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It is Dig Dug's job to protect 72 different tropical islands from his arch rivals, Pooka and the fire breathing Fygar. Played from an overhead point of view, Dig Dug now has two weapons at his disposal; the first is an air pump and the second is a drill. The pump can be used to inflate and destroy the enemies the same as in the original Dig Dug. At various locations on the islands are stakes, and when the drill is used near a stake a crack will form. If enough cracks become connected that section of the island will fall into the ocean, hopefully taking an enemy (and not Dig Dug!) with it. When all of the Pookas and Fygars have been destroyed, the game moves on to the next, more difficult level.


Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise NES Japan Title screen
Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise NES Part of the island falling into the ocean
Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise Arcade Drilling
Dig Dug II: Trouble in Paradise Arcade Highscore table

Alternate Titles

  • "ディグダグII" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Dig Dug II" -- coin-op title

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User Reviews

Dig Dug does more than just dig NES *Katakis* (38182)

Critic Reviews

Video Game Den NES 2009 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
All Game Guide Arcade 1998 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic NES Jul 18, 2006 D+ 33


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