User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
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 3.9
Overall User Score (9 votes) 4.0

Critic Reviews

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The only problem is with joystick control. Although it seems that you can dig anywhere in the screen, you can actually only dig in several predetermined invisible channels. Since these channels are invisible, you'll often find yourself unable to go in the direction you want, all because you are a millimeter off center. The problem is that in a game like Dig Dug even the slightest hesitation can mean the difference between life and death. Aside from this, Dig Dug is marvelous. It stands as a very good arcade-to-home translation, and as an excellent game on its own merits.
For me Dig Dug still holds just as much nostalgia for me as games like Pacman, Space Invaders and Asteroids. It also still holds up just as well today too in the gameplay department and is tremendous fun. This might not be the best version of the game out there but if you don't own an Atari 7800 then this computer version is well worth a punt.
Happy Computer (Jul, 1984)
„Dig Dug“ ist ein abwechslungsreiches Spiel, das Anforderungen nicht nur an die Hände, sondern auch ans Köpfchen stellt. Es bleibt deshalb lange Zeit sehr unterhaltsam, und man holt es gern immer wieder hervor. Einzig die Grafik der hier vorgestellten Version für Atari-Computer vermag ein verwöhntes Auge nicht voll zu überzeugen. Da ist das einfachere, dafür aber schärfere Bild der gleichnamigen Videospielausgabe für den Atari VCS 2600 bei meiner jugendlichen Testrunde eindeutig besser angekommen.