The original “Dirt and Boulders” game, in which, armed only with a bike pump and a shovel, you’re tasked with clearing a bunch of dirt of its monster infestation. The Famicom port is available as part of the Namco Museum Collection 1cartridge for the Evercade.
Developer: Namco Publisher: Namco Available on: Everything ever, including Evercade
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Dig Dug: Diggin’ Dirty-One of the interesting things about fully exploring retro gaming is discovering the subtle differences between different versions of a game. Back in the early to mid ’80s, there were sometimes quite significant differences between the various platforms’ take on an established game. This was due to a combination of factors: most frequently it was … Continue reading Dig Dug: Diggin’ Dirty→
Atari A to Z: Diamonds-I do enjoy a good “dirt and boulders” game. And Simon Hunt’s Diamonds, published by English Software in 1983, is certainly a good “dirt and boulders” game. Casting players in the role of Digger Dan, part-time member of Blue Man group and long-time precious stones enthusiast, it’s up to you to gather the titular diamonds … Continue reading Atari A to Z: Diamonds→
Namco Essentials: Dig Dug-Dig Dug represents a type of game that doesn’t really exist any more, at least in its original form: what I shall refer to from hereon as “Dirt and Boulders” games. The idea of a Dirt and Boulders game is that you dig through a bunch of dirt while trying to accomplish something, attempting not … Continue reading Namco Essentials: Dig Dug→