Dig Dug - Nintendo NES
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Release year: 1985 | Players: 1-2 players | Developed by Namco

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Dig Dug (AKA ディグダグ Digu Dagu in Japan) is an arcade game developed and published by Namco in 1982. 3 years later, in 1985, the game was ported to the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES).

Arcade games have almost always proven to be smash hits when console versions of them are created. During the early 1980s, Namco is a particularly dominant brand, releasing gaming hall of famers such as PacMan, Galaga, and Mappy. One of their greatest hits in the arcade scene is Dig Dug and its success easily translated to more success once it was released for the 8-bit NES console in 1985.

In this game, you will take control of Dig Dug, a character who moves around the map by digging into the dirt. To advance in a stage, you’ll need to kill monsters either by using your air pump or by dropping rocks on them. Of course, you should to do so while avoiding being caught by these monsters or getting hit by rocks.

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Dig Dug Cover (NES)

The aesthetics of Dig Dug is what you come to expect from the best arcade games of its generation. Its graphics is at par to games of that time (the 80s), and the sound is catchy (an innovative wrinkle here is the music plays only when you move around).

Dig Dug is just like most arcade games at the time: there are no endings, so basically the objective is to score as many points as possible. This is the part where things get both challenging and engrossing. There are different ways to score points; dig around the map (the deeper you dig, the higher the score), destroy monsters, use rocks to your advantage, and pick up bonus items. You are free to formulate your own strategy; survive while getting as many points as possible.

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Dig Dug has earned its place in video game lore thanks to its simplistic yet highly addictive gameplay. There’s a good reason why the original game remains popular and it keeps getting re-released in today’s consoles. Trust us on this one. Try to play Dig Dug and you can literally play this for hours.

Dig Dug has been ported to Arcade (original version), NES (this version), Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 7800, Commodore 64, IMB PC, Colecovision, Game Boy, Xbox Live, Nintendo Virtual Console and iOS devices.