Dig Dug

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 1 cartridge for the Evercade.


Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
Available on: Everything ever, including Evercade


Articles about Dig Dug

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
Switch Essentials: Namco Museum - Interestingly, for a shiny modern piece of technology, one of the most appealing things about Nintendo’s Switch is the amount of retro gaming funtimes that can be had on the platform. While at the time of writing the system is yet to launch a Virtual Console service similar to that found on its two predecessors … Continue reading Switch Essentials: Namco Museum

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