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In 1996, Namco packaged both this game and a remake of sorts and re-released it into the arcades under the title "Namco Classics Collection Vol. 1". The remake was called Dig Dug Arrangement, which offered one or two-player mode as in the original. Out of the five created Arrangement games, this version has the least amount of changes. The graphics are updated and the levels are different. There are also new features such as giant rocks (that can crush multiple enemies at a time) and special power-up items. The overall feel of Dig Dug remains.
Dig Dug Arrangement was re-released with ten other games in the Namco Museum 128-bit version. Add
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In the coin-operated version the game ends on round 256 (shown as round 0) since this board is unplayable. At the start of the level, a Pooka is placed directly on top of where the player starts, with no way to kill it. This is a famous example of a kill screen (a area of a game the is impossible to play, usually caused by the oversight of developers.) Add
Dig Dug was one of the "Fabulous Eleven" launch games for the Atari 7800. Add
Did You Know?
In the coin-operated version the game ends on round 256 (shown as round 0) since this board is unplayable. At the start of the level, a Pooka is placed directly on top of where the player starts, with no way to kill it. This is a famous example of a kill screen (a area of a game that is impossible to play, usually caused by the oversight of developers.)
Dig Dug was one of the "Fabulous Eleven" launch games for the Atari 7800.
Another version of Dig-Dug was released the same year by Thunder Mountain and developed by Namco. Add
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Dig Dug for the PC had two options for color, depending on what you answered to the "Color Monitor?" question it asked. One option provided the colors you see in the screenshots; the other option provided such horrific, terrible color that the game was physically unpleasant to look at. I tested the other option with a monochrome monitor, and it wasn't any better, so I have no idea what the black-and-white "color" option is meant to do. Add