Driver

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Driver
G&WG4 Driver.png

Two Drivers

Species Human
First appearance Mario's Cement Factory (1983)
Latest appearance Game & Watch Gallery 4 (2002)

Drivers[1] are truck-driving workers in Mario's Cement Factory. Only two of them are seen in the Game & Watch game and its re-releases. Mario's task in the game is to open the hopper lids in the cement to let the cement land inside the trucks, but if Mario is not careful, the cement containers can overload and dump cement on a driver. The driver then falls out of the truck window, injured, causing Mario to get a miss.

History[edit]

Mario's Cement Factory[edit]

Table Top version[edit]

The drivers first appear in Mario's Cement Factory, by being somewhat involved in gameplay. They appear by taking out their heads to the external sides of the screen. They are exposed to the risk of being injured by the cement, and if they are injured by the cement, the player gets a miss. A driver from this version serves as an alarm function by ringing a bell with a drumstick.

New Wide Screen version[edit]

In this re-release of Mario's Cement Factory, the drivers have exactly the same behavior from its first appearance. The only difference is that in this version, they take out their heads to the internal sides of the screen.

Game Boy Gallery[edit]

Drivers as they appear in Game Boy Gallery

The drivers reappear in Cement Factory, which is included in this compilation. They have similar traits from the Table Top version of Mario's Cement Factory.

Game & Watch Gallery 4[edit]

The drivers reappear in Mario's Cement Factory's port. In here, they have exactly the same behavior from the New Wide Screen version.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 運転手[2]
untenshu
Driver

References[edit]

  1. ^ Game & Watch Table Top Mario's Cement Factory English instruction, pg. 1
  2. ^ Game & Watch Table Top Mario's Cement Factory Japanese instruction, pg. 2