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Drill Man

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Robot Master Info
MM4 - Drill Man Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man 4.
MM4 - Drill Man Portrait.png
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Drill Man, Drillman
Group(s):Robot Masters
Appearances:Mega Man 4, Mega Man III, Mega Man X DiVE
Related Numbers:Serial Number: DWN-027
Mega Man & Bass CD: 027
Built by:Dr. Cossack
Designer:Masayuki Hoshi
Game Info
Weapon(s):Drill Bomb
Weakness(es):Dive Missile
Stage(s):Drill Man's stage (Mega Man 4), Drill Man's stage (Mega Man III)
1994 animated series info
Voiced By:Scott McNeil
Episode(s):The Big Shake, Showdown at Red Gulch, Master of Disaster

Drill Man (or Drillman) is a Robot Master first appearing in Mega Man 4 and is one of the eight Robot Masters originally built by Dr. Cossack.

As his name suggests, Drill Man is themed around drills, possessing one on each hand and another on top of his head. His weapon, the Drill Bomb, lets him fire exploding drills forward, and he is also able to dig and move underground.

In the Games

Mega Man 4

Boss sprite from Mega Man 4.

In Mega Man 4, Drill Man is one of the main eight Robot Master bosses and appears as the second-to-last choice (in reading order) on the stage select screen. His stage is entirely underground, taking place in a mine.

In battle, Drill Man's most prominent move is to turn invincible and drill into the ground, remaining hidden for some time until he eventually reemerges under Mega Man, forcing the latter to keep moving to avoid this attack. He is also able to jump towards Mega Man, or repeatedly fire his signature weapon while walking towards him, which shoots drills that block shots and explode when they hit a wall.

Drill Man's weakness is the Dive Missile from Dive Man, which deals 3 damage per hit, but can sometimes go around him and potentially be wasted due to its imprecise homing ability. Defeating him grants Mega Man the Drill Bomb and Rush Jet.

Mega Man X DiVE

In the mobile game Mega Man X DiVE, Drill Man features as a boss that can be fought as a Boss Challenge to earn a Chip, though he does not appear in any of the Story stages.

He retain his digging and Drill Bomb abilities from Mega Man 4, but has an added power that allows him to become invincible while releasing several drills, which first go off the screen before slowly flying across in a complex grid of horizontal, vertical and diagonal lines. These lines are shown ahead of time by a network of pink lasers, allowing the player character to avoid them.

Drill Man's chip can be equipped to Sprayer weapons and causes them to fire "Jet Drills" when used, which go in a straight line and ignore terrain.

Battle Network era

Drill Man has a Net Navi equivalent in DrillMan.EXE, with a similar design, but additional drills on his feet. He appears as a boss in Mega Man Battle Network 3 and has no operator.

Super Smash Bros. series

Name Source Game Weapon Assist Trophy Smash Tour Item Boss Stage Mii Costume Enemy Trophy Spirit Music
Drill Man Mega Man 4 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 894 - SSBU - Drill Man.png File:SSBU - Mega Man 4 Medley.oga

Official Data

Mega Man & Bass CD

In Mega Man & Bass, Drill Man's CD is located in Ground Man's stage, a very similarly themed Robot Master. It is found in a section with an advancing spike pillar, and requires a Spike Guard item to move through the pillar and obtain it.

027 Drill Man
MM&B - CD - Drill Man.png A digger robot for a construction site. He has been given an award for finding a gold mine. GOOD POINT:
A rush job
"Oops, I damaged the gas pipe..." DISLIKE:

Mega Man Legacy Collection Database

Drill Man appears under "Mega Man 4" in the Database in Mega Man Legacy Collection and is the third Robot Master listed for the game. Like other Robot Masters, he can be fought by pressing a designated button while viewing his data.

MM4 - Drill Man Art.png Drill Man
Modified from a hole-digging robot originally used at construction sites. His tendency to drill underground is annoying.
HP 28 AT 06 MMLC - Icon Weakness.png MMLC - Icon Dive Missile.png

Related Robot Masters

Drill Man is one of several Robot Masters with an earth, stone or mining theme. Others include: