.24
Fun (Social) 2.88
Fun (Solo) 4.00
Collector Desire 3.53

Technical Rating: 3.64

Gameplay 3.88
Graphics 3.65
Originality 3.71
Sound/Music 3.18

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Hacks

Mr. DigDo - Changes the graphics to make them look more like those of Dig Dug.
Mr. Jong - Changes the clown into an old Chinese man, the monsters into clowns and the apples into mahjong blocks.
Yankee Do - Changes the graphics to make them more American patriotic.

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Miscellaneous

LICENSOR: Taito

Pirate versions of the game are called Mr. Du and Mr. Lo.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Mr. Do! Census

There are 14,817 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,502 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,868 machines (6,918 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 411 known instances of this machine owned by Mr. Do! collectors who are active members. Of these, 134 of them are original dedicated machines. 86 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 191 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 12 active VAPS members with a Mr. Do! machines for sale. There are 9 active VAPS members with a Mr. Do! circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 26 active VAPS members currently looking for Mr. Do!. There is one active VAPS member looking for a Mr. Do! circuit board set.

This game ranks a 84 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 38 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]

Flyers

Technical

There are multiple versions of the PCB in existence, the first PCB 8201 required a separate sound amplifier, another MRD1102 had an onboard amplifier and volume control. On both board versions, the audio output appears on the same two pins L and M.

Legacy

  1. Mr. Do!
  2. Mr. Do!'s Castle
  3. Mr. Do!'s Wild Ride
  4. Do! Run Run
  5. Neo Mr. Do!

Manuals

Foto-Finder® (Books)

  1. The Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 146; Color photo Price guide: No
  2. Arcade Fever Sellers (ISBN 0762409371) Page: 100; Color photo
  3. Encyclopedia of Arcade Video Games Kurtz (ISBN 0764319256) Page: 146; Color photo

Additional References (logged in members often see more)

  1. 3D Model (External): Dedicated

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