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Dig Dug (Atari 2600)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (20 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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The Atari Times
All in all, this is a very solid title for the 2600. Dig Dug was an absolute hoot in the arcades, and this port retains the all-important gameplay of the classic very well. It's fairly common, too, so grab a copy.
The Video Game Critic
When many enemies congregate on the screen, they tend to flicker noticeably, but it doesn't really detract from the gameplay. The background graphics are admittedly rough, but the cycling color schemes are rather attractive. The catchy music and sound effects are pretty faithful to the arcade game. Dig Dug's gameplay is deep, and once you become good at it, you'll discover all types of strategy. Give it a try and see for yourself.
Den Hat-Trick in der Reihe der adaptierten Arkadenspiele landet Atari mit Dig Dug. Und auch für diese Cassette gilt das eingangs Gesagte: Exzellente Grafik, Action, Spielwitz. Was kann man mehr von einem Spiel verlangen?
All Game Guide
When porting a cute arcade title to the Atari 2600, some concessions must be made in terms of graphics. With Dig Dug, the dirt lacks texture, the pumping action is not animated, there are no flowers indicating level number, the rocks are square, and so on. However, this is merely nitpicking as this is an excellent port of the 1982 coin-op classic. The controls are responsive, the music and sound effects are faithful to the original and the fun digging, creature-killing, rock-dropping action remains intact. Yet, despite a few expected shortcomings, the graphics are actually quite nice.
Game Freaks 365
I'm not sure exactly how many levels there are in this game, as I never managed to get past the first few, but this is a game that can be replayed not only to get a higher score, but to get to higher levels. Although it pales in comparison to the arcade version, the Atari 2600 version of Dig Dug is a game that could be well worth your time as an Atari 2600 gamer if you can't find a more arcade perfect version to play.